Short Citation:
National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, 2019: NCCOS Sponsored Research Project: Understanding Coral Ecosystem Connectivity in the Gulf of Mexico from Pulley Ridge to the Florida Keys, https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/51962.

Item Identification

Title: NCCOS Sponsored Research Project: Understanding Coral Ecosystem Connectivity in the Gulf of Mexico from Pulley Ridge to the Florida Keys
Short Name: Project: Pulley Ridge
Status: In Work
Creation Date: 2012
Publication Date: 2015-10-17
Abstract:

This project investigated the role that the mesophotic coral ecosystems (~60–100 m) of Pulley Ridge (off the southwest coast of Florida) play in replenishing key species in the downstream reefs of the Florida Keys and Dry Tortugas. Because of the well-documented decline of Florida’s reefs, it is important to identify, protect, and manage sources of larval reef species that can help sustain Florida’s reef ecosystems and the tourism economy that depends on it. This interdisciplinary study focused on determining the connectivity of reef species living at Pulley Ridge, the deepest known photosynthetic coral reef off the continental U.S., to those in the Florida Keys, as well as describing the community structure and determining the economic value of Pulley Ridge’s communities. Focal species for connectivity studies were the red grouper (Epinephelus morio), the bicolor damselfish (Stegastes partitus), the Indo-Pacific lionfish (Pterois spp.), the great star coral (Montastraea cavernosa), lettuce corals (Agaricia spp.), and the giant barrel sponge (Xestospongia muta). The study was advised by a Stakeholder Advisory Board, a collaboration of federal, state, and nongovernmental stakeholders to ensure the utility of outputs for resource managers.

Purpose:

The goal of this study is to provide a better understanding of the underlying processes that regulate Pulley Ridge and whether Pulley Ridge helps sustain the coral reef communities in the Florida Keys and Dry Tortugas, as well as provide information on whether Pulley Ridge would benefit from further protection.

Mesophotic coral ecosystems, such as Pulley Ridge, are characterized by light-dependent corals and associated communities that live in relatively deep, low-light environments (30–100 m in the Gulf of Mexico). Corals and other habitat-forming organisms help create hard bottom habitat that becomes home to a diverse community of plants and animals, many of which are unique to these communities, but other species are also found in shallower reef habitats.

This project was led by the University of Miami and represented a collaboration of over 30 scientists at 9 different universities pooling their expertise with state and federal agency scientists through NOAA’s Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies at the University of Miami in coordination with the Cooperative Institute for Ocean Exploration, Research, and Technology at Florida Atlantic University. Funding was provided by NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) and Office of Ocean Exploration and Research in partnership with NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Marine Fisheries Service’s Southeast Regional Office, and Gulf of Mexico Regional Collaboration Team.

Supplemental Information:

Partners:

• US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC)

• US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; Gulf of Mexico Regional Collaboration Team

• US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; Southeast Regional Office (SERO)

• US DOC; NOAA; NOS; Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS)

• US DOC; NOAA; OAR; Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML)

• NOAA Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS)

• NOAA Cooperative Institute for Ocean Exploration, Research, and Technology (CIOERT)

• University of Miami

• Florida Atlantic University

• California Academy of Sciences

• Florida International University

• Florida State University

• Nova Southeastern University

• Oregon State University

• University of Florida

• University of North Carolina, Wilmington

Funding:

• This project was funded by the NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) under award NA11NOS4780045 to the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) at the University of Miami, and by the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research under awards NA09OAR4320073 and NA14OAR4320260 to the Cooperative Institute for Ocean Exploration, Research and Technology (CIOERT) at Florida Atlantic University – Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute.

• US DOC; NOAA; NOS; National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), NCCOS Project #63, “Understanding Coral Ecosystem Connectivity in the Gulf of Mexico from Pulley Ridge to the Florida Keys”

• US DOC; NOAA; OAR; Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER)

DOI (Digital Object Identifier): doi:10.7284/902464, doi:10.7284/904845, doi:10.7284/904902, doi:10.7284/906594

