Dataset: lionfish density effect on behavior
Deployment: Eleuthera_Reef_Surveys_2012

Lionfish behavior observed during study of effect of density on lionfish behavior.
Lead Principal Investigator: 
Mark Hixon (Oregon State University, OSU)
Cassandra E. Benkwitt (Oregon State University, OSU)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Shannon Rauch (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
Current State: 
Final no updates expected
12 Sept 2013
Version Date: 

An observational field study was conducted on natural patch reefs with varying lionfish densities to determine if local invasive lionfish density affects lionfish behavior. This dataset contains information on activities during each 10-minute focal lionfish observation. The observations took place on natural reefs near Rock Sound, Eleuthera, Bahamas from 16 July to 30 August 2012.

Also see related dataset from sub-project "Effect of invasive lionfish density on behavior": lionfish density effect on movement

Related Publications:
Benkwitt, C.E. In Prep.  Higher invasive lionfish densities lead to increased collective foraging range.

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