Dissolved oxygen and temperature data from loggers deployed in Bahia Almirante (Coral microbiome resilience project)

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2022-05-23
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Caribbean Coast of Panama 9 N 82 W
westlimit: -82.35242; southlimit: 9.21416; eastlimit: -82.21741; northlimit: 9.3484
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10.26008/1912/bco-dmo.874724.1
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Ocean deoxygenation is a growing threat to marine life worldwide but our knowledge of oxygen dynamics in tropical coastal regions is poorly resolved. Here we provide high-resolution oxygen data for five coral reefs throughout Almirante Bay, Bocas del Toro, Panama. This current dataset includes a six-month record of hourly temperature and dissolved oxygen concentration measurements on five coral reefs, with two loggers taking data at each reef, one from a shallow (3 m) location and the other from a deeper (12 m) location. All loggers were deployed approx. 20 cm above the seafloor on concrete blocks that were nestled within the reef matrix. Preliminary data shows low oxygen values (<1.0 mg/L) occurring in all the deep sites on all the reefs except one, i.e., Hospital Point. Additionally, near anoxic oxygen conditions (> 0.3 mg/L) were measured on the Roldan Reef for approx. two weeks in February 2022. Loggers will continue to be serviced, calibrated, and maintained, and this dataset will be updated to create a three-year time-series of oxygen and temperature measurements at these tropical, coral-reef sites. For a complete list of measurements, refer to the full dataset description in the supplemental file 'Dataset_description.pdf'. The most current version of this dataset is available at: https://www.bco-dmo.org/dataset/874724
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Lucey, N., Cesar, C., Altieri, A., & Collin, R. (2022). Dissolved oxygen and temperature data from loggers deployed in Bahia Almirante (Coral microbiome resilience project) (Version 1) [Data set]. Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO). https://doi.org/10.26008/1912/BCO-DMO.874724.1
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