Long-Term Monitoring at the East and West Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico, 2007-2008 (NODC Accession 0070125)

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The Long-Term Monitoring at the East and West Flower Garden Banks 2007-2008 dataset includes biological and oceanographic measurements collected to satisfy the BOEMRE and NOAA contract 1435-01-04-CT-33137 (M04PC00033) for years 2007 and 2008 (years 2002-2006 previously submitted to NODC in December 2006 and filed under accession 0012632). The Flower Garden Banks (FGB) are located in the northwest Gulf of Mexico and are unique within the region. Although coral species richness is lower at the FGB than on Caribbean reefs, 31 species of scleractinian corals have been documented as well as 177 species of tropical Atlantic fish. Annual monitoring is conducted at the East and West Flower Garden Banks within 100 m by 100 m study sites. These data are the results of the 2007 and 2008 monitoring events and are presented in technical reports and presentations. The data included in this accession are: (1) random transect data (i.e., percent cover of benthic components) obtained from videography (2007 and 2008); (2) sclerochronology data calculated from 2007 cores, showing short-term coral growth rates; (3) lateral growth/recession of marked Diploria strigosa colony margins calculated from annual photographs (2006-2007); (4) percent cover of benthic components and coverage of coral bleaching, paling, fish biting, and disease (2007 and 2008) and planimetry data (gain/loss in area of specific coral colonies from 2006-2007 and 2007-2008) acquired from repetitive 8m2 quadrat photographs; (5) water quality data recorded on YSI datasondes, Sea-Bird SBE 37-SMP MicroCAT, and Hobotemp thermographs and water chemistry results including nutrients (2006-2008); and (6) annual fish population surveys to monitor species abundance and size over time (2007). Statistical analyses, photographs, and videography are not included in this submission. Photographs and video collected during the 2007 and 2008 monitoring events were placed on DVD and sent to NODC via mail. These photographs and videos were placed in individual folders within this accession.

The purpose of these biological and oceanographic data is to serve as a long-term record of the conditions of the coral reef communities within the Flower Garden Banks study sites. BOEMRE and NOAA continue environmental monitoring for continuity of data and for generating information needed for resource management and regulatory decision-making. In addition, the monitoring data are needed to validate and sustain the present understanding of BOEMRE lease stipulations for providing effective mitigation of impacts to the offshore environment.
  • Cite as: Manzello, Leslie D.; Post, Buckley, Schuh and Jernigan, Inc. (2011). Long-Term Monitoring at the East and West Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico, 2007-2008 (NODC Accession 0070125). Version 2.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Time Period 2007-06-11 to 2008-11-06
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 27.908861
S: 27.875167
E: -93.596944
W: -93.598361
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2011-02-07
  • revision: 2011-02-10
Edition 2.2
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
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
BOEMRE is the Department of the Interior (DOI) Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement and is the federal agency responsible for overseeing the safe and environmentally responsible development of energy and mineral resources on the Outer Continental Shelf.

Original DVDs for this accession containing photo and video files stored at the NODC. Images as DNG, TIF, and JPG formats. Video files as VOB, AVI and associated files.
Purpose The purpose of these biological and oceanographic data is to serve as a long-term record of the conditions of the coral reef communities within the Flower Garden Banks study sites. BOEMRE and NOAA continue environmental monitoring for continuity of data and for generating information needed for resource management and regulatory decision-making. In addition, the monitoring data are needed to validate and sustain the present understanding of BOEMRE lease stipulations for providing effective mitigation of impacts to the offshore environment.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Manzello, Leslie D.; Post, Buckley, Schuh and Jernigan, Inc. (2011). Long-Term Monitoring at the East and West Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico, 2007-2008 (NODC Accession 0070125). Version 2.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Ecological Dynamics > Species Richness
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Coral Diseases
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Coral Diseases > Bleaching
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Coral Growth
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Feeding Scars On Hard Coral > Fish
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Baseline studies
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Benthos Analysis > Quadrat Monitoring > In Situ
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Benthos Analysis > Quadrat Monitoring > Photograph Analysis
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Benthos Analysis > Transect Monitoring > Video Transect
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Benthos Analysis > Transect monitoring
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > In Situ Biological
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Photographic Analysis > Videography
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Reef Fish Census
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology > Benthic biology
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology > BioDiversity
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology > Coral Cover
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology > Habitats
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology > Hard Coral Cover
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish > Fish Census
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Invertebrates
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Invertebrates > Census > Species Structure
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • Biosphere > Aquatic Ecosystems > Benthic Habitat
  • Biosphere > Aquatic Ecosystems > Marine Habitat
  • Biosphere > Aquatic Ecosystems > Reef Habitat
  • EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL AQUATIC SCIENCES > FISHERIES
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY STRUCTURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > REEF > CORAL REEF
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > CORAL REEFS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > CORAL REEFS > CORAL BLEACHING
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > COASTAL LANDFORMS > CORAL REEFS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS > VISIBLE IMAGERY
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • SHIPS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • CTD > Conductivity, Temperature, Depth
  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Continent > North America > United States of America > Louisiana
  • Continent > North America > United States of America > Texas
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Manzello, Leslie D.; Post, Buckley, Schuh and Jernigan, Inc. (2011). Long-Term Monitoring at the East and West Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico, 2007-2008 (NODC Accession 0070125). Version 2.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2011-02-07T23:52:53 - NCEI Accession 0070125 v1.1 was published.
  • 2011-02-10T18:01:27 - NCEI Accession 0070125 was revised and v2.2 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this data set. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • biota surveys
  • coral reef surveys
  • corer
  • CTD
  • swimmer/diver
  • thermograph
  • video camera
  • visual analysis
  • visual estimate
  • visual observation
  • YSI - handheld multi-parameter instrument
Platform
  • Fling
  • Spree
Last Modified: 2018-08-07T20:32:20
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