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Hile, S. 2013. Benthic habitat and fish community assessment, La Parguera and Guanica, Puerto Rico, 2011-2012 (NODC Accession 0104343). NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center. Dataset.

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These data were collected in order to 1) To spatially characterize and monitor the distribution, abundance, and size of both reef fishes and macro-invertebrates (conch, lobster, Diadema); 2) To relate this information to in-situ data collected on associated benthic composition parameters; 3) To use this information to establish the knowledge base necessary for enacting management decisions in a spatial setting; 4) To establish the efficacy of those management decisions; 5) To work with the National Coral Reef Monitoring Program to develop data collection standards and easily implemented methodologies for transference to other agencies and to work toward standardizing data collection throughout the US states and territories; 6) to conduct a baseline characterization of fish and benthic communities in the La Parguera and Guanica Bay regions. This work is being conducted in collaboration with the University of Puerto Rico. Data are in ASCII format.

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