This dataset consists of assessments of crab and fish abundances using traps placed in creeks adjacent to marsh community survey transects at sites around the Rowley River and the south side of Sawyer Island at the Plum Island LTER. At each site, four sets of crab and fish traps were deployed for one week. Traps were sampled daily and all individuals were identified and then returned to the creek away from the area where traps were placed. See HTL-RO-ST-MAR-Sites for site description.
Fish and crab traps were placed at the creek edge along four transects at each site at the start of each sampling week. Crab traps were baited with single 5cm x 2cm pieces of squid. Crab traps were Promar 18" castable crab traps with a mesh size of 1cm squared and fish traps were Eagle Claw Minnow Trap, 9" x 16.5" traps. Traps were checked daily for four days. Each individual was identified to species and counted before emptying the trap. Bait was refilled if missing. To avoid recatch we tried to empty trap away from area where the traps were placed.
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