U.S. Virgin Islands National Park Coral Transplant Study, St. John, 1999-2009 (NCEI Accession 0112724)

In a pilot project in the Caribbean (Virgin Islands National Park, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands), storm-produced fragments of Acropora palmata, Acropora cervicornis, and Porites porites were collected from donor reefs and transplanted to nearby degraded reefs. Sixty coral fragments were attached to dead-coral substrate (usually upright Acropora palmata skeletons), at similar depths from which they had been collected (1 to 3.5 m), using nylon cable ties. Seventy-five intact colonies were designated as reference colonies. Study colonies were assessed at 6-month intervals for 2 years (1999-2001) and annually thereafter (through 2009). The primary research objective was to evaluate the feasibility of using storm-produced coral fragments as the source of coral transplants to enhance degraded reefs.

Original data are in MS-Excel spreadsheet format with a species list in .doc format and Federal Geographic Data Committee format (FGDC) metadata as an .xml file.
  • Cite as: Lee, Olivia A; US DOI > US Geological Survey (2017). U.S. Virgin Islands National Park Coral Transplant Study, St. John, 1999-2009 (NCEI Accession 0112724). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Unpublished Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1999-05-26 to 2009-04-04
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 18.369267
S: 18.347164
E: -64.727714
W: -64.788836
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2017-12-08
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
See coastal.er.usgs.gov/coral-transplant for information regarding study. Site includes link to publication - Garrison, V., Ward, G. 2008. Storm-generated coral fragments - A viable source of transplants for reef rehabilitation. Biological Conservation 141,3089-3100.
Prior to use of these records in any analysis or report, Ginger Garrison,U.S. Geological Survey, 600 Fourth Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA Tel: 1-727-803-8747x3061, Fax: 1- 727-803-2032, E-mail - ginger_garrison at usgs.gov, must be notified and if used the provenance of the original data must be acknowledged.

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OBIS-USA Dataset Code and GCMD ID- VINPCoralTransplantStudy
Data was published May 18, 2010 on the OBIS-USA web site and is available at www.usgs.gov/obis-usa. OBIS is the Ocean Biogeographic System which brings together marine biological occurrence data - recorded observations of identifiable marine species at a known time and place, collected primarily from U.S. Waters or with U.S. funding. Coordinated by the Core Science, Analytics and Synthesis Program (CSAS) of the United States Geological Survey (USGS), OBIS-USA, strives to meet national needs for access to marine data about the organisms and ecosystems.
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Purpose Basic research
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Lee, Olivia A; US DOI > US Geological Survey (2017). U.S. Virgin Islands National Park Coral Transplant Study, St. John, 1999-2009 (NCEI Accession 0112724). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Unpublished Dataset. [access date]
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > REEF > CORAL REEF
  • EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > COASTAL LANDFORMS > CORAL REEFS
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
  • DOI/USGS > U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior
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Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • OBIS > OCEAN BIOGEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Lee, Olivia A; US DOI > US Geological Survey (2017). U.S. Virgin Islands National Park Coral Transplant Study, St. John, 1999-2009 (NCEI Accession 0112724). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Unpublished Dataset. [access date]
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Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • biota surveys
  • coral reef surveys
  • visual observation
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