Doerr, Jennifer, Unknown, Recovery of Queen Conch in the U. S. Virgin Islands.
Horizontal positions are specified in geographic coordinates, that is, latitude and longitude. Latitudes are given to the nearest 0.00001. Longitudes are given to the nearest 0.00001. Latitude and longitude values are specified in Decimal Degrees.
The horizontal datum used is North American Datum of 1983.
The ellipsoid used is Geodetic Reference System 80.
The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.
The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257.
The intent of this project is to investigate possible causes of the lack of recovery of queen conch, particularly juvenile, populations around St. John.
These data consist of multiple tagging locations of queen conch in several bays around St. John. Also included is habitat use, movement and migration information from visual surveys and long-term acoustic tracking, and environmental data such as temperature and salinity.
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