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Refinement of the Southern Florida Reef Tract Benthic Habitat Map with habitat use patterns of reef fish species (NCEI Accession 0224176)

Metadata Updated: April 1, 2024

This data set summarized biological and environmental sampling data from Reef Visual Census (RVC) surveys in southern Florida in conjunction with remote-sensed, high-resolution mapping data to take significant strides in moving from qualitative to quantitative habitat characterization of the RVC coral reef sampling frame. The data set contains two GIS shape files, one for the Dry Tortugas region and one for the Florida Keys, of survey sampling grids with habitat-depths quantitatively characterized to a 50 x 50 m resolution. Each sampling grid has region code, grid number, average depth (m), habitat code, zone code indicating onshore-offshore, MPA-code indicating whether inside or outside a protected area, depth strata code, rugosity strata code, fish strata code, and coral strata code. There is a dictionary file which describes the details of each habitat code categories. The refined sampling grid will have significant improvements to the accuracy, precision, and cost-effectiveness of RVC surveys in the Florida Keys and Tortugas regions. The study findings suggest some clear mapping priorities for fully characterizing the RVC sampling grid for the Florida Keys and Tortugas regions.

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Dates

Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date March 21, 2022
Metadata Updated Date April 1, 2024
Reference Date(s) 2019 (creation), 2020 (revision), 2021 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

Metadata Source

Harvested from NMFS SEFSC

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date March 21, 2022
Metadata Updated Date April 1, 2024
Reference Date(s) 2019 (creation), 2020 (revision), 2021 (publication)
Responsible Party (Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:66801
Access Constraints Cite As: Southeast Fisheries Science Center, [Date of Access]: Refinement of the Southern Florida Reef Tract Benthic Habitat Map with habitat use patterns of reef fish species (NCEI Accession 0224176) [Data Date Range], https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/66801., Access Constraints: No access constraints
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Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
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Harvest Source Id ca759a40-507d-4d0c-8f8c-64b3c5e05066
Harvest Source Title NMFS SEFSC
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.
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Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1999-05-01
Temporal Extent End 2019-10-31

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