- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Data Location
- Data Format
- Coral/Coral Reef
- Recommended Citation
- Palm Beach County. (2018). Palm Beach County Artificial and Natural Reef Monitoring Program. Updated 12/14/2020. Distributed by: SEACAR Data Discovery Interface, Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. https://dev.seacar.waterinstitute.usf.edu/programs/details/3024.
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Environmental Analyst - Artificial Reef Corrdinator
Export Standardized Data
|Habitat(s) : Indicator(s)||Last Updated||File Download|
|Coral/Coral Reef : Grazers and Reef Dependent Species, Percent Cover||Download File - Coral - 3024.txt|
|DIP Document||N/A||Download File - DIP|
Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection Managed Areas
|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|
|Protocols||FINAL_REPORT_2017.pdf||03/05/19 02:26 PM|