NOAA Coral Reef Watch Larval Connectivity, Florida Reef Tract

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

Climate change threatens even the best-protected and most remote reefs. Reef recovery following catastrophic disturbance usually requires disturbed sites be reseeded from upstream reefs. Recent research (McClanahan et al., 2012) assessed connectivity as an important resilience factor, which although difficult to measure, is a high priority for management of coral reef ecosystems. The products discussed herein identify reefs that act as “sources” and/or “sinks” along the Florida Reef Tract to inform reef management strategies. Tools developed provide information on connectivity among reefs, thereby advancing the capacity for reef connectivity assessment.

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Metadata Date June 20, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) June 9, 2017 (publication)
Frequency Of Update irregular

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Relative connectivity importance as larval source for the southern Florida Reef Tract based on 20-day maximum pelagic larval duration and release period of April-June (characteristic of Brooders).

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date June 20, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) June 9, 2017 (publication)
Responsible Party NOAA Coral Reef Watch program (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Use Constraints: Not intended for legal use. Data may contain inaccuracies., Access Constraints: none
Bbox East Long -76.4
Bbox North Lat 32.0
Bbox South Lat 6.0
Bbox West Long -98.0
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update irregular
Graphic Preview Description Relative connectivity importance as larval source for the southern Florida Reef Tract based on 20-day maximum pelagic larval duration and release period of April-June (characteristic of Brooders).
Graphic Preview File https://coralreefwatch.noaa.gov/larval_connectivity/figures/florida/SFRT_source_Brooders_20d_AMJ.png
Graphic Preview Type PNG
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Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
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Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2003-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2012-12-31

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