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Fish Mortalities From Explosive Removal of Petroleum Platforms in the Gulf of Mexico 1993 to 1999 (NCEI Accession 0156750)

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These data describe the first comprehensive study to quantitatively assess impacts of the explosive removal of offshore oil and gas structures on fish. The most severely impacted fish species at explosive structure removals in order of abundance were Atlantic spadefish (Chaetodipterus faber), blue runner (Caranx crysos), red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus), and sheepshead (Archosargus probatocephalus). These four species accounted for 86% of estimated mortality. Mortality estimates for red snapper were incorporated into stock assessment analyses. The impact of including explosive platform removal data was that abundance estimates were almost indistinguishable from the original assessment. The differences were well within the statistical estimation variances for the original assessment.
  • Cite as: Gitschlag, Gregg (2016). Fish Mortalities From Explosive Removal of Petroleum Platforms in the Gulf of Mexico 1993 to 1999 (NCEI Accession 0156750). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0156750. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 1993-07-19 to 1999-05-25
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
West: -94.7
East: -89.62
South: 28.53
North: 29.4
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Fish Mortalities From Explosive Removal of Petroleum Platforms in the Gulf of Mexico 1993 to 1999
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2016-10-31
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Submission Package ID: UGRE4P
Purpose Quantify the impacts of explosives used in the removal of offshore petroleum production platforms on fishes residing near these artificial reefs. Provide information for FMPs and offshore technology groups.
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Gitschlag, Gregg (2016). Fish Mortalities From Explosive Removal of Petroleum Platforms in the Gulf of Mexico 1993 to 1999 (NCEI Accession 0156750). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0156750. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
  • Gitschlag, Gregg
Principal Investigators
  • Greg Gitschlag
Contributors
Resource Providers
Points of Contact
  • Tim Baumer
Publishers
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords Provider Instrument Types
  • depth finder
  • measuring board
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Gitschlag, Gregg (2016). Fish Mortalities From Explosive Removal of Petroleum Platforms in the Gulf of Mexico 1993 to 1999 (NCEI Accession 0156750). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0156750. Accessed [date].
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  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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Processing Steps
  • 2016-10-31T15:44:14Z - NCEI Accession 0156750 v1.1 was published.
Output Datasets
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Processing Steps
  • Data Type: Depth (measured); Units: meter; Observation Type: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: depth finder.
  • Data Type: Fish Length (measured); Units: cm; Observation Type: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: Measuring board; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Total length.
  • Data Type: Fish Weight (measured); Units: kilogram; Observation Type: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: scale.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • compass
  • GPS
  • laboratory analysis
  • Marine Animal Recording Tag
  • scale
  • swimmer/diver
  • trap
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