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2011 PR Survey data

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

EPA conducted a probabilistic survey at 64 stations from linear reef habitat along the southern coastline of Puerto Rico to characterize the regional condition of coral reef inhabitants. The probabilistic design was the first step toward establishing a long-term monitoring program for biological water quality standards (such as biocriteria) in Puerto Rico using these indicators. The target population was limited to coral reef and hardbottom substrate within 1.5 km o f shore and between 2-12 m depth. Divers dropped a buoy at the appropriate station coordinates and assessed the reef resources at the best available habitat within a 20 m radius of the buoy. If suitable habitat was not found, the next location on the predetermined site list was chosen.

This dataset is associated with the following publication: Fisher, W., D. Vivian, J. Campbell, C. Lobue, R. Hemmer, S. Wilkinson, P. Harris, D. Santavy, M. Parsons, P. Bradley, A. Humphrey, L. Oliver, and L. Harwell. Biological Status Assessment of Coral Reefs in Southern Puerto Rico: Supporting Coral Reef Protection Under the U.S. Clean Water Act.. Coastal Management. Taylor and Francis, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 47(5): 429-452, (2019).

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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020

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Harvested from EPA ScienceHub

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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Publisher U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD)
Data Last Modified 2016-08-18
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