Coral, Fish and other data to inform staghorn coral recovery in the Caribbean Sea from 2012-04-05 to 2014-07-28 (NCEI Accession 0127933)

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This project was funded for two years by CRCP (FY13-14) and built upon one year of pilot work conducted in FY12 funded by NMFS-SEFSC and SERO as an NRC postdoctoral research fellowship (Huntington). The goals of the project were to characterize natural, robust Acropora cervicornis populations in different regions, including various aspects of A.cervicornis condition, function (growth and tissue condition), and resident fish assemblages. To this end, we conducted surveys at sites in four regions (i.e., Dry Tortugas, Southeast Florida, Belize, USVI) designed to span the range of natural A.cervicornis density present each region. In addition, we conducted similar surveys within restored populations of A.cervicornis at two sites in Puerto Rico with high density restored A.cervicornis populations. Lastly, we undertook three hypothesis-driven studies in the Dry Tortugas region only, to investigate the potential for positive feedbacks between the sheltering reef fish community and high density stands of A. cervicornis. A macroagal bioassay was used to determine the relative bioavailability of nutrients in the water surrounding high density versus low density stands of A. cervicornis. Wild tissue collections of A. cervicornis occurred at these same sites to compare nutrient concentration and zooxanthellae density within colonies. Lastly, a transplant experiment was conducted at these sites to see if higher coral condition could be induced in coral fragments transplanted from a single (sparse) colony into the high density A. cervicornis site compared to the sparse site.
  • Cite as: Miller, Margaret; Huntington, Brittany (2015). Coral, Fish and other data to inform staghorn coral recovery in the Caribbean Sea from 2012-04-05 to 2014-07-28 (NCEI Accession 0127933). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 2012-04-05 to 2014-07-28
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 25.96053
S: 16.85335
E: -64.96138
W: -87.787583
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General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2015-06-08
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
Submission Package ID: UK3LP4
Purpose Basic research
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Miller, Margaret; Huntington, Brittany (2015). Coral, Fish and other data to inform staghorn coral recovery in the Caribbean Sea from 2012-04-05 to 2014-07-28 (NCEI Accession 0127933). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
Cited Authors
  • Miller, Margaret
  • Huntington, Brittany
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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 > PLANTS > MACROALGAE (SEAWEEDS)
  • 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
  • DOC/NOAA/NMFS/SEFSC > Southeast Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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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
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Miller, Margaret; Huntington, Brittany (2015). Coral, Fish and other data to inform staghorn coral recovery in the Caribbean Sea from 2012-04-05 to 2014-07-28 (NCEI Accession 0127933). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-06-08T11:26:11 - NCEI Accession 0127933 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • Data Type: CORAL - COLONY SIZE (measured); Units: cm; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: visual analysis.
  • Data Type: FISH - CORAL REEF (measured); Units: count; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: visual observation.
  • Data Type: FISH CENSUS (measured); Units: cm; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: visual observation.
  • Data Type: MACROALGAE (measured); Units: g; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: scale.
  • Data Type: CORAL (measured); Units: percent; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: visual observation.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • scale
  • swimmer/diver
  • visual analysis
  • visual observation
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