Photographic Images of Benthic Coral, Algae, and Invertebrate Species in Marine Habitats and Subhabitats around Offshore Islets in the Main Hawaiian Islands 2007 (NODC Accession 0043046)

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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Photographic Images of Benthic Coral, Algae, and Invertebrate Species in Marine Habitats and Subhabitats around Offshore Islets in the Main Hawaiian Islands 2007 (NODC Accession 0043046)
Abstract:
The marine algae, invertebrate and fish communities were surveyed at ten islet or offshore island sites in the Main Hawaiian Islands in the vicinity of Lanai, (Puu Pehe and Poo Poo Islets), Maui (Kaemi and Hulu Islets and the outer rim of Molokini), off Kaulapapa National Historic Park on Molokai (Mokapu, Okala and Namoku Islets) and Oahu (Kaohikaipu Islet and outside Kapapa Island) in 2007. Survey protocol at all sites consisted of an initial reconnaissance survey on which all algae, invertebrates and fishes that could be identified on site were listed and or photographed and collections of algae and invertebrates were collected for later laboratory identification. Following the reconnaissance surveys, quantitative estimates of coral and algal coverage and size and biomass of fishes along 25 m transects were conducted at each site and their locations were recorded using GPS.

This dataset consists of the photographic images from this project. In a separate NODC Accession, 0042684, quantitative results in spreadsheets are provided. The images could serve useful as new software becomes available for assessing coral and algae types and coverage via digital photographs.

Supplemental_Information:
Sensor_Name SCUBA, digital camera Source_Name manual Project_Campaign: Hawaii Coral Reef Initiative Originating_Center Bishop Museum Storage_Medium Excel, PDF, MS Word, JPEG Online_size: 1048930 kilobytes

Resource Description: NODC Accession Number 0043046

  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Coles, Steve, Giuseffi, Louise, Hutchinson, Melanie, Survey, Hawaii Biological , and Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2007, Photographic Images of Benthic Coral, Algae, and Invertebrate Species in Marine Habitats and Subhabitats around Offshore Islets in the Main Hawaiian Islands 2007 (NODC Accession 0043046): Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii.

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  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -157.7932
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -156.8881
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 21.49431
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 20.73277

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 02-Apr-2007
    Ending_Date: 20-Sep-2007
    Currentness_Reference: ground condition

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

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    Directories: data/0-data files and filenames as received from originator

    /Coral Transects This directory has directories for each location, and for each location, directories for each transect, within which one will find the image files (JPEG).

    /Images This directory gives files named by species found during the initial reconnaissance surveys of each transect (as organized by directories in /Coral Transects).

    /GIS Maps and /SuppData provide metadata for locations and transects

    data/1-data renamed or redundant ASCII (CSV) copies of originals as prepared for the archive by NODC

    Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: None


Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)

  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

    Hawaii Coral Reef Initiative,Bishop Museum, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

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

    Steve L. Coles
    Scientist
    Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St.
    Honolulu, HI 96817
    U.S.A.

    (808) 847-8256 (voice)
    (808) 841-8968 (FAX)
    slcoles@bishopmuseum.org

    Hours_of_Service: 9:00 - 5:00PM, Pacific time
    Contact_Instructions: E-mail/phone/letter


Why was the data set created?

In order to address the need for coordinated, statewide program for islet conservation, the Offshore Islet Restoration Committee (OIRC) was formed in September 2002. The OIRC is a multi-agency group dedicated to conducting biological surveys and restoration on selected offshore islets in Hawaii. Members include the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources' Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Geological Survey's Biological Resources Division, Wildlife Services from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bishop Museum, National Marine Fisheries Service, Pelea Pacifica, and the University of Hawaii. The objectives of the OIRC are to: * Complete baseline biological inventories on selected islets * Collect and conserve genetic material from rare plant species * Eradicate alien mammals * Assess efficacy of experimental eradication techniques * Eradicate or control invasive weeds * Control soil erosion through re-vegetation * Re-plant native vegetation, including rare species, on selected islets * Monitor and scientifically document results of restoration actions * Educate the public on islet biota and conservation needs

Much of the focus of the OIRC has been on assessing, maintaining or restoring the terrestrial system and bird fauna of these offshore islets. Most offshore islet reef areas in the main Hawaiian Islands have not yet been assessed for the composition or abundance of the organisms that comprise their marine communities. Therefore, the present project was conceived and conducted to provide this information for selected offshore islets in the main Hawaiian chain where such information has been lacking, and to evaluate the status of these areas in terms of their assumed lack of anthropogenic disturbance and isolation from introduced invasive species.


How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?

    Date: Unknown (process 1 of 1)
    details at ../data/0-data/HCRI NODC Files/HCRI Final Report.pdf ../data/1-data/HCRIFinalReport.txt (redundant copy as text)

    INSTRUMENT TYPES: SCUBA Garmin 76 WAAF Global Positioning System (GPS) Olympus 5060 digital camera

    REFERENCES: Coles, S.L., L.Giuseffi, and M.Hutchinson, 2008. ASSESSMENT OF SPECIES COMPOSITION, DIVERSITY AND BIOMASS IN MARINE HABITATS AND SUBHABITATS AROUND OFFSHORE ISLETS IN THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI., Hawaii Biological Survey Contribution No. 2008-001, Bishop Museum Technical Report No 39.

    Person who carried out this activity:

    Steve L. Coles
    Scientist
    Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St.
    Honolulu, HI 96817
    U.S.A.

    (808) 847-8256 (voice)
    (808) 841-8968 (FAX)
    slcoles@bishopmuseum.org

    Hours_of_Service: 9:00 - 5:00PM, Pacific time
    Contact_Instructions: E-mail/phone/letter
  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?


How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?

    the survey was 100% completed

  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?

    see Lineage, Process Step


How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?

Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: Dataset credit required

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

    NOAA/NESDIS/National Oceanographic Data Center
    Attn: Data Access Group, User Services Team
    SSMC-3 Fourth Floor
    Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
    USA

    301-713-3277 (voice)
    301-713-3302 (FAX)
    services@nodc.noaa.gov

    Hours_of_Service: 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday
  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

    Offline Data

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    NOAA makes no warranty regarding these data,expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA, NESDIS, NODC and NCDDC 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.

  4. How can I download or order the data?


Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 08-Dec-2012
Last Reviewed: 23-Mar-2009
Metadata author:
Mr. Patrick C. Caldwell
NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC
Hawaii/US Pacific Liaison
1000 Pope Road, MSB 316
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
USA

(808)-956-4105 (voice)
(808) 956-2352 (FAX)
caldwell@hawaii.edu

Hours_of_Service: 8 AM to 5 PM weekdays
Contact_Instructions: check services@nodc.noaa.gov if not available
Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)


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