Data Set Citation:
When using this data, please cite the data package:
Coleman N.
Australian Jellyfish Fishery Development and Assessment Data, 2000-2002
klr.7.5 (https://knb.ecoinformatics.org:443/knb/metacat/klr.7.5/nceas)
General Information:
Title:Australian Jellyfish Fishery Development and Assessment Data, 2000-2002
Identifier:klr.7
Keywords:
  • Jellyfish
  • Port Phillip Bay, Australia, jellyfish fishery survey, Scyphomedusa, Catostylus mosaicus
Data Table, Image, and Other Data Details:
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Data Table:JEDI Template.txt ( View Metadata )

Involved Parties

Data Set Creators:
Individual:Dr. Noel Coleman
Organization:Marine and Freshwater Resources Institute
Position:Principle Investigator
Data Set Contacts:
Individual:Dr. Kylie Pitt
Organization:Griffith School of Environment and Australian Rivers Institute- Coast and Estuaries
Address:
Gold Coast Campus,
Griffith University,
Queensland, 4222 Australia
Phone:
61 7 5552 8324 (voice)
Email Address:
K.Pitt@griffith.edu.au
Associated Parties:
Individual: Kelly Robinson
Organization:Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Position:PhD Candidate
Address:
101 Bienville Blvd.,
Dauphin Island, AL 36528 USA
Phone:
(251) 861-2141 x2289 (voice)
Email Address:
krobinson@disl.org
Individual:Dr. William 'Monty' Graham
Organization:Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Position:Faculty
Address:
101 Bienville Blvd,
Dauphin Island, AL 36528 USA
Phone:
251-861-2141 x2272 (voice)
Email Address:
mgraham@disl.org
Individual:Dr. Carlos M. Duarte
Organization:Instituto Mediterráneo de Estudios Avanzados
Position:Profesor de investigación
Phone:
+34 971611725 (voice)
Email Address:
carlosduarteimedea.uib-csic.es
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 x7546 (voice)
Email Address:
rcondon@disl.org

Data Set Characteristics

Geographic Region:
Geographic Description:Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia
Bounding Coordinates:
West:  133.5  degrees
East:  156.75  degrees
North:  -31.375  degrees
South:  -46.625  degrees
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:Family
Rank Value:Catostylidae
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:

Fisheries Survey

"The abundance of Catostylus mosaicus was estimated by stratified random sampling within the survey areas. Each survey area was divided into strata based on information from the previous studies of jellyfish distrubution. Within each stratum jellyfish visible in the top few meters of the water column were counted along randomly selected transects of known length and width. From these counts the mean number of jellyfish per transect and the total number of jellyfish per stratum, plus upper and lower 95% confidence intervals were estimated. Area-wide estimates of the mean number of jellyfish transect and the total number of jellyfish were also made" (Coleman 2004).

Author: Dr. Noel Coleman

Year: 2004

Research Title: Department of Primary Industries - Jellyfish Fishery Development and Assessment

Project number: 1999/138

Data Set Usage Rights

Usage restricted to Global Jellies Working Group members.
Access Control:
Auth System:knb
Order:denyFirst
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