Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 20040520, CRED Benthic Habitat Towboard Still Photos from Kingman Atoll in March and April, 2004.
Photos are taken of the bottom to document the benthic habitat. The photos are analyzed at the Kewalo Research Facility in Honolulu to determine percent cover of benthic substrates and the organisms covering the bottom. Data from the analysis of these photos will be input as another metadata record, hopefully linked to this one. Information on the coral reef benthic habitat in the U.S. affiliated Pacific Island areas is used for making decisions on the ecosystem management of these regions.
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NOAA makes no warranty regarding these data, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data, nor as a result of the failure of these data to function on a particular system.
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(format Pictures taken with a Canon EOS-10D camera onto a 1.5 Gigabyte Compact Flash memory card, then burned onto CD-ROMS.)
Call Contact for updated information. Currently, these CD-ROMS are stored at 2 locations in Honolulu. Eventually, these photos may be digitized and made available on a server, and/or sent to the National Oceanographic Data Center for storage.