Data Set (knb-lter-sbc.30.15)

SBC LTER: Reef: Long-term experiment: Kelp removal: Fish abundance

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.30.15 (in the knb Catalog System)
Alternate Identifier: DOI: 10.6073/pasta/64ae922e66778e5206de3232cf2ff139
Alternate Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.30

These data describe the abundance and size of reef-associated fish at SBC LTER long-term kelp removal experiment sites. The number and size of reef fish located 0-2 meters from the bottom within a 40 m x 2 m transect are recorded by a diver in each plot at the start of the sampling day. The number and sizes of cryptic fish associated with the bottom are recorded in the same 40m x 2 m transects in a separate survey. Cryptic species are recorded in selected 20 meter sub-sections of an 80 m2 permanent transect. Cryptic species are not recorded on continuous removal transects.

The kelp removal experiment was initiated in 2008 at selected reef sites along the mainland coast of the Santa Barbara Channel. The following three giant kelp manipulations are maintained in sampling plots at each site:

- Control: Macrocystis pyriferais left intact in a 2000 m2plot.

- Annual removal: Macrocystis pyriferais removed from an adjacent 2000 m2plot once each winter and allowed to re-colonize over the course of the year.

- Continuous removal: Macrocystis pyriferais removed from a 200 m2area within the 2000 m2 plot on each sampling date.

Short Name: LTE KR - fish abundance
Publication Date: 2017-12-19
Language: English
Time Period:
Detailed Data Description and Download:
LTE All fish, all years
fish counts from 40m transects in kelp removal experiment
People and Organizations:
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Contact: Information Manager, Santa Barbara Coastal LTER [  email ]
Organization Santa Barbara Coastal LTER
Owner: Reed, Daniel C 

Data Set Citation

How to cite this data set: Reed, D. . 2017. SBC LTER: Reef: Long-term experiment: Kelp removal: Fish abundance. Santa Barbara Coastal Long Term Ecological Research Project. doi:10.6073/pasta/64ae922e66778e5206de3232cf2ff139

Key Words and Terms

By Thesaurus:
LTER Core Research Areas Disturbance Patterns, populations
LTER Controlled Vocabulary v1 fishes, long term ecological research, LTER, marine, organism, populations, Santa Barbara Coastal, size, species, surveys, transects
SBC-LTER Controlled Vocabulary Community Structure, Kelp Forest, populations, Reef
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER Places Arroyo Quemado Reef, Carpinteria Reef, Mohawk Reef, Naples Reef
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) v6. fish
Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity fish
NBII Biocomplexity Marine fishes, Pisces, Reefs, Species

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