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. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V5057D81 [access date]
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    Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    301-713-3277
    NCEI.Info@noaa.gov
    Dataset Point of Contact Information Services
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    301-713-3277
    NCEI.Info@noaa.gov
    Time Period 20130902 to Present
    Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
    N: 27.92243
    S: 27.87254
    E: -93.5966
    W: -93.823
    Spatial Coverage Map
    General Documentation
    • Dataset Description
      Navigate directly to the URL for a descriptive web page with download links.
    Associated Resources
    Publication Dates
    • publication: 2018
    • revision: 2016-08-19
    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
    Data Update Frequency As needed
    Supplemental Information
    Accession 0151817
    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.
    Use Limitations
    • accessLevel: Public
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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. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V5057D81 [access 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 > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish
    • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish > Fish Census
    Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH
    NCCOS Keywords
    • Research Data Types > Field Observation
    • Research Data Types > Long-term Monitoring
    • Research Locations > Regions > Gulf of Mexico
    • Research Priorities > Marine Spatial Ecology
    • 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
    • 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
    • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
    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
    • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
    Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS CRCP Project
    • 743
    • National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP)
    None
    • Flower Garden Banks - NCRMP
    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. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V5057D81 [access date]
    Access Constraints
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    Processing Steps
    • 2016-06-09T11:40:14 - NCEI Accession 0151817 v1.1 was published.
    • 2016-08-19T14:46:46 - NCEI Accession 0151817 was revised and v2.2 was published.
    Output Datasets
    Acquisition Information (collection)
    Instrument
    • swimmer/diver
    • visual analysis
    • visual observation
    Last Modified: 2018-06-29T12:59:59
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