Dataset: LTR - Pomacentrids
Deployment: Osenberg_et_al_Moorea

Long Term Reefs Pomacentrid Surveys
Principal Investigator: 
Craig Osenberg (University of Georgia, UGA)
Co-Principal Investigator: 
Thomas Frazer (University of Florida, UF)
International Collaborator: 
Jeffrey Shima (Victoria University of Wellington)
Craig Osenberg (University of Georgia, UGA)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Stephen R. Gegg (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
Current State: 
Preliminary and in progress
23 May 2016
Version Date: 

Pomancentrids identity, size and abundance were enumerated around 192 patch reefs. Data were collected in 2003-2006, 2009, 2012, and 2014 at 192 reefs. Beginning in 2012, reefs 129-144 and added reefs 193-198 were manipulated for a project studying the effects of vermetid removals; information pertaining to this manipulation can be found in the project “Spatial patterns of coral-vermetid interactions: short-term effects and long-term consequences”. All data collected on reefs 129-144 and 193-198 beginning in 2012 can also be found under that project. In 2012, additional data were collected – the number of vermetids on each patch reef at the time of this survey. Common Pomancetrids were recognized and size class determined. These data are part of the larger data set describing the biological and physical conditions of the 192 reefs. Together all of these data provide information about the factors that may influence (or be influenced by) Thalassoma and Vermetid.

Location: Moorea, French Polynesia (17.48 degrees S, 149.82 degrees W)

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