Program Info

Website
https://www.nps.gov/im/sfcn/coral-reefs.htm
Region(s)
SE
Summary
This coral reef monitoring protocol guides the monitoring of reefs within two national parks in Florida: Biscayne National Park (BISC) and Dry Tortugas National Park (DRTO).
Parameters
Video transects to calculate a benthic % cover, coral species lists, diadema counts, coral colony counts (colonies > 4 cm), coral disease lesions, rugosity
Notes
To determine whether percent cover of stony coral as well as other major taxonomic groups (e.g., algae [turf, calcareous, macroalgae], gorgonians, sponge, and substrate), coral species diversity, coral community structure, and rugosity are changing through time within selected coral reef sites.
Application
Publications
https://irma.nps.gov/DataStore/Reference/Profile/662011
Start
1999
End
Current
Frequency
Annual
Method
transects
Discontinuity
Data Location
Public datasets are coming soon and will be shared on NPS Data Store: https://irma.nps.gov/Datastore/
Data Format

Habitats
Coral/Coral Reef
SEACAR Citation
National Park Service (NPS); South Florida/Caribbean Inventory and Monitoring Network. (2016). NPS South Florida/Caribbean Inventory and Monitoring Network: Coral Reef Monitoring. Updated 06/30/2020. Distributed by: SEACAR Data Discovery Interface, Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. https://data.florida-seacar.org/programs/details/915
Alternative Citation

indicates priority attributes

Contacts
Judd Patterson

judd_patterson@nps.gov

Export Standardized Data

Habitat(s) : Indicator(s) Last Updated File Download
Coral/Coral Reef : Grazers and Reef Dependent Species 06/06/24 06:16 PM Download File - Coral - 915.zip
DIP Document N/A Download File - DIP

Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection Managed Areas

Biscayne Bay-Cape Florida to Monroe County Line, Coral ECA, Coupon Bight, Florida Keys NMS

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 20181026_SFCN_WaterTemp_AQUARIUS_export.zip 02/20/20 08:01 AM View Details
GIS ID_915_Geodatabase.gdb.zip 02/20/20 08:37 AM View Details
GIS SiteLocations_from_SFCN_Coral_Protocol.xlsx 02/20/20 08:37 AM View Details
Protocols SFCN_Coral_Protocol_narrative_Final508_v2.0.pdf 02/20/20 08:37 AM View Details
Protocols taxonomic_data.csv 02/20/20 08:37 AM View Details
QA SFCN_Coral_Protocol_SOPs_Miller_2017_Final508.pdf 02/20/20 08:37 AM View Details