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The CAGES program (Comparative Assessment of Gulf Estuarine Systems) is designed to examine the differences between estuarine ecosystems and investigate why some are more productive than others. The program focuses on estuarine areas important to commercial fisheries and includes data on commercial finfish and invertebrate species, as well as other species commonly captured in trawl sampling. This Louisiana dataset is a subset of the CAGES Relational Database which is a compilation of fishery-independent data contributed by natural resource agencies of the Gulf States (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida). This data set includes data from trawls collected by the Alabama Department of Conservation...
Categories: Data; Tags: Alabama, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Annelida, Arnica Bay, Bay Minette Creek, All tags...
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This is an ArcGIS shapefile which depicts the seasonal salinity dynamics of 32 Gulf of Mexico estuaries. To characterize the dynamic nature of estuarine salinity gradients, a multivariate methodology (Bulger et al. 1993) was applied to derive five bio-salinity zones in four salinity seasons for 32 Gulf of Mexico estuaries (Christensen et al. 1997). This seasonal salinity zone spatial framework built upon and refined earlier studies which characterized salinity on an annual-averaged basis (NOAA 1985, Orlando et al. 1993, NOAA 2007). Precipitation, flow gage data, and monthly salinity averages were evaluated to determine which months would be used to represent the high, low, and transitional (increasing and decreasing)...
Categories: Data; Tags: Academics & scientific researchers, Apalachee Bay, Apalachicola Bay, Aransas Bay, Atchafalaya Bay, All tags...
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Results from Generalized Additive models (GAM), Random Forest models (RFM), and Cubist models (CUB) for three Dauphin Island Sealab (DIS) operated salinity sites in Mobile Bay are reported in this data release. These sites included Meaher Park (DIS:MHPA1), Middle Bay Lighthouse (DIS:MBLA1), and Dauphin Island (DIS:DPIA1). The constructed models predicted a 40-year daily salinity record from 1980 to 2021 at each site based on incomplete imputed salinity records and several explanatory variables. Explanatory variables included: daily streamflow from 8 United States Geological Survey (USGS) streamgages, daily minimum and maximum temperature, precipitation, vapor pressure, wind speed, wind direction, horizontal and...
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This dataset includes barrier island land cover types collected from mid-November 2015 to mid-December 2015 along randomly placed transects at seven sites throughout the east end of Dauphin Island. Specifically, this data collection included characterizing land cover types and measuring horizontal position and elevation. We characterized plant community composition and structure for a subset of these points (see Vegetation Survey Data Table). This work was conducted through a joint effort by the State of Alabama, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to evaluate the feasibility of various restoration alternatives and how specific alternatives might increase the resiliency and sustainability...


    map background search result map search result map SEFSC CAGES Alabama Fish Length Data with CPUE Barrier island habitat map and vegetation survey, Dauphin Island, AL, 2015 Dynamic Five-Zone Salinity Scheme - Gulf of Mexico Modeled daily salinity derived from multiple machine learning methodologies and Generalized Additive models for three salinity monitoring sites in Mobile Bay, northern Gulf of Mexico, 1980–2021 Barrier island habitat map and vegetation survey, Dauphin Island, AL, 2015 Modeled daily salinity derived from multiple machine learning methodologies and Generalized Additive models for three salinity monitoring sites in Mobile Bay, northern Gulf of Mexico, 1980–2021 SEFSC CAGES Alabama Fish Length Data with CPUE Dynamic Five-Zone Salinity Scheme - Gulf of Mexico