National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessment of coral reef fish communities in Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary from 2018-06-11 to 2018-06-14 (NCEI Accession 0208240)


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        abstract:  The National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP) assessed coral reef fish communities at Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (FGBNMS) in the Gulf of Mexico using the stationary point count method (7.5m radius cylinder). This method collects and reports information on species composition, density, size structure, abundance and derived metrics (e.g., species richness, diversity). Data are collected using a 2-stage, stratified random survey design in hardbottom and coral reef habitats less than 30m in depth. Three datasets are provided under the stationary point count fish protocols and are distributed as one compiled package: (1) Analysis Ready dataset, (2) raw QAQC'd sample data files, and (3) Boatlog/Station dataset. The methodology used for this survey can be found in the point count fish protocols. All datasets contain data fields on general station information (e.g., survey strata, depth, rugosity). Each of these data tables contain additional survey-specific data fields. For complete information and descriptions of attributes and data fields for all data tables, refer to the data dictionaries.
        purpose:  The National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP) details a long-term approach to provide an ecosystem perspective via monitoring climate, fish, benthic, and socioeconomic variables in a consistent and integrated manner. The NCRMP is intended to coordinate various Coral Reef Conservation Coral Reef Program (CRCP) biological, physical, and human dimensions activities into a cohesive NOAA-wide effort. Through the implementation of the NCRMP, NOAA will be able to clearly and concisely communicate results of national-scale monitoring to national, state, and territorial policy makers, resource managers, and the public on a periodic basis. NCRMP is a framework for conducting sustained observations of biological, climate, and socioeconomic indicators at 10 priority coral reefs across the U.S. and its territories. This integrated approach will consolidate monitoring of coral reefs under a uniform method in the Pacific, Atlantic, Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico for the first time. NCRMP is funded by the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) and supported by NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) and many other partners. NCCOS is co-leading biological monitoring missions with NOAA’s Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) to gather data on fish populations and coral reef communities in the U.S. Caribbean, Florida, and the Gulf of Mexico. Each year, our scientists work closely with CRCP and local partners to collect biological data from thousands of strategically selected sites. We then use innovative analysis techniques to develop products that give fellow scientists, managers, decision makers and the public a better understanding of a region’s resources and how they are changing over time. The biological component of NCRMP provides a biennial ecological characterization at a broad spatial scale of general reef condition for reef fishes, corals and benthic habitat (i.e., fish species composition/density/size, benthic cover, and coral density/size/condition). Data collection occurs at stratified random sites where the sampling domain for each region is partitioned by habitat type and depth, sub-regional location (e.g., along-shelf position) and management zone. Data provided in this dataset are from East Bank and West Bank within FGBNMS. Lead agencies involved include the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) and NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) with partnership support from the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), Moody Gardens, and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
        credit:  Related Funding Agency: US DOC; NOAA; NOS; Coral Reef Conservation Program
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                description:  Parameter or Variable: FISH - CORAL REEF (measured); Units: count; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: visual observation; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Size and abundance of fish using the Reef Visual Census (RVC) Survey Protocol for the U.S. Caribbean and Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (2018).; Data Quality Method: Quality assurance checks for every data sheet and entry into database, as well as analytical checks for using query outputs..
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                code:  MV Fling
            description:  Updated information from ICES for the vessel Fling from UNITED STATES(US). Proposed Code : 336N Name : Fling Country(s) : UNITED STATES(US) (ISO Country Code) Platform Class : 36 Fishing vessel Call Sign : WDA7435 MMSI: 366843280 Title : MV Current Length : 30.5 Notes : The M/V Fling is a 100 foot, 34 passenger dive vessel operating out of Freeport, Texas. She runs regularly scheduled multi-day trips to the Flower Gardens and Stetson Banks National Marine Sanctuary. Sister vessel to the M/V Spree. Information Sources: - http://flingcharters.com/ - http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/license.jsp?licKey=2392227 Confirmed by NOAA on 2015-09-28. Submitted to ICES on 2015-08-05.
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