Florida Keys Reef Visual Census 1997

Latest version published by United States Geological Survey on Nov 22, 2019 United States Geological Survey

In 1998, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission?s (FWC) Fisheries Independent Monitoring (FIM) program began a long-term monitoring effort of key reef fish populations in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. This effort was aimed at evaluating the relative abundance, size structure, and habitat utilization of specific reef fish species that are targeted by commercial and recreational fisheries.

Data Records

The data in this sampling event resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 866 records. 2 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Event (core)
    866
  • ExtendedMeasurementOrFact 
    352806
  • Occurrence 
    175970

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

Downloads

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Data as a DwC-A file download 866 records in English (6 MB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (6 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (6 KB)

Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

South Florida Reef Visual Census; http://www.sefsc.noaa.gov/rvc_analysis20/samples/index

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is United States Geological Survey. To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 2a97ee62-de89-4c4e-8151-0cb2ec98ae3c.  United States Geological Survey publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

Occurrence; Observation

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Jerald Ault
Project Lead
University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science
Jim Bohnsack
Project Lead
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Jerald Ault
Project Lead
University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science
Jim Bohnsack
Project Lead
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Stoessel
Data manager
Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System

Who filled in the metadata:

Abigail Benson
Biologist
U.S. Geological Survey

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Abigail Benson

Geographic Coverage

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

Bounding Coordinates South West [24.437, -81.984], North East [25.627, -80.092]

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Smith, S.G., et al. 2011, Multispecies survey design for assessing reef-fish stocks, spatially explicit management performance, and ecosystem condition. Fisheries Research 109(2011)25-41
  2. Brandt, M. E., et. al. 2009, A Cooperative Multi-agency Reef Fish Monitoring Protocol for the Florida Keys Coral Reef Ecosystem. Retrieve from http://www.coris.noaa.gov/activities/fish_monitoring_protocol/

Additional Metadata

marine, harvest by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers 2a97ee62-de89-4c4e-8151-0cb2ec98ae3c
https://www1.usgs.gov/obis-usa/ipt/resource?r=floridakeysreefvisualcensus1997