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.
Resource Description: NODC Accession Number 0043046
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.
/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
Hawaii Coral Reef Initiative,Bishop Museum, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
(808) 847-8256 (voice)
(808) 841-8968 (FAX)
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.
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:
(808) 847-8256 (voice)
(808) 841-8968 (FAX)
the survey was 100% completed
see Lineage, Process Step
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- Access_Constraints: None
- Use_Constraints: Dataset credit required
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|Data format:||Excel spreadsheets, PDF, MS Word, JPEG|
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