Long-Term Monitoring at the East and West Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico, 2002 (NCEI Accession 0127071)

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The Long-Term Monitoring at the East and West Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary 2002-2006 data include biological and oceanographic measurements collected to satisfy the MMS and NOAA contracts 1435-01-02-CT-85088 and 1435-01-04-CT-33137 through the monitoring year 2006. The Flower Garden Banks are located in the northwest Gulf of Mexico and are unique within the region. The Flower Garden Banks are coral reefs with biological assemblages typical of Caribbean coral reefs, including approximately 23 Caribbean scleractinian coral species, a low abundance and diversity of sponges, and reef fishes. These data are the result of yearly monitoring events and are used for comparison purposes required to complete technical reports and presentations.

On the East and West Flower Garden Banks there are 100 m by 100m study sites within which monitoring is conducted every year. The data included in this submission are from these study sites and include the following: (1) random transect benthic cover data obtained using videography (2002-2006), still photographs (2002-2003) and linear point intercept observer data (2002-2003). Random transect data include the proportional cover of benthic components including coral species, sponges, algae, and other groups. (2) Sclerochronology data are taken during odd years to look at short-term (10 years) change in coral growth rates. (3) Photographs of marked Diploria strigosa colony margins are taken annually to track lateral growth or recession of colony margins over time. Data within this dataset start with comparisons between 2001 and 2002. (4) Repetitive 8m2 quadrat planimetry data follow specific coral colonies over time. Coral colonies are traced each year to measure lateral growth, loss, and/or replacement within a continuously monitored 8m2 area.

Physical oceanographic data collected in association with this imagery is filed under NODC Accession Number 0012632. These image data are in .TIF and .JPG format with video data in either .VOB or .AVI format with associated files.
  • Cite as: Manzello, Leslie D.; Post, Buckley, Schuh and Jernigan, Inc. (2015). Long-Term Monitoring at the East and West Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico, 2002 (NCEI Accession 0127071). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 2002-10-27 to 2006-06-15
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 27.909236
S: 27.874581
E: -93.596706
W: -93.815819
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General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2015-11-13
Edition 1.1
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
NODC Submission Package ID: 3PUN3R.

Additional data from this region is filed under separate NODC accession numbers. For additional information regarding these data, please contact the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary regional offices in Galveston, TX.
Purpose The Long-Term Monitoring at the East and West Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary 2002-2006 data include biological and oceanographic data collected to satisfy the MMS and NOAA contracts 1435-01-02-CT-85088 and 1435-01-04-CT-33137 through the year 2006. 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 East and West Flower Garden Banks study sites. MMS 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 MMS lease stipulations for providing effective mitigation of impacts to the offshore environment.
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  • Cite as: Manzello, Leslie D.; Post, Buckley, Schuh and Jernigan, Inc. (2015). Long-Term Monitoring at the East and West Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico, 2002 (NCEI Accession 0127071). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 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 > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > REEF > CORAL REEF
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > CORAL REEFS > CORAL BLEACHING
  • 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
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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
  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
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  • Cite as: Manzello, Leslie D.; Post, Buckley, Schuh and Jernigan, Inc. (2015). Long-Term Monitoring at the East and West Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico, 2002 (NCEI Accession 0127071). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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  • 2015-11-13T18:25:56 - NCEI Accession 0127071 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • Data Type: REEF AND/OR BOTTOM REGIME - PERCENT COVER (measured); Units: centimeter; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: camera; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Videography: A Sony DCR-VX 2000 digital video camera housed in an Ikelite underwater housing affixed with an aluminum bar protruding 40 cm towards the benthos (ensures correct distance from the substratum) with a depth gauge. Random transect still photography: Nikonos V camera with 28mm lens and dual strobes set up on an aluminum framer that allows the camera to be one meter above the benthos. Repetitive quadrat photography: Nikonos V camera with a 15mm lens and a 2.0 m long T-bar camera frame, with bubble level and compass. Lateral growth (Diploria strigosa) photography: Nikonos V camera with a Nikonos close-up kit and strobe.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • camera
  • coral reef surveys
  • photograph
  • swimmer/diver
  • video camera
  • visual observation
Platform
  • Fling
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