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords DHHS/NIH/NLM/NCBI/GB > GenBank Genetic Sequence Database, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, U. S. Department of Health and Human Services
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords DOC/NOAA/NOS/NCCOS > National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords DOC/NOAA/OAR/OER > Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords U-MIAMI/RSMAS > Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Agriculture > Agricultural Aquatic Sciences > Fisheries
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Biological Classification > Animals/Invertebrates > Cnidarians > Anthozoans/Hexacorals > Hard Or Stony Corals
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Biological Classification > Animals/Invertebrates > Sponges > >
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Biological Classification > Animals/Vertebrates > Fish
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Biological Classification > Plants > Macroalgae (Seaweeds)
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Biological Classification > Plants > Macroalgae (Seaweeds) > Red Algae >
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecological Dynamics > Community Dynamics > Species Recruitment >
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecological Dynamics > Species/Population Interactions > Migratory Rates/Routes >
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecological Dynamics > Species/Population Interactions > Species Life History >
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems > Reef > Coral Reef
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Socioeconomics
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Circulation > Ocean Currents
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Water Temperature
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Oceans > Salinity/Density > Salinity
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science Services > Models > Dynamic Vegetation/Ecosystem Models > > >
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science Services > Models > Ocean General Circulation Models (OGCM)/Regional Ocean Models > > >
NCCOS Keywords NCCOS Research Data Type > Derived Data Product
NCCOS Keywords NCCOS Research Data Type > Field Observation
NCCOS Keywords NCCOS Research Data Type > Model
NCCOS Keywords NCCOS Research Data Type > Video
NCCOS Keywords NCCOS Research Priority > Marine Spatial Ecology
NCCOS Keywords NCCOS Research Topic > Regional Ecosystem Science
NODC Platform Names Thesaurus M/V Spree
NODC Platform Names Thesaurus R/V F.G. Walton Smith
None Bio-physical Modeling
None Bioeconomics
None Community Structure
None Coral
None Habitat Characterization
None Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems
None Physical Oceanography
None Population Connectivity
None Population Dynamics
None Population Genetics

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > Florida >
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > Florida > Florida Keys
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Gulf Of Mexico >
NCCOS Keywords NCCOS Research Location > Region > Atlantic Ocean
NCCOS Keywords NCCOS Research Location > Region > Gulf of Mexico
NCCOS Keywords NCCOS Research Location > U.S. States and Territories > Florida
NODC Sea Area Names Thesaurus Dry Tortugas
NODC Sea Area Names Thesaurus Florida Keys
NODC Sea Area Names Thesaurus Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
NODC Sea Area Names Thesaurus Pulley Ridge

Instrument Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Current/Wind Meters > > > DRIFTING BUOYS >
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Photon/Optical Detectors > Cameras > > CAMERA >
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Profilers/Sounders > > > CTD > Conductivity, Temperature, Depth
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Profilers/Sounders > Acoustic Sounders > > ADCP > Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Samplers > Grabbers/Traps/Collectors > > TRAPS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Samplers > Trawls/Nets > > MOCNESS > MOCNESS Plankton Net

Platform Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > > ROV > Remotely Operated Vehicles
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS > >

Physical Location

Organization: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
City: Silver Spring
State/Province: MD

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Presentation Form: Map, Table, Video, Other
Instrument (Deprecated): ADCP, CTD, Drifting Buoy, Fish Trap, Light Trap, MOCNESS Plankton Net, In Situ Ichthyoplankton Imaging System, Video Camera, Still Camera
Platform (Deprecated): Research Vessel, ROV
Physical Collection / Fishing Gear (Deprecated): Fish Trap

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 762928
Date Effective From: 2017
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 762930
Date Effective From: 2018
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 762929
Date Effective From: 2018
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): National Centers for Environmental Information - Stennis Space Center, Mississippi (NCEI-MS)
Address: Building 1021, Suite 1003
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
Phone: (228) 688-2936

Distributor

CC ID: 784712
Date Effective From: 2018
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): National Institutes of Health, National Center for Biotechnology Information, Gene Expression Omnibus (NIH NCBI GEO)
Email Address: geo@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
URL: Website Home Page
Contact Instructions:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/geo/

Distributor

CC ID: 784694
Date Effective From: 2015
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Rolling Deck to Repository (R2R)
Email Address: info@rvdata.us
URL: Website Home Page
Contact Instructions:

http://www.rvdata.us/

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 762931
Date Effective From: 2017
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 762932
Date Effective From: 2011
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov
Contact Instructions:

