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Title: Coral Demographics Survey Protocol for the U.S. Caribbean and Flower Garden Banks
Short Name: 2014 and 2016 Coral Demographics Survey Protocols
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2021
Abstract:

NCRMP is a broad-spatial snapshot for reef condition (i.e. fish species composition/density/size, benthic cover, and coral density/size/condition) to provide context for local-scale studies of tropical reef ecosystems. Data collection will occur at stratified random sites where the sampling domain for each region (e.g. Puerto Rico, USVI, Flower Garden Banks and Florida) is partitioned by habitat type and depth, sub-regional location (e.g. along-shelf position) and management zone. NCRMP is intended to supplement local monitoring efforts by providing large-scale data on reef fishes and the benthos.

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 AGRRA (Caribbean-wide), SCREAM (Florida), and FRRP (Florida). However, the sampling resolution may not capture the population structure of rare or uncommon corals, including currently-listed or proposed ESA species.

Notes:

There are two versions of this document that may be downloaded , the 2014 version and the 2016 version.

Document Information

Document Type: Documentation
Format: Acrobat Portable Document Format
Status Code: Published

Support Roles

Author

CC ID: 1270516
Date Effective From: 2014
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

Distributor

CC ID: 1270515
Date Effective From: 2021
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

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 1270514
Start Date: 2021
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0224418/1.1/data/0-data/NCRMP_PR2014-2016_Benthics_Updated_Submission/Documentation/NCRMP_CaribGOM_Protocol_Benthic_CoralDemographic_2014.pdf
Distributor: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD) (2021 - Present)
File Name: NCRMP_CaribGOM_Protocol_Benthic_CoralDemographic_2014.pdf
Description:

2014 Coral Demographics Survey Protocol for the U.S. Caribbean and Flower Garden Banks

File Date/Time: 2015-09-18 11:24:00
File Type (Deprecated): PDF
Distribution Format: PDF - Adobe Portable Document Format
File Size: 1.1 MB

Distribution 2

CC ID: 1270517
Start Date: 2021
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0224418/1.1/data/0-data/NCRMP_PR2014-2016_Benthics_Updated_Submission/Documentation/NCRMP_CaribGOM_Protocol_Benthic_CoralDemographic_2016.pdf
Distributor: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD) (2021 - Present)
File Name: NCRMP_CaribGOM_Protocol_Benthic_CoralDemographic_2016.pdf
Description:

2016 Coral Demographics Survey Protocol for the U.S. Caribbean and Flower Garden Banks

File Date/Time: 2021-01-12 16:59:00
File Type (Deprecated): PDF
Distribution Format: PDF - Adobe Portable Document Format
File Size: 1.3M

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 70755
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:70755
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2023-09-03 21:45+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2023-10-17 16:12+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2023-09-04
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2023-09-04
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2024-09-04