Presence of Didemnum vexillum (colonial tunicate) at floating docks, cobble shores, and tidepools in 2009

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
Publication_Date: 20100205
Title:
Presence of Didemnum vexillum (colonial tunicate) at floating docks, cobble shores, and tidepools in 2009
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage: <http://www.mass.gov/czm/mapping/index.htm>
Online_Linkage: <http://www.mass.gov/czm/invasives/monitor/id.htm>
Description:
Abstract:
This dataset represents documented presence of the non native species Didemnum vexillum. Data were collected in 2009 by CZM staff, partners, and trained citizen scientists of CZM's Marine Invader Monitoring and Information Collaborative (MIMIC). Monitoring primarily occurred during the summer (127 visits), followed by the fall (35), and spring (20).
Purpose:
MIMIC is a partnership between state and federal agencies, scientific experts, volunteers, and nonprofits that seeks to expand monitoring efforts for marine invasive species by training volunteers to identify 20 established and potential marine invaders. The purpose of this dataset is to inform managers and the general public about the distribution of Didemnum vexillum at floating docks, cobble shores, and tidepools.
Supplemental_Information:
For more information about MIMIC, participating organizations, and monitoring protocols used, please visit <http://www.mass.gov/czm/invasives/monitor/mimic.htm>
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 200904
Beginning_Time: unknown
Ending_Date: 200911
Ending_Time: unknown
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Annually
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -71.517590
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -69.954818
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.579209
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.377580
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: oceans, 014
Theme_Keyword: biota, 002
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:
NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 6.0.0.0.0
Theme_Keyword: Biological Classification > Animals/Invertebrates > Tunicates
Theme_Keyword:
Biosphere > Ecological Dynamics > Community Dynamics > Invasive Species
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
Place_Keyword: Maine
Place_Keyword: New Hampshire
Place_Keyword: Massachusetts
Place_Keyword: Rhode Island
Place_Keyword: Gulf of Maine
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: U.S. Board on Geographic Names
Place_Keyword: Maine
Place_Keyword: New Hampshire
Place_Keyword: Massachusetts
Place_Keyword: Rhode Island
Place_Keyword: Gulf of Maine
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 6.0.0.0.0
Place_Keyword: Continent > North America > United States of America > Maine
Place_Keyword:
Continent > North America > United States of America > New Hampshire
Place_Keyword:
Continent > North America > United States of America > Massachusetts
Place_Keyword:
Continent > North America > United States of America > Rhode Island
Place_Keyword: Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean
Place_Keyword: Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Gulf Of Maine
Access_Constraints:
None. These data are in the public domain. GIS files are freely available for download.
Use_Constraints:
Public domain data from the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM), an agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA), are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management as the source of these data. You are not permitted to use CZM's name or to suggest that CZM endorses your project or product, without its express written consent. While efforts have been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the state of the art, CZM cannot assume liability for any damages or misrepresentation caused by any inaccuracies in the data or as a result of changes to the data caused by system transfers. The user must be aware of data conditions and bear responsibility for the appropriate use of these data with respect to possible errors, original map scale, collection methodology, currency of data, and other conditions specific to these data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Adrienne Pappal
Contact_Organization: The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
Contact_Position: Aquatic Invasive Species Program Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 251 Causeway Street, Suite 800
City: Boston
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02114-2138
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 617-626-1218
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 617-626-1240
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: adrienne.pappal@state.ma.us
Hours_of_Service: 0900 hrs to 1600 hrs EST
Contact_Instructions: email preferred
Data_Set_Credit:
These spatial data were created by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) and Marine Invader Monitoring and Information Collaborative partner organizations for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA). 2009 partners included: Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, Eight Towns and the Bay, Salem Sound Coastwatch, University of Massachusetts-Boston, National Park Service-Boston Harbor Islands, North and South Rivers Watershed Association, Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, Three Bays Preservation Inc., Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council, and independent volunteers (Team Eastham).
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.3500

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
12 out of 65 sites, including 50% of all first time-monitor sites, were visited by the CZM program coordinator for quality control side-by-side sampling and site audits. At the end of the monitoring year, a representative sample of datasheets were reviewed by the program coordinator for errors and checked against database entries for consistency. In addition, the database itself was reviewed for duplicate and/or questionable entries, evidence of inconstancies in the monitoring protocol, and correspondence with data collected through quality control visits. In 2010, 26 entries were deleted from the database. Observations were removed because of duplicate entries (15), protocol errors (2), and questionable species identification (9).
Logical_Consistency_Report: A logical consistency report was not conducted for these data.
Completeness_Report:
Data are complete for sampling year 2009 according to MIMIC protocols.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Some sampling site point locations were derived from Google Earth.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: n/a
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve
Originator: Eight Towns and the Bay
Originator: Salem Sound Coastwatch
Originator: North and South Rivers Watershed Association
Originator: Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies
Originator: Team Eastham
Originator: University of Massachusetts, Boston
Originator: National Park Service, Boston Harbor Islands
Originator: Three Bays Preservation, Inc.
Originator: Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council
Publication_Date: 2009
Title: Marine Invader Tracking and Information System
Online_Linkage: <http://massbay.mit.edu/mitis/index.php>
Type_of_Source_Media: online database
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 200904
Beginning_Time: unknown
Ending_Date: 200911
Ending_Time: unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: database
Source_Contribution:
Data from citizen scientists and partners were extracted from the MITIS database.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
Publication_Date: 2010
Title: Marine invasive species monitoring data
Other_Citation_Details: Data collected from CZM staff biologists
Type_of_Source_Media: Excel spreadsheet
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 200904
Beginning_Time: unknown
Ending_Date: 200911
Ending_Time: unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Spreadsheet
Source_Contribution: Data from CZM staff were extracted from Excel spreadsheets.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Data were collected using the protocols specified in Monitoring Marine Invasive Species: Guidance and Protocols for Volunteer Monitoring Groups. Datasheets were reviewed by local coordinators and entered into the Marine Invader Tracking and Information System (MITIS) online database. Data were imported from the database after quality-control checks and converted into applicable data layers. Data collected by CZM staff were extracted from Excel spreadsheets. A spreadsheet of the data was added to ArcGIS and the points were displayed as XY data in the World Geodetic System of 1984 (WGS 84). The data were exported as a point shapefile and projected to the Massachusetts State Plane Coordinate System, Mainland Zone (FIPS zone 2001), meters.
Process_Date: 2010
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Adrienne Pappal
Contact_Organization: Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
Contact_Position: Aquatic Invasive Species Program Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 251 Causeway Street, Suite 800
City: Boston
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02114-2138
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 617-626-1218
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 617-626-1240
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: adrienne.pappal@state.ma.us
Contact_Instructions: email preferred

