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National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessment of fish communities in the Florida Reef Tract from 2018-06-05 to 2018-12-17 (NCEI Accession 0208321)

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The stationary point count method (7.5m radius cylinder) is used to conduct fish surveys in Florida as part of the National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP). This method collects and reports information on species composition, density, size structure, abundance and derived metrics (e.g., species richness, diversity). Data provided in this data set are from three (3) distinct regions along the Florida reef tract; 1) Dry Tortugas, 2) Florida Keys from Key West north to Miami and 3) Miami north to Martin County. Data are collected using a 2-stage, stratified random survey design. Lead agencies involved include the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Southeast Fisheries Science Center (NOAA Fisheries) and National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS).
  • Cite as: NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center; NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (2020). National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessment of fish communities in the Florida Reef Tract from 2018-06-05 to 2018-12-17 (NCEI Accession 0208321). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0208321. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2018-06-05 to 2018-12-17
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
West: -83.1
East: -80
South: 24.4
North: 27.2
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Associated Resources
  • National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessment of coral reef fish communities in the Florida Reef Tract
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  • Parent ID (indicates this dataset is related to other data):
    • gov.noaa.nodc:NCRMP-Fish-Florida
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2020-01-14
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
Supplemental Information
Submission Package ID: LEKH7D
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.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center; NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (2020). National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessment of fish communities in the Florida Reef Tract from 2018-06-05 to 2018-12-17 (NCEI Accession 0208321). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0208321. Accessed [date].
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Acknowledgments
  • Related Funding Agency: US DOC; NOAA; NOS; Coral Reef Conservation Program
  • Academic partners include University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (UM-RSMAS) and Nova Southeastern University (NSU), state partners include Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), federal partners include National Park Service (NPS) and Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS) and county partners include Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
  • Numeric Data Sets > Fish Census
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Reef Fish Census > Stationary
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish > Fish Census
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS Contributing Data Centers
  • SEFSC
  • Southeast Fisheries Science Center
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 > Florida Reef Tract (26N080W0007)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Florida Reef Tract (26N080W0007)
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Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS CRCP Project
  • 743
  • National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP)
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Use Constraints
  • Cite as: NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center; NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (2020). National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessment of fish communities in the Florida Reef Tract from 2018-06-05 to 2018-12-17 (NCEI Accession 0208321). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0208321. Accessed [date].
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Processing Steps
  • 2020-01-14T21:46:08Z - NCEI Accession 0208321 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • Parameter or Variable: FISH - CORAL REEF (measured); Units: number and length; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Diver Visual Survey; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Bohnsack/Bannerot Stationary Point Count; Data Quality Method: All data field undergo extensive QA/QC procedures.
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Instrument
  • swimmer/diver
  • visual observation
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