Coral Ecosystem Connectivity from Pulley Ridge to the Florida Keys: Bicolor Damselfish (Stegastes partitus) Population Demographic Data from 2012-07-15 to 2015-06-21 (NCEI Accession 0178639)

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This dataset includes population demographic data associated with bicolor damselfish (Stegastes partitus) that were collected from coral reef habitats at Pulley Ridge in the Gulf of Mexico, and the Florida Keys. The information includes individual fish data: lengths, weights, estimated fecundity, measurements of oocyte area, indices of spawning, otolith-derived ages, maturity, and fish densities derived from visual transects.
  • Cite as: Goldstein, Esther D.; D’Alessandro, Evan K.; Sponaugle, Su (2019). Coral Ecosystem Connectivity from Pulley Ridge to the Florida Keys: Bicolor Damselfish (Stegastes partitus) Population Demographic Data from 2012-07-15 to 2015-06-21 (NCEI Accession 0178639). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0178639. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2012-07-15 to 2015-06-21
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 25
S: 24.47279
E: -81.39874
W: -84
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Comparative demography of a coral reef fish: Vertical and horizontal spatial variability in Bicolor Damselfish (Stegastes partitus) traits, survival, and reproduction [Ph.D. Dissertation].
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2019-05-06
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
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Submission Package ID: GAF1YA
Purpose This dataset provides population demographic data for the bicolor damselfish (Stegastes partitus) and is coupled to the temperature time series data from 2012-06-20 to 2014-06-13 for the lower Florida Keys. The project “Coral Ecosystem Connectivity: From Pulley Ridge to Florida Keys” is focused on investigating the role that the relatively healthy deep, light-dependent mesophotic coral ecosystems of Pulley Ridge may play in replenishing key fish species, such as grouper, and other organisms in the downstream reefs of the Florida Keys and Dry Tortugas. This interdisciplinary study is determining connectivity of specific reef species between Pulley Ridge and the Florida Keys, and describing the structure, and determining the value of Pulley Ridge’s mesophotic coral ecosystems. Because of the well-documented decline of Florida’s reefs, it is important to identify, protect, and manage sources of larvae that can help sustain Florida’s reef ecosystems and the tourism economy that depends on it. The data in this accession were funded by the NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) under award NA11NOS4780045 to the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) at the University of Miami, and by the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research under awards NA09OAR4320073 and NA14OAR4320260 to the Cooperative Institute for Ocean Exploration, Research and Technology (CIOERT) at Florida Atlantic University – Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Goldstein, Esther D.; D’Alessandro, Evan K.; Sponaugle, Su (2019). Coral Ecosystem Connectivity from Pulley Ridge to the Florida Keys: Bicolor Damselfish (Stegastes partitus) Population Demographic Data from 2012-07-15 to 2015-06-21 (NCEI Accession 0178639). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0178639. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
  • Goldstein, Esther D.
  • D’Alessandro, Evan K.
  • Sponaugle, Su
Principal Investigators
  • Robert Cowen
    Oregon State University
  • Peter Ortner
    University of Miami
  • Su Sponaugle
    Oregon State University
Collaborators
  • Evan D'Alessandro
    University of Miami
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Acknowledgments
  • Related Funding Agency: US DOC; NOAA; NOS; National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
  • Related Funding Agency: US DOC; NOAA; NOS; National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science; Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research
  • Related Funding Agency: US DOC; NOAA; OAR; Office of Ocean Exploration and Research
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Biological Classification > Animals/Vertebrates > Fish
  • Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecological Dynamics > Species/Population Interactions > Population Dynamics
  • Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecological Dynamics > Species/Population Interactions > Species Life History
NCCOS Keywords
  • NCCOS Research Data Type > Field Observation
  • NCCOS Research Location > Region > Atlantic Ocean
  • NCCOS Research Location > Region > Gulf of Mexico
  • NCCOS Research Location > U.S. States and Territories > Florida
  • NCCOS Research Priority > Marine Spatial Ecology
  • NCCOS Research Topic > Regional Ecosystem Science
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
  • MICROSCOPES
  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America > Florida
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America > Florida > Florida Keys
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
Provider Location Keywords
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America > Florida > Florida Keys
  • Florida Keys Reef Tract
  • Pulley Ridge
  • Pulley Ridge Habitat Area of Particular Concern
  • Southwest Florida Shelf
  • West Florida Shelf
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Provider Project Keywords
  • NCCOS Project, “Understanding Coral Ecosystem Connectivity in the Gulf of Mexico from Pulley Ridge to the Florida Keys”
  • US DOC; NOAA; Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS)
  • US DOC; NOAA; Cooperative Institute for Ocean Exploration, Research and Technology (CIOERT)
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
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  • Cite as: Goldstein, Esther D.; D’Alessandro, Evan K.; Sponaugle, Su (2019). Coral Ecosystem Connectivity from Pulley Ridge to the Florida Keys: Bicolor Damselfish (Stegastes partitus) Population Demographic Data from 2012-07-15 to 2015-06-21 (NCEI Accession 0178639). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0178639. Accessed [date].
