CRED REA Reef Fish Assessment Survey at Farallon De Pajaros Island, Marianas Archipelago in 2009

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Publication_Date: 20090508
Title:
CRED REA Reef Fish Assessment Survey at Farallon De Pajaros Island, Marianas Archipelago in 2009
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: spreadsheet
Online_Linkage: <http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov/cred/fish.php>
Description:
Abstract:
To support a long-term NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) for sustainable management and conservation of coral reef ecosystems, from 15 April - 7 May 2009, reef fish assessment surveys were conducted, as a part of Rapid Ecological Assessments (REA), during the Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (RAMP) Cruise HI0903 in the Marianas Archipelago at biennial intervals by the Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) at the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC). During the cruise, 7 REA sites were surveyed at Farallon De Pajaros Island in the Marianas Archipelago. At the specific REA sites, fish biologists along with coral biologists, algal biologists and marine invertebrate zoologist entered the water and conducted a fine-scale (~300 m2) and high degree of taxonomic resolution REA survey to assess and monitor species composition, abundance, percent cover, size distribution, diversity, and general health of fish, corals, macro-invertebrates, and algae in shallow-water (< 35 m) habitats. Reef fish assessment surveys were focused on cataloging the diversity (species richness), abundance (numeric density [# fish 100 m-2] and biomass density [kg 100 m-2]) of diurnally active reef fish assemblages. Three complementary noninvasive underwater survey methods were used, including belt-transect, stationary point count, and roving-diver surveys. For all methods, fish were identified at the species level, when possible, and assigned to a size bin ranging from 1 to 200 cm based on a visual estimate of total fish length. Belt-transect (BLT) surveys were used to quantify the entire diurnal fish community (all size classes). In belt-transect surveys, two fish biologists swam side-by-side along three consecutively-placed, 25m transect lines. The BLT team swam each transect two times. During the initial swim-out, each fish diver recorded all fish larger than 20 cm observed within a 4-m wide belt perpendicular to their respective side of the transect (200 m2 area per line, 100 m2 per diver). On the return swim, each fish diver recorded all fish less than 20 cm observed within a 2-m wide belt (100 m2 area per line, 50 m2 per diver). The survey of large fish took approximately 5 min to complete while the survey of smaller fish took about 10 min to complete. All reef-associated fish, including those in the water column (including planktivores), were counted. Any coastal pelagic species (e.g., clupeids [sardines], belonids [beakfish], antherinids [silversides]) seen near the surface were not recorded. The stationary point count (SPC) method were used to quantify larger, more mobile reef fish species that can be missed on belt-transect surveys. In stationary point count survey, a fish biologist swam approximately 15 m away from a transect line concurrently being surveyed by the other two BLT fish biologists. The SPC biologist then recorded all fish greater than 25 cm in length that passed within a visually estimated 20-m diameter cylinder centered on the diver's fixed position (10-m radius, total area = 314 m2). The survey time for each stationary point count survey was 5 min and a total of four stationary point count surveys were conducted at each REA site. Roving-diver surveys were followed belt-transect and stationary point count surveys. As diver bottom time permitted, the fish assessment team conducted random swim surveys throughout the REA site area, recording, to the species level or the lowest recognizable taxon, the presence of reef fish not encountered during previous methods.
Purpose:
Part of a long-term monitoring program at biennial intervals which documents the state of the reefs.
Supplemental_Information:
Maximum depth was 23 meters. Fish species observed: Year Region Island Species TaxonName 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros ABSO Abudefduf sordidus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros ABVA Abudefduf vaigiensis 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros ACAC Acanthurus achilles 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros ACBL Acanthurus blochii 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros ACGU Acanthurus guttatus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros ACLE Acanthurus leucopareius 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros ACLI Acanthurus lineatus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros ACNC Acanthurus nigricans 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros ACNI Acanthurus nigricauda 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros ACNF Acanthurus nigrofuscus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros ACNU Acanthurus nubilus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros ACOL Acanthurus olivaceus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros ACPY Acanthurus pyroferus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros ACTH Acanthurus thompsoni 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros ACXA Acanthurus xanthopterus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros CARD Apogonidae sp 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros APTR Apolemichthys trimaculatus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros APVI Aprion virescens 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros ARME Arothron meleagris 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros BAUN Balistapus undulatus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros BLEN Blenniidae sp 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros BOAX Bodianus axillaris 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros BOBI Bodianus bilunulatus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros CATE Caesio teres 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros CADU Cantherhines dumerilii 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros CAAM Canthigaster amboinensis 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros CAMC Caracanthus maculatus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros CAOR Carangoides orthogrammus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros CALU Caranx lugubris 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros CAME Caranx melampygus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros CAAB Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros CEFL Centropyge flavissima 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros CEVR Centropyge vrolikii 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros CEAR Cephalopholis argus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros CESO Cephalopholis sonnerati 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros CEUR Cephalopholis urodeta 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros CHAU Chaetodon auriga 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros CHFL Chaetodon flavocoronatus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros CHLU Chaetodon lunula 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros CHMR Chaetodon mertensii 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros CHOR Chaetodon ornatissimus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros CHPU Chaetodon punctatofasciatus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros CHQU Chaetodon quadrimaculatus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros CHRE Chaetodon reticulatus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros CHTR Chaetodon trifascialis 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros CHMC Chlorurus microrhinos 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros CHAC Chromis acares 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros CHAG Chromis agilis 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros CHMA Chromis margaritifer 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros CHVA Chromis vanderbilti 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros CHVR Chromis viridis 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros CHXA Chromis xanthura 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros CIKA Cirrhilabrus katherinae 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros CIFL Cirrhitichthys falco 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros CIVR Cirripectes variolosus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros COAY Coris aygula 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros COGA Coris gaimard 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros CTCY Ctenochaetus cyanocheilus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros CTHA Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros CTSR Ctenochaetus striatus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros DAAR Dascyllus aruanus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros DARE Dascyllus reticulatus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros DATR Dascyllus trimaculatus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros DIHY Diodon hystrix 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros EPFA Epinephelus fasciatus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros EPMA Epinephelus maculatus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros EPSO Epinephelus socialis 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros EPTA Epinephelus tauvina 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros FOFL Forcipiger