Caribbean Coral Reef, Seagrass and Mangrove Sites (CARICOMP), (NODC Accession 0000501)

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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Caribbean Coral Reef, Seagrass and Mangrove Sites (CARICOMP), (NODC Accession 0000501)
Abstract:
The Caribbean Coastal Marine Productivity (CARICOMP) Program is a Caribbean-wide research and monitoring network of 27 marine laboratories, parks, and reserves in 17 countries. This data set includes data collected from 42 stations at 29 sites in the Caribbean from 1993 to 1998. Line transects were used to determine the abundance of hard and soft corals, algae, sponges, urchins, and abiotic material such as substrate type.
Supplemental_Information:
The sites and stations contributing to this data set are: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands - Andes Reef; Bonaire, N.A. - Barcadera Reef 1 and 2; Barbados - Bellairs North and South Reef; Parque Nacional del Este, Dominican Republic - Boca Chica; Turneffe Islands Atoll, Belize - Calabash Cay 1 and 2; Carrie Bow Cay, Belize - Carrie Bow Cay 1 and 2; Sabana-Camaguey Archipelago, Cuba - Cayo Coco A and B; Parque Nacional, Morrocoy, Venezuela - Cayo Sombrero 1 and 2; Bahia de Chengue, Parque Nacional Tayrona, Colombia - Chengue Bay C1 and C2; Discovery Bay, Jamaica - Discovery Bay Fore Reef 1 and 2; Tobago - Eastern Buccoo Reef 1 and 2; Parque Nacional del Este, Dominican Republic - El Penon; San Salvador, Bahamas - Fernandez Bay 1 and 2; Great Corn Island, Nicaragua; Bermuda - Hog Breaker Reef; Isla de Providencia Y San Andres, Colombia - La Iguana 2B; Saba, N.A. - Ladder Labyrinth 1 and 2; Tobago - Lighthouse Reef; La Parguera, Puerto Rico - Media Luna Reef; Tobago - Outer Buccoo Reef; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands - Pinnacle Reef; Parque Nacional, Morrocoy, Venezuela - Playa Caiman 1 and 2; Puerto Morelos, Mexico - Puerto Morelos Reef; Isla de Margarita, Venezuela - Punta Ballena 1 and 2; Curacao, N.A. - Spaanse Water Reef 1 and 2; La Parguera, Puerto Rico - Turrumote Reef; Bermuda - Twin Breaker Reef; Isla de Providencia Y San Andres, Colombia - Wild Life 1B Note on this metadata record: Higher level taxonomy of species was completed, and species synonyms were noted, FOR THIS METADATA RECORD ONLY at the NODC using the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) available at <http://www.itis.usda.gov/index.html>, in conjunction with additional taxonomic and museum references as required. No originator data has been altered at the NODC; higher level taxonomy is added at the NODC to selected biological metadata records as an aid to search engines which utilize metadata.

Resource Description: NODC Accession #0000501

  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Members of the CARICOMP Network: 1) Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands - Department of the Environment; 2) Bonaire, N.A. - Bonaire Marine Park; 3) Barbados - Bellairs Research Institute; 4) Parque Nacional del Este, Dominican Republic - Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo; 5) Turneffe Islands Atoll, Belize - University College of Belize, Marine Research Centre; 6) Carrie Bow Cay, Belize - Smithsonian Institution; 7) Sabana-Camaguey Archipelago, Cuba - Instituto de Oceanologia, Institute of Ecology and Systematics; 8) Parque Nacional, Morrocoy, Venezuela - Universidad Simon Bolivar; 9) Bahia de Chengue, Parque Nacional Tayrona, Colombia - Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras; 10) Discovery Bay, Jamaica - University of the West Indies, Centre for Marine Sciences; 11) Tobago - Institiute of Marine Affairs; 12) San Salvador, Bahamas - Bahamian Field Station; 13) Great Corn Island, Nicaragua - Universidad Centroamericana; 14) Bermuda - Bermuda Biological Station for Research; 15) Isla de Providencia Y San Andres, Colombia - Corporacion para el Desarrollo Sostenible del Archipelago de San Andres; 16) Saba, N.A. - Saba Marine Park; 17) La Parguera, Puerto Rico - University of Puerto Rico; 18) Puerto Morelos, Mexico - Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnologia; 19) Isla de Margarita, Venezuela - EDIMAR Fundacion La Salle de Ciencia; 20) Curacao, N.A. - Caribbean Research and Management of Biodiversity, Unpublished material, Caribbean Coral Reef, Seagrass and Mangrove Sites (CARICOMP), (NODC Accession 0000501).

    Other_Citation_Details:
    The originator format of these data and redundant text files are archived at the NODC under NODC Accession # 0000501.