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  • 2019-05-06T15:02:14Z - NCEI Accession 0178639 v1.1 was published.
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  • Parameter or Variable: FISH CENSUS (measured); Units: count; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: visual observation; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Fish abundance, sex, length, age, and weight; see Goldstein et al. (2016) for more details. Total Abundance: Diver visual surveys of 25 x 2 m transects. Sex: All fish were dissected and sexed based on presence of testes (male), ovaries (female), or absence of either (immature). Length: Standard lengths were measured using a digital caliper to the nearest 0.01 mm. Age: Sagittal otoliths were extracted from fish, sectioned transversely. Otoliths were polished and mounted on a slide using crystal bond. For fish <75 days post-settlement daily increments were enumerated. For older fish, annual increments were counted. All otoliths were read twice (blind reads). For daily increments, ages for analyses were based on 0.1 years, therefore, if otolith reads did not match by 0.1 year they were excluded from the dataset. Annuli are included in the dataset if both reads agreed. Total Body Weight: Fish were either weighed wet, frozen, or after ovary preservation in formalin. All weights are total body weight including ovaries. All values have been converted to wet weight. Frozen tissues were converted to wet weight following Thorstad et al. (2007) where wet weight=0.04+1.06*frozen weight. Formalin to wet weight conversions followed Hunter (1985) with a 4.3% increase in weight from formalin preservation. Frozen to fresh weight conversions based on Hunter (1985) were comparable to linear relationships derived from an available dataset using S. partitus from the present study. Sensitivity of conversions were tested with additional frozen and formalin conversion formulas from the literature that were derived from multiple taxa. Body weights were not statistically different before or after conversions (p > 0.05), and all results of statistical analyses were equivalent with and without weight conversions.; Data Quality Method: See Goldstein et al. (2016) for more details..
  • Parameter or Variable: FISH FECUNDITY (measured); Units: count; Observation Category: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: microscope; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Fish fecundity, oocyte stage, oocyte area, and spawning state (post-ovulatory follicles); see Goldstein et al. (2016) for more details. Batch Fecundity: Ovaries were extracted and a portion of the ovary was weighed and all oocytes were counted. The proportions of oocyte stages based on histological slides were applied to total oocyte counts and extrapolated to the total weight of the ovary. Batch fecundity included only counts of late-stage oocytes (hydrated oocytes, migratory nucleus stage, and tertiary oocytes). Oocyte counts were done by visually counting and staging whole oocytes and then compared to proportions from histological slides. Secondary stage whole oocytes could not be discerned from tertiary stage, therefore histological slides were included in the estimates to refine the metric. Oocyte Stage: Histological slides of gonads were visually examined using a slide microscope to identify oocyte stages. Image analysis software was used to stage a subset of oocyte that fell under the hatch marks in a grid. These are oocyte stages in ovary from histological slides following West (1990). In order from least to most developed oocytes: CN=chromatin nucleolar, PN=perinucleolar, CA=coritical alveolar, PY=primary yolk, SY=secondary yolk, TY=tertiary yolk, MN=migratory nucleus, HO=hydrated oocyte. All histological slides were examined twice (blind screening). Any slides in which oocyte stage categories did not agree between examinations were excluded from the analysis. Oocyte size-frequency distributions and stages were plotted to verify that stage categories corresponded to appropriate oocyte areas. Oocyte Area: Image analysis software was used to capture an image of each histological slide and measure a subset of oocyte that fell under the hatch marks in a grid. Oocyte size-frequency distributions and stages were plotted to verify that stage categories corresponded to appropriate oocyte areas. Spawning state: Histological slides on gonads were visually examined using a slide microscope for the presence of post-ovulatory follicles (POF) where 0 is absent (not spawned) and 1 is present (spawned). All slides were examined twice (blind screening) for verification.; Data Quality Method: See Goldstein et al. (2016) for more details..
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • microscope
  • visual observation
Last Modified: 2019-06-01T13:55:32Z
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