CRED Cumulative Map of Percent Scleractinian Coral Cover at Maug

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Title:
CRED Cumulative Map of Percent Scleractinian Coral Cover at Maug
Abstract:
This map displays optical validation observation locations and percent coverage of scleractinian coral overlaid on bathymetry.
Supplemental_Information:
Maug includes three small islands (Higashi, Kita, and Nishi), with a total land area of 2.1 square km. They compose the subaerially exposed portion of the rim surrounding a flooded caldera that is considered to be a dormant volcano. The presence of countless seabirds on the three pinnacles provides a steady source of nutrients and organic matter into the caldera waters. Maug is uninhabited and is protected from development by the CNMI Constitution. It has been declared a wildlife conservation area. Fisheries resources are currently harvested, although there has been some interest within the CNMI government to extend conservation to the coastal areas. Results from the 2003 and 2004 NOAA surveys (MARAMP and Ring of Fire) show that Maug, with 73 species recorded, is the most coral-rich island in the northern islands. Cruises CoRIS Metadata Record Names OES0307 cred_toad_maug_oes0307_2003

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), 200706, CRED Cumulative Map of Percent Scleractinian Coral Cover at Maug.

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  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: 145.18
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: 145.24
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 20.03
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 20.02

  3. What does it look like?

    <http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/CNMI_images/mau_toad_445.jpg> (JPEG)
    This map displays optical validation observation locations and percent coverage of scleractinian coral overlaid on bathymetry.

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

    Beginning_Date: 2003
    Ending_Date: 2003
    Currentness_Reference: ground condition

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    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)
    Attn: John Rooney
    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 Maug.


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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.

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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)
    Attn: John Rooney
    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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    Downloadable 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: 01-Dec-2009
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)
Attn: John Rooney
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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