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Southeast Fisheries Science Center, 2022: National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessment of coral communities in the Florida Reef Tract from 2014-05-01 to 2014-10-01 (NCEI Accession 0156879), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/66518.

Item Identification

Title: National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessment of coral communities in the Florida Reef Tract from 2014-05-01 to 2014-10-01 (NCEI Accession 0156879)
Short Name: NCRMP: Assessment of coral communities in the Florida Reef Tract from 2014-05-01 to 2014-10-01
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2017
Abstract:

This coral demographics protocol was devised to provide additional, species-specific insight (and signal magnitude) for corals than is provided by percent cover. Specifics of the protocol are based closely on other long-established monitoring programs in the Atlantic region, including Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment (AGRRA; Caribbean-wide), Sanctuaries Coral Reef Ecosystem Assessment and Monitoring, Florida (SCREAM), and the Florida Reef Resilience Program (FRRP). However, the sampling resolution may not capture the population structure of rare or uncommon corals, including currently-listed or candidate Endangered Species Act (ESA) species.

Precise designations of coral condition (e.g. attributed disease, minor bleaching/paling conditions) are NOT included in this data. This is due to the low temporal resolution of the National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP) sampling (biennial and potentially not seasonally consistent) and the wide array of surveyors involved, which is why the survey protocol is designed to capture the least ambiguous colony conditions likely to be encountered: recent mortality (i.e. dead white skeleton) and bright-white bleaching on a partial or an entire coral colony.

The Line Point-Intercept (LPI) sampling is designed to provide resolution of benthic cover estimates for ecologically important cover types/groups (e.g. macroalgae, turf algae, crustose coralline algae, corals, sponges, sand/sediment, etc.). More detailed information on scleractinian corals, specifically density, size, and condition (percent mortality and bleaching) measurements, is being collected via the NCRMP Coral Demographics sampling.

Purpose:

The goals of benthic surveys are to provide: (1) a quantification of percent cover of biotic and abiotic benthic components using a linear point intercept (LPI) method; (2) information on topographic complexity (substratum rugosity) of the survey locations (3) quantitative information on local commercially and ecologically-important macroinvertebrates (Caribbean spiny lobster [Panulirus argus], queen conch [Strombus gigas], long-spined sea urchin [Diadema antillarum]); and (4) presence-absence information for ESA-listed Threatened corals. Surveys are concurrent with and along the same transect with Coral Demographic surveys.

The goal of the coral demographic surveys is to collect and report information on species composition, density, size, abundance, and specific parameters of condition (% live vs. dead, bleaching, disease) of non-juvenile scleractinian corals (>4 cm maximum diameter), and of overall species diversity (all corals) using 10m x 1m belt transects in a stratified random sampling design in hardbottom and coral reef habitats less than 30m in depth

Other Citation Details:

Cite as: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission; National Park Service; University of Miami; Nova Southeastern University (2016). National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessment of coral communities in the Florida Reef Tract from 2014-05-01 to 2014-10-01 (NCEI Accession 0156879). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0156879. Accessed [date]

Supplemental Information:

The National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP) is a framework for conducting sustained observations of biological, climate, and socioeconomic indicators at 10 priority coral reefs across the U.S. and its territories. This integrated approach will consolidate monitoring of coral reefs under a uniform method in the Pacific, Atlantic, Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico for the first time. NCRMP is funded by the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) and supported by NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) and many other partners. NCCOS is co-leading biological monitoring missions with NOAA's Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) to gather data on fish populations and coral reef communities in the U.S. Caribbean, Florida, and the Gulf of Mexico. Each year, our scientists work closely with CRCP and local partners to collect biological data from thousands of strategically selected sites. We then use innovative analysis techniques to develop products that give fellow scientists, managers, decision makers and the public a better understanding of a region's resources and how they are changing over time. The biological component of NCRMP provides a biennial ecological characterization at a broad spatial scale of general reef condition for reef fishes, corals and benthic habitat (i.e., fish species composition/density/size, benthic cover, and coral density/size/condition). Data collection occurs at stratified random sites where the sampling domain for each region is partitioned by habitat type and depth, sub-regional location (e.g., along-shelf position) and management zone. Data provided in this data set were collected along the Florida reef tract from Dry Tortugas to Martin County

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
DOC/NOAA/NMFS/SEFSC > Southeast Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
DOC/NOAA/NOS/NMS > National Marine Sanctuaries, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
DOI/NPS > National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
U-MIAMI/RSMAS > Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > COASTAL LANDFORMS > CORAL REEFS
UNCONTROLLED
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus Numeric Data Sets > Biology
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus Numeric Data Sets > Fish Census
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Reef Fish Census
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef monitoring and assessment > Reef fish census > Belt transect
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish > Fish Census
CRCP Project National Coral Reef Monitoring Plan (NCRMP) Implementation
NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER 0156879
NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER 156879
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission; Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS Florida State Department of Environmental Protection
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS Nova Southeastern University
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science University of Miami
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; Southeast Fisheries Science Center
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS US DOC; NOAA; NOS; Coral Reef Conservation Program
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS US DOC; NOAA; NOS; ONMS; Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS US DOI; National Park Service
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS BENTHIC COMMUNITIES
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS BENTHIC SPECIES
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS BIOLOGICAL DATA
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS CORAL
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS DEPTH - OBSERVATION
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS Fish
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS FISH - CORAL REEF
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS FISH CENSUS
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS FISH SPECIES
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS HABITAT
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS HABITAT - BENTHIC
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS SPECIES IDENTIFICATION
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS SPECIES IDENTIFICATION - COUNT
NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS benthic
NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS biological
NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS in situ
NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS survey - biological
NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS survey - coral reef
NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS survey - swimmer/diver
NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP)
NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS CORAL REEF STUDIES
NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP)
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Coastal Waters of Florida
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Florida Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Gulf of Mexico
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS North Atlantic Ocean
NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; Southeast Fisheries Science Center
None Diver Visual Survey