Kimberly Puglise, kimberly.puglise@noaa.gov

Principal Investigator

CC ID: 762935
Date Effective From: 2012
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Address: 1305 East West Highway, Rm 8110
Silver Spring, MD 20910
URL: http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/
Contact Instructions:

Principal Investigator: Robert Cowen; Oregon State University

Additional Principal Investigators:

• George Haliwell, Ryan Smith; NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory

• Andy David, Stacey Harter, Heather Moe; NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Science Center

• Louis Rocha; California Academy of Sciences

• Shirley Pomponi, Stephanie Farrington, M. Dennis Hanisak, John Reed, Joshua Voss; Florida Atlantic University-Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, NOAA Cooperative Institute for Ocean Exploration, Research and Technology (CIOERT)

• Mahadev Bhat; Florida International University

• Amy Baco-Taylor, Felicia Coleman, Christopher C. Koenig, Christopher R. Malinowski; Florida State University

• Andrea Bernard, Mahmood Shivji; Nova Southeastern University

• Su Sponaugle; Oregon State University

• Arnoldo Valle-Levinson; University of Florida

• Peter Ortner, Andrew Baker, David Die, Esther Goldstein, Villy Kourafalou, Chris Mader, Josefina Olascoaga, Margie Oleksiak, Claire Paris, Rocio-Perez Portola, Xayamara Serrano, Ana Vaz; University of Miami, NOAA Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS)

• Lance Horn, Jason White, Glenn Taylor, Undersea Vehicles Program; University of North Carolina, Wilmington

Extents

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 762937
W° Bound: -85
E° Bound: -79
N° Bound: 28
S° Bound: 23

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 762938
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2011-09
End: 2018-02

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Download from website

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

None

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 784699
Download URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/geo/query/acc.cgi?acc=GSE107688
Distributor: National Institutes of Health, National Center for Biotechnology Information, Gene Expression Omnibus (NIH NCBI GEO) (2018 - Present)
File Name: Montastraea cavernosa Genomic Data
Description:

Voss, J. 2018. Montastraea cavernosa genomics (NIH NCBI GEO Accession GSE107688).

File Type: NIH NCBI GEO Accession

Distribution 2

CC ID: 784698
Start Date: 2015-08-22
End Date: 2015-09-04
Download URL: https://doi.org/10.7284/906594
Distributor: Rolling Deck to Repository (R2R) (2015 - Present)
File Name: 2015 Cruise Data
Description:

Hanisak, M.D. 2015-08-22/2015-09-04. Population Connectivity of the Pulley Ridge-South Florida Coral Reef Ecosystem. Miami, Florida [24.22030 -83.90850 25.77292 -80.11213]. doi:10.7284/906594

File Type: Underway Data Sets

Distribution 3

CC ID: 784697
Start Date: 2014-08-14
End Date: 2014-08-28
Download URL: https://doi.org/10.7284/904902
Distributor: Rolling Deck to Repository (R2R) (2015 - Present)
File Name: 2014 Cruise Data
Description:

Hanisak, M.D. 2014-08-14/2014-08-28. Population Connectivity of the Pulley Ridge-South Florida Coral Reef Ecosystem. Miami, Florida [24.32981 -83.85785 25.73135 -80.12059]. doi:10.7284/904902

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Distribution 4

CC ID: 784696
Start Date: 2013-08-13
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Download URL: https://doi.org/10.7284/904845
Distributor: Rolling Deck to Repository (R2R) (2015 - Present)
File Name: 2013 Cruise Data
Description:

Cowen, R. 2013-08-13/2013-08-27. Population Connectivity of the Pulley Ridge-South Florida Coral Reef Ecosystem. Miami, Florida [24.23843 -83.93453 25.73137 -80.00062]. doi:10.7284/904845

File Type: Underway Data Sets

Distribution 5

CC ID: 857919
Start Date: 2012-08-15
End Date: 2015-06-24
Download URL: https://doi.org/10.25921/anqp-1b45
Distributor: National Centers for Environmental Information - Stennis Space Center, Mississippi (NCEI-MS) (2018 - Present)
File Name: Oceanography: ADCP Data
Description:

Smith, R.H., V. Kourafalou, and A. Valle-Levinson. 2019. Coral Ecosystem Connectivity from Pulley Ridge to the Florida Keys: Moored Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler Time-Series Data from 2012-08-15 to 2015-06-24 (NCEI Accession 0181331). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.25921/anqp-1b45

