Kramer, P., Garcia, R., Johnson, M.
The Florida Reef Resilience Program 2006-2007 Bleaching Response Final Report (Grant: NA06NMF4630113)
The NOAA grant funding was used to implement and analyze the results of coral bleaching surveys during 2006 and 2007 bleaching periods as part of the Florida Reef Resilience Program (FRRP). The coral bleaching surveys were based on a pilot program conducted in the summer of 2005 with follow-up surveys in January of 2006. The assessment area covers the reef tract from the Dry Tortugas to Martin County. The FRRP spatial framework divided the reef-tract into sub-regions from north to south and zones from nearshore to offshore (Fig. 1). During the final reporting period, the implementation of the 2007 bleaching surveys was completed and the 2005, 2006 and 2007 FRRP coral bleaching data were analyzed. As part of the data analysis, the bleaching results for 2005, 2006 and 2007 were then weighted based on the amount of reef area for each zone in a sub-region.
coral reef resilience
FY2006 CRCP Project ID 1413; Project Title: General Coral Conservation Grants; Principal Investigator: Andy Bruckner. Grant: NA06NMF4630113