Coral sizes from six sites on the south coast of St. John, USVI from 1992 to 2019

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St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands; California State University Northridge
St. John, US Virgin Islands
United States Virgin Islands, St. John: 18.318, -64.7253
westlimit: -64.7328; southlimit: 18.3067; eastlimit: -64.7218; northlimit: 18.3171
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These data describe the mean diameter (mm) coral colonies in photoquadrats recorded at six sites (7-9 m depth) on the south shore of St. John, USVI, from 1992-2019. Colonies were recorded in 0.5 x 0.5 m quadrats and their sizes were recorded in digital images and are reported by quadrat to the lowest taxonomic level possible. Lots of quadrats contained no corals, and a few quadrats contained many corals. These data are used to report on changes in coral community structure over time and to calculate coral calcification (G) using Reefbudget as described in the paper. These data were published in Edmunds and Perry (2023). 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:
Dataset: Coral sizes in support of Edmunds and Perry (2023) MEPS
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Edmunds, P. J., & Perry, C. T. (2023). Coral sizes from six sites on the south coast of St. John, USVI from 1992 to 2019 (Version 1) [Data Set]. Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO).
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