flavissimus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros FOLO Forcipiger longirostris 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros GNAU Gnathodentex aureolineatus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros GYUC Gymnosarda unicolor 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros GYUN Gymnothorax undulatus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros HAHO Halichoeres hortulanus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros HAMT Halichoeres margaritaceus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros HAOR Halichoeres ornatissimus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros HETH Hemitaurichthys thompsoni 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros HODO Hologymnosus doliatus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros INPA Iniistius pavo 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros CHUB Kyphosidae sp 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros KYPA Kyphosus pacificus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros WRAS Labridae sp 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros LADI Labroides dimidiatus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros LAXA Labropsis xanthonota 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros LUBO Lutjanus bohar 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros LUFU Lutjanus fulvus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros LUGI Lutjanus gibbus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros LUKA Lutjanus kasmira 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros MAMA Macolor macularis 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros MENI Melichthys niger 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros MEVI Melichthys vidua 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros MOGR Monotaxis grandoculis 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros MUVA Mulloidichthys vanicolensis 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros MYBE Myripristis berndti 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros MYVI Myripristis vittata 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros NAAN Naso annulatus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros NACA Naso caesius 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros NAHE Naso hexacanthus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros NALI Naso lituratus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros NAUN Naso unicornis 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros NAVL Naso vlamingii 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros NEMA Nemateleotris magnifica 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros NEAR Neocirrhites armatus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros ODNI Odonus niger 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros OXUN Oxycheilinus unifasciatus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros PAAR Paracirrhites arcatus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros PAFO Paracirrhites forsteri 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros PAHE Paracirrhites hemistictus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros PACY Parupeneus cyclostomus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros PAIN Parupeneus insularis 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros PAMU Parupeneus multifasciatus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros PEOU Pempheris oualensis 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros PLOR Platax orbicularis 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros PLTE Platax teira 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros PLDI Plectroglyphidodon dickii 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros PLJO Plectroglyphidodon johnstonianus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros POGU Pomachromis guamensis 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros PSCO Pseudanthias cooperi 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros PSPA Pseudanthias pascalus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros PSFL Pseudobalistes flavimarginatus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros PSHE Pseudocheilinus hexataenia 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros PSOC Pseudocheilinus octotaenia 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros PSTE Pseudocheilinus tetrataenia 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros PSAT Pseudojuloides atavai 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros PTHE Ptereleotris heteroptera 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros SATI Sargocentron tiere 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros SCAL Scarus altipinnis 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros SCFO Scarus forsteni 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros SCRU Scarus rubroviolaceus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros SPBA Sphyraena barracuda 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros STFA Stegastes fasciolatus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros SUBU Sufflamen bursa 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros SUCH Sufflamen chrysopterum 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros LIZA Synodontidae sp 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros THAM Thalassoma amblycephalum 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros THLU Thalassoma lutescens 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros THPU Thalassoma purpureum 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros THQU Thalassoma quinquevittatum 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros THTR Thalassoma trilobatum 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros TYCR Tylosurus crocodilus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros VAST Valenciennea strigata 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros VALO Variola louti 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros XAAU Xanthichthys auromarginatus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros XACA Xanthichthys caeruleolineatus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros ZACO Zanclus cornutus 2009 MARIAN Farallon de Pajaros ZEFL Zebrasoma flavescens
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20090428
Ending_Date: 20090428
Currentness_Reference: Ground condition
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: asNeeded
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 144.880592
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 144.908571
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 20.558128
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 20.530811
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CRCP Project
Theme_Keyword:
Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (Pacific RAMP): Biennial monitoring for the U.S. Pacific Islands and Atolls
Theme_Keyword: 1221
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Marine Ecosystem
Theme_Keyword: Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (RAMP)
Theme_Keyword: Rapid Ecological Assessments (REA)
Theme_Keyword: Coral Reef
Theme_Keyword: Reef Fishes
Theme_Keyword: Belt Transect (BLT) Survey
Theme_Keyword: Stationary Point Count (SPC )Surveys
Theme_Keyword: Roving-diver surveys
Theme_Keyword: Marianas Archipelago
Theme_Keyword: Farallon De Pajaros Island
Theme_Keyword: HI0903
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Numeric Data Sets > Biology
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral reef ecology
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef monitoring and assessment
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef monitoring and assessment > Rapid assessment studies
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef monitoring and assessment > Reef fish census
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef monitoring and assessment > Reef fish census > Stationary
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef monitoring and assessment > Reef fish census > Random swimming
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef monitoring and assessment > Reef fish census > Belt transect
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme_Keyword: 002
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Marianas Archipelago
Place_Keyword: Farallon De Pajaros Island
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Place Thesaurus
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Farallon de Pajaros > Farallon de Pajaros (20N144E0001)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Northern Mariana Islands > Farallon de Pajaros > Farallon de Pajaros (20N144E0001)
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Region
Place_Keyword: CNMI
Access_Constraints: Data are available two years following data collection date.
Use_Constraints:
Please cite CRED when using the data. Coral Reef Ecosystem Division, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Contact_Person: Ivor Williams
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: NOAA IRC
Address: NMFS/PIFSC/CRED
Address: 1845 WASP Blvd., Building 176
City: Honolulu
State_or_Province: HI
Postal_Code: 96818
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 808 725-5360
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 808 725-5429
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nmfs.pic.credinfo@noaa.gov
Contact_Instructions: e-mail preferred
Data_Set_Credit:
"Robert Schroeder, Marc Nadon, Paula Ayotte, Valerie Brown, Marie Ferguson", Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), Pacific Islands Fisheries Sciences Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: Not applicable
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Security_Handling_Description: Not applicable
Native_Data_Set_Environment: Oracle