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -88.08334
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -59.64056
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 32.45889
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 10.86667
    Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
    Caribbean-wide with 27 institutions in 17 countries, extending from Belize to Barbados and from Bermuda to Venezuela

  3. What does it look like?

  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Beginning_Date: 12-Feb-1993
    Beginning_Time: Unknown
    Ending_Date: 15-Oct-1998
    Ending_Time: Unknown
    Currentness_Reference: ground condition

  5. What is the general form of this data set?

    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Database

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

  8. What biological taxa does this data set concern?

    Taxonomy:
    Keywords/Taxon:
    Taxonomic_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
    Taxonomic_Keywords: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals
    Taxonomic_Keywords: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs
    Taxonomic_Keywords: Algae
    Taxonomic_Keywords: Sponges
    Keywords/Taxon:
    Taxonomic_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
    Taxonomic_Keywords: Urchins
    Taxonomic_Keywords: Hard corals
    Taxonomic_Keywords: Soft corals
    Taxonomic_System:
    Classification_System/Authority:
    Classification_System_Citation:
    Citation_Information:
    Originator:
    ITIS organization and partners: U.S. Department of Agriculture; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; U.S. Geological Survey; Smithsonian Institution; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; National Biological Information Infrastructure; Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; U.S. National Park Service; Conabio (Comisi&oacute;n nacional para el conocimiento y uso de la biodiversidad - Mexico)
    Publication_Date: 20020602
    Publication_Time: Unknown
    Title: Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
    Edition: None
    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Database
    Publication_Information:
    Publication_Place: World Wide Web at URL: <http://www.itis.usda.gov/itis_query.html>
    Publisher:
    Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) organization and partners
    Classification_System_Modifications:
    A species list is provided in the original data files, but not all species were observed during the study. Only those species identified during the surveys are included in this metadata record. Higher level taxonomy of species was completed, and species synonyms were noted, FOR THIS METADATA RECORD ONLY at the NODC using the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) in conjunction with additional taxonomic and museum references as required. No originator data has been altered at the NODC; higher level taxonomy is added at the NODC to selected biological metadata records as an aid to search engines which utilize metadata.
    Taxonomic_Procedures: Unknown
    Taxonomic_Completeness: Unknown
    General_Taxonomic_Coverage:
    Author recorded specimens to genus and species; higher level taxonomy was completed at the NODC as an aid to search engines.
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    Taxon_Rank_Value: Animalia, Plantae, Monera
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    Applicable_Common_Name: Algae
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    Taxon_Rank_Value: Rhodomelaceae
    Applicable_Common_Name: Algae
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    Taxon_Rank_Value: Acanthophora sp.
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    Taxon_Rank_Value: Laurencia obtusa (= Fucus obtusus, syn.)
    Taxonomic_Classification:
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    Taxon_Rank_Value: Laurencia sp.
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    Taxon_Rank_Value: Centroceras clavulatum (= Ceramium clavulatum, syn.)
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    Taxon_Rank_Value: Wrangelia argus
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    Taxon_Rank_Value: Delesseriaceae
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    Taxon_Rank_Value: Martensia pavonia
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    Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
    Taxon_Rank_Value: Martensia sp.
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    Taxon_Rank_Value: Cryptonemiales
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    Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
    Taxon_Rank_Value: Amphiroa rigida
    Taxonomic_Classification:
    Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
    Taxon_Rank_Value: Amphiroa sp.
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    Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
    Taxon_Rank_Value: Jania
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    Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
    Taxon_Rank_Value: Jania adherens (= Jania decussato-dichotoma, syn.)
    Taxonomic_Classification:
    Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
    Taxon_Rank_Value: Jania sp.
    Taxonomic_Classification:
    Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
    Taxon_Rank_Value: Mesophyllum
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    Taxon_Rank_Value: Mesophyllum mesomorphum
    Taxonomic_Classification:
    Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
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    Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
    Taxon_Rank_Value: Porolithon pachydermum
    Taxonomic_Classification:
    Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
    Taxon_Rank_Value: Porolithon sp.
    Taxonomic_Classification:
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    Taxon_Rank_Value: Rhizophyllidaceae
    Taxonomic_Classification:
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    Taxon_Rank_Value: Contarinia
    Taxonomic_Classification:
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    Taxon_Rank_Value: Contarinia magdae
    Taxonomic_Classification:
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    Taxon_Rank_Value: Kallymeniaceae
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    Taxon_Rank_Value: Kallymenia
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    Taxon_Rank_Value: Peyssonnelia
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    Taxon_Rank_Value: Peyssonnelia boergesenii
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    Taxon_Rank_Value: Peyssonnelia sp.
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    Taxon_Rank_Value: Bonnemaisoniaceae
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    Taxon_Rank_Value: Asparagopsis
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    Taxon_Rank_Value: Asparagopsis taxiformis (= Fucus taxiformis, syn.)
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    Taxon_Rank_Name: Family
    Taxon_Rank_Value: Chaetangiaceae
    Taxonomic_Classification:
    Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
    Taxon_Rank_Value: Galaxaura
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    Taxon_Rank_Value: Galaxaura marginata
    Taxonomic_Classification:
    Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
    Taxon_Rank_Value: Galaxaura oblongata
    Taxonomic_Classification:
    Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
    Taxon_Rank_Value: Galaxaura sp.
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    Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
    Taxon_Rank_Value: Galaxaura subverticillata
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    Taxon_Rank_Value: Gelidiaceae
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    Taxon_Rank_Value: Gelidium pusillum
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    Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
    Taxon_Rank_Value: Gelidium sp.
    Taxonomic_Classification:
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    Taxon_Rank_Value: Rhodymeniales
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    Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
    Taxon_Rank_Value: Coelothrix
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    Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
    Taxon_Rank_Value: Coelothrix irregularis
    Applicable_Common_Name: red algae
    Taxonomic_Classification:
    Taxon_Rank_Name: Order
    Taxon_Rank_Value: Gigartinales
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    Taxon_Rank_Value: Solieriaceae
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    Taxon_Rank_Value: Flahaultia
    Taxonomic_Classification:
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    Taxon_Rank_Value: Flahaultia tegetiformis
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    Taxon_Rank_Value: Gracilariaceae
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    Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
    Taxon_Rank_Value: Gracilaria
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    Taxon_Rank_Value: Gracilaria sp.
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    Taxon_Rank_Value: Scleractinia
    Applicable_Common_Name: stony corals
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    Applicable_Common_Name: atlantic mushroom coral
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    Taxon_Rank_Value: Trematoecia
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Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)

