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Southeast Fisheries Science Center, 2022: CRCP-Acropora palmata snail corallivore removal evaluation, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/26793.

Item Identification

Title: CRCP-Acropora palmata snail corallivore removal evaluation
Status: Completed
Creation Date: 2011
Revision Date: 2014
Publication Date: 2017
Abstract:

Corallivorous snail feeding scars are a common source of tissue loss for the threatened coral Acropora palmata, accounting for roughly one quarter of tissue loss in monitored study plots averaged over seven years. Meanwhile, corallivory is one of the few major sources of partial mortality (contrasting with threats such as bleaching, disease, or storm disturbances) that may be locally managed. Thus we conducted a field experiment to explore both the effectiveness and feasibility of snail removal. Long-term monitoring plots on six reefs in the upper Florida Keys were assigned to one of three snail removal treatments: 1) removal from A. palmata only 2) removal from all host coral species 3) No-removal controls. During the initial removal in June 2011, 639 snails were removed from twelve 150m2 plots. Snails were removed 2 additional times during a seven month removal phase, and then counted at five surveys over the next 19 months to track recolonization. At the conclusion, snails were collected, measured and sexed.

Purpose:

To determine the effectiveness and costs of predator removal as a conservation measure for elkhorn coral, Acropora palmata

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus Numeric Data Sets > Biology
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biological Classification > Animals/Invertebrates> Mollusks > Gastropods
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Ecological Dynamics > Predation > Coral Predation
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > ESA Listed Species
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Coral
CRCP Project 1091
CRCP Project 201
CRCP Project Evaluation of ESA listed Acropora spp. Status and Actions for Management and Recovery
CRCP Project Evaluation of ESA listed Acropora spp. Status and Recovery Actions
ITIS Acropora palmata
ITIS Coralliophila abbreviata
NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER 0161266
NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER 161266
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; Southeast Fisheries Science Center; Miami, FL Laboratory
NODC PROJECT NAMES Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP)
NODC PROJECT NAMES CORAL REEF STUDIES
NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; Southeast Fisheries Science Center
None Conservation Biology
None Ecology
None Ecosystem Science
None Elkhorn
None Marine Biology
None Predator
None snail

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None 2011-2013

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Florida > Monroe County > Carysfort Reef (25N080W0013)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Florida > Monroe County > Elbow Reef (25N080W0020)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Florida > Monroe County > French Reef (25N080W0022)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Florida > Monroe County > Key Largo Dry Rocks (25N080W0039)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Florida > Monroe County > Molasses Reef (25N080W0003)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Florida > Monroe County > Sand Island (25N080W0036)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Florida Reef Tract > Upper Florida Keys > Carysfort Reef (25N080W0013)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Florida Reef Tract > Upper Florida Keys > Elbow Reef (25N080W0020)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Florida Reef Tract > Upper Florida Keys > French Reef (25N080W0022)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Florida Reef Tract > Upper Florida Keys > Key Largo Dry Rocks (25N080W0039)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Florida Reef Tract > Upper Florida Keys > Molasses Reef (25N080W0003)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Florida Reef Tract > Upper Florida Keys > Sand Island (25N080W0036)
NODC SEA AREA NAMES Coastal Waters Of Florida

Stratum Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Florida > Monroe County

Instrument Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES coral reef surveys
NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES visual analysis

Physical Location

Organization: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland
City: Silver Spring
State/Province: MD
Location Description:

Location Of The Main Office Of The South East Fisheries Science Center

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 248633
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

Distributor

CC ID: 859483
Date Effective From: 2017
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD)
Address: NOAA/NESDIS E/OC SSMC3, 4th Floor, 1351 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
Phone: (301) 713-3277

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 859691
Date Effective From: 2017
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: 248636
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: 248634
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
View Historical Support Roles

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 248639
W° Bound: -80.5
E° Bound: -80.1
N° Bound: 25.3
S° Bound: 24.9
Description

upper Florida Keys

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 248640
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2011
End: 2013

Extent Group 2

Extent Group 2 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 278550
W° Bound: -80.37327777778
E° Bound: -80.21055555556
N° Bound: 25.22194444444
S° Bound: 25.01013888889
Description

Atlantic Ocean, U.S. South

Extent Group 2 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 278549
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2011
End: 2013

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Policy:

Open to everyone

Data Access Procedure:

Download from provided link

Data Access Constraints:

None

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 284076
Start Date: 2017
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/OAS/prd/accession/download/161266
Distributor: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD) (2017 - Present)
File Name: 161266.1.1.tar.gz
Description:

tar file containing all files in the accession

File Type: .gz
File Size: .408 mb
Compression: TAR
Review Status: Not Chked

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 859570
URL: https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/archive/arc0106/0161266/1.1/about/0161266_map.jpg
Name: Sampling Map NCEI Accession 0161266
URL Type:
Browse Graphic
Sampling Map NCEI Accession 0161266
File Resource Format: .jpg
Description:

NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) Acropora palmata snail corallivore removal evaluation in the Florida Keys from 2011-2013 (NCEI Accession 0161266)

URL 2

CC ID: 859654
URL: http://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0161266
Name: HOme PageNCEI Accession 0161266
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: html
Description:

NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) Acropora palmata snail corallivore removal evaluation in the Florida Keys from 2011-2013 (NCEI Accession 0161266)

Data Quality

Bias:

No known bias

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Repeat removal surveys were conducted at the inception of the project. Field data sheets were entered in database and checked for consistency. Photographs of colonies were taken to verify scores for colony condition.

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: No
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: 0
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: Yes
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: No
If Distributor (Data Hosting Service) is Needed, Please Indicate: Yes (already provided)
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: 365
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:

N/A

Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: World Data Center (WDC) Facility
If World Data Center or Other, Specify: NCEI Archive
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: N/A
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

N/A

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Most data recorded in situ on paper forms, then entered into spreadsheet by observer. Some data involved collecting specimens (snails). These were measured for total length and sexed. These data were subsequently entered into spreadsheet and analyzed

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 284075
Description:

Data are entered from field data sheets into ACCESS database

Process Contact: Williams, Dana E
Phone (Voice): 305-767-3262
Email Address: dana.williams@noaa.gov

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 26793
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:26793
Metadata Record Created By: Margaret W Miller
Metadata Record Created: 2015-09-01 12:50+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-04-27 12:52+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2022-04-27
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year