ResourceRestoration and implementation efforts in Culebra
Culebra is a small island off the northeast coast of Puerto Rico. It is home to 1,900 residents and is 11.6 square miles in area including the small adjacent uninhabited islands of Culebrita, Cayo Norte and Luis Peña. Culebra is a destination for tourism...
ResourceCulebra, Participatory GIS Mapping Exercise September, 2015 - Culebra, Puerto Rico
"Culebra is an island-municipality of Puerto Rico located approximately 17 miles (27 km) east of the Puerto Rican mainland and 12 miles (19 km) west of St. Thomas with a total area of 7,000 acres (including the cays). Much of the island and its surroundin...
ResourceResults of the evaluations from the fishers workshops held in Vieques and Culebra.
Downloadable DataVelocity Data collected from moored Hull-Mounted Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers positioned in Vieques Sound and Virgin Passage in the US Caribbean
Velocity data were collected from Hull-Mounted Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers moored across Virgin Passage between Culebra, Puerto Rico and St. Thomas, USVI, and across Vieques Sound, between Culebra, Puerto Rico and Vieques, Puerto Rico (US Caribbean...
ResourceUnpaved Road Assessment and Prioritization of NOAA Investments on Culebra Island, Puerto Rico
"Culebras Integrated Watershed Management Plan (2013) identified unpaved roads as a primary contributor to sediment loadings in the nearshore coastal waters, which are threatening coral reef habitats in the region. Since then, NOAA has invested over $800,...
Downloadable DataNortheast Puerto Rico and Culebra Island Accuracy Assessment Points - 2015
This shapefile denotes the location of underwater photos and videos taken in shallow water (0-35m) benthic habitats surrounding Northeast Puerto Rico and Culebra Island. The area includes the nearshore waters of Fajardo and Luqillo to the Former Roosevelt...
ResourceEducational products in support of Culebra's no take marine protected area in Puerto Rico
"Update interpretive signs along the park with new results from ongoing research inside the marine protected area and results from management actions. As of February 2012, initial meetings were accomplished with graphic artist, sign artist, local fish ass...
Downloadable DataNortheast Puerto Rico and Culebra Island Ground Validation Points 2015
This shapefile denotes the location of underwater photos and videos taken in shallow water (0-35m) benthic habitats surrounding Northeast Puerto Rico and Culebra Island. The area includes the nearshore waters of Fajardo and Luqillo to the Former Roosevelt...
ResourceReducing LBSP threats from unpaved roads on Culebra Island
The coral reef ecosystems of Culebra are some of the more pristine habitats within the northeastern Caribbean marine biodiversity (Hernández-Delgado et al.,2000).  However, long-term monitoring has shown an alarming 5-11% annual decline in percent coral c...
Downloadable DataNortheast Puerto Rico and Culebra Island - Benthic Habitat Map 2015
This benthic habitat map was created from a semi-automated habitat mapping process, using a combination of bathymetry, satellite imagery, aerial imagery and underwater videos to classify the 0-35m deep benthic habitats of the region around Northeast Pue...
ResourceNOAA selects Puerto Rico's Northeast Reserves and Culebra Island as new habitat focus area
The Northeast Reserves and Culebra Island, located on northeastern Puerto Rico, has been selected a new Habitat Focus Area under NOAA s Habitat Blueprint. This site encompasses the watersheds of the Northeast Ecological Corridor and its related marine are...
ResourceWatershed Coordination, Protection, and Restoration to Control Land Based Pollution in Culebra, Puerto Rico FY-2017
"The purpose of this project was to reduce the impact of land-based sources of pollution (LBSP) on coral resources on Culebra, a CRCP priority area and the Caribbean Habitat Focus Area in Puerto Rico. This project furthers implementation of priority resto...
Downloadable DataNortheast Puerto Rico and Culebra Island - Geographic Zone Map 2015
This geographic zone map was created by interpreting satellite and aerial imagery, seafloor topography (bathymetry model), and the new NEPR Benthic Habitat Map (2015). The area of interest includes the nearshore shallow waters (0-35m) of Fajardo and Luqil...
ResourceCulebra community watershed action plan for water quality and coral reefs
This watershed plan represents the culmination of the initial watershed planning process in Culebra - the goal of the watershed plan is to help chart a course for the improvement of water quality and coral reefs and to serve the goals of the citizens of C...
