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Short Citation
Southeast Fisheries Science Center, 2024: National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessment of coral reef benthic communities in Puerto Rico from 2019-07-18 to 2019-12-29 (NCEI Accession 0217139), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/70704.
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Abstract

The National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP) assessed coral reef communities in Puerto Rico using two benthic surveys: the Benthic Assessment (BA) and the Coral Demographic method. Benthic Assessment provides benthic cover estimates for ecologically important cover types/groups (e.g., macroalgae, turf algae, crustose coralline algae, corals, sponges, sand/sediment, etc.) using a 1-stage stratified random survey design in hardbottom and coral reef habitats less than 30m in depth. The goals of these surveys are to provide: (1) a quantification of percent cover of biotic and abiotic benthic components using a line 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 [Lobatus gigas], long-spined sea urchin [Diadema antillarum]); and (4) presence-absence information for ESA-listed Threatened corals. 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. Both Benthic Assessment and Coral Demographic surveys are concurrent. Three datasets are provided under the Benthic Assessment and coral demographic protocols, and are distributed as one compiled package: (1) analysis ready benthic cover dataset, (2) analysis ready invertebrates/ESA dataset, and (3) analysis ready coral demographic dataset. The methodologies used for this survey can be found in the Benthic Assessment and Coral Demographic protocols. All datasets contain data fields on general station information (e.g., survey strata, depth, rugosity). Each of these data tables contain additional survey-specific data fields. For complete information and descriptions of attributes and data fields for all data tables, refer to the data dictionaries.

Distribution Information

Access Constraints:

None

Use Constraints:

Please reference NOAA/NOS/NCCOS and NOAA/NMFS/SEFSC when utilizing these data in a report or peer reviewed publication. Cite as:

National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS); Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) (2020). National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessment of coral reef benthic communities in Puerto Rico from 2019-07-18 to 2019-12-29 (NCEI Accession 0217139). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0217139. Accessed [date].

Additionally, knowledge of how this dataset has been of use and which

organizations are utilizing it is of great benefit for ensuring this

information continues to meet the needs of the management and research

communities. Therefore, it is requested but not mandatory, that any user of

this data supply this information to the Project Co-Investigators

(Atlantic/Caribbean): Kimberly Edwards (kimberly.edwards@noaa.gov) and Jay

Grove (jay.grove@noaa.gov)

Controlled Theme Keywords

BENTHIC, BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION, CORAL REEF, CORAL REEFS, DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI, DOC/NOAA/NMFS/SEFSC, DOC/NOAA/NOS/NCCOS, FISH

Contact Information

Point of Contact
NCCOS Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
301-713-3020

Metadata Contact
Sarah Hile
sarah.hile@noaa.gov
240-533-0370

Extents

Geographic Area 1

-67.93599268° W, -65.17725° E, 18.47189° N, 17.8859416° S

Time Frame 1
2019-07-18 - 2019-12-29

Item Identification

Title: National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessment of coral reef benthic communities in Puerto Rico from 2019-07-18 to 2019-12-29 (NCEI Accession 0217139)
Status: Completed
Creation Date: 2019
Publication Date: 2020
Abstract:

The National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP) assessed coral reef communities in Puerto Rico using two benthic surveys: the Benthic Assessment (BA) and the Coral Demographic method. Benthic Assessment provides benthic cover estimates for ecologically important cover types/groups (e.g., macroalgae, turf algae, crustose coralline algae, corals, sponges, sand/sediment, etc.) using a 1-stage stratified random survey design in hardbottom and coral reef habitats less than 30m in depth. The goals of these surveys are to provide: (1) a quantification of percent cover of biotic and abiotic benthic components using a line 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 [Lobatus gigas], long-spined sea urchin [Diadema antillarum]); and (4) presence-absence information for ESA-listed Threatened corals. 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. Both Benthic Assessment and Coral Demographic surveys are concurrent. Three datasets are provided under the Benthic Assessment and coral demographic protocols, and are distributed as one compiled package: (1) analysis ready benthic cover dataset, (2) analysis ready invertebrates/ESA dataset, and (3) analysis ready coral demographic dataset. The methodologies used for this survey can be found in the Benthic Assessment and Coral Demographic protocols. All datasets contain data fields on general station information (e.g., survey strata, depth, rugosity). Each of these data tables contain additional survey-specific data fields. For complete information and descriptions of attributes and data fields for all data tables, refer to the data dictionaries.

Purpose:

The National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP) details a long-term approach to provide an ecosystem perspective via monitoring climate, fish, benthic, and socioeconomic variables in a consistent and integrated manner. The NCRMP is intended to coordinate various Coral Reef Conservation Coral Reef Program (CRCP) biological, physical, and human dimensions activities into a cohesive NOAA-wide effort. Through the implementation of the NCRMP, NOAA will be able to clearly and concisely communicate results of national-scale monitoring to national, state, and territorial policy makers, resource managers, and the public on a periodic basis. 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 dataset are from around Puerto Rico, including the islands of Vieques, Culebra, Mona and Desecheo. Lead agencies NOAA NCCOS and SEFSC, and partners HJR Reefscaping, Inc., CSS, the University of Puerto Rico and Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources.

Notes:

In 2017, NCRMP developed a new data template and structure for data delivery/archiving. All prior year packages have been updated to reflect these changes. Any future data packages will follow this new structure for consistency across years.

In 2015, the fish species Pterois volitans (red lionfish) was added to the list of key species requiring actual size measurements.

Other Citation Details:

Cite as: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS); Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) (2020). National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessment of coral reef benthic communities in Puerto Rico from 2019-07-18 to 2019-12-29 (NCEI Accession 0217139). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0217139. Accessed [date].