Distribution 6

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Start Date: 2012-08-14
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Distributor: Rolling Deck to Repository (R2R) (2015 - Present)
File Name: 2012 Cruise Data
Description:

Cowen, R. 2012-08-14/2012-08-28. Population Connectivity of the Pulley Ridge-South Florida Coral Reef Ecosystem. Miami, Florida [24.39923 -83.79729 25.73137 -80.11963]. doi:10.7284/902464

File Type: Underway Data Sets

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File Name: Oceanography: Drifters
Description:

Smith, R.H., V. Kourafalou, and A. Valle-Levinson. 2018. Coral Ecosystem Connectivity from Pulley Ridge to the Florida Keys: Surface Drifting Buoy Position Data from 2012-08-08 to 2016-05-12 (NCEI Accession 0178107). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.25921/fvpw-6337

Distribution 8

CC ID: 857012
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Distributor: National Centers for Environmental Information - Stennis Space Center, Mississippi (NCEI-MS) (2018 - Present)
File Name: Modeling: Temperature Data
Description:

Goldstein, E.D., E.K. D’Alessandro, and S. Sponaugle. 2019. Coral Ecosystem Connectivity from Pulley Ridge to the Florida Keys: Temperature Time Series Data from 2012-07-20 to 2014-08-13 (NCEI Accession 0190271). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.25921/hhjr-bm33

Distribution 9

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Download URL: https://doi.org/10.25921/hskq-8j11
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File Name: Modeling: Hydrodynamic Model Data
Description:

Kourafalou, V. and H. Kang. 2019. Coral Ecosystem Connectivity from Pulley Ridge to the Florida Keys: Simulated Current Velocity and Temperature from Hydrodynamic Modeling (NCEI Accession 0178799). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.25921/hskq-8j11

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 784700
URL: https://coastalscience.noaa.gov/project/coral-ecosystem-connectivity-gulf-florida-keys/
Name: NCCOS Research Project Webpage: Understanding Coral Ecosystem Connectivity in the Gulf of Mexico from Pulley Ridge to the Florida Keys
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

NCCOS Research Project Webpage: Understanding Coral Ecosystem Connectivity in the Gulf of Mexico from Pulley Ridge to the Florida Keys

URL 2

CC ID: 784701
URL: https://products.coastalscience.noaa.gov/collections/regional/pulleyridge/
Name: NCCOS Regional Ecosystem Science: Pulley Ridge
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

NCCOS Regional Ecosystem Science: Pulley Ridge

URL 3

CC ID: 784702
URL: http://mesophotic.ccs.miami.edu/
Name: Pulley Ridge Decision Support Resource (DSR)
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Pulley Ridge Decision Support Resource (DSR)

URL 4

CC ID: 784703
URL: https://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/13pulleyridge/welcome.html
Name: Coral Ecosystem Connectivity 2013: From Pulley Ridge to the Florida Keys
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Coral Ecosystem Connectivity 2013: From Pulley Ridge to the Florida Keys

URL 5

CC ID: 784704
URL: https://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/14pulleyridge/welcome.html
Name: Coral Ecosystem Connectivity 2014: From Pulley Ridge to the Florida Keys
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Coral Ecosystem Connectivity 2014: From Pulley Ridge to the Florida Keys

URL 6

CC ID: 784705
URL: https://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/15pulleyridge/welcome.html
Name: Coral Ecosystem Connectivity 2015: From Pulley Ridge to the Florida Keys
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Coral Ecosystem Connectivity 2015: From Pulley Ridge to the Florida Keys

URL 7

CC ID: 784706
URL: http://coastalmodeling.rsmas.miami.edu/Models/View/Florida_Keys
Name: Florida Straits, South Florida and Keys Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model (FKeyS-HYCOM)
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Florida Straits, South Florida and Keys Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model (FKeyS-HYCOM)

Data Quality

Completeness Report:

Project created 27 observed datasets and 12 derived datasets. For details, see Distribution Information.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Model data were verified by observed data. For details of data quality control methods, see Lineage Sources. All users should independently analyze the datasets according to their own needs and standards to determine data usability.

