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

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
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

Publication_Date: Unpublished material
Title:
Caribbean Coral Reef, Seagrass and Mangrove Sites (CARICOMP), (NODC Accession 0000501)
Edition: Unpublished material
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Database
Other_Citation_Details:
The originator format of these data and redundant text files are archived at the NODC under NODC Accession # 0000501.
Description:
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.
Purpose:
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.
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

Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19930212
Beginning_Time: Unknown
Ending_Date: 19981015
Ending_Time: Unknown
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Caribbean-wide with 27 institutions in 17 countries, extending from Belize to Barbados and from Bermuda to Venezuela
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -88.08334
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -59.64056
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 32.45889
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 10.86667
Keywords:
Theme:
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Coastal Habitat
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Gorgonians
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology > Hard Coral Cover Live percentage
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Vegetation > Algae
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Vegetation > Algae > Algal Cover
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: Urchin
Theme_Keyword: Gorgonian species abundance
Theme_Keyword: Urchin species abundance
Theme_Keyword: Algae abundance
Theme_Keyword: Caribbean monitoring
Theme_Keyword: Caribbean research
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Numeric Data Sets > Biology
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme_Keyword: 002
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Place Thesaurus
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Cayman Islands > Cayman Islands (19N079W0000)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Cayman Islands > Cayman Islands > Cayman Islands (19N079W0000)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Leeward Group > Bonaire (12N068W0002)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Netherlands Antilles > Bonaire > Bonaire (12N068W0002)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Belizean Barrier Reef > Belize (17N088W0000)
Place_Keyword: COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Belize > Belize (17N088W0000)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Cuba > Cuba (22N079W0000)
Place_Keyword: COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Cuba > Cuba (22N079W0000)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Venezuela > Venezuela (10N065W0000)
Place_Keyword: COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Venezuela > Venezuela (10N065W0000)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Saba > Saba (17N063W0001)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Netherlands Antilles > Saba > Saba (17N063W0001)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Colombia > Colombia (07N074W0000)
Place_Keyword: COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Colombia > Colombia (07N074W0000)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Dominican Republic > Dominican Republic (19N070W0000)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Dominican Republic > Dominican Republic (19N070W0000)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Windward Islands > Barbados (13N059W0000)
Place_Keyword: COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Barbados > Barbados (13N059W0000)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Jamaica > Jamaica (18N077W0000)
Place_Keyword: COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Jamaica > Jamaica (18N077W0000)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Tobago > Tobago (11N060W0009)
Place_Keyword: COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Trinidad and Tobago > Tobago (11N060W0009)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Nicaragua > Nicaragua (13N085W0000)
Place_Keyword: COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Nicaragua > Nicaragua (13N085W0000)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Bermuda Reef System > Bermuda (32N064W0000)
Place_Keyword: COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Bermuda > Bermuda > Bermuda (32N064W0000)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Bahamas > Bahamas (24N078W0000)
Place_Keyword: COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Bahamas > Bahamas (24N078W0000)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > Puerto Rico (18N066W0000)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Puerto Rico (18N066W0000)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Gulf of Mexico > Mexico > Mexico (20N100W0000)
Place_Keyword: COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Mexico > Mexico (20N100W0000)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Leeward Group > Curacao ( Curacao ) (12N068W0004)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Netherlands Antilles > Curacao > Curacao ( Curacao ) (12N068W0004)
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: Morrocoy - Playa Caiman Reef
Place_Keyword: Isla Margarita - Punta Ballena Reef
Place_Keyword: Spaanse Water Reef
Place_Keyword: Buccoo Reef - Lighthouse Reef
Place_Keyword: Del Este - El Penon Reef
Place_Keyword: Chengue Reef
Place_Keyword: Eastern Buccoo Reef
Place_Keyword: Outer Buccoo Reef
Place_Keyword: San Andres Reef
Place_Keyword: Hog Breaker Reef
Place_Keyword: Bermuda Reef - Twin Breaker Reef
Place_Keyword: Media Luna Reef
Place_Keyword: La Parguera - Turrumote Reef
Place_Keyword: Puerto Morelos Reef
Place_Keyword: Great Corn Island Reef
Place_Keyword: Ladder Labyrinth Reef
Place_Keyword: Fernandez Bay Reef
Place_Keyword: Discovery Bay Reef
Place_Keyword: Barcadera Reef
Place_Keyword: Cayo Coco Reef
Place_Keyword: Grand Cayman Reef - Andes Reef
Place_Keyword: Bellairs Reef
Place_Keyword: Del Este - Boca Chica Reef
Place_Keyword: Calabash Reef
Place_Keyword: Carrie Bow Cay Reef
Place_Keyword: Morrocoy - Cayo Sombrero Reef
Place_Keyword: Bahamas - San Salvador Island
Place_Keyword: Grand Cayman Reef - Pinnacle Reef
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Region
Place_Keyword: PR
Stratum:
Stratum_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
Stratum_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Benthic Habitat
Stratum_Keyword: Benthos
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: Centroceras clavulatum (= Ceramium clavulatum, syn.)
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Taxon_Rank_Value: Centroceras sp.
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Applicable_Common_Name: boulder star coral
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Applicable_Common_Name: great star coral
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Applicable_Common_Name: smooth star coral
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Taxon_Rank_Value: Meandrinidae
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Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
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Taxonomic_Classification:
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Taxon_Rank_Value: Meandrina sp.
Taxonomic_Classification:
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Taxonomic_Classification:
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Taxonomic_Classification:
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Applicable_Common_Name: smooth flower coral
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Taxon_Rank_Value: Eusmilia sp.
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Phyllangia
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
Taxon_Rank_Value: Phyllangia americana
Applicable_Common_Name: hidden cup coral
Taxonomic_Classification:
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Taxon_Rank_Value: Mussidae
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Isophyllastrea
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
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Applicable_Common_Name: rough star coral
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Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
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Taxon_Rank_Value: Mussa
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
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Applicable_Common_Name: large flower coral, spiny flower coral
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Mycetophyllia
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
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Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
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Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
Taxon_Rank_Value: Mycetophyllia lamarckiana
Applicable_Common_Name: ridged cactus coral
Taxonomic_Classification:
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Taxonomic_Classification:
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Taxon_Rank_Value: Scolymia
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
Taxon_Rank_Value: Scolymia cubensis
Applicable_Common_Name: artichoke coral
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
Taxon_Rank_Value: Scolymia lacera
Applicable_Common_Name: atlantic mushroom coral
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
Taxon_Rank_Value: Scolymia sp.
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Family
Taxon_Rank_Value: Pocilloporidae
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Madracis
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
Taxon_Rank_Value: Madracis decactis
Applicable_Common_Name: ten-ray star coral
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
Taxon_Rank_Value: Madracis mirabilis
Applicable_Common_Name: striate finger coral
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Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
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Applicable_Common_Name: fire coral
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Taxonomic_Classification:
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Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Oculina
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
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Taxon_Rank_Value: Poritidae
Taxonomic_Classification:
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Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
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Taxonomic_Classification:
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Taxonomic_Classification:
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Taxonomic_Classification:
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Taxonomic_Classification:
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Taxonomic_Classification:
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Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
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Taxonomic_Classification:
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Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
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Taxonomic_Classification:
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Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
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Taxonomic_Classification:
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Taxonomic_Classification:
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Taxonomic_Classification:
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Taxonomic_Classification:
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Taxonomic_Classification:
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Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Use of data is subject to the acknowledgement of CARICOMP as the source.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDES
Contact_Person: (3807) Linton, Dulcie
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: P.O. BOX 12
City: MONA
State_or_Province: Unknown
Postal_Code: 7
Country: JAMAICA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Unavailable
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Unavailable
Data_Set_Credit: CARICOMP Network Institutions
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: None
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Security_Handling_Description: Not applicable
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
MS Access 97 file, 15.8MB; File name: 'Caribbean Coastal Marine Productivity (CARICOMP) Species Abundance Data from the Caribbean, 1993-1998.mdb'; redundant text files

