Plum Island Ecosystems LTER Database

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Principal Investigator
Ecosystems Center
Marine Biological Laboratory
7 MBL St.
Woods Hole, MA 02543

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Dataset ID:HTL-VA-SB2009stationary.01
Dataset Title:Daily presence of individual tagged striped bass as measured by stationary receiver detections in Plum Island Estuary in 2009
Investigator 1: 
First Name:Martha
Last Name:Mather
Address line 1:Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Unit
Address line 2:Division of Biology
Address line 3:205 Leisure Hall
City:Manhattan
State:Kansas
Zip Code:66506
Country:USA
Associate Investigators:Cristina Kennedy
Keywords:PIE LTER, Plum Island Ecosystems, Massachusetts, Rowley River, Parker River, population dynamics, fish, striped bass, detections, acoustic telemetry
Abstract:Stationary receiver data was collected to measure striped bass distribution in Plum Island Estuary during the time period that they are in New England during their summer foraging migration. Acoustic telemetry was used to tag and detect individual fish throughout the estuary.
Contact: Plum Island Ecosystems LTER Information Manager
The Ecosystems Center
Marine Biological Lab
7 MBL St
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Phone (508) 289 7485
Email: pie_im@mbl.edu
Online URL: http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/PIE/
DATA FILE INFORMATION:
Data File URL http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/PIE/data/HTL/data/HTL-VA-SB2009stationary.csv
Data File Name HTL-VA-SB2009stationary
Beginning Date 6/14/2009
End Date 10/14/2009
Number of Data Records 120
Other Files to Reference
Availability Status Type 1
Quality Control Information
Maintenance Description Measurements complete in 2009
Log of Changes: Version 01: March 19, 2013, 2009 data and metadata updated to comply with importation to Drupal and LTER PASTA. Research location name and description updated.Used MarcrosExportEML_HTML (working)pie_excel2007.xlsm 3/14/13 12:02 PM for QA/QC to EML 2.1.0
 
RESEARCH LOCATION: HTL-VA-SB2009survey Site Name 2
Geographic Description Various sites throughout Plum Island Estuary, see data file for specific latitude and longitude information, includes lower reaches of Parker, Rowley and Ipswich Rivers.  
Location Bounding Box    
West Bounding Coordinate -70.84301  
East Bounding Coordinate -70.77318  
North Bounding Coordinate 42.76655  
South Bounding Coordinate 42.69143  
OR if single point location    
Latitude    
Longitude    
Elevation    
     
     
 
TAXONOMIC COVERAGE:
Taxonomic Protocols
Organisms studied Morone saxatilis
 
Methods:TAGGING
The distribution of 50 striped bass (mean total length = 510 48 mm; range = 403 to 597 mm) was quantified with VEMCO V13-R64k coded acoustic transmitters (frequency of 69 kHz, a ping rate of 60 to180 s, estimated tag life of one year). Striped bass were caught via hook-and-line on June 17-18, 2009 (N = 30) and June 29 (N = 20). Using clove oil as the anesthetic (1.5 L of clove oil/L of water; mean application time = 8.9 min, SE = 1.1 min; Cooke et al. 2004, Pautzke et al. 2010), fish were first weighed (g) and measured (TL, mm). Tags were then surgically implanted (Bridger and Booth 2003) using a sterile scalpel to make a 23-cm incision 2 cm above the ventral midline and approximately 1.5 cm behind the pelvic fin. Through this opening, a transmitter was inserted into the peritoneal cavity and the incision was closed with three stitches using sterile dissolvable sutures (Ethicon Monocryl violet monofilament suture with 3/8 curved cutting needle). After tagging, each striped bass was injected with oxytetracycline (0.1 mg/kg of fish; Liquamycin; Pfizer, New York; Callahan 2009) and placed in a recovery tank filled with ambient temperature estuary water until the fish swam upright (mean recovery time = 21.3 min; SE = 1.2 min). All tagged fish were released upon recovery at the approximate site of capture.

Stationary Receivers
Seven VEMCO VR2W stationary receivers were deployed throughout the estuary to gate major exits, river confluences, and islands of Plum Island estuary. Stationary receivers were moored to the bottom of the estuary using cement paving stones and an anchor. Stationary receivers were deployed before fish were tagged in June 2009, and removed in early November, 2009, after no fish had been detected at any of the receivers for at least two weeks. The receivers, continuously recorded the individual fish tag number, time, and date of all detected fish within range, and were downloaded every two weeks.

Detection data was pooled for all receivers and individual daily presence or absence was determined.

Data Table

Variable Name Variable Description Units Measurement Scale Code Information Number Type DateTime Format Missing Value Code Missing Value Code Explanation
Date Date of detection   datetime     DD-MON-YYYY    
56804 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
56805 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
56806 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
56807 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
56808 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
56809 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
56810 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
56811 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
56812 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
56813 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
56814 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
56815 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
56816 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
56817 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
56818 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
56819 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
56820 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
56821 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
56822 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
56823 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
56824 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
56826 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
56827 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
56828 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
56829 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
56830 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
56831 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
56832 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
56833 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
56834 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
56835 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
56836 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
56837 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
56838 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
60030 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
60031 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
60032 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
60033 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
60034 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
60035 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
60036 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
60037 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
60038 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
60039 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
60040 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
60041 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
60042 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
60043 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
60044 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent        
60045 Was tagged individidual (Column name = individual ID) detected at any stationary receiver within Plum Island Estuary on a particular date   nominal 1 = Present | 0 = Absent