Algal, coral, and other data collected by scuba and photographs from M.V. FLING and M.V. SPREE for Post-Hurricane Assessment of Sensitive Habitats of the Flower Garden Banks Vicinity project from 13 November 2005 to 23 June 2007 (NODC Accession 0061208)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Post, Buckley, Schuh and Jernigan, Inc. (PBS&J)
Publication_Date: 20100616
Title:
Algal, coral, and other data collected by scuba and photographs from M.V. FLING and M.V. SPREE for Post-Hurricane Assessment of Sensitive Habitats of the Flower Garden Banks Vicinity project from 13 November 2005 to 23 June 2007 (NODC Accession 0061208)
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/0061208>
Description:
Abstract:
The most active hurricane season on record in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico occurred in 2005, fueled by higher than normal sea-surface temperatures. Eleven tropical cyclones entered the Gulf of Mexico in 2005, including Hurricane Rita. Hurricane Rita was a Category 3 storm when it passed near the shelf edge banks on September 23, 2005. Several sensitive habitats within the northwestern Gulf of Mexico were close to the path of Hurricane Rita, including Sonnier, McGrail, Geyer, Bright, and East Flower Garden Banks. Hindcast hydrodynamic models estimated wave heights at 20-m or higher on these banks. This may have left some bank caps exposed, even at ~20- to 30-m depths. The implications for catastrophic damage to benthic community structure prompted the Minerals Management Service to characterize the banks in their post-hurricane state.

This study characterized and compared the benthic habitats of four banks (Sonnier, McGrail, Geyer, and Bright) and recorded possible hurricane damage at these banks and the East Flower Garden Bank (EFGB). At Sonnier, McGrail, Geyer, and Bright Banks, videographic records were collected by SCUBA and ROV in April and May 2007, at four depth ranges to assess benthic cover to the lowest possible taxonomic level: 22-27 m, 30-36.5 m, 45-50 m, and 55-60 m. Video transects were qualitatively assessed for evidence of hurricane damage. To document recovery from Hurricane Rita at the existing long-term monitoring site on the EFGB, repetitive quadrats and perimeter line surveys were conducted in November 2005 and compared to data collected subsequently in June 2006.

Purpose: BASIC RESEARCH
Supplemental_Information:
None

Resource Description: NODC ACCESSION # 0061208

Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20051113
Ending_Date: 20070523
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -93.58
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -92.45
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 28.3
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 27.85
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS
Theme_Keyword: CORAL
Theme_Keyword: CORAL - SPECIES IDENTIFICATION
Theme_Keyword: HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: TAXONOMIC CODE
Theme_Keyword: WAVE DATA
Theme_Keyword: WAVE HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: SPONGE SPECIES IDENTIFICATION
Theme_Keyword: CORAL - COLONY SIZE
Theme_Keyword: SPECIES IDENTIFICATION
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS
Theme_Keyword: photograph
Theme_Keyword: swimmer/diver
Theme_Keyword: video camera
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS
Theme_Keyword: visual observation
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Theme_Keyword: Post, Buckley, Schuh and Jernigan, Inc. (PBS&J)
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Theme_Keyword: 014
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Theme_Keyword: Post, Buckley, Schuh and Jernigan, Inc. (PBS&J)
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NODC ACCESSION
Theme_Keyword: 61208
Theme_Keyword: 0061208
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Numeric Data Sets > Biology
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Vegetation > Algae
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Benthic Habitat
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Sponges
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Waves > Wave Height
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS
Place_Keyword: Gulf of Mexico
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Place Thesaurus
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Texas > East Flower Garden Banks (27N093W0001)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Texas > West Flower Garden Banks (27N093W0002)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Gulf of Mexico > Flower Garden Banks > East Flower Garden Banks (27N093W0001)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Gulf of Mexico > Flower Garden Banks > West Flower Garden Banks (27N093W0002)
Access_Constraints: none
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.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Post, Buckley, Schuh and Jernigan, Inc.
Contact_Person: D. Manzello, Leslie
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address:
PBS&J
2001 NW 107th Ave
City: Miami
State_or_Province: Florida
Postal_Code: 33172
Country: UNITED STATES
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Unavailable
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Unavailable
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: None
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Security_Handling_Description: None

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: US National Oceanographic Data Center
Contact_Position: Customer Service
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 1315 East-West Hwy; SSMC3 4th Floor / OC
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910-3282
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-3277 x148
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-713-3302
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: NODC.Services@noaa.gov
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
NOAA and NODC make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, 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 the data.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Originator's Data Format(s)
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
<http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/OAS/prd/accession/download/0061208>
Access_Instructions:
Data may be directly downloaded through the NODC web site at: <http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/Archive/Search/>. NODC Customer Service can be contacted directly for custom orders. (When requesting data from the NODC, the desired data set may be referred to by the NODC Accession Number given in the RESOURCE
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Fees: Contact the NODC for most recent fee structure.
Ordering_Instructions:
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20130607
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: US National Oceanographic Data Center
Contact_Position: Data Officer
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 1315 East-West Hwy; SSMC3 4th Floor
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910-3282
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-3272
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-713-3302
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: NODC.DataOfficer@noaa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints: None
Metadata_Security_Information:
Metadata_Security_Classification_System: None
Metadata_Security_Classification: Unclassified
Metadata_Security_Handling_Description: None

CoRIS:
CoRIS_Metadata_Link:
<http://www.coris.noaa.gov/metadata/records/html/nodc_accession_0061208.html>
CoRIS_Tracking_ID: 6697

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