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: See methods in orginator data files
Completeness_Report: See methods in orginator data files
Lineage:
Methodology:
Methodology_Type: Field
Methodology_Identifier:
Methodology_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
Methodology_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef monitoring and assessment > Benthos analysis > Transect monitoring
Methodology_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef monitoring and assessment > In situ biological
Methodology_Keyword: coral reef survey
Methodology_Keyword: line transect survey
Methodology_Keyword: Transect monitoring - linear transect
Methodology_Keyword: species census
Methodology_Keyword: coral census
Methodology_Keyword: gorgonian census
Methodology_Keyword: urchin census
Methodology_Keyword: transect survey
Methodology_Keyword: visual census
Methodology_Description:
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.
Methodology_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Participating institutions of the CARICOMP network. Edited by Bjorn Kjerfve
Publication_Date: 19981231
Publication_Time: Unknown
Title:
CARICOMP - Caribbean coral reef, seagrass and mangrove sites. Coastal region and small island papers 3.
Edition: 1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Document
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Paris, France
Publisher:
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
Online_Linkage: <http://www.unesco.org/csi/pub/papers/kjerfve.htm>
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
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>
Process_Date: 20010430

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center
Contact_Person: NODC User Services
Contact_Position: not applicable
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1315 East-West Highway, SSMC3, 4th Floor
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: U.S.A.
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-3277 or 3280
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-713-3302
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: 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
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
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.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: .MDB
Format_Version_Number: Microsoft Access 97
Format_Specification: Microsoft Access 97 or compatible
Format_Information_Content:
Descriptions of studies, species lists, and data tables from participating CARICOMP institutions.
File_Decompression_Technique: None required
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0000501>
Access_Instructions:
NODC Data Direct functions through standard Internet browsers; FTP capability required; access "Data Direct" through the NODC website at www.nodc.noaa.gov; go to "year 2001" and select NODC Accession # 0000501
Online_Computer_and_Operating_System: PC, UNIX, or Mac; standard Internet browser, FTP capability
Fees: None
Ordering_Instructions:
Download through via NODC's "Data Direct" system at the NODC homepage at www.nodc.noaa.gov or contact NODC for custom order. (When requesting data from the NODC, the desired data set may be referred to by the 7-digit number given in the RESOURCE DESCRIPTION field of this metadata record)
Turnaround: 24 hours if downloaded via the Internet
Custom_Order_Process:
Contact the NODC User Services Group via phone/FAX/E-mail: nodc.services@noaa.gov
Technical_Prerequisites: Microsoft Access 97 or compatible suggested
Available_Time_Period:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20010831
Beginning_Time: Unknown
Ending_Date: Present
Ending_Time: Unknown

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20130130
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: National Oceanographic Data Center
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: NOAA/NODC E/OC1, SSMC3 4th Floor, 1315 East-West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: U.S.A.
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-3280
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-713-3302
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: 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_Name:
FGDC Biological Data Profile of the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001.1-1999
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints: None

CoRIS:
CoRIS_ID: 20020814083648
CoRIS_Children: None
CoRIS_Beginning_Date: 19930212
CoRIS_Ending_Date: 19981015
CoRIS_Metadata_Link:
<http://www.coris.noaa.gov/metadata/records/html/nodc_0000501_caricomp.html>
CoRIS_Tracking_ID: 155

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