National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Calcification Rates of Crustose Coralline Algae Derived from Calcification Accretion Units (CAUs) Deployed at Cheeca Rocks in the Florida Keys in 2014

The calcification rate data described here are from in-house developed calcification accretion units (CAUs) deployed by scuba divers in 2014 at Cheeca Rocks in the Florida Keys, in accordance with protocols developed by Price et al.(2012). Three of the five units deployed were retrieved in 2017, the other two were presumed lost in a storm event as one that was found was in a toppled piece of framework.

CAUs allow for recruitment and colonization of CCA and hard corals. By measuring the change in weight of the CAUs, the reef carbonate accretion rate can be calculated for that time period. Monitoring net accretion over successive deployments allows for the detection of changes in calcification rates over time.

This study provides information about spatial patterns of algal calcification and accretion rates and serves as a basis for detecting changes associated with changing seawater chemistry due to ocean acidification. These data can also be used in comparative analyses across natural gradients, thereby assisting efforts to determine whether key reef-building taxa can acclimatize to changing oceanographic environments. These data will have immediate, direct impacts on predictions of reef resilience in a higher carbon dioxide (CO2) world and on the design of reef management strategies.

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Last Updated June 22, 2019, 00:25
Created August 23, 2018, 22:36
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