U.S. Virgin Islands National Park Coral Transplant Study, St. John, 1999-2009 (NODC Accession 0112724)

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Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: US DOI; US Geological Survey (USGS)
Publication_Date: 20130924
Title:
U.S. Virgin Islands National Park Coral Transplant Study, St. John, 1999-2009 (NODC Accession 0112724)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
Publisher: US National Oceanographic Data Center
Online_Linkage: <http://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0112724>
Description:
Abstract:
In a pilot project in the Caribbean (Virgin Islands National Park, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands), storm-produced fragments of Acropora palmata, Acropora cervicornis, and Porites porites were collected from donor reefs and transplanted to nearby degraded reefs. Sixty coral fragments were attached to dead-coral substrate (usually upright Acropora palmata skeletons), at similar depths from which they had been collected (1 to 3.5 m), using nylon cable ties. Seventy-five intact colonies were designated as reference colonies. Study colonies were assessed at 6-month intervals for 2 years (1999-2001) and annually thereafter (through 2009). The primary research objective was to evaluate the feasibility of using storm-produced coral fragments as the source of coral transplants to enhance degraded reefs.

Original data are in MS-Excel spreadsheet format with a species list in .doc format and Federal Geographic Data Committee format (FGDC) metadata as an .xml file.

Purpose: BASIC RESEARCH
Supplemental_Information:
See coastal.er.usgs.gov/coral-transplant for information regarding study. Site includes link to publication - Garrison, V., Ward, G. 2008. Storm-generated coral fragments - A viable source of transplants for reef rehabilitation. Biological Conservation 141,3089-3100. Prior to use of these records in any analysis or report, Ginger Garrison,U.S. Geological Survey, 600 Fourth Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA Tel: 1-727-803-8747x3061, Fax: 1- 727-803-2032, E-mail - ginger_garrison at usgs.gov, must be notified and if used the provenance of the original data must be acknowledged.

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OBIS-USA Dataset Code and GCMD ID- VINPCoralTransplantStudy Data was published May 18, 2010 on the OBIS-USA web site and is available at www.usgs.gov/obis-usa. OBIS is the Ocean Biogeographic System which brings together marine biological occurrence data - recorded observations of identifiable marine species at a known time and place, collected primarily from U.S. Waters or with U.S. funding. Coordinated by the Core Science, Analytics and Synthesis Program (CSAS) of the United States Geological Survey (USGS), OBIS-USA, strives to meet national needs for access to marine data about the organisms and ecosystems. OBIS-USA is part of an international data sharing network (Ocean Biogeographic Information System, OBIS) coordinated by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organization International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange. Federal coordination is done in collaboration with the participants of the ad hoc Biodiversity working group organized under the Interagency Working Group on Ocean Partnerships Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology.

Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19990526
Ending_Date: 20090404
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -64.788836
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -64.727714
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.369267
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.347164
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Theme_Keyword: BENTHIC SPECIES - TAXA IDENTITIES
Theme_Keyword: BIOLOGICAL DATA
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Theme_Keyword: CORAL - COLONY SIZE
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Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > U. S. Virgin Islands > St. John > St. John (18N064W0011)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > Virgin Islands > St. John (18N064W0011)
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Use_Constraints:
NOAA and NODC would appreciate recognition as the resource from which these data were obtained in any publications and/or other representations of these data.
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Ocean Biogeographic Information System USA
Contact_Person: Lee, Research Associate Olivia
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Address:
OBIS USA
University of Colorado at Boulder
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: Colorado
Postal_Code: 80309
Country: UNITED STATES
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Metadata_Date: 20131019
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Postal_Code: 20910-3282
Country: USA
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Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
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CoRIS:
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<http://www.coris.noaa.gov/metadata/records/html/document_0112724.html>
CoRIS_Tracking_ID: 6751

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