2015 Carbbean Reef Fish Survey (PC1505, ME70)

Objectives of the 2015 Caribbean Reef Fish Survey were to assess relative abundance of reef fish species around the US Caribbean Islands, estimate length-frequency distributions of sampled species, collect otoliths from fish for age/growth analysis, collect conductivity, temperature, dissolved oxygen, fluorescence, and transmissivity data profiles of the water column at each sample site, and collect acoustic echosounder data with Simrad ME70 and EK60 echosounders at each sample site.
  • Cite as: Southeast Fisheries Science Center (2015): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (PC1505, ME70). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5PZ56W0 [access date]
gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.wcd:PC1505_ME70
Search Data
Distribution Formats
  • Simrad ME70 raw (.raw) format (Version: 1)
    • File Specification: Simrad ME70 raw files. See the Simrad ME70 interface specification manual for additional information.
Ordering Instructions Contact the NCEI Water Column Sonar Data Manager to order data
Distributor Distributor information not available
Dataset No POCs available for this dataset
Dataset Principal Investigator Brandi Noble
Research Fishery Biologist
NMFS/SEFSC/MSLabs
228-549-1636
brandi.noble@noaa.gov
Dataset Principal Investigator Joseph Salisbury
Fisheries Biologist
NMFS/SEFSC/MSLabs
228-549-1655
joseph.salisbury@noaa.gov
Time Period 2015-10-08T17:21:23 to 2015-12-02T17:01:26
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 30.36803
S: 17.80313
E: -64.42814
W: -88.56318
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
    Publication Dates
    • creation: 2015-10-08
    Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
    Data Update Frequency Not planned
    Purpose Reef fish survey of natural hard-bottom areas located on the continental shelf and shelf edge of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
    Dataset Citation
    • Cite as: Southeast Fisheries Science Center (2015): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (PC1505, ME70). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5PZ56W0 [access date]
    Custodians
    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    Resource Providers
    • DOC/NOAA/NMFS/SEFSC > Southeast Fisheries Science Center
    Points of Contact
    • DOC/NOAA/NMFS/SEFSC > Southeast Fisheries Science Center
    Publishers
    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
    • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Acoustics > Acoustic Scattering
    • Earth Science > Oceans > Aquatic Sciences > Fisheries
    • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Acoustics
    • Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems > Pelagic
    • Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems
    • Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems > Benthic
    • Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Aquatic Ecosystems
    • Earth Science > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Bathymetry
    • Earth Science > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Seafloor Topography
    Instrument keywords
    • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Profilers/Sounders > Acoustic Sounders > WCMS > Water Column Mapping System
    Place keywords
    • Caribbean Sea
    • Global
    • Vertical Location > Sea Floor
    Keywords
      Keywords
        Use Constraints
        • Cite as: Southeast Fisheries Science Center (2015): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (PC1505, ME70). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5PZ56W0 [access date]
        Access Constraints
        • Resource may not be available for up to one year after initial collection.
        Fees
        • Free
        Lineage information for: collectionHardware
        Lineage Statement Uncalibrated
        Lineage information for: series
        Acquisition Information (collection)
        Operation
        • PC1505_ME70
        Last Modified: 2017-05-31
        For questions about the information on this page, please email: