Ecological monitoring of Gulf of California and Pacific coast
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- 1998-08-26 to 2017-11-04
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Mascareñas Osorio, Ismael; Aburto Oropeza, Octavio; Sanchez Ortiz, Carlos (2018). Ecological monitoring of Gulf of California and Pacific coast. In dataMares: Ecological Monitoring. UC San Diego Library Digital Collections. http://doi.org/10.6075/J0KH0KJ3
The ecological data of fish and invertebrates were collected by the Gulf of California Marine Program (GCMP) and the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur (UABCS). They come from the visual census of rocky reefs in the Bay of Los Angeles (2008, 2009, 2010, 2016), the Great Island region (2008, 2009, 2010 and 2016), BC, Santa Rosalia 2009, 2010 and 2016) Loreto (1998-2016), El Corredor (2013-2016), La Paz (1998-2016), La Ventana (2013-2016), Cabo Pulmo (1999, 2009-2016) and Cabo San Lucas (1998-2000, 2009-2016) BCS, Marias Islands, Colima (2010), Huatulco, Oaxaca (2016). There are 210 species of fish and 220 species of invertebrates. Data are obtained annually by SCUBA diving of rocky reefs, using linear transects (fish = 50m long x 5m wide, invertebrates = 30m long and 1m wide). These data have been used in different publications such as the rocky reef health index, which incorporates information from 5 indicators in relation to the fish communities and invertebrates of the rocky reefs (Biomass of top predators, biomass of carnivorous, relative abundance of Zooplanctivoros, stars and hedgehogs), in addition to different analyzes related to more than 40 theses and other publications on species of commercial interest such as groupers and snappers.
Visual census of fish and invertebrates with 30 and 50 m long transect belts for invertebrates and fish respectively.
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- Technical Details
Software used: Microsoft Excel. Coordinate system: WGS1984.
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