Coral Research Data from NOAA's Undersea Research Center, Caribbean Marine Research Center, NOAA's Undersea Research Program (NURP)

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Title:
Coral Research Data from NOAA's Undersea Research Center, Caribbean Marine Research Center, NOAA's Undersea Research Program (NURP)
Abstract:
NOAA's National Undersea Research Center for the Caribbean Marine Research Center, Perry Institure for Marine Science, for the Caribbean region explores and studies the waters in the wider Caribbean marine environment. The center is located at Lee Stocking Island in the Exuma Cays and was chosen for its proximity to the U.S. and wide range of marine habitats with minimal human impacts. Research supported at Lee Stocking Island is based on the premise that studying minimally impacted coral reefs is an ideal means to develop baseline conditions, as well as targets for restoration, for coral reefs in areas heavily impacted by anthropogenic factors such as the Florida Keys and elsewhere throughout the Caribbean.
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    NOAA's Undersea Research Program (NURP), NOAA's Undersea Research Center, Caribbean Marine Research Center, Perry Institute for Marine Science, 1999, Coral Research Data from NOAA's Undersea Research Center, Caribbean Marine Research Center, NOAA's Undersea Research Program (NURP).

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  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -100
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -59
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 25
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 11

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    Beginning_Date: 1999
    Ending_Date: present
    Currentness_Reference: ground condition

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    Caribbean Marine Research Center
    Attn: Albrey Arrington
    Director
    Caribbean Marine Research Center
    Perry Institute for Marine Science
    100 North U.S. Highway 1, Suite 202
    Jupiter, Florida 3347-5122
    USA

    (561) 741-0192 ex. 117 (voice)
    aarrington@perryinstitute.org


Why was the data set created?

The coral reef research program is centered on the long term study and understanding of shallow and deep coral reef ecosystems. These programs include studies of coral reef ecology, physical oceanography, monitoring of coral health, genetic diversity of corals, monitoring of seawater temperatures and currents, monitoring of meteorological parameters, and coring of ancient coral reefs to establish a paleoclimate history of coral growth and survival related to natural climate changes.


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Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: none

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

    Caribbean Marine Research Center
    Attn: Albrey Arrington
    Director
    Caribbean Marine Research Center
    Perry Institute for Marine Science
    100 North U.S. Highway 1, Suite 202
    Jupiter, Florida 3347-5122
    USA

    (561) 741-0192 ex. 117 (voice)
    aarrington@perryinstitute.org

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    Clearinghouses

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    NOAA makes no warranty regarding these data, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA can not assume liability for and 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.

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Dates:
Last modified: 31-Dec-2012
Metadata author:
Caribbean Marine Research Center
Attn: Albrey Arrington
Director
Caribbean Marine Research Center
Perry Institute for Marine Science
100 North U.S. Highway 1, Suite 202
Jupiter, Florida 3347-5122
USA

(561) 741-0192 ex. 117 (voice)
aarrington@perryinstitute.org

Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)


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