Program Info

Website
https://www.coris.noaa.gov/monitoring/
Region(s)
SE
Summary
A stratified random survey design was used to conduct a multispecies, fishery independent diver visual survey, for population-level abundance, density and size structure of more than 250 exploited and non-target fishes in the Florida coral reef ecosystem. The same survey design was also used to assess the benthic communities for population-level coral diversity, distribution, abundance, colony size, and condition. Data are collected through diving surveys of shallow-water (0-30 meters) areas throughout the Florida reef tract (Southeast Florida, Florida Keys, Tortugas)
Parameters
Coral demographics, percent cover, Diadema antillarum abundance, reef dependent fish species abundance
Notes
Protocols for a specific sampling year can be found on NCEI within each archive package (identified by its unique accession number).
Application
Publications
Archived fish data can be downloaded in raw or analysis ready format, archived benthic data is available in analysis ready data only.
Start
2014
End
Current
Frequency
Biennial
Method
Stationary Point Count (Fish), Belt transects and Line-Point Intercept transects (Benthics)
Discontinuity
Sampling has occurred in 2014, 2016, 2018. 2020 sampling occurred in Southeast Florida only due to COVID 19. Sample sizes vary by Florida subregion and year.
Data Location
The following link directs to the NCRMP project page: https://coastalscience.noaa.gov/project/national-coral-reef-monitoring-program-biological-socioeconomic/ . Links for fish and benthic sampling efforts archived with the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) can be found under "Products, Datasets, and Reports." This will allow you to download the entire archive as one zipped package.
Data Format
Excel CSV
Habitats
Coral/Coral Reef
SEACAR Citation
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); Southeast Fisheries Science Center and National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science. (2022). National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP). Updated 02/06/2024. Distributed by: SEACAR Data Discovery Interface, Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. https://data.florida-seacar.org/programs/details/3022
Alternative Citation

indicates priority attributes

Contacts
Jeremiah Blondeau

jeremiah.blondeau@noaa.gov

Dr. Shay Viehman

Research Ecologist

shay.viehman@noaa.gov

252-728-8744

Export Standardized Data

Habitat(s) : Indicator(s) Last Updated File Download
Coral/Coral Reef : Grazers and Reef Dependent Species, Percent Cover 07/08/24 01:36 PM Download File - Coral - 3022.zip
DIP Document N/A Download File - DIP

Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection Managed Areas

Biscayne Bay, Biscayne Bay-Cape Florida to Monroe County Line, Coral ECA, Coupon Bight, Florida Keys NMS, Jensen Beach to Jupiter Inlet, Lignumvitae Key, Loxahatchee River-Lake Worth Creek

Indicators

Indicator
Coral/Coral Reef - Community Composition
Coral/Coral Reef - Grazers and Reef Dependent Species
Coral/Coral Reef - Percent Cover

Documentation and Data provided by program

File Type File Name Added On Details
Data AnalysisReadyFish.zip 04/29/20 11:02 AM View Details
Data CoralDataPackages_2014_2016_2018.zip 06/11/20 09:13 AM View Details
Data FishDataPackages_2014_2016_2018.zip 06/05/20 09:42 AM View Details
Data NCRMP_FLorida_2022_Benthic_Data.zip 12/11/23 12:04 PM View Details
Data NCRMP_SEFCRI2020_Data.zip 04/06/23 04:24 PM View Details
GIS NCRMP_2022_SampFrame_50m.zip 12/11/23 12:04 PM View Details
GIS NCRMP_SampFrames_50m.zip 04/06/23 04:24 PM View Details
Logo noaa.png 07/15/21 12:53 PM View Details
Protocols Data Download Process for NCREMP Data.docx 03/22/21 08:59 AM View Details
Protocols NCRMP BenthicAssessment Protocols 2019.pdf 04/29/20 11:02 AM View Details
Protocols NCRMP BenthicAssessment Protocols 2021.pdf 03/17/21 10:14 AM View Details
Protocols NCRMP CoralDemographic Protocol 2019.pdf 04/29/20 11:02 AM View Details
Protocols NCRMP CoralDemographic Protocol 2021.pdf 03/17/21 10:14 AM View Details
Protocols NCRMP RVC Protocol 2019.pdf 04/29/20 11:02 AM View Details
Protocols NCRMP RVC Protocol 2021.pdf 03/17/21 10:14 AM View Details
Protocols NCRMP_FLORIDA2020-DataDictionaries.zip 04/06/23 04:24 PM View Details
Protocols Protocols_DataDictionaries_FL2022.zip 12/11/23 12:04 PM View Details
Protocols Smith et al 2011 Fish Res RVC design.pdf 08/22/18 02:07 PM View Details
QA NTOTFish.zip 05/18/20 05:20 PM View Details