Data Set (knb-lter-sbc.77.2)

SBC LTER: Reef: Abundance, size and fishing effort for California Spiny Lobster (Panulirus interruptus), ongoing since 2012

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.77.2 (in the knb Catalog System)
Alternate Identifier: DOI: 10.6073/pasta/81ce20b29614ec99d85d54907eaa3e8e
Alternate Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.77

Data on abundance, size and fishing pressure of California spiny lobster (Panulirus interruptus) are collected along the mainland coast of the Santa Barbara Channel. Spiny lobsters are an important predator in giant kelp forests off southern California. Two SBC LTER study reefs are located in or near the California Fish and Game Network of Marine Protected Areas (MPA), Naples and Isla Vista, both established as MPAs on 2012-01-01. MPAs provide a unique opportunity to investigate the effects of fishing on kelp forest community dynamics. Sampling began in 2012 and is ongoing.

This dataset contains two tables. 1) Abundance and size data collected annually by divers in late summer before the start of the fishing season at five SBC LTER long term kelp forest study sites: two within MPAs (Naples and Isla Vista) and three outside (Arroyo Quemado, Mohawk and Carpinteria). 2) Fishing pressure, as determined by counting the number of commercial trap floats. Data are collected every two to four weeks during the lobster fishing season (October to March) at nine sites along the mainland, eight of which are also SBC LTER long-term kelp forest study reefs.

Short Name: lobster abundance and fishing effort
Publication Date: 2017-12-19
Language: English
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Detailed Data Description and Download:
Time-series of lobster abundance and size
Time-series of abundance and size of California spiny lobster (Panulirus interruptus) at SBC LTER reefs
Time-series of lobster trap buoy counts
Time-series of counted trap marker buoys in spatially-discrete subsections inshore of the 15-m isobath
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Contact: Information Manager, Santa Barbara Coastal LTER [  email ]
Organization Santa Barbara Coastal LTER
Owner: Reed, Daniel C 

Data Set Citation

How to cite this data set: Reed, D. . 2017. SBC LTER: Reef: Abundance, size and fishing effort for California Spiny Lobster (Panulirus interruptus), ongoing since 2012. Santa Barbara Coastal Long Term Ecological Research Project. doi:10.6073/pasta/81ce20b29614ec99d85d54907eaa3e8e

Key Words and Terms

By Thesaurus:
LTER Core Research Areas populations
LTER Controlled Vocabulary v1 abundance, benthic, long term, long term ecological research, LTER, marine, populations, Santa Barbara Coastal, size
SBC-LTER Controlled Vocabulary Community Structure, Kelp Forest, populations, Reef
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER Places Arroyo Burro Reef, Arroyo Hondo Reef, Arroyo Quemado Reef, Carpinteria Reef, Goleta Bay, Isla Vista Reef, Mohawk Reef, Naples Reef
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) v6. Marine Invertebrates
NBII Biocomplexity Benthos, Reefs, Zoobenthos
California Spiny Lobster, crustaceans, Fishing pressure, LTER, LTER Core Research Areas, Marine Invertebrates, Panulirus interruptus

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