Dataset: octocoral survey - densities
Deployment: Edmunds_VINP

soft coral densities (colonies m-2) counted from photoquadrats archived from LTREB efforts at the "pooled random sites"
Principal Investigator: 
Dr Peter J Edmunds (California State University Northridge, CSU-Northridge)
Co-Principal Investigator: 
Dr Howard Lasker (State University of New York at Buffalo, SUNY - Buffalo)
Dr Lorenzo Bramanti (California State University Northridge, CSU-Northridge)
Dr Elizabeth Lenz (California State University Northridge, CSU-Northridge)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Nancy Copley (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
Current State: 
Preliminary and in progress
Version Date: 

Photoquadrats from St. John, USVI, were used to assess the abundance of soft corals from 6 sites on shallow reefs of St. John, USVI from 1992-2012.

Related reference:

2015    Lenz EA, Bramanti L, Lasker HR, Edmunds PJ. Long-term variation of octocoral populations in St. John, US Virgin Islands. Coral Reefs DOI 10.1007/s00338-015-1315-x

Related datasets:
octocoral counts - photoquadrats vs. insitu survey
octocoral literature review
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