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Entity point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 16

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: State Plane Coordinate System 1983
State_Plane_Coordinate_System:
SPCS_Zone_Identifier: 2001
Lambert_Conformal_Conic:
Standard_Parallel: 41.716667
Standard_Parallel: 42.683333
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -71.500000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 41.000000
False_Easting: 200000.000000
False_Northing: 750000.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.000000
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000000
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label:
Presence of Didemnum vexillum (colonial tunicate) at floating docks, cobble shores, and tidepools in 2009
Entity_Type_Definition: Presence of Didemnum vexillum in 2009
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
Data collected in 2009 as part of CZM's Marine Invader Monitoring and Information Collaborative
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Beginning_Date_of_Attribute_Values: 200904
Ending_Date_of_Attribute_Values: 200911
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Beginning_Date_of_Attribute_Values: 200904
Ending_Date_of_Attribute_Values: 200911
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SITE_NAME
Attribute_Definition: Site name.
Attribute_Definition_Source: CZM
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Description of the features.
Beginning_Date_of_Attribute_Values: 200904
Ending_Date_of_Attribute_Values: 200911
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TYPE
Attribute_Definition: Type of site.
Attribute_Definition_Source: CZM
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: dock
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Floating dock site.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: CZM
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: tidepool
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Tidepool site.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: CZM
Beginning_Date_of_Attribute_Values: 200904
Ending_Date_of_Attribute_Values: 200911
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CITY
Attribute_Definition: City in which site is located.
Attribute_Definition_Source: CZM
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Description of the features.
Beginning_Date_of_Attribute_Values: 200904
Ending_Date_of_Attribute_Values: 200911
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATE
Attribute_Definition: State in which site is located.
Attribute_Definition_Source: CZM
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Description of the features.
Beginning_Date_of_Attribute_Values: 200904
Ending_Date_of_Attribute_Values: 200911
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LATITUDE
Attribute_Definition: Latitude in decimal degrees (WGS 84).
Attribute_Definition_Source: CZM
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Description of the features.
Beginning_Date_of_Attribute_Values: 200904
Ending_Date_of_Attribute_Values: 200911
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LONGITUDE
Attribute_Definition: Longitude in decimal degrees (WGS 84).
Attribute_Definition_Source: CZM
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Description of the features.
Beginning_Date_of_Attribute_Values: 200904
Ending_Date_of_Attribute_Values: 200911
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Data include presence of Didemnum vexillum, site name, site type, and coordinates.
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: CZM

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
Contact_Position: CZM Data Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 251 Causeway Street, Suite 800
City: Boston
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02114-2138
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 617-626-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 617-626-1240
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: czm@state.ma.us
Hours_of_Service: 0900 hrs to 1600 hrs EST
Contact_Instructions: email only
Resource_Description: CZM_moris_didemnum_vexillum_2009_pt
Distribution_Liability:
Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of these data, errors and conditions originating from physical sources used to develop these data may be reflected in the data supplied. The client must be aware of data conditions and bear responsibility for the appropriate use of the information with respect to possible errors, original map scale, collection methodology, currency of data, and other conditions specific to certain data. In no event shall CZM be liable for any damages, whether general, special, incidental or consequential damages, arising out of your use of these data. Your sole remedy for damages is to stop using the data. You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless CZM and its employees against any claim, loss, liability or expense, including attorneys' fees, resulting from loss of or damage to property or the injury to or death of any person arising out of the use of the data.
Standard_Order_Process:
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Format_Name: ESRI Shapefile (.shp)
Format_Version_Number: ArcGIS 8.x & 9.x
Transfer_Size: 0.000
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://www.mass.gov/czm/mapping/index.htm>
Fees:
GIS and coordinate files may be downloaded at no charge by following links on the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management website (<http://www.mass.gov/czm/mapping/index.htm/>).

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20100204
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
Contact_Position: CZM Data Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 251 Causeway Street, Suite 800
City: Boston
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02114-2138
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 617-626-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 617-626-1240
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: czm@state.ma.us
Hours_of_Service: 0900 hrs to 1600 hrs EST
Contact_Instructions: email only
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Extensions:
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