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Date published: February 4, 2020

Sediment macrofaunal composition and sediment geochemistry of deep-sea coral habitats after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, 2010-2016

Deep-sea corals create complex habitats that support distinct sediment communities. Several deep-sea coral habitats were impacted by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill, and recovery of associated sediment communities may take several years. While spill-associated organic enrichment may lead to increased abundances of tolerant taxa, toxic effects of the spill may lead to declines in sensitive gr...

Date published: January 31, 2020

Field observations and spectral evolution of wind waves in Upper Delaware Bay with living shorelines

This dataset contains measured (interval=0.5 hour) water depth, wave height, and peak wave period during February 2 to April 4, 2018 at six wave gage locations along the Gandy's Beach, New Jersey in upper Delaware Bay. These data were used for the analysis of spectral evolution of wind waves along the coast in upper Delaware Bay with oyster-reef based living shoreline.

Date published: January 27, 2020

Modeling soil pore water salinity response to drought in tidal freshwater forested wetlands

Model generated soil pore water salinity (psu) values under scenarios of drought and normal conditions at Tidal Freshwater Forested Wetlands (TFFW) sites along the Waccamaw River and Savannah River in the Southeastern United States.

Date published: January 27, 2020

Wetland transition probabilities for category count model elicited from experts at 2015 workshop

This dataset is a set of transition probabilities that were elicited from a group of relevant experts during a structured decision-making workshop. Each value is the probability of a wetland in a given state undergoing a transition to another state during a single time step, given a potential management action is taken.

Date published: January 21, 2020

Increasing rates of carbon burial in southwest Florida coastal wetlands

This data set represents vertical accretion data from feldspar marker horizons in Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge collected between 1989 and 2017 associated with the publication "Increasing rates of carbon burial in southwest Florida coastal wetlands."

Date published: January 17, 2020

Benthic infaunal communities of Baltimore and Norfolk canyons

Submarine canyons are morphologically complex systems, acting as major conduits of organic matter along continental shelves, promoting gradients in food resources, habitat heterogeneity, and areas of sediment resuspension and deposition. Often environmental conditions within canyons can be highly distinct, particularly in different parts of the canyon and in contrast to adjacent slopes.

Date published: January 8, 2020

Identification of Acara (Cichlidae: Cichlasoma) established in Florida, USA

The Black Acara, Cichlasoma bimaculatum (Linnaeus 1758), first reported as introduced to Florida in 1965, is distributed throughout Florida’s southern peninsula. Examination of live and preserved museum specimens of acara reveal a second species, the Chanchita, Cichlasoma dimerus (Heckel 1840) present in Florida since at least July 2000. A review of the relevant literatu

Date published: January 7, 2020

Rapid peat development beneath maturing mangrove forests: quantifying ecosystem changes along a 25-year chronosequence of created coastal wetlands

Mangrove forests are among the world’s most productive and carbon-rich ecosystems. In addition to providing important fish and wildlife habitat and supporting coastal food webs, these coastal wetlands provide many ecosystem goods and services including clean water, stable coastlines, food, recreational opportunities, and stored carbon. Despite a growing understanding of the fact

Date published: January 1, 2020

Louisiana Barrier Island Comprehensive Monitoring Program – 2016 habitat map, Chandeleur Islands Region (ver. 1.1, May 2020)

The Barrier Island Comprehensive Monitoring (BICM) program was developed by Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and is implemented as a component of the System Wide Assessment and Monitoring Program (SWAMP). The program uses both historical data and contemporary data collections to assess and monitor changes in the aerial and subaqueous extent of is

Date published: January 1, 2020

Louisiana Barrier Island Comprehensive Monitoring Program – 2008 habitat map, Acadiana Bays Region (ver. 1.1, May 2020)

The Barrier Island Comprehensive Monitoring (BICM) program was developed by Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and is implemented as a component of the System Wide Assessment and Monitoring Program (SWAMP). The program uses both historical data and contemporary data collections to assess and monitor changes in the aerial and subaqueous extent of is

Date published: January 1, 2020

Louisiana Barrier Island Comprehensive Monitoring Program – 2008 habitat map, Modern Delta Region (ver. 1.1, May 2020)

The Barrier Island Comprehensive Monitoring (BICM) program was developed by Louisiana’s Coastal Protection Restoration Authority (CPRA) and is implemented as a component of the System Wide Assessment and Monitoring (SWAMP) program. The program uses both historical data and contemporary data collections to assess and monitor changes in the aerial and subaqueous extent of island

Date published: January 1, 2020

Louisiana Barrier Island Comprehensive Monitoring Program – 2008 habitat map, East Chenier Region (ver. 1.1, May 2020)

The Barrier Island Comprehensive Monitoring (BICM) program was developed by Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and is implemented as a component of the System Wide Assessment and Monitoring Program (SWAMP). The program uses both historical data and contemporary data collections to assess and monitor changes in the aerial and subaqueous extent of is