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Stream fish species abundance and associated physical habitat data in Catoctin Mountain Park (2015-2016)

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Start Date
2015
End Date
2016

Citation

Hitt, N.P., Snyder, C.D., and Snook, E.L., 2018, Stream fish species abundance and associated physical habitat data in Catoctin Mountain Park (2015-2016): U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7N015QC.

Summary

This Data Release provides records of fish species abundance collected during summer 2015 using single pass backpack electrofishing within sections of Owens Creek, Big Hunting Creek, and Blue Blazes Creek (a tributary to Big Hunting Creek) in Maryland (USA). We also provide water and air temperature data collected during at 30 minute increments summers of 2015 and 2016. Stream physical habitat data are also reported for fish sampling sites.

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Nathaniel P Hitt
Originator :
Nathaniel P Hitt, Craig D Snyder, Erin L Snook
Metadata Contact :
Nathaniel P Hitt
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems
SDC Data Owner :
Leetown Science Center

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Catoctin_Metadata.xml
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Catoctin_Temperature.csv 21.35 MB
Catoctin_FishHabitat.csv 124.92 KB
Catoctin_FishData.csv 58.92 KB
Catoctin_FishSites.csv 1.76 KB
Catoctin_LoggerSites.csv 1.55 KB

Purpose

Anticipating and mitigating the effects of climate change is a fundamental challenge for natural resource conservation. In this study, we respond to the research needs identified by Catoctin Mountain Park (CATO) personnel for coldwater stream conservation in the context of climate change. Native brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) were identified as a high priority for research due to their natural and cultural importance and dependence on coldwater habitats which are threatened by climate change.

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