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Phragmites australis Transcriptome Assembly Optimization

Nonnative Phragmites australis (common reed) is widely distributed across North America and insufficient knowledge of P. australis has impeded the efficiency of management. To aid in Phragmites management and future studies, we used RNA-seq data from multiple types of plant tissue to construct forty-nine P. australis transcriptomes via different assembly tools and multiple parameter settings, resu

Lake Ontario April Prey Fish Bottom Trawl Survey, 1978-2022

This data release includes Lake Ontario prey fish data including species captured, relative abundance, spatial distribution, size structure, and age data from the April or spring prey fish bottom trawl survey, 1978 through 2022. Data from 1978 - 2015 are from U.S. waters of Lake Ontario while data from 2016 - 2022 include both U.S. and Canadian waters of Lake Ontario. Details about the vessel and

Fisheries Surveys and Management Planning in the St. Clair - Detroit River System and Western Basin of Lake Erie, 1971 - 2021

These data include goals, objectives, and performance measures from management plans and monitoring surveys related to fisheries management in the St. Clair-Detroit River System and the Western Basin of Lake Erie. Researchers extracted these data from existing management plans identified from on-line grey literature searches and discussions with collaborators and regional fisheries management pers

Abiotic data collected in the St. Lawrence River and several tributaries in and adjacent to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe reservation in northern New York, 2004

This data set includes the sample site locations, site descriptions, and abiotic data used in the analyses reported in McKenna et al. 2008. The data represent selected abiotic conditions within the St. Lawrence and lower reaches of four US tributaries during 2004. Samples were collected from shallow, seinable areas (less than 1.5 m) of the St. Lawrence River, adjacent wetland channels, and the low

Lake Huron Angler-Caught Predator Diets, 2017-2018

This tabular data set contains information about the diets of angler-caught Lake Trout (Salvelinus namaycush), Walleye (Sander vitreus), Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), Coho Salmon (O. kisutch), Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar), Steelhead (O. mykiss), Pink Salmon (O. gorbuscha), and Brown Trout (Salmo trutta) captured between April and October of 2017 and 2018 from U.S. waters of Lake Huro

Round goby detection by environmental DNA, trawl, and angling in Lakes Huron and Michigan

This data set is associated with an examination of environmental DNA (eDNA) from the invasive round goby (Neogobius melanostomus) in parallel with traditional fish surveys in the Great Lakes. Data resulting from bottom trawling surveys and angler hook and line methods include round goby fish count and biomass at different depths and seasons at multiple sites of Lake Huron and Lake Michigan (trawls

Fish eggs collected in the St. Clair, Detroit, and St. Marys rivers, 2005-2022

A long-term, multiseason, fish egg sampling program is conducted annually on the Detroit, Saint Clair, and Saint Marys rivers to identify where productive fish spawning habitat currently exists and evaluate habitat restoration projects. Egg mats were placed on the river bottom during the spring and fall at historic spawning areas, candidate fish spawning habitat restoration sites, and completed sp

Substrate hardness and walleye (Sander vitreus) and lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis) egg presence in Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron, before and after substrate cleaning experiments and walleye hatching success experiments, 2018-2019

These data include a field study of the sediment hardness and fish egg density (walleye [Sander vitreus] and lake whitefish [Coregonus clupeaformis]) after sediment cleaning treatments (propulsion sled or hydro-jet sled) conducted at two reef locations in Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron, during 2018 and 2019. The data includes the year, species, reef, treatment type (jet, fan, control), number of eggs, an

High-resolution bathymetry and backscatter data collected near the Stamp Sands of Lake Superior in 2021

The erosion and active transport of legacy mine tailings (called “stamp sands”) are impacting native fish species and aquatic habitats on a shallow water rocky reef complex along the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan called Buffalo Reef. Stamp sands are spreading from an old mill site at the Town of Gay and settling on the reef. Multiple surveys have documented the underwater migration of toxic, meta

Hydrographic surveys and acoustic Doppler current profiler measurements collected to monitor fish spawning reef placements, Detroit and St. Clair Rivers, Michigan, September 13-16, 2021 and May 2-5, 2022

The U.S Geological Survey conducted hydrographic surveys from September 13-16, 2021 and May 2-5, 2022 to monitor fish spawning substrate placements (reefs) in the Detroit and St. Clair Rivers, Michigan. This work was conducted as part of a reimbursable agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency to provide technical assistance in areas of concern. A multibeam echosounder was used from the G

Grain-size distributions of bed material samples collected from the Middle Channel of the St. Clair River Delta, Michigan, November 10, 2021

The U.S. Geological Survey used a ponar sampler to collect bed material from the Middle Channel of the St. Clair River Delta on November 10, 2021. Three sediment samples were collected upstream of the artificial spawning reefs constructed in the Middle Channel and two on the reefs themselves.The bed sediment samples were dried and sieved at 1/2 phi increments to determine their grain-size distribu

Fisheries-dependent data for Cisco in Green Bay of Lake Michigan and Saginaw Bay of Lake Huron between 1929 and 1970

This data release presents part of historical fisheries-dependent data for Cisco (Coregonus artedi) in Green Bay of Lake Michigan and Saginaw Bay of Lake Huron collected by scientists from U.S. Geological Survey's Great Lakes Science Center, including three tables for monthly Cisco-catch and fishing-effort data and two tables for biological data of Cisco individuals. The monthly Cisco-catch and fi