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Southeast Fisheries Science Center, 2022: Demographic Monitoring of juvenile Acropora spp. in the Florida Keys 2002-2004, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/24407.

Item Identification

Title: Demographic Monitoring of juvenile Acropora spp. in the Florida Keys 2002-2004
Short Name: Demographic Monitoring of juvenile Acropora spp. in the Florida Keys 2002-2004
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2005-05-01
Abstract:

Caribbean acroporid species have undergone extreme declines in abundance since the 1980s. Population-level recovery will depend on re-colonization by juveniles (fragments or sexual recruits), which are particularly vulnerable to threats such as predation and disease. Demographic monitoring of juvenile Acropora cervicornis and A. palmata colonies was undertaken in the Florida Keys (USA) to determine the fate of various initial colony conditions as expressed by growth and survivorship over an 18 month study. Both healthy colonies and those with signs of recent predation or disease were selected at several sites, measured, photographed and reassessed periodically between summer 2002 and winter 2003-04. Most A. palmata colonies (72%) that were initially healthy were still healthy at the study's conclusion. Snail (Coralliophila abbreviata) predation resulted in partial mortality which decreased growth for A. palmata. Snail-infested colonies tended to retain snails for several months to a year. White-band disease affected several colonies throughout the survey but did not result in complete mortality of any tagged colonies. Only half of the initially healthy A. cervicornis colonies remained healthy, while 38% lost substantial tissue or died of a rapidly progressing disease of unknown etiology. Predation by the fireworm Hermodice carunculata was extremely common. Although it was associated with relatively little live tissue loss, it is postulated to have profound effects on growth since it feeds selectively on the growing tips. Regardless of initial condition, A. cervicornis lost substantial tissue more often than A. palmata suggesting that A. cervicornis may be even more imperiled than its congener.

Purpose:

To determine the fate of juvenile colonies exposed to a variety of natural threats.

Notes:

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- Taxonomy (FGDC:taxonomy)

Supplemental Information:

Taxonomy:

Keywords/Taxon:

Taxonomic_Keyword_Thesaurus: none

Taxonomic_Keywords: elkhorn corals

Taxonomic_Keywords: staghorn corals

Taxonomic_Keywords: coral snails

Taxonomic_Keywords: boring sponges

Taxonomic_Keywords: fireworm

Taxonomic_System:

Classification_System/Authority:

Classification_System_Citation:

Citation_Information:

Originator: ITIS organization and partners: U.S. Department of Agriculture; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; U.S. Geological Survey; Smithsonian Institution; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; National Biological Information Infrastructure; Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; U.S. National Park Service; Conabio (Comisión nacional para el conocimiento y uso de la biodiversidad - Mexico)

Publication_Date: 20020602

Publication_Time: Unknown

Title: Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Edition: None

Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Database

Publication_Information:

Publication_Place: World Wide Web at URL: http://www.itis.usda.gov/itis_query.html

Publisher: Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) organization and partners

Classification_System_Modifications: A species list is provided in the original data files, but not all species were observed during the study. Only those species identified during the surveys are included in this metadata record. Higher level taxonomy of species was completed, and species synonyms were noted, FOR THIS METADATA RECORD ONLY at the NODC using the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) in conjunction with additional taxonomic and museum references as required. No originator data has been altered at the NODC; higher level taxonomy is added at the NODC to selected biological metadata records as an aid to search engines which utilize metadata.

Taxonomic_Procedures: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) was used to detemine complete classifications.

Taxonomic_Keyword: Acropora palmata, Acropora cervicornis, Coralliophila abbreviata, Hermodice carunculata

General_Taxonomic_Coverage: Florida Reef Tract

Taxonomic_Classification:

Taxon_Rank_Name: Kingdoms

Taxon_Rank_Value: Animalia

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: Species

Taxon_Rank_Value: Acropora palmata

Applicable_Common_Name: elkhorn coral

Taxonomic_Classification:

Taxon_Rank_Name: Species

Taxon_Rank_Value: Acropora cervicornis

Applicable_Common_Name: staghorn coral

Taxonomic_Classification:

Taxon_Rank_Name: Phylum

Taxon_Rank_Value: Mollusca

Taxonomic_Classification:

Taxon_Rank_Name: Class

Taxon_Rank_Value: Gastropoda

Taxonomic_Classification:

