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Final report : monitoring of coral reef communities from natural reserves in Puerto Rico, 2012-13
  • Published Date:
    2014
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Final report : monitoring of coral reef communities from natural reserves in Puerto Rico, 2012-13
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    United States, National Ocean Service, ; Puerto Rico, Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, ;
  • Description:
    "This is the final report corresponding to the 2012-13 annual survey of the Puerto Rico Coral Reef Monitoring Program, sponsored by NOAA and administered by the PR Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (PRDNER). The monitoring program includes quantitative and qualitative measurements of reef substrate cover by sessile-benthic categories and characterizations of taxonomic composition and abundance of fishes and motile megabenthic invertebrates from a total of 24 reef stations within 10 Natural Reserve sites in Puerto Rico (Isla Desecheo, Rincon, Mayaguez, Guánica, Isla Caja de Muertos, Cabo Rojo, Vieques, Vega Baja, Guayama, and Ponce). Initial baseline characterization surveys for these sites were performed during 1999 - 2001 (García-Sais et al., 2001a,b,c). This report also includes baseline characterizations of 3 reef stations within the Jobos Bay Reserve (JOBANERR), Guanica Shelf-edge in Guanica, and Gallardo Reef in Cabo Rojo, and provides monitoring surveys at reefs in Vieques and Cabo Rojo that had not been surveyed in the last 9 - 13 years. Summarized time series data for all reef sites are here presented and analyzed. Detailed monitoring data is included only for the most recent 2012-13 survey. Complete data sets for all reef sites can be found in previous annual monitoring reports prepared by García-Sais et al. (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012). Such information contributes to an existing network of U.S. coral reef monitoring sites sponsored by NOAA and administered by DNER"--Introduction.

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    Funding: NOAA, National Ocean Service,; grant number: NA07NOS4260055;
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