[Parameters: Topic='BIOSPHERE', Term='AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS', Variable_Level_1='REEF HABITAT']
Virgin Islands National Park and Coral Reef National Monument Coral Species ListEntry ID: VINPCoralSpeciesList
Abstract: The list of corals for the Virgin Islands National Park/Biosphere Reserve has been compiled and added to during four decades of research and monitoring of coral reef resources in the waters around St. John. The majority of this list comes from Beets and Lewand (1986) with additions and updates by several other experts over the years. Specimens of most of these species reside in the natural history collection at the V.I. National Park.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Record Count and Taxa Count 53
CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: publication date
Purpose: Inventory of Marine Organisms at Virgin Islands National Park (VIIS)
Virgin Islands National Park web site available at http://www.nps.gov/viis/index.htm
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Rafe Boulon
Dataset Title: Virgin Islands National Park and Coral Reef National Monument Coral Species List
Dataset Release Date: 2010
Dataset Release Place: 1300 Cruz Bay Creek, St. John, Virgin Islands 00830
Dataset Publisher: Virgin Islands National Park
Data Presentation Form: databaseOnline Resource: http://www.usgs.gov/obis-usa
Start Date: 1974-01-01Stop Date: 2010-01-27
Quality HORIZONTAL POSITIONAL ACCURACY REPORT: BioGeomancer WorkBench, 7550 meters
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Data Set Progress
Distribution Format: Text
Phone: 340-693-8950 x224
Email: rafe_boulon at nps.gov
VIRGIN ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK / VIRGIN ISLANDS CORAL REEF NATIONAL MONUMENT 1300 Cruz Bay Creek
City: St. John
Province or State: VI
Postal Code: 00830
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: Philip.Goldstein at Colorado.edu
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-03-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-01-23