Dataset: seawater temperature USVI 1992-2008
Deployment: Edmunds_VINP

seawater temperature in St. John, USVI, 1992-2008
Principal Investigator: 
Peter J. Edmunds (California State University Northridge, CSU-Northridge)
Darren J Brown (California State University Northridge, CSU-Northridge)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Nancy Copley (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
Current State: 
Final no updates expected
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The objective of this study was to describe how a rare, yet ecologically important invertebrate has changed in abundance over 16 years, and evaluate the extent to which the changes were associated with seawater temperature and storm intensity.

The study was conducted between Cabritte Horn and White Point in the protected Virgin Islands National Park (VINP). The abundance of Millepora spp. on shallow fringing reefs in St. John was quantified from 1992 to 2008 using photoquadrats. Average daily temperature and storm intensity is also reported.

These data were published in Brown D., Edmunds P.J. (2013) Long-term changes in the population dynamics of the Caribbean hydrocoral Millepora spp.  J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 441: 62-70. DOI: 10.1016/j.jembe.2013.01.013

Related Datasets:
Millepora colony size 1992-2008
Millepora cover - temps - storms 1992-2008
Millepora cover 1992-2008
storms USVI 1992-2008

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