Acknowledgment of the U.S. Geological Survey, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, as a data source would be appreciated in products developed from these data, and such acknowledgment as is standard for citation and legal practices for data source is expected. Sharing of new data layers developed directly from these data would also be appreciated by the U.S. Geological Survey staff. Users should be aware that comparisons with other datasets for the same area from other periods may be inaccurate because of inconsistencies resulting from changes in photointerpretation, mapping conventions, and digital processes over time. These data are not legal documents and are not to be used as such.
These data were collected to support a collaborative project between the U.S. Geological Survey, St. Petersburg Costal and Marine Science Center and the Coral Reef Evaluation and Monitoring Project (CREMP) of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute. The purpose of this study, was to evaluate the effectiveness of the Along-Track Reef Imaging System (ATRIS), an automated image-acquisition technology, for assessing a moderate bleaching event that occurred in the summer of 2011 in the Florida Keys. Data obtained from ATRIS were compared to diver-based bleaching assessments conducted contemporaneously by the Florida Reef Resilience Program (FRRP). More than 100,000 images were collected over 2.7 km of transects spanning four patch reefs in a 3-hour period. Corals were assigned to one of four categories: not bleached, pale, partially bleached, and bleached. This dataset was acquired during USGS field activity number 11CRE05, additional survey and data details are available at http://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=11CRE05.
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