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TPWD HARC Texas Coastal Fisheries Upper Laguna Madre Trawl


The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) utilizes several sampling gears for fisheries-independent monitoring of finfish and shellfish communities. They include bag seines, trawls, gill nets and oyster dredges. TPWD uses multiple gears in a random sampling protocol, and they identify (to the lowest taxonomic unit possible) and count everything that they collect. This dataset contains bay trawl data collected for the Upper Laguna Madre system in Texas from 1982 to 2008. Collected data also included spatial and temporal information describing the sample location and time, collection gear information, hydrological data (e.g. dissolved oxygen, water temperature, and salinity), weather conditions, species caught, and number of each [...]


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UpperLagunaMadre_BayTrawl.xls 2.71 MB application/
OBIS-USA Enrollment Journal Upper Laguna Madre Trawl 20140703.doc 143.5 KB application/msword
TPWD_HARC_BayTrawlScript.R 7.92 KB text/x-rsrc
TPWD.Taxonomy.Hierarchy.csv 133.99 KB text/csv
173.16 MB text/csv


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  • Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) - USA Dataset Collection



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Downloaded from the HARC website and processed for inclusion in OBIS-USA by A. Benson

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  • tpwd_harc_upperlagunamadre_trawl_20150202

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