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Dataset Title:  Behavioral observation data of tagged and untagged Acanthaster in Viti Levu,
Fiji from 2010-2012
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Institution:  BCO-DMO   (Dataset ID: bcodmo_dataset_706051)
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 acanthaster_ID (unitless) ?          1    20
 tagging_status (unitless) ?              
 righting_time_trial1 (seconds) ?          48    392
 righting_time_trial2 (seconds) ?          44    340
 righting_time_trial3 (seconds) ?          73    740
 mean_righting_time (seconds) ?          64.66666667    323.6666667
 righting_trial_date (unitless) ?              
 date_coral_offered (unitless) ?              
 coral_eaten (unitless) ?              
 date_coral_eaten (unitless) ?              
 
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The Dataset Attribute Structure (.das) for this Dataset

Attributes {
 s {
  acanthaster_ID {
    Byte _FillValue 127;
    Byte actual_range 1, 20;
    String description "The identification number for each individual sea star";
    String ioos_category "Identifier";
    String long_name "Acanthaster ID";
    String units "unitless";
  }
  tagging_status {
    String description "Whether the individual was tagged or untagged";
    String ioos_category "Unknown";
    String long_name "Tagging Status";
    String units "unitless";
  }
  righting_time_trial1 {
    Int16 _FillValue 32767;
    Int16 actual_range 48, 392;
    String description "The amount of time that it took an individual to right itself on to its oral surfave after being flipped on its aboral surface.";
    String ioos_category "Time";
    String long_name "Righting Time Trial1";
    String units "seconds";
  }
  righting_time_trial2 {
    Int16 _FillValue 32767;
    Int16 actual_range 44, 340;
    String description "The amount of time that it took an individual to right itself on to its oral surfave after being flipped on its aboral surface.";
    String ioos_category "Time";
    String long_name "Righting Time Trial2";
    String units "seconds";
  }
  righting_time_trial3 {
    Int16 _FillValue 32767;
    Int16 actual_range 73, 740;
    String description "The amount of time that it took an individual to right itself on to its oral surfave after being flipped on its aboral surface.";
    String ioos_category "Time";
    String long_name "Righting Time Trial3";
    String units "seconds";
  }
  mean_righting_time {
    Float64 _FillValue NaN;
    Float64 actual_range 64.66666667, 323.6666667;
    String description "The mean amount of time that it took an individual to right itself on to its oral surfave after being flipped on its aboral surface.";
    String ioos_category "Time";
    String long_name "Mean Righting Time";
    String units "seconds";
  }
  righting_trial_date {
    String description "The date when righting trials were conducted.";
    String ioos_category "Time";
    String long_name "Righting Trial Date";
    String source_name "righting_trial_date";
    String units "unitless";
  }
  date_coral_offered {
    String description "The date that two pieces of coral were offered to an individual";
    String ioos_category "Time";
    String long_name "Date Coral Offered";
    String units "unitless";
  }
  coral_eaten {
    String description "Whether an individual consumed the corals offered to it in the feeding trials";
    String ioos_category "Unknown";
    String long_name "Coral Eaten";
    String units "unitless";
  }
  date_coral_eaten {
    String description "The date by which corals were eaten.";
    String ioos_category "Time";
    String long_name "Date Coral Eaten";
    String units "unitless";
  }
 }
  NC_GLOBAL {
    String access_formats ".htmlTable,.csv,.json,.mat,.nc,.tsv";
    String acquisition_description 
"To evaluate how tagging might affect Acanthaster behavior, we conducted
experiments comparing righting ability and feeding behavior of tagged and
untagged Acanthaster (n = 10 individuals treatment-1) that were caged on the
reef flat of Votua\\u2019s MPA. Ten individuals were each tagged by inserting
five plastic tag fasteners at the base of individual arms near the oral disk,
and all individuals were held in individual cages on the reef flat for the
7-day duration of this experiment. Two days were allowed for tag acclimation
among the treatment group before experiments were conducted. Righting ability
was assessed on days 3 and 7 post-tagging by flipping individuals onto their
aboral surface and measuring the time required to right themselves onto their
oral surface. This was repeated three times for each individual with a
1-minute rest interval between trials. Individuals were also offered two small
fragments of the coral Montipora hispida (~8-10 cm length) on days three and
five post-tagging to assess the effects of tagging on feeding behavior.To
evaluate how tagging might affect Acanthaster behavior, we conducted
experiments comparing righting ability and feeding behavior of tagged and
untagged Acanthaster (n = 10 individuals treatment-1) that were caged on the
reef flat of Votua\\u2019s MPA. Ten individuals were each tagged by inserting
five plastic tag fasteners at the base of individual arms near the oral disk,
and all individuals were held in individual cages on the reef flat for the
7-day duration of this experiment. Two days were allowed for tag acclimation
among the treatment group before experiments were conducted. Righting ability
was assessed on days 3 and 7 post-tagging by flipping individuals onto their
aboral surface and measuring the time required to right themselves onto their
oral surface. This was repeated three times for each individual with a
1-minute rest interval between trials. Individuals were also offered two small
fragments of the coral Montipora hispida (~8-10 cm length) on days three and
five post-tagging to assess the effects of tagging on feeding behavior.";
    String awards_0_award_nid "480718";
    String awards_0_award_number "OCE-0929119";
    String awards_0_data_url "http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=0929119";
