Short Citation:
Southeast Fisheries Science Center, 2021: CRCP Changes in growth, vitality, and habitat value of Acropora cervicornis in the US Caribbean, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/24258.

Item Identification

Title: CRCP Changes in growth, vitality, and habitat value of Acropora cervicornis in the US Caribbean
Short Name: CRCP Changes in growth, vitality, and habitat value of Acropora cervicornis in the US Caribbean
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2012
Abstract:

The project was planned to document the habitat value of Acropora cervicornis, staghorn coral, colonies or stands/thickets as they changed in configuration through growth and disturbance. Research addressed environmental condition and productivity of A. cervicornis by investigating variations over time in health, vitality, and growth and use as habitat for reef fishes, including disturbances by human or natural events.

Purpose:

Data are intended to elucidate the relationship between colony configuration and fish assemblages to foster understanding of ecological services provided by the branching coral and guide manager's decisions and restoration activities. Data include 1) reef fish assemblage measures (i.e., abundance, individual sizes, and identification to the lowest taxonomic level possible) and 2) colony measures of size, coverage, growth, mortality, and indications of stress (e.g., presence of disease or predation).

Supplemental Information:

General_Taxonomic_Coverage: Identified to species or the lowest practicable taxa.

Taxonomic_Classification:

Taxon_Rank_Name: Kingdom

Taxon_Rank_Value: Animalia

Taxonomic_Classification:

Taxon_Rank_Name: Phylum

Taxon_Rank_Value: Cnidaria

Taxonomic_Classification:

Taxon_Rank_Name: Class

Taxon_Rank_Value: Anthozoa

Taxonomic_Classification:

Taxon_Rank_Name: Order

Taxon_Rank_Value: Scleractinia

Taxonomic_Classification:

Taxon_Rank_Name: Family

Taxon_Rank_Value: Acroporidae

Taxonomic_Classification:

Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus

Taxon_Rank_Value: Acropora

Taxonomic_Classification:

Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus and Species

Taxon_Rank_Value: Acropora cervicornis

Applicable_Common_Name: staghorn coral

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus Geographic Information > Biology
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Reef Habitat > Description
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Coral Diseases
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Damage Assessment > Natural
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Benthos Analysis > Quadrat Monitoring > Photograph Analysis
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Benthos Analysis > Transect Monitoring > Linear Transect (point)
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Damage Assessment
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Reef Fish Census > Belt Transect
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Hydrosphere > Water Quality
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology > Coral Cover
CRCP Project 10292
CRCP Project Productivity of Acropora cervicornis habitat and impacts from natural and human disturbance
ISO 19115 Topic Category 002
ISO 19115 Topic Category biota
None Acropora cervicornis
None Cnidaria
None coastal pollution
None coral
None fish
None fishing practices
None habitat damage
None reef fishes
None sponges
None staghorn coral

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Isla de Mona (18N067W0002)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Lajas > La Parguera (17N067W0013)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Puerto Rico (18N066W0000)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > U. S. Virgin Islands > St. John > St. John (18N064W0011)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > U. S. Virgin Islands > St. Thomas > St. Thomas (18N064W0033)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > U. S. Virgin Islands > U. S. Virgin Islands > U. S. Virgin Islands (17N064W0000)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > Isla de Mona (18N067W0002)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > Lajas > La Parguera (17N067W0013)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > Puerto Rico (18N066W0000)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > Leeward Islands > St. Thomas (18N064W0033)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > Lesser Antilles > U. S. Virgin Islands (17N064W0000)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > Virgin Islands > St. John (18N064W0011)
None La Parguera
None Lovango Key
None Mona Island
None No Name Bay
None Puerto Rico
None St. John
None St. Thomas
None Thatch Key
None USVI

Physical Location

Organization: Galveston Laboratory
City: Galveston
State/Province: TX
Country: USA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)
Distribution Liability:

While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 295813
Date Effective From: 2012
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Hill, Ron
Address: 3500 Delwood Beach Road
Panama City,, FL 32408-7403
Email Address: ron.hill@noaa.gov
Phone: 850 234-6541 ext 203

Distributor

CC ID: 195428
Date Effective From: 2012
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC)
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
USA
Phone: (305)361-5761
URL: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/about/southeast-fisheries-science-center
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 195429
Date Effective From: 2012
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Hill, Ron
Address: 3500 Delwood Beach Road
Panama City,, FL 32408-7403
Email Address: ron.hill@noaa.gov
Phone: 850 234-6541 ext 203

Originator

CC ID: 195427
Date Effective From: 2012
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC)
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
USA
Phone: (305)361-5761
URL: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/about/southeast-fisheries-science-center
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST

Point of Contact

CC ID: 195426
Date Effective From: 2012
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Hill, Ron
Address: 3500 Delwood Beach Road
Panama City,, FL 32408-7403
Email Address: ron.hill@noaa.gov
Phone: 850 234-6541 ext 203

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 195424
W° Bound: -67.68
E° Bound: -64.57
N° Bound: 18.54
S° Bound: 17.8
Description

The study sites range from St. John, USVI westward to Mona Island, off the west coast of Puerto Rico

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 195425
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2005
End: 2010

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Download from website

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Galveston Laboratory Fishery Ecology Branch compiled this data set in order to develop a scientific basis for understanding coral reef ecosystem dynamics and for refining essential fish habitat designation for future amendments to fishery management plans. NMFS is not responsible for any uses of these data sets beyond those for which they were intended, and NMFS makes no claims regarding the accuracy of any data provided by agencies or individuals outside NMFS. NMFS does not approve, recommend, or endorse any proprietary product or proprietary material mentioned in these files. Dataset credit requested and NMFS would appreciate recognition as the resource from which these data were obtained in any publications and/or other representations of these data.

Technical Environment

Description:

Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.0.1770

Data Quality

Completeness Report:

Unknown

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Data is checked as it is entered

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: No
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: Unknown
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: Yes
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: No
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: 365
Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: To Be Determined
If To Be Determined, Unable to Archive, or No Archiving Intended, Explain:

tbd

Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: 365
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

Stored on SEFSC server which requires authentication to access

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 24258
Metadata Record Created By: Sarah A O'Connor
Metadata Record Created: 2015-04-01 13:52+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-10-21 10:06+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-10-21
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2022-10-22