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2019 Puerto Rico Coral Reef Monitoring Data Now Available

Published on: 09/15/2020
Research Area(s): Marine Spatial Ecology / Coral
Primary Contact(s): kimberly.edwards@noaa.gov

In support of the National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP), NCCOS helps assess the status of U.S. coral reef resources. Puerto Rico fish and benthic community data collected by NCCOS in 2019 for NCRMP are now available through NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).

An NCCOS scientific diver collects benthic data during the 2019 NCRMP Puerto Rico mission. Credit: NOAA.

The complete titles for the data sets are as follows: National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessment of coral reef fish communities in Puerto Rico from 2019-07-25 to 2019-12-31; and National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessment of coral reef benthic communities in Puerto Rico from 2019-07-25 to 2019-12-31.

Each data set can be accessed directly from NCEI through the following accession links: Benthic Data and Fish Data.

To learn more about NCCOS and NCRMP, visit the project page and news from the 2016–2017 mission.

 

Two field pictures from the Puerto Rico 2019 coral reef monitoring sample season. Credit: NOAA.

 

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