Program Info

Website
http://discover.pbcgov.org/erm/Pages/default.aspx
Region(s)
SE
Summary
The Palm Beach County Reef Research Team (RRT) performed 22 monitoring and mapping dives on 17 artificial and 4 natural reefs for the monitoring period of January 20, 2017 to February 17, 2018, to complete the requirements of Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission Grant #16144 in cooperation with Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management (ERM). The objectives of this project were to: 1. Assess and compare fish and benthic assemblages on artificial reefs of differing structural makeup to adjacent natural reefs; and 2. Assess and compare fish and benthic assemblages on artificial reefs consisting of different structural materials, depths, and ages.
Parameters
Benthic assessments; sediment cover; sediment depth; acres (Palm Beach Co. – digitized); percent cover of epibenthics, algae and substrates; abundance of fish and benthic species (for fish, abundance codes and counts); fish size, life stage and species identifications
Notes
Application
Publications
Start
2017
End
2018
Frequency
TBD
Method
Fish data was collected using two methods: Bohnsack Point Count and R.E.E.F. Roving Diver. The point count method occurs in a defined space and is timed; whereas, the R.E.E.F. method covers a larger area and is not timed.
Discontinuity
Data Location
Data Format

Habitats
Coral/Coral Reef
SEACAR Citation
Palm Beach County. (2018). Palm Beach County Artificial and Natural Reef Monitoring Program. Updated 09/17/2020. Distributed by: SEACAR Data Discovery Interface, Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. https://data.florida-seacar.org/programs/details/3024
Alternative Citation

indicates priority attributes

Contacts
Jena McNeal

Environmental Analyst - Artificial Reef Corrdinator

JMcNeal@pbcgov.org

561-233-2513

Export Standardized Data

Habitat(s) : Indicator(s) Last Updated File Download
Coral/Coral Reef : Grazers and Reef Dependent Species, Percent Cover 06/06/24 06:32 PM Download File - Coral - 3024.zip
DIP Document N/A Download File - DIP

Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection Managed Areas

Coral ECA

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 PBC_REEF_DATABASE_2013.mdb 02/12/19 01:39 PM View Details
Protocols FINAL_REPORT_2017.pdf 03/05/19 02:26 PM View Details