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Evaluating the efficacy of management zones in the FKNMS: Integrating visual and photogrammetric surveys, and passive acoustics to characterize reef fish assemblages and spawning activity across coral reef management regimes

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Evaluating the efficacy of management zones in the FKNMS: Integrating visual and photogrammetric surveys, and passive acoustics to characterize reef fish assemblages and spawning activity across coral reef management regimes https://t.co/8eB9uX7cKN
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Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Kayelyn Simmons conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

DelWayne Bohnenstiehl conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

David Eggleston conceived and designed the experiments, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Field Study Permissions

The following information was supplied relating to field study approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

Our research team is complying with federal and state regulations within the FKNMS and has

taken the necessary steps towards permit approvals for temporarily placing hydrophones on the

sandy bottom between any spur and groove reef formations at each proposed study site from the

following agencies: Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (approved #FKNMS-2016-111),

Florida Department of Environmental Protection request for Verification of Exemption

Environmental Resource Permit under Chapter 62-330.051(11)(b) (approved #44-0346994-001),

U.S. Army Corp of Engineers exemption permit (approved #SAJ-2016-02423), and NOAA

National Marine Fisheries Service (NFMS) Florida Statewide Programmatic Opinion (SWPBO)

review (approved #SAJ-2016-02423).

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

N/A

Funding

This work was supported by the National Science Foundation No. OCE-281155628 and No. OCE-1234688. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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