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Virgin Islands National Park Coral Transplant Study
Citation
Garrison, V.H. 2010. Virgin Islands National Park Coral Transplant Study. U.S. Geological Survey Southeast Ecological Science Center, 600 Fourth Street South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701. Retrieved from http://www.usgs.gov/obis-usa/.

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Description
In a pilot project in the Caribbean (Virgin Islands National Park, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands), storm-produced fragments of Acropora palmata, A. cervicornis, and Porites porites were collected from donor reefs and transplanted to nearby degraded reefs. more

In a pilot project in the Caribbean (Virgin Islands National Park, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands), storm-produced fragments of Acropora palmata, A. cervicornis, and Porites porites were collected from donor reefs and transplanted to nearby degraded reefs. Sixty coral fragments were attached to dead-coral substrate (usually upright A. palmata skeletons), at similar depths from which they had been collected (1 to 3.5 m), using nylon cable ties. Seventy-five intact colonies were designated as reference colonies. Study colonies were assessed at 6-month intervals for 2 years (1999-2001) and annually thereafter (through 2009).

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Invertebrates
Keywords:
Marine

Contributors
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), more U.S. Geological Survey; Southeast Ecological Science Center (SESC), moredata ownerdata provider

Related datasets
Published in:
OBIS-USA: US Ocean Biogeographic Informaton System, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2012-12-19
Information last updated: 2012-12-19
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