National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessment of coral reef fish communities in Puerto Rico

Metadata Updated: February 26, 2021

Data provided in this collection were gathered around Puerto Rico as part of NCCOS-led missions in collaboration with partners at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, University of Puerto Rico Department of Marine Sciences, HJR Reefscaping, and University of the Virgin Islands.

In 2014 the Belt Transect method was used to conduct fish surveys in Puerto Rico as part of the ongoing National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP). The Belt Transect method collects and reports information on fish species composition, density, size, abundance and derived metrics (e.g., species richness, diversity). Surveys were concurrent with and along the same transect as the Line Point-Intercept (LPI) benthic survey. Starting in 2016 fish data were collected using the stationary point count method. This method collects and reports information on fish species composition, density, size structure, abundance and derived metrics (e.g., species richness, diversity).

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Metadata Date 2021-01-25T20:11:30Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date February 26, 2021
Reference Date(s) March 7, 2018 (publication), January 21, 2021 (revision)
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Metadata Date 2021-01-25T20:11:30Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date February 26, 2021
Reference Date(s) March 7, 2018 (publication), January 21, 2021 (revision)
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Access Constraints Cite as: NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science; NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center (2018). National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessment of coral reef fish communities in Puerto Rico. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.7289/v5t72frz. Accessed [date]., Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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Temporal Extent Begin 2014-05-19

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