Abundance and biomass of parrotfishes (Labridae, Scarinae) in St.Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands 2015 to 2016 (NCEI Accession 0172377)

We collected data on parrotfish abundance, biomass, size structure, and species composition at several sites on the N shore of St. Croix during July and August 2015 and 2016. Surveys were conducted using a method that allowed divers to rapidly survey large areas and quantify habitat assocations of different species. Researchers conducted 20-30 min timed swims towing a float with a GPS receiver, which allowed for the calculation of distance traveled during a swim and therefore the total area sampled. During the timed swim survey, the diver estimated and recorded the size to the nearest cm of all parrotfishes that were at least 10 cm in length that were encountered in a 5-m-wide swath. Because these swims often crossed multiple habitats, the diver recorded the habitat each minute. For each site, the total area of each habitat sampled was then calculated in order to determine habitat- and site-specific densities of each parrotfish species.
  • Cite as: Adam, Thomas; Ruttenberg, Benjamin; Roycroft Madelyn (2018). Abundance and biomass of parrotfishes (Labridae, Scarinae) in St.Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands 2015 to 2016 (NCEI Accession 0172377). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Unpublished Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 2015-07-21 to 2016-08-05
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 17.82709
S: 17.63764
E: -64.47889
W: -64.9199
Spatial Coverage Map
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2018-04-17
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Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Submission Package ID: PEYFLN
Purpose These data were compiled to document spatial and temporal patterns of abundance and biomass of parrotfishes in St. Croix, U. S. Virgin Islands
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Adam, Thomas; Ruttenberg, Benjamin; Roycroft Madelyn (2018). Abundance and biomass of parrotfishes (Labridae, Scarinae) in St.Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands 2015 to 2016 (NCEI Accession 0172377). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Unpublished Dataset. [access date]
Authors
  • Adam, Thomas
  • Ruttenberg, Benjamin
  • Roycroft Madelyn
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  • Related Funding Agency: US DOC; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (US DOC NOAA - NOAA)
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
  • Numeric Data Sets > Biology
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Ecological Dynamics > Dominance > Keystone Species
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Ecological Dynamics > Herbivory
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish > Fish Assemblages
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish > Fishing
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL AQUATIC SCIENCES > FISHERIES
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC
Submitter Keywords
  • Scarus taeniopterus
  • Scarus vetula
  • Sparisoma aurofrenatum
  • Sparisoma chrysopterum
  • Sparisoma rubripinne
  • Sparisoma viride
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
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS CoRIS Place Thesaurus
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > U. S. Virgin Islands > St. Croix > Buck Island (17N064W0006)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > U. S. Virgin Islands > St. Croix > Buck Island Reef (17N064W0001)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > U. S. Virgin Islands > St. Croix > Cane Garden Bay (17N064W0014)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > U. S. Virgin Islands > St. Croix > Long Reef (17N064W0015)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > U. S. Virgin Islands > St. Croix > St. Croix (17N064W0003)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > Buck Island > Buck Island (17N064W0006)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > St. Croix > Buck Island Reef (17N064W0001)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > St. Croix > Cane Garden Bay (17N064W0014)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > St. Croix > Long Reef (17N064W0015)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > St. Croix > St. Croix (17N064W0003)
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS CRCP Project
  • 30061
  • Impacts of fishing on parrotfish grazing in St. Croix -A case study on the ecological impacts of fishery management actions
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  • Cite as: Adam, Thomas; Ruttenberg, Benjamin; Roycroft Madelyn (2018). Abundance and biomass of parrotfishes (Labridae, Scarinae) in St.Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands 2015 to 2016 (NCEI Accession 0172377). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Unpublished Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • Parameter or Variable: FISHERY SURVEY (measured); Units: count; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: swimmer/diver.
  • Parameter or Variable: FISH BIOMASS (measured); Units: gram; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: swimmer/diver.
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  • swimmer/diver
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