Biogeographic characterization of fish and benthic communities, Parguera, Puerto Rico 2000-08-21 to 2009-08-21 (NCEI Accession 0125202, superseded by NCEI Accession 0206670)

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This accession has been superseded by NCEI Accession 0206670. Please use and refer to NCEI Accession 0206670 instead of this accession.
  • Cite as: Caldow, C.; Jeffrey, C.; Roberson, K.; McGrath, T.; Hile, S. (2015). Biogeographic characterization of fish and benthic communities, Parguera, Puerto Rico 2000-08-21 to 2009-08-21 (NCEI Accession 0125202). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0125202. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2000-08-21 to 2009-08-21
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 17.9754
S: 17.8859
E: -66.89941
W: -67.1318
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Baseline Assessment of Guanica Bay, Puerto Rico in Support of Watershed Restoration
  • NOAA/NOS National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) /Center for Coastal Ocean Science (CCMA) benthic habitat and fish community assessment, La Parguera and Guanica, Puerto Rico, 2011-2012 (NCEI Accession 0104343)
  • Biogeographic characterization of fish and benthic communities, Parguera, Puerto Rico 2010-08-10 to 2012-09-21 (NCEI Accession 0125201)
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2015-01-14
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Superseded - replaced by new
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Note: While this package has been superseded by NCEI accession 0206670 the data collected in the year 2000 is not part of the new package. Estimates for fish abundance based on the data from 2000 are statistically biased compared with estimates for 2001 and the succeeding years, and should not be generalized to represent averages for any specific habitat type in 2000 for these following reasons:

1) The sampling design used for collection of fish data in 2000 was opportunistic rather than the random-stratified sampling design implemented in 2001 and the following years;
2) The fish survey method was 15 minute point count instead of the 100m-2 belt transect used the succeeding years (2001-2012); and
3) The accompanying quadrat surveys to collect detailed information on benthic composition of the seafloor was implemented in 2001, and no such data exists for the year 2000.

Please reference NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CCMA/Biogeography Branch when utilizing these data in a report or peer reviewed publication. Additionally, knowledge of how this dataset has been of use and which organizations are utilizing it is of great benefit for ensuring this information continues to meet the needs of the management and research communities. Therefore, it is requested but not mandatory, that any user of this data supply this information to the Program Manager: Kimberly Roberson (kimberly.roberson@noaa.gov).

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This work is being conducted in collaboration with the Coral Reef Conservation Program and the University of Puerto Rico.
Purpose This dataset is available to the public for a wide variety of uses including scientific research and analysis.
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  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Caldow, C.; Jeffrey, C.; Roberson, K.; McGrath, T.; Hile, S. (2015). Biogeographic characterization of fish and benthic communities, Parguera, Puerto Rico 2000-08-21 to 2009-08-21 (NCEI Accession 0125202). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0125202. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
  • Caldow, C.
  • Jeffrey, C.
  • Roberson, K.
  • McGrath, T.
  • Hile, S.
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
  • Numeric Data Sets > Benthic
  • Numeric Data Sets > Biology
  • Numeric Data Sets > Fish Census
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Benthic Habitat
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Reef Habitat > Description
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Ecological Dynamics > Species richness
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Vegetation > Algae > Algal cover
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Vegetation > Algae > Calcareous macroalgae
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Vegetation > Algae > Coralline algae
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Vegetation > Algae > Crustose coralline algae
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Vegetation > Algae > Encrusting macroalgae
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Vegetation > Algae > Fleshy macroalgae
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Vegetation > Algae > Turf algae
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Coral Diseases
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Coral Diseases > Bleaching
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef monitoring and assessment
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef monitoring and assessment > Baseline studies
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef monitoring and assessment > Benthos analysis
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef monitoring and assessment > Benthos analysis > Quadrat monitoring
  • 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 > Transect monitoring
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef monitoring and assessment > Benthos analysis > Transect monitoring > Belt transect
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef monitoring and assessment > Damage assessment > photographic
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef monitoring and assessment > Damage assessment > visual
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef monitoring and assessment > In situ biological
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef monitoring and assessment > Rapid assessment studies
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef monitoring and assessment > Reef fish census > Belt transect
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef monitoring and assessment > Reef fish census > Linear transect
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Sponges
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Sponges > Boring
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Sponges > Encrusting
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Sponges > Erect
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs
  • 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 Dead percentage
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology > Rugosity
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral reef ecology > Hard coral cover
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral reef ecology > Hard coral cover Live percentage
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral reef ecology > Octocoral cover
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Mangroves > Animal association
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Mangroves > Monitoring
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Mangroves > Monitoring > In situ
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish > Fish Census
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish > Fish assemblages
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Invertebrates > Census > Population density
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Invertebrates > Macroinvertebrates
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Plants > Seagrass
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Plants > Seagrass > Monitoring
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS > MACROALGAE (SEAWEEDS)
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC
  • EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > COASTAL LANDFORMS > CORAL REEFS
NOS Data Explorer Topic Category
  • Environmental Monitoring
Originator Keywords
  • Visual Images > Reptiles
  • coral reef fishes
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
  • DOC/NOAA/NOS/NCCOS > National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS CoRIS Place Thesaurus
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > La Parguera > La Parguera (17N067W0002)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Lajas > La Parguera (17N067W0013)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Puerto Rico (18N066W0000)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > La Parguera > La Parguera (17N067W0002)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > Lajas > La Parguera (17N067W0013)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > Puerto Rico (18N066W0000)
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
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Caldow, C.; Jeffrey, C.; Roberson, K.; McGrath, T.; Hile, S. (2015). Biogeographic characterization of fish and benthic communities, Parguera, Puerto Rico 2000-08-21 to 2009-08-21 (NCEI Accession 0125202). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0125202. Accessed [date].
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-01-14T19:42:23Z - NCEI Accession 0125202 v1.1 was published.
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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
  • swimmer/diver
  • visual observation
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