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Expedition Marks Twelve Years of Discovery in the ...

Scientists recently completed the 12thyear of a research expedition to map seafloor habitats in the U.S. Caribbean aboard the NOAA Ship Nancy Foster. Researchers mapped nearly 200,000 underwater acres along ...

Reef Fish Movements Tracked in USVI Monument to As...

NCCOS and National Park Service (NPS) researchers are evaluating the boundaries of the Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument in Coral Bay, St. John relative to the home range of ...

NCCOS Shares Toxin Detection Technology with Centr...

Regulatory scientists from Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama and Venezuela completed two weeks of formal training for toxin detection using methodologies developed by NCCOS ...

Scientists Name New Water Mite After Jennifer Lope...

NOAA-funded scientists have found a new species of water mite off the shores of Puerto Rico. As they wrote about their findings, the intrepid marine biologists listened to singer Jennifer ...

2014 Nancy Foster Mission: ROVing the Depths of th...

Notes from the scientific expedition team currently aboard the NOAA ShipNancy Foster (March 15 -April 3): ROVing the Depths of the Caribbean Sea by Leslie Marie Henderson, Guest Blogger from ...

FIS - Worldnews - Lionfish processed to feed marin...

A team of researchers from the Regional Fisheries Research Centre of Puerto Morelos and the Multidisciplinary Unit of Teaching and Research of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) has ...

NOAA-supported Coral Reef Institute Finds Home in ...

On September 27, Nova Southeastern University officially opens a new research facility, the 86,000-square-foot Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Ecosystems Science Research, which will host local, national, and international ...

Mapping Toxic Caribbean Habitats

NCCOS and Carleton University (CU) scientists joined forces to map potentially toxic fishing grounds in the Caribbean by tracking the movement of ciguatoxic fish over an extended period of time ...

NCCOS Toxin Detection Technologies Officially Tran...

Regulatory scientists from Nicaragua, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Columbia, candidates for reference laboratories, completed two weeks of formal training for high throughput detection of toxins responsible for paralytic shellfish ...

Fish lets out a roar, but may be good to eat - Tid...

While the jumbo Asian tiger shrimp has attracted the lion's share of publicity among invasive marine species in North Carolina in recent weeks, the poisonous lionfish is rightfully growling for ...

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National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessment of coral reef benthic communities in St. Thomas and St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands from 2013-07-08 to 2013-07-19 and from 2015-07-13 to 2015-07-24 (NCEI Accession 0151728)

Benthic data collection for the National Coral Reef Ecosystem Monitoring Program (NCRMP) consists of two survey types: the Line Point-Intercept (LPI) method and the Coral Demographic method. The LPI method provides a measure of percent cover of biotic and abiotic ...

National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessment of coral reef benthic communities in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Data provided in this data set were collected around the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) as part of NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)-led missions in collaboration with partners at the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Southeast Fisheries ...

National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessment of coral reef benthic communities in the U.S. Virgin Islands from 2017-06-12 to 2017-08-04 (NCEI Accession 0176081)

The National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP) assessed coral reef communities in St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) using two benthic surveys: the Benthic Assessment (BA) and the Coral Demographic method. Benthic Assessment provides benthic ...

National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessment of coral reef fish communities in Puerto Rico

Data provided in this data set were collected around Puerto Rico as part of NCCOS-led missions in collaboration with partners at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, University of Puerto Rico Department of Marine Sciences, HJR Reefscaping, and University of the ...

National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessment of coral reef fish communities in Puerto Rico from 2016-06-07 to 2017-09-01 (NCEI Accession 0174525)

Fish data collection for the National Coral Reef Ecosystem Monitoring Program (NCRMP) uses the stationary point count method (7.5m radius cylinder). This method collects and reports information on species composition, density, size structure, abundance and derived metrics (e.g., species richness, ...

National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessment of coral reef fish communities in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands from 2015-06-08 to 2015-06-19 (NCEI Accession 0151727)

The Belt Transect method is used to conduct fish surveys in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) as part of the National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP). The Belt Transect method collects and reports information on species composition, density, size, ...

National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessment of coral reef fish communities in St. Thomas and St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands from 2013-07-08 to 2013-07-19 and from 2015-07-13 to 2015-07-24 (NCEI Accession 0151731)

The Belt Transect method is used to conduct fish surveys in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) as part of the National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP). The Belt Transect method collects and reports information on species composition, density, size, abundance ...

National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessment of coral reef fish communities in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Data provided in this data set were collected around the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) as part of NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)-led missions in collaboration with partners at the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Southeast Fisheries ...

National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessment of coral reef fish communities in the U.S. Virgin Islands from 2017-06-12 to 2017-08-04 (NCEI Accession 0176080)

The National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP) assessed coral reef fish communities in St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) using the stationary point count method (7.5m radius cylinder). This method collects and reports information on ...

National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessment of fish and coral reef communities in Puerto Rico from 2014-05-19 to 2014-12-03 (NCEI Accession 0131260)

The National Coral Reef Monitoring Plan (NCRMP) is a framework for conducting sustained observations of biological, climate, and socioeconomic indicators at 10 priority coral reefs across the U.S. and its territories. This integrated approach will consolidate monitoring of coral reefs ...

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