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Observations at each site were made by three divers who are experts in fish taxonomy. The team of three REA fish divers rotated roles with two divers performing belt-transect surveys and one diver performing stationary point counts at each survey site. Observations were periodically checked during the expedition for consistency between divers, and little discrepancy was ever noted between divers. It should be noted, however, that this data set is quite large, and probably includes typographical or other errors that might be discovered at a future date.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
The same methods of data collection were used at each of the sites surveyed at this location, and were conducted by the same scientists. Periodic examination of the data through the duration of the trip showed no signs of diver bias or other discrepancies.
Completeness_Report:
The survey sites were selected to be representative of the coral reef habitats at this reef system. Efforts were made to include broad spatial coverage of the reef area, but weather conditions or other environmental constraints may have precluded the team from surveying windward or exposed sites.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: GPS unit
Quantitative_Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Assessment:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Value: 1
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Explanation: Instrument parameters
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Dive computer and SCUBA depth gauge
Quantitative_Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Assessment:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Value: 0.3
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Explanation: Instrument parameters
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
REA surveys are investigations that provide a high degree of taxonomic resolution for coral, algae, other macroinvertebrate, and reef fish communities. The surveys were conducted using a combination of dive teams which generally included a two to three person fish team, a two person coral/coral disease team, and a combined team of two algae biologists and one macroinvertebrate biologist. The majority of REA surveys were conducted along the forereef slopes of individual islands at depths between 10 and 20 m. However, additional surveyed habitats included a lagoonal-type patch reef and offshore oceanic banks. During REA surveys, biological assessment teams follow highly structured protocols that are repeated at each REA site. Upon arrival at an REA site, three teams of divers enter the water over spaced time intervals. The fish team firstly enters the water and deploys a 25-m transect line. Two of the fish divers begin to survey along that transect while the remaining fish diver begins stationary point count assessments in the general vicinity. After approximately 20 min, the coral team enters the water and begins to work along the first transect line. By this time the fish team has deployed and begun surveys along a second 25-m transect. About 10 min later, the algal/invertebrate team enters the water and begins surveying the first transect. In total, the fish team surveys three transects at each site (transects 1, 2, and 3), and the coral and algal/invertebrate teams survey transects 1 and 2. The sampling effort takes between 60 and 80 min to complete. The selection of REA sites was made in close consultation with Coral Reef Advisory Group (CRAG) and local agencies. Factors considered during REA site selection included: (1) ensuring a range of sample sites representative of the benthic and reef fish habitats around each island; (2) selecting a mixture of sites within and outside of marine protected areas; (3) selecting a mixture of both 'impacted' and 'least impacted' sites; (4) selecting some sites adjacent to local villages, and (5) selecting a number of sites that could be compared to and complement previous assessment and monitoring work as well as future coral reef monitoring proposed by CRAG and local agencies. It is important to note that access to REA sites can be limited by wave exposure, weather conditions, and other environmental factors such as currents, which can affect the ability to resurvey sites between years. Transect placement was guided by: (1) a focus on hard-bottom communities; (2) deploying lines along an isobath to the extent possible at each site, and (3) laying the transect lines into the prevailing current.
Process_Date: Unknown

