Data Set Citation:
When using this data, please cite the data package:
Rissik D and Global Jellies .
Catostylus mosaicus, Southeast Queensland, Australia, 2002-2010
Pitt.22.7 (https://knb.ecoinformatics.org:443/knb/metacat/Pitt.22.7/nceas)
General Information:
Title:Catostylus mosaicus, Southeast Queensland, Australia, 2002-2010
Identifier:Pitt.22
Abstract:
Observations of the presence / absence of jellyfish (Catostylus mosaicus) were recorded during the routine Ecosystem Health Monitoring Program conducted by the Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management. More than 200 estuarine and coastal sites are monitored monthly for water quality (including chlorophyll, nutrients, turbidity (secchi depth and NTU), salinity, conductivity, temperature, dissolved oxygen) within southeast Queensland. At each site the presence or absence of jellyfish was recorded. Sites where salinity <15ppt were removed from the data set as jellyfish are unlikely to occur in low salinity water.
Keywords:
  • Jellyfish
  • Catostylus mosaicus
  • Scyphozoa
  • Rhizostomeae
  • Water quality
  • presence absence
Data Table, Image, and Other Data Details:
Metadata download: Ecological Metadata Language (EML) File
Data Table:JEDI Template.txt ( View Metadata )

Involved Parties

Data Set Creators:
Individual:Dr David Rissik
Organization:Department of Environment and Resource Management
Position:Chief Scientist, Aquatic Ecosystem Health
Address:
80 Meiers Rd,
Indooropilly, Queensland 4068 Australia
Phone:
+61738969213 (voice)
Email Address:
dave.rissik@derm.qld.gov.au
Individual: Global Jellies
Organization:NCEAS
Position:Working Group
Data Set Contacts:
Individual:Dr Kylie Pitt
Organization:Griffith University
Position:Senior Lecturer
Address:
Queensland Australia
Phone:
+61755528324 (voice)
Email Address:
K.Pitt@griffith.edu.au
Individual:Dr David Rissik
Organization:Department of Environment and Resource Management
Position:Chief Scientist, Aquatic Ecosystem Health
Address:
80 Meiers Rd,
Indooropilly, Queensland 4068 Australia
Phone:
+61738969213 (voice)
Email Address:
dave.rissik@derm.qld.gov.au
Associated Parties:
Individual:Dr. Robert Condon
Organization:Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Position:Faculty Research Scientist
Address:
101 Bienville Blvd.,
Dauphin Island, AL 36528 USA
Phone:
(251) 861-2141 x 7546 (voice)
Email Address:
rcondon@disl.org
Individual:Dr. Carlos Duarte
Organization:Instituto Mediterráneo de Estudios Avanzados
Position:Profesor de investigación
Address:
C/ Miquel Marquès, 21,
07190 Esporles,
Islas Baleares, Spain
Phone:
+34 971611725 (voice)
Email Address:
carlosduarte@imedea.uib-csic
Individual: Kelly Robinson
Organization:Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Position:PhD Candidate
Address:
101 Bienville Blvd.,
Dauphin Island, AL 36528 USA
Phone:
(251) 861-2289 (voice)
Email Address:
krobinson@disl.org
Individual:Dr. William 'Monty' Graham
Organization:Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Position:Senior Marine Scientist II
Address:
101 Bienville Blvd.,
Dauphin Island, AL 36528 USA
Phone:
(251) 861-2141 ext. 2272 (voice)
Email Address:
mgraham@disl.org

Data Set Characteristics

Geographic Region:
Geographic Description:Southeast Queensland, Australia
Bounding Coordinates:
West:  150.125  degrees
East:  154.125  degrees
North:  -23.5  degrees
South:  -29.125  degrees
Time Period:
Begin:
2002-11-04
End:
2010-06-04
Taxonomic Range:
Classification:
Rank Name:Phylum
Rank Value:Cnidaria
Classification:
Rank Name:Class
Rank Value:Scyphozoa
Classification:
Rank Name:Order
Rank Value:Rhizostomeae
Classification:
Rank Name:Genus
Rank Value:Catostylus
Classification:
Rank Name:Species
Rank Value:mosaicus

Sampling, Processing and Quality Control Methods

Step by Step Procedures
Step 1:  
Description:

Visual observation

The presence or absence of jellyfish is recorded from visual observations taken from a boat

Sampling Area And Frequency:
Presence or absence of jellyfish was recorded monthly at >200 coastal and estuarine sites in southeast Queensland, Australia. Sites where salinity is <15ppt were removed from the data set as jellyfish rarely occur in low salinity water.
Sampling Description:
Presence or absence of jellyfish was recorded monthly at >200 coastal and estuarine sites in southeast Queensland, Australia. Sites where salinity is <15ppt were removed from the data set as jellyfish rarely occur in low salinity water.

Data Set Usage Rights

Usage restricted to Global Jellies Working Group members.
Access Control:
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Metadata download: Ecological Metadata Language (EML) File