    String awards_0_funder_name "NSF Division of Ocean Sciences";
    String awards_0_funding_acronym "NSF OCE";
    String awards_0_funding_source_nid "355";
    String awards_0_program_manager "Dr David  L. Garrison";
    String awards_0_program_manager_nid "50534";
    String awards_1_award_nid "674109";
    String awards_1_award_number "U01-TW007401";
    String awards_1_data_url "https://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_description.cfm?icde=0&aid=7741942";
    String awards_1_funder_name "National Institutes of Health";
    String awards_1_funding_acronym "NIH";
    String awards_1_funding_source_nid "636502";
    String awards_1_program_manager "Flora Katz";
    String awards_1_program_manager_nid "674108";
    String cdm_data_type "Other";
    String comment 
"Acanthaster Trials 
  M. Hay and C. Clements, PIs 
  Version 23 June 2017";
    String Conventions "COARDS, CF-1.6, ACDD-1.3";
    String creator_email "info@bco-dmo.org";
    String creator_name "BCO-DMO";
    String creator_type "institution";
    String creator_url "https://www.bco-dmo.org/";
    String data_source "extract_data_as_tsv version 2.2d  13 Jun 2019";
    String date_created "2017-06-26T16:07:32Z";
    String date_modified "2019-03-27T18:06:16Z";
    String defaultDataQuery "&time";
    String doi "10.1575/1912/bco-dmo.706051.1";
    String history 
"2019-08-19T19:12:22Z (local files)
2019-08-19T19:12:22Z https://erddap.bco-dmo.org/erddap/tabledap/bcodmo_dataset_706051.html";
    String infoUrl "https://www.bco-dmo.org/dataset/706051";
    String institution "BCO-DMO";
    String instruments_0_dataset_instrument_description "Used to monitor individuals' movements";
    String instruments_0_dataset_instrument_nid "706060";
    String instruments_0_description "Acquires satellite signals and tracks your location.";
    String instruments_0_instrument_name "GPS receiver";
    String instruments_0_instrument_nid "706037";
    String instruments_0_supplied_name "Garmin GPS 76CSX";
    String keywords "acanthaster, acanthaster_ID, bco, bco-dmo, biological, chemical, coral, coral_eaten, data, dataset, date, date_coral_eaten, date_coral_offered, dmo, eaten, erddap, identifier, management, mean, mean_righting_time, oceanography, offered, office, preliminary, righting, righting_time_trial1, righting_time_trial2, righting_time_trial3, status, tagging, tagging_status, time, trial, trial1, trial2, trial3";
    String license 
"The data may be used and redistributed for free but is not intended
for legal use, since it may contain inaccuracies. Neither the data
Contributor, ERD, NOAA, nor the United States Government, nor any
of their employees or contractors, makes any warranty, express or
implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a
particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability for the accuracy,
completeness, or usefulness, of this information.";
    String metadata_source "https://www.bco-dmo.org/api/dataset/706051";
    String param_mapping "{'706051': {}}";
    String parameter_source "https://www.bco-dmo.org/mapserver/dataset/706051/parameters";
    String people_0_affiliation "Georgia Institute of Technology";
    String people_0_affiliation_acronym "Georgia Tech";
    String people_0_person_name "Dr Mark Hay";
    String people_0_person_nid "480720";
    String people_0_role "Principal Investigator";
    String people_0_role_type "originator";
    String people_1_affiliation "Georgia Institute of Technology";
    String people_1_affiliation_acronym "Georgia Tech";
    String people_1_person_name "Cody Clements";
    String people_1_person_nid "705877";
    String people_1_role "Co-Principal Investigator";
    String people_1_role_type "originator";
    String people_2_affiliation "Georgia Institute of Technology";
    String people_2_affiliation_acronym "Georgia Tech";
    String people_2_person_name "Dr Mark Hay";
    String people_2_person_nid "480720";
    String people_2_role "Contact";
    String people_2_role_type "related";
    String people_3_affiliation "Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution";
    String people_3_affiliation_acronym "WHOI BCO-DMO";
    String people_3_person_name "Hannah Ake";
    String people_3_person_nid "650173";
    String people_3_role "BCO-DMO Data Manager";
    String people_3_role_type "related";
    String project "Killer Seaweeds: Allelopathy against Fijian Corals";
    String projects_0_acronym "Killer Seaweeds";
    String projects_0_description 
"Extracted from the NSF award abstract:
Coral reefs are in dramatic global decline, with reefs commonly converting from species-rich and topographically-complex communities dominated by corals to species- poor and topographically-simplified communities dominated by seaweeds. These phase-shifts result in fundamental loss of ecosystem function. Despite debate about whether coral-to-algal transitions are commonly a primary cause, or simply a consequence, of coral mortality, rigorous field investigation of seaweed-coral competition has received limited attention. There is limited information on how the outcome of seaweed-coral competition varies among species or the relative importance of different competitive mechanisms in facilitating seaweed dominance. In an effort to address this topic, the PI will conduct field experiments in the tropical South Pacific (Fiji) to determine the effects of seaweeds on corals when in direct contact, which seaweeds are most damaging to corals, the role allelopathic lipids that are transferred via contact in producing these effects, the identity and surface concentrations of these metabolites, and the dynamic nature of seaweed metabolite production and coral response following contact. The herbivorous fishes most responsible for controlling allelopathic seaweeds will be identified, the roles of seaweed metabolites in allelopathy vs herbivore deterrence will be studied, and the potential for better managing and conserving critical reef herbivores so as to slow or reverse conversion of coral reef to seaweed meadows will be examined.
