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File Identifier: gov.noaa.nodc:0142175
Metadata Date Stamp: 2021-04
Organization: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Organization Role: custodian
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Title: Elkhorn coral demographic monitoring from 2004-03-30 to 2018-12-04 (NCEI Accession 0142175)
Abstract: The overall objectives of this project are to document the dynamics of the remaining Elkhorn populations in the upper Florida Keys and to compare its performance to other Caribbean locations. This is an on-going monitoring project with thrice yearly surveys in the upper Florida Keys and annual surveys in CuraƧao and only episodic surveys in Navassa (2006, 2009, 2012). Study units are 150 m2 plots in which all attached Acropora palmata colonies are mapped and surveyed each year. In Florida, individually tagged A. palmata colonies are surveyed more frequently to document their condition. Based on these observations, we can estimate basic population parameters including recruitment, growth and mortality, along with the causes of recent tissue mortality and the sources of recruitment (asexual or sexual). All monitored colonies are genotyped such that clones within the population are identified.
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Theme Topics: Environment and Conservation, Oceans and Estuaries, Biology and Ecology
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West Bounding Longitude: -80.037481
South Bounding Latitude: 12.083075
East Bounding Longitude: -68.893882
North Bounding Latitude: 25.28078
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Scope (quality information applies to): Dataset
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Contact Position: Information Services
Address: Federal Building 151 Patton Avenue
City: Asheville
State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
Contact Website:
Telephone: 301-713-3277
Fax: 301-713-3300
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