Supplemental Information:

Funding:

US DOC; NOAA; NOS; National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)

US DOC; NOAA; NOS; Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP

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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/NCCOS > National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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 > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > REEF > CORAL REEF
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 > Benthic
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Reef Habitat > Description
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Ecological Dynamics > Species Richness
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > ESA Listed Species
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 > Coral Colony Size and Condition
CRCP Project National Coral Reef Monitoring Plan (NCRMP) Implementation
NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER 0217139
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; National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS BENTHIC COMMUNITIES
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS BENTHIC SPECIES
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS BENTHIC SPECIES - TAXA COUNTS
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS BIOLOGICAL DATA
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS CORAL
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS CORAL - BLEACHING
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS CORAL - CENSUS
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS CORAL - COLONY SIZE
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS CORAL - SPECIES IDENTIFICATION
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS HABITAT
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS HABITAT - BENTHIC
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS MACROINVERTEBRATE CENSUS
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS REEF AND/OR BOTTOM REGIME - PERCENT COVER
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 OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS visual observation
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 SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS US DOC; NOAA; NOS; National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None 2019

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 > CARIBBEAN SEA
UNCONTROLLED
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Culebra Island (18N065W0011)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Isla de Desecheo (18N067W0007)
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 > Puerto Rico (18N066W0000)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Vieques > Vieques Island (18N065W0002)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > Culebra Island (18N065W0011)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > Puerto Rico (18N066W0000)
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Caribbean Sea
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS North Atlantic Ocean

Instrument Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
VISUAL OBSERVATIONS > VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
UNCONTROLLED
NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS swimmer/diver
NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS visual observation

Physical Location

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

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: Mixed
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Multimedia (hardcopy)
Entity Attribute Detail URL: https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0217139/2.2/data/0-data/NCRMP_PR_2019_Benthics/NCRMP_PR_2019_Benthics/Documentation/NCRMP_PR2019_Benthic_DataDocumentation.pdf
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 Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS); Southeast Fisheries Science Center, National Coral Reef Monitoring Program

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 1269645
Date Effective From: 2020
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Grove, Laura
Address: 75 VA Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
Email Address: jay.grove@noaa.gov
Phone: (305) 361-4479
Fax: (305) 365-4103

Distributor

CC ID: 1269646
Date Effective From: 2020
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: 1269649
Date Effective From: 2020
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Hile, Sarah
Address: 1305 East-West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Email Address: sarah.hile@noaa.gov
Phone: 240-533-0370
Fax: 301-713-4384

Originator

CC ID: 1269647
Date Effective From: 2019
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: 1269648
Date Effective From: 2019
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP)
Address: 1305 East West Highway 10th Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3281
Phone: (301) 713-3155
URL: https://coralreef.noaa.gov

Originator

CC ID: 1269651
Date Effective From: 2019
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NCCOS Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Address: 1305 East West Highway -- Room 810
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301-713-3020
URL: http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/about/centers/ccfhr

Point of Contact

CC ID: 1269652
Date Effective From: 2020
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NCCOS Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Address: 1305 East West Highway -- Room 810
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301-713-3020
URL: http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/about/centers/ccfhr

Principal Investigator

CC ID: 1269650
Date Effective From: 2020
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Edwards, Kimberly
Address: 101 Pivers Island Road
Beaufort, NC 28516-9722
Email Address: kimberly.edwards@noaa.gov
Phone: (252) 838-0811
Fax: (252) 728-8728

Extents

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 1269660
W° Bound: -67.93599268
E° Bound: -65.17725
N° Bound: 18.47189
S° Bound: 17.8859416

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 1269659
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2019-07-18
End: 2019-12-29

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Download from provided links

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

Please reference NOAA/NOS/NCCOS and NOAA/NMFS/SEFSC when utilizing these data in a report or peer reviewed publication. Cite as:

National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS); Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) (2020). National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessment of coral reef benthic communities in Puerto Rico from 2019-07-18 to 2019-12-29 (NCEI Accession 0217139). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0217139. Accessed [date].

Additionally, knowledge of how this dataset has been of use and which

organizations are utilizing it is of great benefit for ensuring this

information continues to meet the needs of the management and research

communities. Therefore, it is requested but not mandatory, that any user of

this data supply this information to the Project Co-Investigators

(Atlantic/Caribbean): Kimberly Edwards (kimberly.edwards@noaa.gov) and Jay

Grove (jay.grove@noaa.gov)

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 1269653
Start Date: 2021
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/archive-management-system/OAS/bin/prd/jquery/accession/download/0217139
Distributor: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD) (2020 - Present)
File Name: 0217139.2.2.tar.gz
Description:

latest version of archived data is version 2.2

File Type (Deprecated): NCEI Archived Data Accession
File Size: 316.472 MB
Compression: GTAR
Review Status: Chked Viruses Inapp Content

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 1269654
URL: https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0217139
Name: NCEI 0217139 Landing Page
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessment of coral reef benthic communities in Puerto Rico from 2019-07-18 to 2019-12-29 (NCEI Accession 0217139)

URL 2

CC ID: 1269655
URL: https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0217139/2.2/about/0217139_preview.png
Name: Preview of Browse Graphic Archive version 2.2
URL Type:
Browse Graphic
Preview of Browse Graphic Archive version 2.2
Description:

Investigator Supplied Browse Graphic File NCEI Accession 0217139

Data Quality

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Quality control procedures are 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 Data Documentation

(3) 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 program partners, as well as NCCOS scientists

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 70704
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:70704
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2023-08-30 16:19+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2024-03-13 15:21+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2023-08-31
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year