Navigation Links
Dry Tortugas show positive trends: Protected area slowly rebounding

coral reefs, fish, sharks, lobsters and other marine life. In 2001, after an extensive designation process the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary implemented the Tortugas Ecological Reserve, consisting of 151 square nautical miles of protected marine habitat.

A complete report on the expedition is anticipated to be available in September 2008.

Preliminary Statistics

2008 Mission

  • Total length of expedition = 20 days
  • Number of research divers = 38 total
  • Number of research dives or surveys = 1,710 a new record for the team
  • Types of dives = 1,245 RVC (reef fish visual census); 306 lobster; 80 coral-benthic - (plus another ≈ 250 on NPS Vessel Fort Jefferson during the same time period)
  • Number of dives on which video was captured = 72
  • Dives broken out by entity = UMiami 541; NOAA 515; FWRI 461; NPS 63; REEF 76.
  • Average dives per day = 86
  • Cumulative total bottom time = 1,109.4 hours (or 46.2 24-hour days) underwater
  • Cubic feet of 36% Nitrox Gas = 2,691,740
  • Cumulative depth of dives = 18.91 miles or 99,876 feet undersea (equivalent to 1.53 times the distance from the depths of the Mariana's Trench to the top of Mount Everest)
  • Surveyed 336 primary sampling units (200 m x 200 m) classified grid cells
  • Coral reef habitat surveyed in the Dry Tortugas region = 229,348 square meters (m2)
  • Breakdown of area surveyed = Fish: 221,788 m2; Lobster 6,120 m2 ; Corals-benthic 1,440 m2
  • Total domain actually visited = 0.07% of the total
  • Statistical survey design achieved a coefficient of variation (CV ) of about 15% for population abundance estimates for about 280 species of fish.

Expedition Leaders

Dr. Jerald S. Ault, University of Miami RSMAS (Chief Scientist & Co-Principal Investigator)
Dr. G. Todd Kellison, NOAA Fisheries (Co-Principal Investigator)
Dave McClelland, NO

