[Coral-List] Caribbean fish abundance data reply

Kimberly Woody Kimberly.Woody at noaa.gov
Wed Dec 3 10:53:09 EST 2008

Alice, You may also find our data useful: 
http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/ecosystems/coralreef/reef_fish.html This data 
set is part of an on-going (from 2000 to present)US Caribbean wide 
characterization and monitoring collaborative effort led by NOAA's 
Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment's Biogeography Branch. Data 
queries are possible for fish species abundance, size and distribution; 
fine scale habitat; and abundance and distribution of 
macro-invertebrates (including Diadema). Our study areas include 
northeastern St. Croix, southwestern Puerto Rico (La Parguera area), and 
St. John. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact 
me. Good luck with your research, Kim Message: 2 Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2008 
18:05:19 -0500 (EST) From: "Jerald S. Ault" <jault at rsmas.miami.edu> 
Subject: Re: [Coral-List] Caribbean fish abundance data To: "Rogers, 
Alice" <a.rogers07 at imperial.ac.uk> Cc: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov 
<4765. at webmail.rsmas.miami.edu> 
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Alice, The attached two 
papers should help you with reef fish abundance in the Florida Keys and 
Puerto Rico: Ault, J.S., S.G. Smith, J. Luo, M.E. Monaco and R.S. 
Appeldoorn. (2008). Length-based assessment of sustainability benchmarks 
for coral reef fishes in Puerto Rico. Environmental Conservation 35(3): 
221-231. Ault, J.S., S.G. Smith, and J.A. Bohnsack. (2005). Evaluation 
of average length as an estimator of exploitation status for the Florida 
coral reef fish community. ICES Journal of Marine Science 62: 417-423. 
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Best regards, Jerry

> > Hi all,
> >
> > I'm a PhD student from London studying recovery dynamics of Diadema
> > antillarum. I'm hoping to use the extensive knowledge of the list to
> > find out where best to access abundance data for both predatory and
> > herbivorous fish species in various Caribbean locations for recent
> > years? I'm looking to make comparisons between fish abundance and urchin
> > recovery so I'm not really looking for detailed species-specific data,
> > more general abundance data that represents the level of fishing
> > pressure at different locations. I'm particularly interested in numbers
> > for Jamaica, US virgin islands, Barbados, Florida Keys, Curacao,
> > Bonaire...
> >
> > Any help in the right direction would be much appreciated
> >
> > Regards
> >
> > Alice Rogers
> >
> > PhD student
> > Division of Biology
> > Imperial College London
> > Silwood Park Campus
> > Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7PY UK
> > +44 (0) 20 759 42253
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Jerald S. Ault, Ph.D.
Professor of Marine Biology and Fisheries
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
University of Miami,  4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149        jault at rsmas.miami.edu
(305)421-4884  ph      (305)421-4791  fax



Kimberly Woody
Marine Biologist

NOAA's National Ocean Service
Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment
Biogeography Team
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