A survey of the nearshore reefs in the area of the proposed national park at Ofu was conducted between 7-12 September, 1992. The goals of the survey were to: 1) collect baseline data on the current status of the reefs and reef resources in the area, 2) to establish long-term monitoring stations to enable documentation of the health of the reef communities through time, and 3) to contribute information to a comprehensive coastal resource survey of Tutuila and the Manua Islands. The overall purpose of the work was to design and implement the biotic component of a reef monitoring program for the areas within and adjacent to the proposed national park site.
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Points of contact for this data set include: Contact info: Agency: THE OCEANIC INSTITUTE PI: Friedlander, Dr. Alan Address address 41-202 KALANIANAOLE HIGHWAY, MAKAPUU POINT city WAIMANALO state: HI postal: 96795
(OI), Oceanic Institute , 19990727, Algal species and other data collected using photographs in the southern coast of the island of Ofu from 08 September 1992 to 11 September 1992 (NODC Accession 9800197): US National Oceanographic Data Center, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA.
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