National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessment of coral reef fish communities in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

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This collection contains data on species composition, density, size, abundance and derived metrics (e.g. species richness, diversity) gathered from fish surveys at Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (FGBNMS) in the Gulf of Mexico as part of the ongoing National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP). Data provided in this collection were gathered within FGBNMS as part of NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)-led missions in collaboration with partners at NOAA National Ocean Service (NOS) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries FGBNMS, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Southeast Fisheries Science Center and Texas A&M. Data in this collection gathered in 2013 and 2015 were collected using the Belt Transect method. After 2015 data were collected using the stationary point count method.
  • Cite as: NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science; NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center (2018). National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessment of coral reef fish communities in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.7289/v5057d81. Accessed [date].
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Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Time Period 2013-09-02 to Present
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 27.92243
S: 27.87254
E: -93.5966
W: -93.823
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General Documentation
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Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2018
  • revision: 2020-01-14
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Accession 0151817 and 0208240
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.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science; NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center (2018). National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessment of coral reef fish communities in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.7289/v5057d81. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
Principal Investigators
  • Randy Clark
    US DOC; NOAA; NOS; National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science; Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (NCCOS/CCMA)
Contributors
Resource Providers
Points of Contact
  • Sarah Hile
    US DOC; NOAA; NOS; National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science; Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (NCCOS/CCMA)
Publishers
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
  • Numeric Data Sets > Fish Census
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Reef Fish Census > Belt Transect
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Reef Fish Census > Stationary
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish > Fish Census
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords NCCOS Keywords
  • NCCOS Research Data Types > Field Observation
  • NCCOS Research Data Types > Long-term Monitoring
  • NCCOS Research Priorities > Marine Spatial Ecology
  • NCCOS Research Topics > Ecological and Biological Characterization
  • Research Data Types > Field Observation
  • Research Priorities > Long-term Monitoring
  • Research Topics > Ecological/Biological Characterization
  • Research Topics > Monitoring
None
  • FISH SPECIES RICHNESS
  • REEF AND/OR BOTTOM REGIME - RUGOSITY
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords SeaDataNet Ship and Platform Codes
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS CoRIS Place Thesaurus
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Texas > East Flower Garden Banks (27N093W0001)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Texas > West Flower Garden Banks (27N093W0002)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Gulf of Mexico > Flower Garden Banks > East Flower Garden Banks (27N093W0001)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Gulf of Mexico > Flower Garden Banks > West Flower Garden Banks (27N093W0002)
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords NCCOS Location Keywords
  • NCCOS Research Locations > Regions > Gulf of Mexico
Provider Place Names
  • Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (FGBNMS)
  • Gulf of Mexico
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS CRCP Project
  • 743
  • National Coral Reef Monitoring Plan (NCRMP) Implementation
  • National Coral Reef Monitoring Program
None
  • Flower Garden Banks - NCRMP
Provider Project Names
  • NCCOS Project #180 National Coral Reef Monitoring Program Implementation: Biological and Socioeconomic Monitoring
  • NOAA's SEFSC Reef Visual Census Fish Analysis Ready datasets and custom R-package
Stratum keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Stratum Keywords None
  • SEA FLOOR
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science; NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center (2018). National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessment of coral reef fish communities in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.7289/v5057d81. Accessed [date].
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Processing Steps
  • 2016-06-09T11:40:14Z - NCEI Accession 0151817 v1.1 was published.
  • 2016-08-19T14:46:46Z - NCEI Accession 0151817 was revised and v2.2 was published.
  • 2020-01-14T21:44:44Z - NCEI Accession 0208240 v1.1 was published.
Output Datasets
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • swimmer/diver
  • visual analysis
  • visual observation
Platform
  • MV Fling
Last Modified: 2020-03-21T14:09:09Z
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