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Coral bleaching data from Bleachwatch in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary from 2017-06-03 to 2017-10-30 (NCEI Accession 0168768)

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The BleachWatch data form has been designed to minimize the effort required by observers to report on coral condition from throughout the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. BleachWatch observers are requested to provide their contact information, as well as the type of community group that describes them. Site information includes the location name, GPS coordinates, water depth, reef zone that describes the site (hardbottom, patch reef, mid-channel reef, deep reef, or bank reef), as well as basic environmental conditions such as wind speed and air temperature, cloud cover, and water temperature at both the surface and at depth. Basic bleaching observations include the severity of bleaching observed overall at the site (no bleaching, paling, bleached only on the upper surface, completely bleached), the growth forms of corals affected (brain, branching, fleshy, flower/cup, leaf/plate/sheet, or mound/boulder), the percent of overall coral cover at the site affected, and the depth range where bleaching is observed. Finally, observers are asked to note bleaching in other species of interest, including fire coral, zooanthids, and gorgonians, as well as any other observations of coral disease or mortality that may be occurring at the site. After exiting the water, observers simply enter these observations on the report form provided. Observers are asked to report as regularly as possible, and are made to understand that observations of no bleaching present are equally as important.
  • Cite as: Buchman, Mike; Dieveney, Beth; Walter, Cory; Bartels, Erich (2017). Coral bleaching data from Bleachwatch in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary from 2017-06-03 to 2017-10-30 (NCEI Accession 0168768). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0168768. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2017-06-03 to 2017-10-30
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
West: -82.92301
East: -80.2883
South: 24.4448
North: 25.1394
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Coral Reef Conservation Program (2016). Documentation for NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP) data archived at NCEI (NCEI Accession 0157633). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0157633.
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2017-12-29
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Purpose By interpreting observations of coral condition from various areas within a geographic zone of concern during potential bleaching events, additional insight can be gained toward determining natural resilience, both for habitat types, geographical location, and species of coral.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Buchman, Mike; Dieveney, Beth; Walter, Cory; Bartels, Erich (2017). Coral bleaching data from Bleachwatch in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary from 2017-06-03 to 2017-10-30 (NCEI Accession 0168768). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0168768. Accessed [date].
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
  • Documents > Coral Bleaching Report
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Air Temperature
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Surface Winds
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Coral Diseases > Bleaching
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Water Temperature
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Data Center keywords NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS CoRIS Place Thesaurus
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Florida > Monroe County > Florida Keys (24N081W0007)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Florida Reef Tract > Florida Keys (24N081W0007)
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS CRCP Project
  • 430
  • Florida Keys BleachWatch
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Buchman, Mike; Dieveney, Beth; Walter, Cory; Bartels, Erich (2017). Coral bleaching data from Bleachwatch in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary from 2017-06-03 to 2017-10-30 (NCEI Accession 0168768). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0168768. Accessed [date].
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Processing Steps
  • 2017-12-29T00:41:06Z - NCEI Accession 0168768 v1.1 was published.
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  • thermometer
  • visual estimate
  • visual observation
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