This data release compiles descriptive information (location, water depth, etc.) and radiometric ages from corals collected through the Southeast Florida Continental Reef Tract (SFCRT; fig. 1). The database includes data from studies published between 1977 and 2015 as well as previously unpublished data. The samples were originally collected using coral-reef coring or other geologic sampling methods. Many of the samples are presently stored in the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Core Archive at the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center in St. Petersburg, Florida (https://doi.org/10.5066/F7319TR3). This research is a part of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Coral Reef Ecosystem Studies Project (https://www.usgs.gov/centers/spcmsc/science/coral-reef-ecosystem-studie…).
Toth, L.T., Precht, W.F., Modys, A.B., Stathakopoulos, A., Robbart, M.L., Hudson, J.H., Oleinik, A.E., Riegl, B.M., Shinn, E.A., and Aronson, R.B., 2021, Climate and the latitudinal limits of subtropical reef development: Nature Scientific Reports, v. 11, art. 13044, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-87883-8.