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None 2014

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
UNCONTROLLED
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Florida > Florida Reef Tract (26N080W0007)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Florida Reef Tract (26N080W0007)

Instrument Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS swimmer/diver

Physical Location

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

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: CSV and Excel Files
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

Three data sets are provided under the stationary point count fish protocols and are distributed as one compiled package: (1) Analysis Ready dataset , (2) Boatlog/Station dataset,and (3) raw QAQC'd sample data file. The methodology used for this survey can be found in the point count fish protocols.

All three data sets contain data fields on general station information (survey strata), and general station information (depth, rugosity). Each of the three data tables contain additional survey-specific data fields. For complete information and descriptions of attributes and data fields for all three data tables, refer to the data dictionary.

Distribution Liability:

NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data.

Data Set Credit: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission; National Park Service; University of Miami; Nova Southeastern University

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 1123254
Date Effective From: 2014
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Blondeau, Jeremiah
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
USA
Email Address: jeremiah.blondeau@noaa.gov
Phone: 305-361-4252

Distributor

CC ID: 1123252
Date Effective From: 2016
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: 1123255
Date Effective From: 2016
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Blondeau, Jeremiah
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
USA
Email Address: jeremiah.blondeau@noaa.gov
Phone: 305-361-4252

Originator

CC ID: 1123250
Date Effective From: 2014
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

Originator

CC ID: 1123251
Date Effective From: 2014
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) (CRCP)
Address: 1305 East West Highway 10th Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3281
Phone: (301) 713-3155
URL: http://coralreef.noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 1123253
Date Effective From: 2014
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Blondeau, Jeremiah
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
USA
Email Address: jeremiah.blondeau@noaa.gov
Phone: 305-361-4252

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 1123265
W° Bound: -83.103
E° Bound: -79.9978
N° Bound: 27.1786
S° Bound: 24.4361

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 1123264
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2014-05-01
End: 2014-10-01

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Security Classification System:

Not applicable

Security Handling Description:

Not applicable

Data Access Procedure:

Data can be accessed via the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) Ocean Archive, accession #0208322.

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

Please reference NOAA/NMFS/SEFSC when utilizing these data in a report or peer reviewed publication.

Cite as: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission; National Park Service; University of Miami; Nova Southeastern University (2016). National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessment of coral communities in the Florida Reef Tract from 2014-05-01 to 2014-10-01 (NCEI Accession 0156879). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0156879. Accessed [date]

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 1123256
Start Date: 2017
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/archive-management-system/OAS/bin/prd/jquery/accession/download/156879
Distributor: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD) (2016 - Present)
File Name: 156879.2.2.tar.gz
File Type: NCEI Archived Data Accession
File Size: 11.752 MB
Compression: GTAR
Review Status: Chked Viruses Inapp Content

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 1123257
URL: https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/erddap/tabledap/CRCP_Reef_Fish_Surveys_Florida.html
Name: Coral Reef Conservation Program ERDDAP Page
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

ERDDAP > tabledap > Data Access Form

Dataset Title: CRCP_Reef_Fish_Surveys_Florida RSS

Institution: Coral Reef Conservation Program (Dataset ID: CRCP_Reef_Fish_Surveys_Florida)

URL 2

CC ID: 1123258
URL: https://spo.nmfs.noaa.gov/sites/default/files/legacy-pdfs/tr41.pdf
Name: NOAA Technical Report NMFS 41 July 1986
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: pdf
Description:

A Stationary Visual Census Technique

for Quantitatively Assessing

Community Structure

of Coral Reef Fishes

James A. Bohnsack

Scott P. Bannerot

July 1986

Data Quality

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Quality control procedures for the 2016 Florida survey data is implemented in four main stages: (1) ongoing routine training of observers (initial detailed training, annual refresher training); (2) data check following data collection, where divers trade datasheets immediately upon returning to boat after dive, to ensure all data were collected accurately and required information is complete; (3) divers and independent reviewers compare datasheets with database entries; and (4) statistical analyses are conducted as the final check before distribution.

Before implementation the sampling design was reviewed and agreed upon by representatives from the program partners.

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: Yes
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: Unknown
Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: NCEI-MD
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: Unknown
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

NOAA Fisheries ITS resources and assets.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Data sets and protocols are year specific. Data sets are based on year-specific protocols utilized for data collection.

Sources

A Cooperative Multi-agency Reef Fish Monitoring Protocol for the Florida Keys Coral Reef Ecosystem

CC ID: 1123262
Contact Name: National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP) - Coral Reef Conservation Program
Publish Date: 2009-09-01

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 66518
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:66518
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2022-01-27 16:36+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-06-02 15:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2022-02-28
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year