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Microbial and environmental dataset from Crocker Reef, Florida Keys, 2014-2015

By Christina A. Kellogg, Kimberly K. Yates, Stephanie N. Lawler, Christopher S. Moore and Nathan A. Smiley

Summary

Crocker Reef was the site of an integrated reefscape characterization effort focused on calcification and related biogeochemical processes as part of the USGS Coral Reef Ecosystem Study (CREST) project. This effort included two intensive seasonal sampling trips to capture summer (July 8 to 17, 2014) and winter (January 29 to February 5, 2015) conditions. This data release represents water column microbial and environmental data collected for use as metadata in future publications examining reef metabolic processes via metagenomes derived from water samples and fine-scale temporal and spatial carbonate chemistry measurements. Microbial data are total bacterial counts per milliliter seawater, total viral counts per milliliter of seawater, and plate counts using TCBS agar of Vibrio (bacteria) per milliliter of seawater. Environmental data are water temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, and pH. For further information regarding data collection and/or processing methods refer to USGS Open-File Report 2015–1203 (http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151203).

Data

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Crocker_datarelease_2014-2015.zip
Microbial data are total bacterial counts per milliliter seawater, total viral counts per milliliter of seawater, and plate counts using TCBS agar of Vibrio (bacteria) per milliliter of seawater. Environmental data are water temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, and pH.
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Crocker_Reef_Florida_Keys_2014_2015.xml
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Crocker_Reef_Florida_Keys_2014_2015.txt
Crocker_datarelease_2014-2015.zip
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Suggested Citation

Kellogg, C.A., Yates, K.K., Lawler, S.N., Moore, C.S., and Smiley, N.A., 2015, Microbial and environmental dataset from Crocker Reef, Florida Keys, 2014-2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F74Q7S25.



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