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: No
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: Unknown
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: Yes
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: No
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: Six years
Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: NCEI-MS
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: Six years
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

NCCOS IT Policy

Lineage

Sources

01. Andradi-Brown, D., J. Laverick, I. Bejarano, T. Bridge, P.L. Colin, G. Eyal, R. Jones, S. Kahng, J. Reed, T. Smith, H.L. Spalding, and E. Wood. 2016. Threats to mesophotic coral ecosystems and management options. In: E.K. Baker, Puglise, K.A. and Harris, P.T. (Eds.), Mesophotic coral ecosystems – A lifeboat for coral reefs? The United Nations Environment Programme and GRID-Arendal, Nairobi and Arendal, p 67-82. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11822/7566

CC ID: 784713
Citation URL: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11822/7566

02. Baker, E.K, K.A. Puglise, and P.T. Harris (Eds.). 2016. Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems - A Lifeboat for Coral Reefs?. The United Nations Environment Programme and GRID-Arendal, Nairobi and Arendal, 98 p. ISBN: 978-82-7701-150-9. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11822/7566

CC ID: 784714
Citation URL: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11822/7566

03. Díaz, M.C., and S.A. Pomponi. 2018. New Poecilosclerida from mesophotic coral reefs and the deep-sea escarpment in the Pulley Ridge region, eastern Gulf of Mexico: Discorhabdella ruetzleri n. sp. (Crambeidae) and Hymedesmia (Hymedesmia) vaceleti n. sp. (Hymedesmiidae). Zootaxa, 4466(1):229-237. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4466.1.17

CC ID: 784715
Citation URL: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4466.1.17

04. Goldstein, E.D., E.K. D’Alessandro, and S. Sponaugle. 2016. Demographic and reproductive plasticity across depth distribution of a coral reef fish. Scientific Reports, 6:34077. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep34077

CC ID: 784716
Citation URL: https://doi.org/10.1038/srep34077

05. Goldstein, E.D., E.K. D’Alessandro, and S. Sponaugle. 2017. Fitness consequences of habitat variability, trophic position, and energy allocation across the depth distribution of a coral-reef fish. Coral Reefs, 36(3):957-968. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00338-017-1587-4

CC ID: 784717
Citation URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00338-017-1587-4

06. Goldstein, E.D., E.K. D’Alessandro, J. Reed, and S. Sponaugle. 2016. Habitat availability and depth-driven population demographics regulate reproductive output of a coral reef fish. Ecosphere, 7(11):e01542. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.1542

CC ID: 784718
Citation URL: https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.1542

07. Harter, S.L., H. Moe, J.K. Reed, and A.W. David. 2017. Fish assemblages associated with red grouper pits at Pulley Ridge, a mesophotic reef in the Gulf of Mexico. Fishery Bulletin, 115:419-432. http://fishbull.noaa.gov/1153/harter.pdf

CC ID: 784719
Citation URL: http://fishbull.noaa.gov/1153/harter.pdf

08. Holstein, D.M., C.B. Paris, A.C. Vaz, and T.B. Smith. 2016. Modeling vertical coral connectivity and mesophotic refugia. Coral Reefs, 35(1):23-37. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00338-015-1339-2

CC ID: 784720
Citation URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00338-015-1339-2

09. Kourafalou, V., Y. Androulidakis, M. Le Henaff, and H.S. Kang. 2017. The dynamics of Cuba Anticyclones (CubANs) and interaction with the Loop Current/Florida Current system. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122(10):7897-7923. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JC012928

CC ID: 784721
Citation URL: https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JC012928

10. Kourafalou, V.H., Y.S. Androulidakis, H. Kang, R.H. Smith, and A. Valle-Levinson. 2018. Physical connectivity between Pulley Ridge and Dry Tortugas coral reefs under the influence of the Loop Current/Florida Current system. Progress in Oceanography, 165:75-99. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2018.05.004

CC ID: 784724
Citation URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2018.05.004

11. Le Hénaff, M., and V.H. Kourafalou. 2016. Mississippi waters reaching South Florida reefs under no flood conditions: synthesis of observing and modeling system findings. Ocean Dynamics, 66:435-459. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10236-016-0932-4

CC ID: 784725
Citation URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10236-016-0932-4

12. Le Hénaff, M., V.H. Kourafalou, R. Dussurget, and R. Lumpkin. 2014. Cyclonic activity in the eastern Gulf of Mexico: characterization from along-track altimetry and in situ drifter trajectories. Progress in Oceanography, 120:120-138. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2013.08.002

