ResourceFlower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary : condition report 2008
ResourceBiogeographic characterization of fish communities and associated benthic habitats within the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sancturary : sampling design and implementation of scuba surveys on the coral caps
ResourceCoral reef condition: A status report for the Flower Garden Banks
Effective coral reef conservation cannot be accomplished without an informed and engaged public. This status report is part of an ongoing series of documents to track the status and trends of coral reefs across the U.S. and its territories. The Flower Gar...
ResourceLong-Term Monitoring at East and West Flower Garden Banks: 2019 Annual Report
This report summarizes fish and benthic community observations and water quality data collected from East Flower Garden Bank (EFGB) and West Flower Garden Bank (WFGB) in 2019, along with nearly 30 years of historical monitoring data.
ResourceStrategy for Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease Prevention and Response at Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (Version 1)
Coral reefs are an essential component of healthy and resilient marine environments, providing important ecosystem services such as tourism and fisheries. However, corals in the Atlantic and Caribbean region are currently experiencing an unprecedented epi...
ResourceAssessment of Mesophotic Coral Ecosystem Connectivity for Proposed Expansion of a Marine Sanctuary in the Northwest Gulf of Mexico: Population Genetics
While there are several areas containing shallow coral habitats in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM), the availability of suitable reef habitat at mesophotic depths (similar to 30-150 m) along the continental shelf margin suggests the potential for ecologically co...
ResourceFinal programmatic environmental assessment for the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary : final management plan
This document presents the programmatic environmental assessment (PEA) of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (FGBNMS) Final Management Plan. It is a useful tool to understand the environmental consequences of the broad range of activities i...
ResourceStetson Bank long-term monitoring, 2015 annual report
This report documents study methods and summarizes key findings and field notes from the 2015 annual long-term monitoring study of fish and benthic communities at Stetson Bank. Stetson Bank is an uplifted claystone/siltstone feature located within the Flo...
ResourceLong-term monitoring at East and West Flower Garden Banks, 2015 annual report
Since 1989 a federally supported long-term coral reef monitoring program has focused on two study sites atop East Flower Garden Bank and West Flower Garden Bank (EFGB and WFGB) in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico. In 27 years of continuous monitoring, mean...
ResourceFlower Garden Banks final management plan
Located in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico (Gulf), 70 to 115 miles off the coasts of Texas and Louisiana, Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (FGBNMS or sanctuary) includes three separated undersea features: East Flower Garden Bank, West Flower ...
ResourceDraft environmental impact statement : sanctuary expansion
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and the National Marine Sanctuaries Act (NMSA, 16 U.S.C. 1434), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONM...
ResourceCoral mortality event in the Flower Garden Banks of the Gulf of Mexico in July 2016: Local hypoxia due to cross-shelf transport of coastal flood waters?
Remotely sensed and in situ data, in tandem with numerical modeling, are used to explore the causes of an episode of localized but severe mortality of corals, sponges, and other invertebrates at the Flower Garden Banks (FGB) National Marine Sanctuary in J...
Resource2012 Data Summary for the First Island-wide Fish and Coral Assessment in Shallow (1-100') Hardbottom Habitats of Saint Croix, USVI
A collaborative research effort between the NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment’s (CCMA) Biogeography Branch (BB) and the National Park Service South Florida and Caribbean Network (NPS-SF...
ResourceFinal programmatic environmental impact statement for coral restoration in the Florida Keys and Flower Garden Banks national marine sanctuaries
This Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (FPEIS) addresses restoration techniques for anthropogenic physical injury to coral reef resources within Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean waters of the National Marine Sanctuary System (NMSS). There is a...
Resource2020 Status Report Scoring Methodology for Atlantic Jurisdictions
A coral reef status report addresses the need to summarize and communicate coral reef monitoring and assessment in U.S. jurisdictions to decision-makers, policy-makers, and the public. These assessments provide the status of U.S. coral reef areas in order...
Downloadable DataBenthic habitat map for East Bank-Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary
The design of this field mission is three fold: (1) to spatially characterize the distribution, abundance and size of both reef fishes and macro invertebrates within and around the waters of the Flower Gardens National Marine Sanctuary using, (2) to relat...
Downloadable DataBenthic habitat map for West Flower Garden Bank
The design of this field mission is three fold: (1) to spatially characterize the distribution, abundance and size of both reef fishes and macro invertebrates within and around the waters of the Flower Gardens National Marine Sanctuary using, (2) to relat...
Downloadable DataAtlantic Ocean Acidification Test-Bed -- Net Ecosystem Calcification and Net Ecosystem Productivity, Flower Garden Banks, FY2015
The AOAT project is engaged in monitoring/modeling efforts designed to: a) establish methodologies for monitoring, assessing, and modeling the impacts of Ocean Acidification (OA) on coral reef ecosystems, b) identify critical thresholds, impacts, and tren...
Downloadable DataNational Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Calcification data derived from coral core measurements for Flower Gardens East Bank Reef between 1969 and 2014 (NCEI Accession 0177879)
This archive package contains calcification data from coral cores extracted from Flower Gardens East Bank Reef as part of the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program’s (CRCP’s) National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP). Corals annually form bands within...
Downloadable DataNational Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Orthorectified mosaic images of a coral reef in Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary collected on 2019-06-03 and 2019-06-04 (NCEI Accession 0223261)
Metadata Thumbnail This data set contains landscape mosaic images, created as a product for the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program’s (CRCP) National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP). Orthorectified mosaic images of five reef plots were captured of a coral reef in Flo...
Downloadable DataNational Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Water temperature data from subsurface temperature recorders (STRs) deployed at coral reef sites in Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary from 2016-08-05 to 2019-07-31. (NCEI Accession 0224591)
Metadata Thumbnail This archive package contains water temperature data collected using subsurface temperature recorders (STRs) that aid in the monitoring of seawater temperature variability at permanent coral reef sites in Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary as p...
Downloadable DataNational Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Carbonate budget data from Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary collected from 2019-06-03 to 2019-06-04. (NCEI Accession 0224754)
Metadata Thumbnail This archive package contains census-based carbonate budget data that was collected from a coral reef habitat located near East Flower Garden Banks in Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. Six transect surveys (based on Perry et al. 2012) (10m ea...
ResourceUS Coral Reef Monitoring Data Summary 2018
This data summary report presents quantitative data for human, biological and physical variables. Data are summarized at the island and within-island scale (‘georegions’) for the priority areas of the Pacific and at the habitat scale (‘strata’) for the pr...
Downloadable DataBaseline characterization of benthic and coral communities of the Flower Garden Banks (2010 - 2012) (NODC Accession 0124257)
This study utilized ROV photograph transects to quantify benthic habitat and coral communities among the five habitat types (algal nodule, coralline algal reefs, deep reefs and soft bottom) identified in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (...
Offline DataNOAA Point Shapefile - 100m2 Fish Density of Elvers Bank, United States, NF-11-08-FGBNMS, Technical Dive Cruise, August 2011, WGS84
The design of this field mission is three fold: (1) to spatially characterize the distribution, abundance and size of both reef fishes and macro invertebrates within and around the waters of the Flower Gardens National Marine Sanctuary using, (2) to relat...