GVI Mexico Coral Reef Monitoring
Soto, L. 2015. GVI Mexico Coral Reef Monitoring. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/701) on yyyy-mm-dd.
Halpin, P.N., A.J. Read, E. Fujioka, B.D. Best, B. Donnelly, L.J. Hazen, C. Kot, K. Urian, E. LaBrecque, A. Dimatteo, J. Cleary, C. Good, L.B. Crowder, and K.D. Hyrenbach. 2009. OBIS-SEAMAP: The world data center for marine mammal, sea bird, and sea turtle distributions. Oceanography. 22(2):104-115.
GVI working in partnership with Amigos de Sian Kaan (ASK), have been monitoring Mexico’s Caribbean reefs since 2003. Data are collected at Pez Maya (20.00222 degrees N, 87.28624 degrees W) and Punta Gruesa (19.00865 degrees N, 87.58977 degrees W) to support the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System project and provide information to the National Parks Commission (CONANP). These data are now being used by GVI and its partners to promote the management of the reserve’s resources in a more sustainable manner.
The objective of this monitoring program is the creation of a database that will help to assess the health of the Mexican-Caribbean reefs.
We dive regularly and all incidences of target species are recorded and the global positioning system (GPS) coordinates are known from our monitoring program.
[UPDATE] 2016 Jul - Dec data were added on 2016-12-14.
[UPDATE] Coordinates for some sites were corrected on 2016-09-14 affecting more than 500 records.
[UPDATE] 2016 Jan - Jun data were added on 2016-07-15.
[UPDATE] 2015 Jan - Jun data were added on 2015-06-30.
[UPDATE] 2014 Jul - Dec data were added on 2015-01-12.
[UPDATE] 2014 Jan - Jun data were added on 2014-07-09.
[UPDATE] 2012 and 2013 data were added on 2014-02-07.
Amigos de Sian Kaan and Global Vision International. 2010. Results of ongoing monitoring along the Quintana Roo coast.
Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
This section explains attributes included in the original dataset. OBIS-SEAMAP restricts the attributes available to the public to date/time, lat/lon and species names/counts only. Should you need other attributes described here, you are encouraged to contact the data provider.
Attributes in dataset provided
|Rays and sharks||171|
|Latitude||18.63 - 20.05|
|Longitude||-87.72 - -87.43|
|Coord. prec.||5 decimal digits|
|Data type||Animal sighting|
|Sharing policy||CC-BY-NC (Minimum)|
|Also availalbe from||iOBIS|
|See metadata in static HTML|
|See metadata in FGDC XML|
|See download history / statistics|