National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Calcification Rates of Crustose Coralline Algae Derived from Calcification Accretion Units (CAUs) Deployed at Cheeca Rocks in the Florida Keys in 2014

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

The calcification rate data described here are from in-house developed calcification accretion units (CAUs) deployed by scuba divers in 2014 at Cheeca Rocks in the Florida Keys, in accordance with protocols developed by Price et al.(2012). Three of the five units deployed were retrieved in 2017, the other two were presumed lost in a storm event as one that was found was in a toppled piece of framework.

CAUs allow for recruitment and colonization of CCA and hard corals. By measuring the change in weight of the CAUs, the reef carbonate accretion rate can be calculated for that time period. Monitoring net accretion over successive deployments allows for the detection of changes in calcification rates over time.

This study provides information about spatial patterns of algal calcification and accretion rates and serves as a basis for detecting changes associated with changing seawater chemistry due to ocean acidification. These data can also be used in comparative analyses across natural gradients, thereby assisting efforts to determine whether key reef-building taxa can acclimatize to changing oceanographic environments. These data will have immediate, direct impacts on predictions of reef resilience in a higher carbon dioxide (CO2) world and on the design of reef management strategies.

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Metadata Date August 27, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 27, 2019
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) 2018 (creation), 2018-08 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

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A CAU two years after deployment.

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date August 27, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 27, 2019
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) 2018 (creation), 2018-08 (publication)
Responsible Party Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (Point of Contact, Custodian); Atlantic Oceanographic & Meteorological Laboratory (Point of Contact, Custodian)
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Access Constraints Access Constraints: None | Use Constraints: Please cite NOAA's PIFSC Ecosystem Sciences Division and AOML Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division when using the data. Suggested Citation: Ecosystem Sciences Division at the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center and the Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division at the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Lab (2018). National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Calcification Rates of Crustose Coralline Algae Derived from Calcification Accretion Units (CAUs) Deployed at Cheeca Rocks in the Florida Keys in 2014. NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information, https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/53204 | Distribution Liability: While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
Bbox East Long -80.60796
Bbox North Lat 24.90748
Bbox South Lat 24.89748
Bbox West Long -80.61796
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Graphic Preview Description A CAU two years after deployment.
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Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:53204
Harvest Object Id 94e951c3-728b-4051-9b11-306dfc306c6b
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence NOAA provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete, incorrect, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading use of the data. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2014-03-15
Temporal Extent End 2017-03-29

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