• Fire Island National Seashore Benthic Macrofauna Sampling Data

    Metadata Updated: March 17, 2021

    Benthic Macrofauna Sampling Data used to construct benthic habitat maps for FIIS. Data were collected during ground-truth surveys involving the collection of surficial grab samples of the seafloor and sediment profile imagery (SPI). Grab samples for analysis of macrofaunal community structure were collected in triplicate within Otis Pike and Sunken Forest to allow for more robust statistical analyses and to account for small-scale spatial variability that may be present. Single grab samples were taken at each site within East Breach to allow for a broader distribution of sample sites throughout the area. All samples were processed on board the vessel at the time of collection to ensure quality of data and avoid sample degradation. Each sample was sieved through a 0.5 mm mesh and captured macrofauna were retained and preserved in a Rose-Bengal solution to be processed at a designated lab. All individuals were counted and identified to the species level. SPI images were collected to corroborate and complement the acoustic and grab sample data. Images were taken at each grab sample site and also along a series of planned transects designed to cross boundaries identified in the sidescan mosaics. All deployments of the camera were done in triplicate, resulting in six images per site (one deployment of the camera captures two images ten seconds apart).

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    Metadata Created Date March 17, 2021
    Metadata Updated Date March 17, 2021

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    Harvested from NPS-Harvest - NRSS Data Store

    Additional Metadata

    Resource Type Dataset
    Metadata Created Date March 17, 2021
    Metadata Updated Date March 17, 2021
    Publisher National Park Service
    Unique Identifier Unknown
    Identifier NPS_DataStore_2278238
    Data First Published 2017-04-19
    Data Last Modified 2017-04-19
    Category Tabular Dataset
    Public Access Level public
    Bureau Code 010:24
    Metadata Context https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.jsonld
    Metadata Catalog ID D:\IRMA\DataStore\Application\OpenData\v1.1\NPS-DataStore.json
    Schema Version https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema
    Catalog Describedby https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.json
    Data Quality True
    Harvest Object Id 83909aa8-036b-4c3c-a2d2-62b416ff4925
    Harvest Source Id a73e9b95-126c-4791-a8f2-46fc064cdc62
    Harvest Source Title NPS-Harvest - NRSS Data Store
    Homepage URL https://irma.nps.gov/DataStore/Reference/Profile/2278238
    Program Code 010:118, 010:119
    Related Documents https://irma.nps.gov/DataStore/Reference/Profile/2278238
    Source Datajson Identifier True
    Source Hash 74cd14fefe7c4b2583594d862aac349d9d433e4e
    Source Schema Version 1.1
    Spatial -73.23551,40.62486,-72.7532,40.7806244
    Temporal 2014-01-01/2015-01-01

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