Preliminary results indicate that seaweeds may commonly damage corals via lipid- soluble allelochemicals. Such chemically-mediated interactions could kill or damage adult corals and produce the suppression of coral fecundity and recruitment noted by previous investigators and could precipitate positive feedback mechanisms making reef recovery increasingly unlikely as seaweed abundance increases. Chemically-mediated seaweed-coral competition may play a critical role in the degradation of present-day coral reefs. Increasing information on which seaweeds are most aggressive to corals and which herbivores best limit these seaweeds may prove useful in better managing reefs to facilitate resilience and possible recovery despite threats of global-scale stresses. Fiji is well positioned to rapidly use findings from this project for better management of reef resources because it has already erected >260 MPAs, Fijian villagers have already bought-in to the value of MPAs, and the Fiji Locally-Managed Marine Area (FLMMA) Network is well organized to get information to villagers in a culturally sensitive and useful manner.
The broader impacts of this project are far reaching. The project provides training opportunities for 2-2.5 Ph.D students and 1 undergraduate student each year in the interdisciplinary areas of marine ecology, marine conservation, and marine chemical ecology. Findings from this project will be immediately integrated into classes at Ga Tech and made available throughout Fiji via a foundation and web site that have already set-up to support marine conservation efforts in Fiji and marine education efforts both within Fiji and internationally. Business and community leaders from Atlanta (via Rotary International Service efforts) have been recruited to help organize and fund community service and outreach projects in Fiji -- several of which are likely to involve marine conservation and education based in part on these efforts there. Media outlets (National Geographic, NPR, Animal Planet, Audubon Magazine, etc.) and local Rotary clubs will be used to better disseminate these discoveries to the public.
PUBLICATIONS PRODUCED AS A RESULT OF THIS RESEARCH
Rasher DB, Stout EP, Engel S, Kubanek J, and ME Hay. \"Macroalgal terpenes function as allelopathic agents against reef corals\", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, v. 108, 2011, p. 17726.
Beattie AJ, ME Hay, B Magnusson, R de Nys, J Smeathers, JFV Vincent. \"Ecology and bioprospecting,\" Austral Ecology, v.36, 2011, p. 341.
Rasher DB and ME Hay. \"Seaweed allelopathy degrades the resilience and function of coral reefs,\" Communicative and Integrative Biology, v.3, 2010.
Hay ME, Rasher DB. \"Corals in crisis,\" The Scientist, v.24, 2010, p. 42.
Hay ME and DB Rasher. \"Coral reefs in crisis: reversing the biotic death spiral,\" Faculty 1000 Biology Reports 2010, v.2, 2010.
Rasher DB and ME Hay. \"Chemically rich seaweeds poison corals when not controlled by herbivores\", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, v.107, 2010, p. 9683.";
    String projects_0_end_date "2014-08";
    String projects_0_geolocation "Viti Levu, Fiji (18�13.049’S, 177�42.968’E)";
    String projects_0_name "Killer Seaweeds: Allelopathy against Fijian Corals";
    String projects_0_project_nid "480717";
    String projects_0_start_date "2009-09";
    String publisher_name "Hannah Ake";
    String publisher_role "BCO-DMO Data Manager(s)";
    String sourceUrl "(local files)";
    String standard_name_vocabulary "CF Standard Name Table v29";
    String summary "Behavioral observation data of tagged and untagged Acanthaster in Viti Levu, Fiji from 2010-2012";
    String title "Behavioral observation data of tagged and untagged Acanthaster in Viti Levu, Fiji from 2010-2012";
    String version "1";
    String xml_source "osprey2erddap.update_xml() v1.5-beta";
  }
}

 

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