Data Set Citation:
When using this data, please cite the data package:
Sullivan- Watts B.
Narrangansett Bay, Rhode Island, Ctenophore and Hydrozoa Data, 2001-2010
klr.23.4 (https://knb.ecoinformatics.org:443/knb/metacat/klr.23.4/nceas)
General Information:
Title:Narrangansett Bay, Rhode Island, Ctenophore and Hydrozoa Data, 2001-2010
Identifier:klr.23
Keywords:
  • Jellyfish
  • Ctenophore, Mnemiopsis leidyi, Hydrozoa, Fox Station, Narrangansett Bay, Rhode Island, Plankton net
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. Barbara K. Sullivan- Watts
Organization:Providence College, Biology Department
Position:Laboratory Coordinator
Address:
Providence, RI USA
Phone:
401-865-2173 (voice)
Email Address:
BSULLI16@providence.edu
Data Set Contacts:
Individual:Dr. Barbara K. Sullivan- Watts
Organization:Providence College, Biology Department
Position:Laboratory Coordinator
Address:
Providence, RI USA
Phone:
401-865-2173 (voice)
Email Address:
BSULLI16@providence.edu
Associated Parties:
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
Address:
101 Bienville Blvd.,
Dauphin Island, Alabama 36528 USA
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:Southern Edge of Narragansett Bay (41.43N, 71.44W)
Bounding Coordinates:
West:  -86.25  degrees
East:  -57.375  degrees
North:  49.0  degrees
South:  22.5  degrees
Time Period:
Begin:
2001
End:
2010
Taxonomic Range:
Classification:
Rank Name:Phylum
Rank Value:Cnidaria
Classification:
Rank Name:Class
Rank Value:Hydrozoa
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

Weekly vertical net tows are taken from 5 m to surface in the lower West passage of Narragansett Bay, RI (lat. 41 34.2N, long. 71 23.4W). Gelatinous species are collected by two vertical tows taken with a ½ m diameter 1 mm mesh net with a flowmeter. They are combined into a single sample. Sample volume is 1.1 m3. This sample is returned to the laboratory and counted alive immediately to ensure that ctenophores, which do not withstand preservation, can be accurately enumerated. On occasion when there are soo many jellyfish that the net would clog a single vertical tow is taken.

Data Set Usage Rights

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