Map of Percent Scleractinian Coral Cover along towed camera sled tracks and AUV dive tracks over Galvez Bank, Territory of Guam, USA

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Title:
Map of Percent Scleractinian Coral Cover along towed camera sled tracks and AUV dive tracks over Galvez Bank, Territory of Guam, USA
Abstract:
This map displays optical validation observation locations and percent coverage of scleractinian coral overlaid on bathymetry. Optical data were collected by CRED TOAD camera sled aboard the NOAA ship Oscar Elton Sette on cruises OES 0308 and SE 1002, and by the CRED-NWFSC SeaBED AUV during Oscar Elton Sette cruise SE1002.
Supplemental_Information:
Galvez Bank is part of the U.S. territory of Guam and located about 12 nautical miles (22 km) south-southwest of the island of Guam. The bank actually consists of several bathymetric highs, with a minimum charted depth of 20 m. Most of the bank top is characterized by moderate relief reef, with algae, coral patch reefs and associated reef fish communities. This map includes classified video data from all TOAD camera sled tows conducted over the bank during 20(cruise OES0208) and 2010 (cruise SE1002), and classified photographs from selected AUV dives conducted over the bank in 2010 (cruise SE1002). During cruise SE1002 8 AUV dives were conducted over Galvez Bank. However, as the AUV was still undergoing testing and trials, several of the dives were aborted early, and several repeated the same route. Therefore, only photos from 3 dives have been classified for this map. These were selected due to being complete dives covering distinct routes/ More details can be found in the relevant cruise metadata: Cruises CoRIS Metadata Record Names OES0308 cred_toad_galvez_bank_guam_oes0308_2003.txt SE1002 (TOAD) cred_toad_gal_se1002_2010.txt SE1002 (AUV) cred_auv_se1002_2010.txt

Resource Description: Digital video images and still photographs that are geo-referenced to navigation files.

  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Pacific Islands Benthic Habitat Mapping Center (PIBHMC), Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 20111201, Map of Percent Scleractinian Coral Cover along towed camera sled tracks and AUV dive tracks over Galvez Bank, Territory of Guam, USA.

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  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: 144.42
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: 144.49
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 13.11
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 13.02

  3. What does it look like?

    <http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/CNMI_images/GAL_toadauv_445.jpg> (JPEG)
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  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Beginning_Date: 26-Sep-2003
    Ending_Date: 01-Dec-2011
    Currentness_Reference: ground condition

  5. What is the general form of this data set?

    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: digital image

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  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

    Benthic Habitat Mapping Group, Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), NOAA

  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?

    Pacific Islands Benthic Habitat Mapping Center (PIBHMC), Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    NOAA IRC
    Honolulu, HI 96818

    808 725-5360 (voice)
    808 725-5429 (FAX)
    nmfs.pic.credinfo@noaa.gov

    Contact_Instructions: e-mail preferred


Why was the data set created?

To display locations of optical validation data collected and percent coverage of scleractinian coral at Galvez Bank.


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Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
These data are not to be used for navigation purposes. Please acknowledge the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) and the Pacific Islands Benthic Habitat Mapping Center, and the Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR) and School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), University of Hawaii as the sources of this information.

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    Pacific Islands Benthic Habitat Mapping Center (PIBHMC), Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    NOAA IRC
    Honolulu, HI 96818

    808 725-5360 (voice)
    808 725-5429 (FAX)
    nmfs.pic.credinfo@noaa.gov

    Contact_Instructions: e-mail preferred
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    Offline Data

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    These data are not to be used for navigational purposes. 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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Dates:
Last modified: 12-Mar-2014
Last Reviewed: 16-Dec-2011
Metadata author:
Pacific Islands Benthic Habitat Mapping Center (PIBHMC), Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
NOAA IRC
Honolulu, HI 96818

808 725-5360 (voice)
808 725-5429 (FAX)
nmfs.pic.credinfo@noaa.gov

Contact_Instructions: e-mail preferred
Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)


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