  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

    CARICOMP Network Institutions

  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?

    UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDES
    Attn: (3807) Linton, Dulcie
    P.O. BOX 12
    MONA, Unknown 7
    JAMAICA

    Unavailable (voice)
    Unavailable


Why was the data set created?

CARICOMP is a unified, long-term, Caribbean-wide initiative to identify the factors responsible for sustaining mangrove wetland, seagrass meadow, and coral reef productivity, to examine the interaction between these systems, and to determine the role of terrestrial and oceanic influences on them. The principal goals of the program are to determine the dominant influences on coastal productivity, to monitor for ecosystem change, and ultimately to discriminate human disturbance from long-term natural variation in coastal systems over the range of their distribution.


How was the data set created?

  1. What methods were used to collect the data?

    Method 0 of 1
    Type: Field

    A detailed methodology description for each site was not submitted with this data set. Using line transects, hard and soft coral, urchin, algae, and sponge abundance were recorded, as well as substrate type. All observations were placed in categories, such as encrusting corals, fleshy algae, or bare rubble. When known, species was recorded. In addition to raw data tables, numerous queries are available in the original MS Access file. These include: percent cover by mass, hard corals, algae, abiotic, sponges, category, gorgonian total by transect, and other pertinent categories. A detailed description of each reef site is also provided. A species list is provided, but not all species were observed during the study. Only those species identified during the surveys are included in this metadata record.

    Reference:

  2. From what previous works were the data drawn?

  3. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?

    Date: 30-Apr-2001 (process 1 of 1)
    Data collected under the CARICOMP program were collated with accompanying documentation and are available online at both the CARICOMP website (<http://isis.uwimona.edu.jm/centres/cms/caricomp/caricomp_main.html>) and through the archives of the National Oceanographic Data Center (<http://www.nodc.noaa.gov>) A companion report is: Kjerfve, Bjorn (Editor). CARICOMP - Caribbean coral reef, seagrass and mangrove sites. Coastal region and small island papers 3. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris, France, December 31, 1998. Available through the World Wide Web at: <http://www.unesco.org/csi/pub/papers/kjerfve.htm>

  4. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?


How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?

    See methods in orginator data files

  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?

    See methods in orginator data files


How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?

Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Use of data is subject to the acknowledgement of CARICOMP as the source.

  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)

    NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center
    Attn: NODC User Services
    not applicable
    1315 East-West Highway, SSMC3, 4th Floor
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
    U.S.A.

    301-713-3277 or 3280 (voice)
    301-713-3302 (FAX)
    nodc.services@noaa.gov

    Hours_of_Service: 8:30 AM through 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday EST
    Contact_Instructions: Phone/e-mail/FAX/voice mail message
  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

    Downloadable Data

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    NOAA makes no warranty regarding these data, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NODC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data, nor as a result of the failure of these data to function on a particular system.

  4. How can I download or order the data?

  5. Is there some other way to get the data?

    Contact the NODC User Services Group via phone/FAX/E-mail: nodc.services@noaa.gov

  6. What hardware or software do I need in order to use the data set?

    Microsoft Access 97 or compatible suggested


Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 30-Jan-2013
Metadata author:
National Oceanographic Data Center
NOAA/NODC E/OC1, SSMC3 4th Floor, 1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
U.S.A.

301-713-3280 (voice)
301-713-3302 (FAX)
nodc.services@noaa.gov, or sheri.phillips@noaa.gov

Hours_of_Service: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Contact_Instructions: Phone/FAX attention to:/e-mail/write
Metadata standard:
FGDC Biological Data Profile of the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001.1-1999)


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