National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessment of coral reef fish communities in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

Data provided in this data set were collected around the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) as part of NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)-led missions in collaboration with partners at the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Southeast Fisheries Science Center, the National Park Service, USVI Department of Planning and Natural Resources, University of the Virgin Islands, University of Miami, Nova Southeastern University, The Nature Conservancy, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In 2013 and 2015 the Belt Transect method was used to conduct fish surveys in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) 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 2017 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 November 12, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) May 31, 2016 (publication), September 20, 2018 (revision)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Metadata Date November 12, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) May 31, 2016 (publication), September 20, 2018 (revision)
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Access Constraints Cite as: NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (2016). National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessment of coral reef fish communities in the U.S. Virgin Islands. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V5F769MM [access date], 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.
Bbox East Long -64.424751
Bbox North Lat 18.468468
Bbox South Lat 17.62821
Bbox West Long -65.153827
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Licence accessLevel: Public
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Temporal Extent Begin 2013-07-08
Temporal Extent End 2015-07-24

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