Acoustic Tracking of Fish Movements in Coral Reef Ecosystems in St John (USVI), 2006-2010

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Program
Publication_Date: 2011
Title:
Acoustic Tracking of Fish Movements in Coral Reef Ecosystems in St John (USVI), 2006-2010
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Silver Spring, MD
Publisher:
NOAA's Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Online_Linkage:
<http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/ecosystems/coralreef/acoustic_tracking/>
Description:
Abstract:
Acoustic Tracking of Reef Fishes to Elucidate Habitat Utilization Patterns and Residence Times Inside and Outside Marine Protected Areas Around the Island of St. John, USVI NOAA's Biogeography Branch, National Park Service (NPS), US Geological Survey, and the University of Hawaii used acoustic telemetry to quantify spatial patterns and habitat affinities of reef fishes around the island of St. John, US Virgin Islands. The objective of the study was to define the movements of reef fishes among habitats within and between the Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument (VICRNM), the Virgin Islands National Park (VIIS), and Territorial waters surrounding St. John. In order to better understand species' habitat utilization patterns among management regimes, we deployed an array of hydroacoustic receivers and acoustically tagged reef fishes. Thirty six receivers were deployed in shallow nearshore bays and across the shelf to depths of approximately 30 m. We tagged 184 individual fishes representing 19 species from 10 different families with VEMCO V9-2L-R64K transmitters.
Purpose:
Development of a Microsoft Access database providing time and location of detections for individual fish tagged with acoustic transmitters in the U.S. Caribbean.
Supplemental_Information:
We have recently exchanged and integrated into a single database tag detections for conch, teleost and elasmobranch fish from four separately maintained arrays in the U.S. Virgin Islands including the NMFS queen conch array (St. John nearshore), NOAA's Biogeography Branch array (St. John nearshore & midshelf reef); UVI shelf edge arrays (Marine Conservation District, Grammanik & other shelf edge); NOAA NMFS Apex Predator array COASTSPAN (St. John nearshore). The integrated database has over 7.5 million hits. Data is shared only with consent of partners and full acknowledgements are expected. Project Status - Completed and array decommissioned in 2010
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 2006
Ending_Date: 2010
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None Planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -64.7804
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -64.6912
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.3181
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.2684
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: coral reef ecosystems
Theme_Keyword: Marine Protected Areas
Theme_Keyword: Acoustic telemetry
Theme_Keyword: fish movements
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NOS Data Explorer Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: Environmental Monitoring
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme_Keyword: 002
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Theme_Keyword: 014
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Geographic Information > Biology
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: U.S. Caribbean
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Place Thesaurus
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > Lesser Antilles > U. S. Virgin Islands (17N064W0000)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > U. S. Virgin Islands > U. S. Virgin Islands > U. S. Virgin Islands (17N064W0000)
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Region
Place_Keyword: USVI
Access_Constraints:
Data is shared only with consent of partners and full acknowledgements are expected. Please contact the NOAA Biogeography Branch for additional information
Use_Constraints: Contact Project Manager for further information

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA Biogeography Branch
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 9th Floor, SSMC-4, 1305 East-West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: Maryland
Postal_Code: 20910-3284
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-3028
Resource_Description: Offline Data
Distribution_Liability:
These data were prepared by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, make any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. Any views and opinions expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof. Although all data have been used by NOAA, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by NOAA as to the accuracy of the data and/or related materials. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by NOAA in the use of these data or related materials.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20121231
Metadata_Review_Date: 20121205
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA Biogeography Branch
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 9th Floor, SSMC-4, 1305 East-West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: Maryland
Postal_Code: 20910-3284
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-3028
Metadata_Standard_Name: Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998

CoRIS:
CoRIS_ID: 20121205024418
CoRIS_Children: None
CoRIS_Beginning_Date: 20060101
CoRIS_Ending_Date: 20101231
CoRIS_Metadata_Link:
<http://www.coris.noaa.gov/metadata/records/html/stj_fishtracking_nccos.html>
CoRIS_Tracking_ID: 6574

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