Ecology Monitoring of Gulf of California and Pacific coast
- Research Team Head
- Data Managers
- Date Collected
- 1998-09-01 to 2016-11-17
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.
- Scope And Content
The data described here have been embargoed until 2025-01-01. Inquiries should be directed to Victoria Jimenez (email@example.com).
- Technical Details
Software used: Microsoft Excel. Coordinate system: WGS1984.
- Related Resource
- Arrecifes de México y los datos bajo el agua
- Health Index
- Índice de Salud
- Recuperando los recursos pesqueros del Golfo de California
- Richness, density and biomass as measures of health
- Mexico’s reefs and underwater data
- Recovering fishery resources in the Gulf of California
- Snapper Habitat in Gulf of California Mangrove Forests
- Riqueza específica, densidad y biomasa como indicadores de salud
- Hábitat de pargos en los bosques de manglar del Golfo de California
View formats within this collection
- Digital Object Made Available By
Research Data Curation Program, UC San Diego, La Jolla, 92093-0175 (https://lib.ucsd.edu/rdcp)
Under copyright (US)
Use: This work is available from the UC San Diego Library. This digital copy of the work is intended to support research, teaching, and private study.
Constraint(s) on Use: This work is protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Use of this work beyond that allowed by "fair use" requires written permission of the UC Regents. Responsibility for obtaining permissions and any use and distribution of this work rests exclusively with the user and not the UC San Diego Library. Inquiries can be made to the UC San Diego Library program having custody of the work.
- Rights Holder
- UC Regents