Data Set Citation:
When using this data, please cite the data package:
Condon R.
VIMS Jellyfish Survey, Chesapeake Bay, 2003-2006
klr.10.6 (https://knb.ecoinformatics.org:443/knb/metacat/klr.10.6/nceas)
General Information:
Title:VIMS Jellyfish Survey, Chesapeake Bay, 2003-2006
Identifier:klr.10
Keywords:
  • Jellyfish
  • Chesapeake Bay, plankton net, Ctenophore,Scyphomedusa, Mnemiopsis, Aurelia, Cyanea, Beroe
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. 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
Data Set Contacts:
Individual: Robert Condon
Organization:Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Position:Research Faculty
Address:
101 Bienville Blvd.,
Dauphin Island, Alabama 36528 USA
Phone:
251-861-2141 x7546 (voice)
Email Address:
rcondon@disl.org
Associated Parties:
Individual: Kelly Robinson
Organization:Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Position:PhD Candidate
Address:
101 Bienville Blvd.,
Dauphin Island, Alabama 36528 U.S.A
Email Address:
krobinson@disl.org
Individual: William 'Monty' Graham
Organization:Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Position:Senior Marine Scientists II, Associate
Address:
101 Bienville Blvd., Alabama 36528 U.S.A
Phone:
(251)861-2141 ext. 2272 (voice)
Email Address:
mgraham@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: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

Data Set Characteristics

Geographic Region:
Geographic Description:York River estuary, Chesapeake Bay, Pamunkey River, Virginia
Bounding Coordinates:
West:  -84.625  degrees
East:  -65.375  degrees
North:  47.375  degrees
South:  29.75  degrees
Time Period:
Begin:
2003
End:
2006
Taxonomic Range:
Classification:
Rank Name:Phylum
Rank Value:Cnidaria
Classification:
Rank Name:Class
Rank Value:Scyphozoa
Classification:
Rank Name:Order
Rank Value:Semaeostomaea
Classification:
Rank Name:Family
Rank Value:Pelagiidae
Classification:
Rank Name:Genus
Rank Value:Chrysaora
Classification:
Rank Name:Species
Rank Value:quinquecirrha
Classification:
Rank Name:Phylum
Rank Value:Cnidaria
Classification:
Rank Name:Class
Rank Value:Scyphozoa
Classification:
Rank Name:Order
Rank Value:Semaeostomaea
Classification:
Rank Name:Family
Rank Value:ulmaridae
Classification:
Rank Name:Genus
Rank Value:Aurelia
Classification:
Rank Name:Phylum
Rank Value:Ctenophora
Classification:
Rank Name:Class
Rank Value:Nuda
Classification:
Rank Name:Order
Rank Value:Beroida
Classification:
Rank Name:Family
Rank Value:Beroidae
Classification:
Rank Name:Genus
Rank Value:Beroe
Classification:
Rank Name:Species
Rank Value:ovata
Classification:
Rank Name:Phylum
Rank Value:Ctenophora
Classification:
Rank Name:Class
Rank Value:Tentaculata
Classification:
Rank Name:Order
Rank Value:Lobata
Classification:
Rank Name:Family
Rank Value:Bolinopsidae
Classification:
Rank Name:Genus
Rank Value:Mnemiopsis
Classification:
Rank Name:Species
Rank Value:leidyi

Sampling, Processing and Quality Control Methods

Step by Step Procedures
Step 1:  
Description:

Plankton Net

"Ctenophores and medusae were collected in nets of 2 different mesh sizes: 500um (June 2003-May2004) and 200um (July 2004-May2005). To determine whether there were differences in catching efficiency between test, we performed replicate tows (n=2) using both net types at each station after May 2005. There was no significant difference in volume-specific biovolumes (F=0.53, p=0.71) and densities (F=0.34, p=0.85) of Mnemiopsis leidyi collected in the 200um and 500um nets. Supplemental tows using 1600um mesh nets were conducted between May and August 2005 and 2006 to collect large scyphomedusae.

Mesoplankton (>200um) and Mnemiopsis leidyi larvae were sampled from surface waters (0 to 2m) at each station during 2004-2006) using a 0.5m diameter net (200um mesh)."

Condon RH, Steinberg DK (2008) Development, biological regulation, and fate of ctenophore blooms in the York River estuary, Chesapeake Bay. Marine Biology Progress Series 368:153-168

Data Set Usage Rights

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Access Control:
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Metadata download: Ecological Metadata Language (EML) File