Contact: Barbra Gonzalez
University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Men unaware of their cancer risk when female relatives test positive for BRCA mutation
2. HGS announces positive Phase 2 LymphoStat-B at ACR meeting
3. Positive results for airway bypass
4. Worlds largest marine protected area created in Pacific Ocean
5. Coral reefs may be protected by natural ocean thermostat
6. Slowly-developing primates definitely not dim-witted
7. New study finds most North Pacific humpback whale populations rebounding
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
Dry Tortugas show positive trends: Protected area slowly rebounding
(Date:7/31/2014)... University researchers have completed a 20-year study that ... prairie at different times of the year. It ... spring time frame has no measurable negative consequences ... multiple benefits. , The study was conducted by ... Biological Station fire chief, and Joseph Craine, research ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... to loud noise alters how the brain processes ... sounds, according to neuroscientists at The University of ... this week in Ear and Hearing , ... hearing loss affects the brain,s recognition of speech ... corners of the population, affecting an estimated 15 ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... Oren Tessler, Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at LSU ... part of a team of plastic and reconstructive surgeons ... to screen and select patients for a specific surgical ... who underwent this surgery to decompress the nerves that ... cosmetic eyelid surgery. The study, which confirms the benefit ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Study finds benefits to burning Flint Hills prairie in fall and winter 2Study finds benefits to burning Flint Hills prairie in fall and winter 3UT Dallas study reveals effect of loud noises on brain 2Surgeons report significant migraine relief from cosmetic eyelid surgery technique 2
... UTRECHT, The Netherlands, September 10 , ... Powers Privacy-Enhancing Biometric,Technology , WCC ... search,and match software, today announced its collaboration with priv-ID, ... anonymity for,the user. The collaboration will provide enhanced identification ...
... , , , , ... leader in fingerprint identity and authentication solutions, today announced that ... fingerprint sensor as an option on NCR,s next-generation integrated point-of-sale (POS) ... The fingerprint sensor, which is embedded in the top ...
... , , BEDFORD, ... ), a global provider of imaging and biometrics software, today ... development services to Lockheed Martin,s high-performance fingerprint card scanning service. ... Martin a five-year, $47 million contract to continue managing the ...
Cached Biology News:WCC Smart Search & Match and Priv-ID Announce Global Collaboration 2WCC Smart Search & Match and Priv-ID Announce Global Collaboration 3NCR Embeds DigitalPersona U.are.U(R) 4500HD Fingerprint Sensor in New NCR RealPOS(TM) 70XRT Point-of-Sale Workstations 2Aware Software and Development Services Enable State-of-the-Art Fingerprint Card Scanning 2Aware Software and Development Services Enable State-of-the-Art Fingerprint Card Scanning 3
(Date:7/31/2014)... and even the entire body to visualize long-range connections ... been a long-time dream of biologists. A study published ... journal Cell has now made that dream ... bodies, and human tissue biopsies transparent, while keeping the ... the way for a better understanding of brain-body interactions, ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... July 31, 2014 The SNIS Foundation ... $25,000 to fund a translational research project.  The ... the gift was presented at the Society of ... in Colorado Springs, CO. ... approaches to neurovascular conditions, SNIS formed the SNIS ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... 31, 2014 Graphite Metallizing Corporation announces ... oven carts. These bearings are uniquely suited to prevent ... bearings because of the high temperatures . , ... from the design engineers at Graphite Metallizing to overcome ... During their manufacturing operation, pans containing blocks of powder ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... 31, 2014 Research and Markets ... Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. ... the study of the genetic material or genomes of ... basis for the discovery and development of diagnostic and ... health conditions. Genomics is supported by three major product ...
Breaking Biology Technology:See-through organs and bodies will accelerate biomedical discoveries 2SNIS Foundation Bestows First Grant Award For Cutting-Edge NeuroInterventional Research 2SNIS Foundation Bestows First Grant Award For Cutting-Edge NeuroInterventional Research 3Graphite Metallizing Announces Bearings for High Temperature Oven Applications 2Graphite Metallizing Announces Bearings for High Temperature Oven Applications 3Global Genomics Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Life Technologies, Qiagen and Illumina 2
... SYDNEY, Australia, Oct. 3 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --,Pharmaceutical company Pharmaxis ... present 12 abstracts from its respiratory disease,program at ... held,in Berlin from the 4th to the 8th ... top respiratory researchers and clinicians to hear latest,advances ...
... 2 Alba Therapeutics Corporation today,announced the promotions of ... Mark Ginski, PhD, and Kate Huber. "We are pleased,to ... and we are,fortunate to have such a fine group ... for unmet medical needs of patients with celiac,disease, asthma, ...
... FOR LEAD DRUG CANDIDATE ARIKACE(TM) DRIVES,CONTINUED CLINICAL EXPANSION, ... Inc., a,biopharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative inhaled,pharmaceuticals ... announced that it has secured a $12.5 million ... Company LLC, an affiliate of Horizon,Technology Finance Management ...
Cached Biology Technology:Pharmaxis Research Programs Highlighted at European Respiratory Society Congress 2Pharmaxis Research Programs Highlighted at European Respiratory Society Congress 3Alba Therapeutics Corporation Announces Promotions 2Alba Therapeutics Corporation Announces Promotions 3Alba Therapeutics Corporation Announces Promotions 4Transave, Inc. Secures $12.5 Million in New Financing 2Transave, Inc. Secures $12.5 Million in New Financing 3Transave, Inc. Secures $12.5 Million in New Financing 4Transave, Inc. Secures $12.5 Million in New Financing 5
... Y2 Receptor antiserum This NPY Y2 ... level and is currently being characerized in brain. ... and mouse and appears to work better on ... rat. For full characterizarion in dorsal root ganglion ...
RECK (F-20)...
Black Polypropylene 384 Round Well Plate 70/Box...
... 1 Peroxiredoxin (Prx) is a ... have been known to connect with ... isoforms (about 50 proteins), collected in ... homology, particularly amino-terminal region containing active ...
Biology Products: