Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Tidal waters of Virginia (Chesapeake Bay, James River, York River, Rappahannock River)
Environmental data are provided in CSV and xlsx formats which can be read in Excel or imported into other software programs such as R, SAS, and MatLab. Surface and bottom temperature, salinity, and dissolved oxygen data were collected by the VIMS Juvenile Fish Trawl Survey program under the direction of Drs. M. C. Fabrizio and T. D. Tuckey.
Stations were selected for sampling from a stratified random design, and collections occurred monthly from 2000 to 2016. Protocols and methodological details can be found in Tuckey and Fabrizio 2021 (Estimating Relative Juvenile Abundance of Ecologically Important Finfish in the Virginia Portion of Chesapeake Bay) https://doi.org/10.25773/bx0d-7n02
Files | Description
- VIMS Trawl survey abiotic data_2000-2016: xlsx file of geo-referenced and time-stamped temperature, salinity, and dissolved oxygen measured from surface and bottom water and variables description. Under download button.
- VIMS Trawl survey abiotic data_2000-2016: CSV file of geo-referenced and time-stamped temperature, salinity, and dissolved oxygen measured from surface and bottom water. Under additional files section.
- VIMS Trawl survey abiotic data_2000-2016_Column Explanations: CSV file with explanation of each column in the datafile. Under additional files section.
Temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, Chesapeake Bay, James River, York River, Rappahannock River
Fabrizio, M. C., T. D. Tuckey, A. J. Bever, and M. L. MacWilliams. 2021. The extent of seasonally suitable habitats may limit forage fish production in a temperate estuary. Frontiers in Marine Science.8: 706666. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.706666
Mary C Fabrizio: 0000-0002-6115-5490
Troy D Tuckey:0000-0002-3333-1450
Aaron J Bever: 0000-0002-2196-0831
Michael L MacWilliams: 0000-0003-3312-3894
Funding for the collection of these data was provided by the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, the US Fish & Wildlife Service, and VIMS through annual awards to the PIs (Fabrizio and Tuckey). In some years, funding was provided by the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office.
Fabrizio, Mary C.; Tuckey, Troy D.; Bever, Aaron J.; and MacWilliams, Michael L., "Environmental conditions at fish capture sites in Virginia waters, 2000 -2016" (2021). Data. William & Mary.