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.0001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.0001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal Degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: World Geodetic System 1984 (WGS84)
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80 (GRS80)
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.2572236
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Depth_System_Definition:
Depth_Datum_Name: Local surface
Depth_Resolution: 1
Depth_Distance_Units: meters
Depth_Encoding_Method: Explicit Depth Coordinate Included with Horizontal Coordinates

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Contact_Person: CRED Data Management Team
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: NOAA IRC
Address: NMFS/PIFSC/CRED
Address: 1845 WASP Blvd., Building 176
City: Honolulu
State_or_Province: HI
Postal_Code: 96818
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 808 725-5360
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 808 725-5429
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nmfs.pic.credinfo@noaa.gov
Contact_Instructions: e-mail preferred
Resource_Description: Offline Data
Distribution_Liability:
While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: XLS (Microsoft Excel worksheet)
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: CDROM, or email
Recording_Format: ISO 9660
Fees: None if receiving the data online
Custom_Order_Process: Contact CRED data management team for information
Technical_Prerequisites: Contact CRED data management team for information

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20140916
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090914
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: NOAA IRC
Address: NMFS/PIFSC/CRED
Address: 1845 WASP Blvd., Building 176
City: Honolulu
State_or_Province: HI
Postal_Code: 96818
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 808 725-5360
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 808 725-5429
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nmfs.pic.credinfo@noaa.gov
Contact_Instructions: e-mail preferred
Metadata_Standard_Name: the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998

CoRIS:
CoRIS_ID: 20090914034700
CoRIS_Children: None
CoRIS_Beginning_Date: 20090428
CoRIS_Ending_Date: 20090428
CoRIS_Metadata_Link:
<http://www.coris.noaa.gov/metadata/records/html/cred_rea_fish_farallon_de_pajaros_island_2009.html>
CoRIS_Tracking_ID: 2898

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