Program Info

Website
http://www.sefsc.noaa.gov/species/corals/acropora.htm
Region(s)
SE
Summary
Coral distribution
Parameters
Elkhorn coral counts, size, recruitment, mortality, condition assessments, disease, percent live
Notes
This is an on-going monitoring project with thrice yearly surveys in the upper Florida Keys and annual surveys in Curaçao and only episodic surveys in Navassa (2006, 2009, 2012). Study units are 150 m2 plots in which all attached Acropora palmata colonies are mapped and surveyed each year. In Florida, individually tagged A. palmata colonies are surveyed more frequently to document their condition.
Application
To collect basic elkhorn coral population data so that changes to the population can be documented and a future trajectory can be estimated.
Publications
Reports, publications
Start
2004
End
Current
Frequency
Annual
Method
permanent study plots, underwater mapping
Discontinuity
Fifteen plots have data beginning in 2004, the other 10 have data beginning in 2010
Data Location
https://data.nodc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/iso?id=gov.noaa.nodc:0142175 Updates available upon request
Data Format
database, images
Access
Habitats
Coral/Coral Reef
SEACAR Citation
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); Southeast Fisheries Science Center. (2022). Population Status of Elkhorn Coral. Updated 03/14/2024. Distributed by: SEACAR Data Discovery Interface, Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. https://data.florida-seacar.org/programs/details/136
Alternative Citation

indicates priority attributes

Contacts
Dana Williams

Associate Scientist

dwilliams@rsmas.miami.edu

305-582-5770

Export Standardized Data

Habitat(s) : Indicator(s) Last Updated File Download
Coral/Coral Reef : Grazers and Reef Dependent Species, Percent Cover 03/28/24 03:54 PM Download File - Coral - 136.txt
DIP Document N/A Download File - DIP

Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection Managed Areas

Coupon Bight, Florida Keys NMS

Indicators

Indicator
Coral/Coral Reef - Community Composition
Coral/Coral Reef - Additional Indicators

Documentation and Data provided by program

File Type File Name Added On Details
Data 0142175 updated 09-02-2020.zip 10/01/20 08:23 AM View Details
Data 0142175.2.2.tar.gz 01/19/21 08:50 AM View Details
Data 0142175.3.3.tar 02/13/24 02:23 PM View Details
GIS data.zip 03/21/19 10:24 AM View Details
Logo noaa.png 07/15/21 12:53 PM View Details
Protocols DATA DICTIONARY.pdf 03/10/20 12:03 PM View Details
Protocols Description_Abstract.pdf 03/10/20 12:03 PM View Details