Map of percent scleractinian coral cover along camera tows and ROV tracks in the Auau Channel, Island of Maui, Hawaii

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Title:
Map of percent scleractinian coral cover along camera tows and ROV tracks in the Auau Channel, Island of Maui, Hawaii
Abstract:
This map displays optical validation observation locations and percent coverage of scleractinian coral overlaid on bathymetry and landsat imagery. Optical data were collected by CRED TOAD camera sled aboard the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary small boat R/V Kohola cruise SB1505, NOAA small boat R/V AHI cruise MP1401, NOAA ship Hi'ialakai cruise HA0905 and aboard NOAA ship Oscar Elton Sette cruise SE0807. Data were also collected with Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory's (HURL) RCV-150 remotely operated vehicle (ROV) on HURL R/V Ka`imikai-o-Kanaloa cruise's KOK0409, KOK0209, and KOK1207.
Supplemental_Information:
The Auau Channel, located between the islands of Maui and Lanai and also protected by Molokai to the north, and Kahoolawe to the south, is bounded by the latitudes 20.983 and 20.733 and the longitudes 156.633 and 156.858. Topography of channel consists of solution basins and rims (ridges), sediment plains and reef pinnacles on the channel floor, which were subaerially exposed during late Quaternary lowstands of sea level. Holocene reef growth occurs as a thin veneer on topographic highs in the Channel. The channel reaches depths of 140 m, however the majority of the seafloor is between 55 m and 70 m deep. The Auau Channel has been documented to include abundant coral reefs at these depths, which are also known as mesophotic coral ecosystems. Cruises CoRIS Metadata Record Names SB1505 cred_toad_mai_sb1505_2015 MP1401 cred_toad_mai_mp1401_2014 HA0905 cred_toad_mai_ha0905_2009 SE0807 cred_toad_mai_se0807_2008 KOK0409 cred_rov_maui_kok0409_2009 KOK0209 cred_rov_maui_kok0209_2009 KOK1207 cred_rov_maui_kok1207_2007

Resource Description: Digital video images 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), 20150901, Map of percent scleractinian coral cover along camera tows and ROV tracks in the Auau Channel, Island of Maui, Hawaii.

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  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -156.8243
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -156.6797
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 20.9371
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 20.7766

  3. What does it look like?

    <http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/MHI_images/mai_toad_445.jpg> (jpg)
    Gridded Bathymetry

  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Beginning_Date: 07-Dec-2007
    Ending_Date: 15-May-2015
    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), NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
    1845 Wasp Blvd., Bldg. 176
    Honolulu, HI 96818
    USA

    808-725-5438 (voice)
    pibhmc@soest.hawaii.edu

    Contact_Instructions: e-mail preferred


Why was the data set created?

To display locations of optical validation data in the Auau Channel, Island of Maui, Hawaii, collected by CRED TOAD camera sled and HURL RCV-150 ROV, and the percent coverage of living scleractinian coral along them.


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Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Please acknowledge the NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Division, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center as the source of this information.

  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)

    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, Hawaii 96818
    USA

    808 725-5360 (voice)
    pibhmc@soest.hawaii.edu

    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: 17-Oct-2015
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
Honlulu, Hawaii 96818
USA

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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