Mean Coral Cover 1979 - 2018 - different reef zones at Sites A, B and C

2019-04-26T13:25:13Z (GMT) by Barbara Brown

These are measurements of mean percentage coral cover on transects in different reef zones at Sites A, B and C which are located on the SE tip of Phuket Thailand and described in detail in Brown et al (2011). At each site transects parallel to the shore were run along a line perpendicular to the shore which stretched from the shoreline to the reef edge. Each transect was 10m long and separated from each other by a distance of 10m. At Site A there are 12 transects across the reef, at Site B 17 transects and Site C 12 transects. In this spreadsheet mean percentage coral cover is given for the inner, mid and outer reef flat at these sites. At sites A and C transects 1-4 represent inner reef transects; transects 5-8 represent the mid reef and transects 9-12 the outer reef flat transects. At Site B transects 1-8 represent the inner reef, transects 9-14 the mid reef and transects 15-17 the outer reef flat.

Reference:

Brown, B.E., Dunne, R.P., Phongsuwan, N., Somerfield, P.J. (2011) Increased sea level promotes coral cover on shallow reef flats in the Andaman Sea, eastern Indian Ocean. Coral Reefs 30:867-878