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Otolith chemistry of fishes in Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, 2016

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2016-04-12
End Date
2016-08-16

Citation

Steinke, D.A., and Feyrer, F.V., 2020, Otolith chemistry of fishes in Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, 2016: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9PZMELL.

Summary

The dataset includes multiple file types (CSV, ArcGIS shapefiles, and images), data relates to the elemental analysis of fish otoliths. Otoliths examined in this study were from randomly-sampled individual Tidewater Goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi) and Prickly Sculpin (Cottus asper) from the adult population of Rodeo Lagoon and Rodeo Creek, Marin County, California. The fish were collected in April and August 2016.

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Frederick V Feyrer
Process Contact :
Frederick V Feyrer
Originator :
Dennis A Steinke, Frederick V Feyrer
Metadata Contact :
Frederick V Feyrer
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
California Water Science Center
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources

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Fish_Data.csv 2.18 KB
Otolith_Element_Data.csv 589.4 KB
Georectified_otolith_microstructure_images.zip 16.5 MB
Original_otolith_microstructure_images.zip 41.34 MB
Otolith_transect_lines.zip 56.21 KB
Otolith_transect_points.zip 136.4 KB
Synchrotron rasters.zip 9.48 MB
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“Field sampling at Rodeo Lagoon, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California”
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Purpose

This study examined the habitat ecology of two lagoon species, the imperiled Tidewater Goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi) and the common Prickly Sculpin (Cottus asper) by reconstructing individual life histories from patterns in the concentration of the element Sr (as ratioed to Ca; Sr:Ca) in otoliths. Specific objectives were to (1) elucidate any movements of individual fishes among three primary habitat components of typical bar-built lagoon systems: coastal ocean, brackish lagoon, and freshwater watershed streams, and (2) determine if either species exhibited a standard life history as defined by a prototypical otolith Sr:Ca chronology, which could be indicative of a standard range of salinity or temperature occupied through ontogeny.
Field sampling at Rodeo Lagoon, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California
Field sampling at Rodeo Lagoon, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California

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  • USGS California Water Science Center
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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/P9PZMELL

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