Taxon_Rank_Name: Order

Taxon_Rank_Value: Neogastropoda

Taxonomic_Classification:

Taxon_Rank_Name: Family

Taxon_Rank_Value: Coralliophilidae

Taxonomic_Classification:

Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus

Taxon_Rank_Value: Coralliophila

Taxonomic_Classification:

Taxon_Rank_Name: Species

Taxon_Rank_Value: Coralliophila abbreviata

Applicable_Common_Name: short coral snail

Taxonomic_Classification:

Taxon_Rank_Name: Phylum

Taxon_Rank_Value: Annelida

Taxonomic_Classification:

Taxon_Rank_Name: Class

Taxon_Rank_Value: Polychaeta

Taxonomic_Classification:

Taxon_Rank_Name: Order

Taxon_Rank_Value: Aciculata

Taxonomic_Classification:

Taxon_Rank_Name: Family

Taxon_Rank_Value: Amphinomidae

Taxonomic_Classification:

Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus

Taxon_Rank_Value: Hermodice

Taxonomic_Classification:

Taxon_Rank_Name: Species

Taxon_Rank_Value: Hermodice carunculata

Applicable_Common_Name: Fireworm

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus Numeric Data Sets > Biology
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Ecological Dynamics > Predation > Coral Predation
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Coral Diseases
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment
ISO 19115 Topic Category 002
ISO 19115 Topic Category biota
None boring sponges
None coral disease
None coral predation
None coral snails
None elkhorn corals
None fireworm
None juvenile corals
None staghorn corals

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Florida > Dade County > Elkhorn Reef (25N080W0008)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Florida > Monroe County > Dry Rocks (25N080W0011)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Florida > Monroe County > Sand Island (25N080W0036)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Florida > Monroe County > White Bank Dry Rocks (25N080W0021)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Florida Reef Tract > Biscayne Bay > Elkhorn Reef (25N080W0008)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Florida Reef Tract > Upper Florida Keys > Dry Rocks (25N080W0011)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Florida Reef Tract > Upper Florida Keys > Sand Island (25N080W0036)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Florida Reef Tract > Upper Florida Keys > White Bank Dry Rocks (25N080W0021)
CoRIS Region Florida
None Anniversary Reef
None Elkhorn Reef
None Marker 3 Reef
None North Dry Rocks
None Sand Island
None White Bank Dry Rocks

Physical Location

Organization: Southeast Fisheries Science Center
City: Miami
State/Province: FL
Country: USA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: Spreadsheet and digital images
Distribution Liability:

NOAA makes no warranty regarding these data, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NODC

cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data, nor as a result of the failure of these data to function on a particular system.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 301115
Date Effective From: 2002
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Williams, Dana E
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
Unites States
Email Address: dana.williams@noaa.gov
Phone: 305-767-3262
URL: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Dana_Williams3

Distributor

CC ID: 197064
Date Effective From: 2005
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Williams, Dana E
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
Unites States
Email Address: dana.williams@noaa.gov
Phone: 305-767-3262
URL: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Dana_Williams3

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 197065
Date Effective From: 2005
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Williams, Dana E
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
Unites States
Email Address: dana.williams@noaa.gov
Phone: 305-767-3262
URL: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Dana_Williams3

Originator

CC ID: 197063
Date Effective From: 2005
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: 197066
Date Effective From: 2005
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Williams, Dana E
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
Unites States
Email Address: dana.williams@noaa.gov
Phone: 305-767-3262
URL: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Dana_Williams3

Extents

Currentness Reference: ground condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 197059
W° Bound: -80.4
E° Bound: -80.17
N° Bound: 25.38
S° Bound: 24.98
Description

Patch reef and reef tract habitats in lower Biscayne National Park and upper Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 197058
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2002-06
End: 2004-02

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Download from specified url

Data Access Constraints:

Access to jpg images select data available to general public for approved use upon request

Data Use Constraints:

Images must be credited to the originator, constraints of released data will be determined based on intended use.

Data Quality

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Data was checked for reasonableness

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 an SEFSC server which requires authentication to access

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Data is entered after divers have finished

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 24407
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:24407
Metadata Record Created By: Sarah A O'Connor
Metadata Record Created: 2015-04-14 08:22+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-10-13 18:52+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-10-13
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2022-10-14