Fish diversity in southern California using scuba surveys in kelp forests.

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The Shannon Index of diversity was calculated from diver surveys on kelp beds in Southern California. Kelp diver visual census data was combined for two separate southern California datasets. The Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO) provided information collected at 15 sites, and Vantuna Research Group (VRG) at 29 sites. Visual transect surveys were completed by SCUBA divers along the bottom of the kelp forest. The VRG dataset provided fish counts along 2m x 60m transects which were subsequently averaged for comparison with the PISCO dataset. The PISCO dataset provided mean counts along a 2m x 30m transect which were doubled before combining with the VRG data. The diversity analysis included 84 species of fish.

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Metadata Date March 18, 2021
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 26, 2021
Reference Date(s) 2006-01 (publication)
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Metadata Date March 18, 2021
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 26, 2021
Reference Date(s) 2006-01 (publication)
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