Dataset: octocoral survey - photoquadrats vs. in situ
Deployment: Edmunds_VINP

soft coral counts from photoquadrats archived from LTREB efforts at the "pooled random sites" and from in situ observations
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: 
Final no updates expected
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. This retrospective analysis was augmented with in situ surveys in July and August 2013 that were used to quantify the accuracy and precision of the octocoral population census conducted using photoquadrats.

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 survey - densities
octocoral literature review
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