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Metadata Updated: June 8, 2024

The purpose of the Coral Reef Evaluation and Monitoring Project (CREMP) is to monitor the status and trends of selected reefs in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary(FKNMS).CREMP assessments have been conducted annually at fixed sites since 1996 and data collectedprovides information on the temporal changes in benthic cover and diversity of stony corals andassociated marine flora and fauna. The core field methods continue to be underwatervideography and timed coral species inventories. Findings presented in this report include datafrom 109 stations at 37 sites sampled from 1996 through 2008 in the Florida Keys and 1999 through 2008 in the Dry Tortugas. The report describes the annual differences (between 2007 and 2008) in the percent cover of major benthic taxa (stony corals, octocorals, sponges, and macroalgae), mean coral species richness and the incidence of stony coral conditions. Additionally, it examines the long-term trends of the major benthic taxa, five coral complex, Montastraea cavernosa, Colpophyllia natans, Siderastrea siderea, and Porites astreoides) and the clionaid sponge, Cliona delitrix.

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Metadata Date May 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date October 7, 2023
Metadata Updated Date June 8, 2024
Reference Date(s) January 13, 2022 (creation), January 13, 2022 (issued)
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Metadata Date May 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date October 7, 2023
Metadata Updated Date June 8, 2024
Reference Date(s) January 13, 2022 (creation), January 13, 2022 (issued)
Responsible Party Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission - Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWC-FWRI) (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
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