CC ID: 784726
Citation URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2013.08.002

13. Olascoaga, M.J., P. Miron, C. Paris, P. Perez-Brunius, R. Perez-Portela, R.H. Smith, and A. Vaz. 2018. Connectivity of Pulley Ridge with remote locations as inferred from satellite-tracked drifter trajectories. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 123. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JC014057

CC ID: 784727
Citation URL: https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JC014057

14. Pérez-Portela, R, A. Bumford, B. Coffman, S. Wedelich, M. Davenport, A. Fogg, M.K. Swenarton, F. Coleman, M.A. Johnston, D.L. Crawford, and M.F. Oleksiak. 2018. Genetic homogeneity of the invasive lionfish across the Northwestern Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico based on Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms. Scientific Reports, 8:5062. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-23339-w

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Citation URL: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-23339-w

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16. Richards, V.P, A.M. Bernard, K.A. Feldheim, and M.S. Shivji. 2016. Patterns of population structure and dispersal in the long-lived “redwood” of the coral reef, the giant barrel sponge (Xestospongia muta). Coral Reefs, 35(3):1097-1107. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00338-016-1435-y

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18. Serrano, X.M., I. Baums, T.B. Smith, R.J. Jones, T.L. Shearer, and A.C. Baker. 2016. Long-distance dispersal and vertical gene flow in the Caribbean brooding coral Porites astreoides. Scientific Reports, 6:21619. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep21619

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19. Snyder, R., C.B. Paris, and A.C. Vaz. 2014. How much do marine connectivity fluctuations matter?. The American Naturalist, 184(4):523-30. https://doi.org/10.1086/677925

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20. Sponaugle, S. 2015. Recruitment of coral reef fishes: linkages across stages. In: Mora, C. (Ed.), Ecology of Fishes on Coral Reefs. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 28-33. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316105412.005

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21. Studivan, M.S., and J.D. Voss. 2018. Population connectivity among shallow and mesophotic Montastraea cavernosa corals in the Gulf of Mexico identifies potential for refugia. Coral Reefs. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00338-018-1733-7

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22. Vaz, A.C., C.B. Paris, M.J. Olascoaga, V.H. Kourafalou, H. Kang, and J.K. Reed. 2016. The perfect storm: Match-mismatch of bio-physical events drives larval reef fish connectivity between Pulley Ridge mesophotic reef and the Florida Keys. Continental Shelf Research, 125:136-146. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2016.06.012

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23. Goldstein, E.D. 2016. Comparative demography of a coral reef fish: Vertical and horizontal spatial variability in Bicolor Damselfish (Stegastes partitus) traits, survival, and reproduction [Ph.D. Dissertation]. Miami, FL: University of Miami. 191 p. http://scholarlyrepository.miami.edu/oa_dissertations/1546/

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24. Serrano, X.M. 2013. Horizontal vs. vertical connectivity in Caribbean reef corals: identifying potential sources of recruitment following disturbance [Ph.D. Dissertation]. Miami, FL: University of Miami. 153 p. http://scholarlyrepository.miami.edu/oa_dissertations/1101/

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25. Starnes, E.D. 2017. Effects of fishing gear area restriction and catch share programs on effort distribution in Pulley Ridge, Eastern Gulf of Mexico [M.S. Thesis]. Miami, FL: University of Miami. 182 p. http://scholarlyrepository.miami.edu/oa_theses/688/

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26. Reed J.K., S. Farrington, A. David, S. Harter, H. Moe, L. Horn, G. Taylor, J. White, J. Voss, S. Pomponi, and D. Hanisak. 2017. Characterization of mesophotic coral/sponge habitats and fish assemblages in the regions of Pulley Ridge and Tortugas from ROV Dives during R/V Walton Smith Cruises of 2012 to 2015. NOAA CIOERT Cruise Report. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Technical Report 178. Fort Pierce, FL. 76 pp. https://repository.library.noaa.gov/view/noaa/17815

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27. Reed J.K., S. Farrington, S. Harter, A. David, H. Moe, and D. Hanisak. 2017. Characterization of the mesophotic benthic habitat and fish assemblages from ROV dives on Pulley Ridge during 2015 R/V Walton Smith cruise. NOAA CIOERT Cruise Report. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Technical Report 177. Fort Pierce, FL. 221 pp. https://repository.library.noaa.gov/view/noaa/17814

