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National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, 2022: Acoustic Tracking of Fish Movements in Coral Reef Ecosystems in St John (USVI), 2006-2010, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/39575.

Item Identification

Title: Acoustic Tracking of Fish Movements in Coral Reef Ecosystems in St John (USVI), 2006-2010
Short Name: stj_fishtracking_nccos
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2011
Abstract:

Acoustic Tracking of Reef Fishes to Elucidate Habitat Utilization Patterns and Residence Times Inside and Outside Marine Protected Areas Around the Island of St. John, USVI NOAA's Biogeography Branch, National Park Service (NPS), US Geological Survey, and the University of Hawaii used acoustic telemetry to quantify spatial patterns and habitat affinities of reef fishes around the island of St. John, US Virgin Islands. The objective of the study was to define the movements of reef fishes among habitats within and between the Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument (VICRNM), the Virgin Islands National Park (VIIS), and Territorial waters surrounding St. John. In order to better understand species' habitat utilization patterns among management regimes, we deployed an array of hydroacoustic receivers and acoustically tagged reef fishes. Thirty six receivers were deployed in shallow nearshore bays and across the shelf to depths of approximately 30 m. We tagged 184 individual fishes representing 19 species from 10 different families with VEMCO V9-2L-R64K transmitters.

Purpose:

Development of a Microsoft Access database providing time and location of detections for individual fish tagged with acoustic transmitters in the U.S. Caribbean.

Notes:

837

Supplemental Information:

We have recently exchanged and integrated into a single database tag detections for conch, teleost and elasmobranch fish from four separately maintained arrays in the U.S. Virgin Islands including the NMFS queen conch array (St. John nearshore), NOAA's Biogeography Branch array (St. John nearshore & midshelf reef); UVI shelf edge arrays (Marine Conservation District, Grammanik & other shelf edge); NOAA NMFS Apex Predator array COASTSPAN (St. John nearshore). The integrated database has over 7.5 million hits. Data is shared only with consent of partners and full acknowledgements are expected. Project Status - Completed and array decommissioned in 2010

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus Geographic Information > Biology
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish
ISO 19115 Topic Category biota
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
NOS Data Explorer Topic Category Environmental Monitoring
None Acoustic telemetry
None coral reef ecosystems
None fish movements
None Marine Protected Areas

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
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 > Virgin Islands > Lesser Antilles > U. S. Virgin Islands (17N064W0000)
None U.S. Caribbean

Physical Location

Organization: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
City: Silver Spring
State/Province: MD

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Distribution Liability:

These data were prepared by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, make any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. Any views and opinions expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof. Although all data have been used by NOAA, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by NOAA as to the accuracy of the data and/or related materials. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by NOAA in the use of these data or related materials.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 475618
Date Effective From: 2011
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 475620
Date Effective From: 2011
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 475621
Date Effective From: 2011
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 475619
Date Effective From: 2011
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Principal Investigator

CC ID: 475622
Date Effective From: 2011
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Jeffrey, Chris
Email Address: chris.jeffrey@noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 475625
W° Bound: -64.7804
E° Bound: -64.6912
N° Bound: 18.3181
S° Bound: 18.2684

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 475624
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2006
End: 2010

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

Data is shared only with consent of partners and full acknowledgements are expected. Please contact the NOAA Biogeography Branch for additional information

Data Use Constraints:

Contact Project Manager for further information

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 475617
URL: http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/ecosystems/coralreef/acoustic_tracking/
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 475639
Activity Date/Time: 2012-12-03
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 475638
Activity Date/Time: 2017-04-05
Description:

Converted from Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (version FGDC-STD-001-1998) using 'fgdc_to_inport_xml.pl' script. Contact Tyler Christensen (NOS) for details.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 39575
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:39575
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2017-04-05 12:53+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2017-04-17
Owner Org: NCCOS
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2017-04-17
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2018-04-17