National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessment of coral reef fish communities in the Florida Reef Tract

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Coral reef fish survey data provided in this collection are from three (3) distinct regions along the Florida reef tract; 1) Dry Tortugas, 2) Florida Keys from Key West north to Miami and 3) Miami north to Martin County. These data are collected using a 2-stage, stratified random survey design. The stationary point count method (7.5m radius cylinder) is used to conduct fish surveys in Florida as part of the ongoing National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP). This method collects and reports information on species composition, density, size structure, abundance and derived metrics (e.g., species richness, diversity). Lead agencies involved include the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Southeast Fisheries Science Center (NOAA Fisheries) and National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS).
  • Cite as: Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC); National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) (2018). National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessment of coral reef fish communities in the Florida Reef Tract. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access 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 20140501 to Present
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 27.1897
S: 24.4318
E: -79.9938
W: -83.1036
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2018-03-07
  • revision: 2017-10-21
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Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Accessions: 0156445 and 0169400
Purpose To provide continued reef fish and habitat monitoring in Florida’s coral reef tract; to assess population and habitat trends, fish-habitat associations; and to assess ecosystem responses to natural events (e.g. hurricanes), management measures and anthropogenic impacts. To examine the effectiveness of marine reserves and other management strategies in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS –Sanctuary Preservation Areas SPAs, Tortugas Ecological Reserves TERs and Dry Tortugas National Park – Research Natural Area RNA) as a part of the ongoing long-term monitoring effort of the National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP).
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC); National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) (2018). National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessment of coral reef fish communities in the Florida Reef Tract. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
Cited Authors
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  • Jeremiah Blondeau
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Acknowledgments
  • Related Funding Agency: US DOC; NOAA; NOS; Coral Reef Conservation Program (Coral Reef Conservation Program - CRCP)
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
  • Numeric Data Sets > Biology
  • Numeric Data Sets > Fish Census
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Reef Fish Census
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish > Fish Census
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH
Submitter Provided Observation Type Keywords
  • in situ
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/NMFS/SEFSC > Southeast Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, 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
  • DOC/NOAA/NOS/NMS > National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOI/NPS > National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS Contributing Data Centers
  • SEFSC
  • Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Submitter Provided Instrument Keywords
  • Diver Visual Survey
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS CoRIS Place Thesaurus
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Florida > Florida Reef Tract (26N080W0007)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Florida Reef Tract (26N080W0007)
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
Submitter Provided Place Keywords
  • Florida Keys Reef Tract
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC); National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) (2018). National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessment of coral reef fish communities in the Florida Reef Tract. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2016-12-07T14:22:03 - NCEI Accession 0156445 v1.1 was published.
  • 2017-10-21T00:32:30 - NCEI Accession 0156445 was revised and v2.2 was published.
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Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • swimmer/diver
  • visual observation
Last Modified: 2018-05-02T17:46:48
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