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28. Reed, J., S. Farrington, and D. Hanisak. 2016. Characterization of mesophotic coral/sponge ecosystem habitats in the region of the Tortugas Ecological Reserves from ROV Dives during 2013 and 2014 R/V Walton Smith cruises. NOAA CIOERT Cruise Report. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Technical Report 176. Fort Pierce, FL. 138 pp. https://repository.library.noaa.gov/view/noaa/17812

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29. Reed, J., S. Farrington, S. Harter, H. Moe, D. Hanisak, and A. David. 2015. Characterization of the Mesophotic Benthic Habitat and Fish Assemblages from ROV Dives on Pulley Ridge and Tortugas during 2014 R/V Walton Smith Cruise. NOAA CIOERT Cruise Report. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Technical Report 157. Fort Pierce, FL. 133 pp. https://repository.library.noaa.gov/view/noaa/17810

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30. Reed, J., S. Farrington, H. Moe, S. Harter, D. Hanisak, and A. David. 2014. Characterization of the mesophotic benthic habitat and fish assemblages from ROV dives on Pulley Ridge and Tortugas during 2012 and 2013 R/V Walton Smith cruises. NOAA CIOERT Cruise Report. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Technical Report 147. Fort Pierce, FL. 51 pp. https://repository.library.noaa.gov/view/noaa/17808

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31. Reed, J., S. Farrington, D. Hanisak, and K.R. Rademacher. 2012. SEADESC I Report: 2012 Pulley Ridge Cruise, August 14–25, 2012, R/V Walton Smith and UNCW Superphantom ROV. NOAA CIOERT Cruise Report. Fort Pierce, FL. 57 pp. https://repository.library.noaa.gov/view/noaa/17806

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32. Reed, J., D. Hanisak, S. Farrington, and K.R. Rademacher. 2012. Preliminary cruise report: 2012 Pulley Ridge Cruise, August 14–25, 2012, R/V Walton Smith and UNCW Superphantom ROV. NOAA CIOERT Cruise Report. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Miscellaneous Contribution 824. Fort Pierce, FL. 63 pp. https://repository.library.noaa.gov/view/noaa/17806#tabs-3

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Process Steps

Process Step 1

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Description:

This study is directed at determining the connectivity of reef species living in Pulley Ridge, the deepest known photosynthetic coral reef off the continental U.S., to those in the Florida Keys, as well as describing the community structure and determining the economic value of Pulley Ridge’s mesophotic communities. Results from this study are intended for use by resource managers.

The project is divided into six separate groups: Physical Oceanography, Biological-physical Modeling, Population Genetics, Population Dynamics, Community Structure, and Bio-economics.

There are three research themes:

Understanding Connectivity: Four of the research groups are working to address the research objective focused on understanding population connectivity between Pulley Ridge and the Florida Keys. The Biological-physical Modeling group is split into modelers and larval fish biologists. The modelers require information on ocean currents from the Physical Oceanography group, biological data from the fish biologists within their own group, and information on adult fish growth and reproduction from the Population Dynamics group. These data are then used to develop a model to predict the degree of connectivity, which is then verified by information from the Population Genetics group.

Assessing Community Structure: To assess the community structure of mesophotic coral ecosystems, the Community Structure group provides for their diverse expertise with benthic organisms (corals, sponges, algae, invertebrates, and fishes) and with remote sampling tools (notably remotely operated vehicles, or ROVs). Information key to describing the full mesophotic community will be provided by the Population Dynamics group as they focus on adult fish such as groupers. The information from these two groups is then synthesized into Geographic Information System (GIS) maps showing the distribution and abundance of benthic organisms across Pulley Ridge.

Determining the Value of a Resource: The Bio-economics group will use information from the Community Structure group, as well as assimilate fisheries data, to evaluate the potential economic value of the different components of the mesophotic reef communities. They will do so not just from a fishery perspective, but also for tourism and ecosystem services (fundamental life-support processes upon which all organisms depend).

Non-InPort Process Contact (Deprecated): Kimberly Puglise
Non-InPort Process Contact Email (Deprecated): nccos.data@noaa.gov

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Metadata Record Created By: Jessica Morgan
Metadata Record Created: 2018-03-07 15:53+0000
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Metadata Record Published: 2018-10-05
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