Downloadable DataNortheast Puerto Rico and Culebra Island Bathymetry Model - NOAA TIFF Image
This GeoTiff is a bathymetry model of the seafloor of Northeast Puerto Rico that contains the shallow water area (0-35m deep) of the Northeast Ecological Reserve: including the waters off of Fajardo and Luqillo, to the Former Roosevelt Roads Navy Base, th...
ResourceGuidance for reducing the impact of dirt roads on Culebra reefs
Metadata Thumbnail "The goal of this short document is to recommend general standards for dirt road construction, maintenance and retrofitting in Culebra, P.R. to minimize their impact on the nearshore marine environment. Also, this guide will provide the tools to minimize ...
ResourceReduction and control of sediment-laden runoff near critical coral reef ecosystems through the implementation of BMPs in Culebra, Puerto Rico
Efforts to support and implement the Culebra Community Watershed Action Plan for Coral Reefs and Water Quality has led to unprecedented collaborations between the Municipality of Culebra, the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (DNER), Natio...
ResourceImplementation of an erosion control program to reduce sediment loading rates from land-based sources to the coral reefs of Culebra, Puerto Rico
This report summarizes our training and Best Management Practice (BMP) implementation project in Culebra, PR. Culebra is a small 6 square mile island off the east coast of Puerto Rico where nearshore coral reefs are being impacted by often poorly controll...
ResourceDevelopment of an erosion control program to reduce sediment loading rates from land-based sources to the coral reefs of Culebra, Puerto Rico / Paul Sturm, Roberto Viqueira Rios, Louis Meyer Comas.
"This report summarizes our visit to Culebra for coordination for the implementation of a sediment and erosion control program in Culebra, Puerto Rico. Visit took place from April 20th to 23rd of 2012. The main objectives our trip were to contact local NG...
ResourceHurricane Impact Assessment on Implemented BMP Projects in Guanica and Culebra Watersheds, Puerto Rico
The purpose of this report is to summarize damages observed in November at NOAA-funded restoration sites in Guánica and Culebra caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September of 2017. Eight project sites were evaluated in Culebra, specifically in Punta ...
Downloadable DataNortheast Puerto Rico and Culebra Island Principle Component Analysis - NOAA TIFF Image
This GeoTiff is a representation of seafloor topography in Northeast Puerto Rico derived from a bathymetry model with a principle component analysis (PCA). The area covered includes the shallow water area (0-60m deep) of the Northeast Ecological Reserves:...
ResourceReduction and control of sediment-laden runoff near critical coral reef and other coastal ecosystems through the implementation of BMPs in Culebra, Puerto Rico FY-2016
"The purpose ofthis project was to reduce the impact of unpaved roads on coralresources on Culebra, a CRCP priority area and the Caribbean Habitat Focus Area in Puerto Rico. This project furthers implementation of priority restoration objectives of the 20...
Downloadable DataSeawater Temperature and Salinity Moored Time-Series Records, Collected During 2010 and 2011 in Vieques Sound and Virgin Passage (NODC Accession 0077910)
Sea-Bird SBE37SM MicroCat Conductivity/Temperature (CT) recorders were deployed between March 2010 and April 2011 on shallow water moorings located in Vieques Sound, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Passage USVI. The recovered temperature, conductivity, and salin...
Downloadable DataHull-Mounted (shipboard) Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) data collected during shipboard surveys during 2010 and 2011 in Vieques Sound, Virgin Passage and surrounding regions (NODC Accession 0088063)
Teledyne RD Instruments Ocean Surveyor 150kHz and Workhorse 300kHz ADCPs were utilized during cruises conducted between March 2010 and April 2011 in Vieques Sound, Puerto Rico, Virgin Passage USVI, and the surrounding region. The processed data are prese...
Downloadable DataConductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD) data collected during shipboard surveys during 2010 and 2011 in Vieques Sound, Virgin Passage and surrounding regions (NODC Accession 0088063)
Sea-Bird Electronics CTDs were utilized during cruises conducted between March 2010 and April 2011 in Vieques Sound, Puerto Rico, Virgin Passage USVI, and the surrounding region. The recovered profile data are presented here in an ACII format.