FBSAD Reef Fish-HABITAT Quadrat Surveys at Hawaii Island (Big Island, Main Hawaiian Islands), 2006 and 2007; Kaneohe Bay (Oahu, Main Hawaiian Islands), 2007 only; and Midway Atoll (Northwestern Hawaiian Islands), 2006 and 2007 (NODC Accession 0056602)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Fishery Biology and Stock Assessment Division (FBSAD), Pacific Island Fisheries Sciences Center, National Marine Fisheries Service
Publication_Date: 20090711
Title:
FBSAD Reef Fish-HABITAT Quadrat Surveys at Hawaii Island (Big Island, Main Hawaiian Islands), 2006 and 2007; Kaneohe Bay (Oahu, Main Hawaiian Islands), 2007 only; and Midway Atoll (Northwestern Hawaiian Islands), 2006 and 2007 (NODC Accession 0056602)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: spreadsheet
Online_Linkage: <http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov/fbsad/>
Online_Linkage: <http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/accession/0056602>
Description:
Abstract:
Habitat quadrats were surveyed at 1 to 5 m depths using transects conducted at a total seven (7) sites: (1-2) at 2 longshore sites on the leeward coast (South Kohala district) of the Big Island (Hawaii Island, in the MHI) during spring 2006 and spring-summer 2007; (3) at 1 site-group encompassing multiple patch reefs of south, central, and north Kaneohe Bay (Oahu, MHI) in spring 2007; (4-5) at 2 longshore sites on the back reef of Midway Atoll (NWHI) in spring 2006 and spring-summer 2007; and (6-7) at 2 site-groups encompassing multiple patch reefs in the Welles Harbor region of the lagoon of Midway Atoll (NWHI) in spring-summer 2007. Substratum cover and rugosity were characterized within multiple quadrats at each site. Two types of quadrats were surveyed: "Reference" ('REF') quadrats (whose positions were randomly selected) and "Target" ('TAR') quadrats (positions centered on sightings of recruit fishes); each quadrat was square and 1-m**2 area. In each quadrat, the benthic cover of each of ten (10) major substratum types were estimated, as was a "Rugosity Index" based on the ratio of conforming-to-straight line distances along both major axes of the quadrat.
Purpose:
To provide taxonomic and functional characterizations of reef habitat that complement the recruit and predator reef fish density estimates provided by the companion databases named "RECRUIT_Reef_Fish_Belt_Transects_2006-07.xls" and "PREDATOR_Reef_Fish_Belt_Transects_2006-07.xls". These data represent the second and third surveys in a multi-year (spring-summer seasons only) project using in situ diver observations at sites of differing habitat structure, to descriptively test predictions relating to the use of specific habitats by the juveniles of various species of reef fishes in Hawaii.
Supplemental_Information:
The maximum observation depth was 20 feet (6.1 meters). Habitat characterized DATAFILE NAME: RECRUIT-HABITAT_QUADRATS_2006-07.xls File date: 19MAR09 Size: 34,329 records (7,020 kb)

This file consists of the following seventeen (17) variables. The permissible values of these variables, including names of categories if the variable is a classification variable, are noted [in brackets]:

DATE $ DDMMMYY [range: 29MAY06 to 11JUL07]

LOCATION $ [Three (3) categories: 'BigIsl', 'Midway', 'Oahu__']

SITE $ [Seven (7) categories: 'BIPuakoEndofRd_', 'BISpencersPk___', 'OahuKaneoheBay_' 'MWCorlPoorPR___', 'MWCorlPoorBakRf', 'MWCorlRichPR___', MWCorlRichBakRf']

OBSRVR $ [Five (5) categories: 'AMF', 'CLK', 'EED', 'JPB', 'TWA']

TRANSNMBR [Transect number = 1, 2, 3 ? n, where n = 1-12 at each site if YEAR = 2006; but where n = 1-19 if (YEAR = 2007 and SITE = 'BIPuakoEndofRd_' or SITE = 'BISpencersPk___'); but where n = 1-40 if (YEAR = 2007 and SITE = OahuKaneoheBay_'); but where n = 1-80 if (YEAR = 2007 and SITE = 'MWCorlPoorBakRf' or SITE = 'MWCorlPoorPR___' or SITE = 'MWCorlRichBakRf' or SITE = 'MWCorlRichPR___')]

QUADTYP $ [Quadrat Type: either one of two types: 'REF' (for "Reference") and 'TAR' (for "Target"); 'REF' quadrats were randomly placed to estimate benthic cover of major substratum types and rugosity of the substratum throughout transected areas; the placement of 'TAR' quadrats was selective - they were centered over recruit reef fish sightings to provide estimates of substratum cover and rugosity where recruits occurred]

QUADNMBR [Quadrat number = 1, 2, 3 ?. n, where n = 8 to 10 if (YEAR = 2006 and QUADTYP = 'REF') but where n = 7-11 if (YEAR =2006 and QUADTYP = 'TAR'); but where n = 5 if (YEAR = 2007 and QUADTYP = 'REF'); but where n = 5 to 9 if (YEAR = 2007 and QUADTYP = 'TAR').

QUADDEP_ft [Quadrat depth in feet; range from minimum 1 foot to maximum 20 feet (6.1 m)

SUBSTRTYP $ [Benthic substratum type closest to recruit(s) present within a given 'TAR' quadrat placement; ten (10) categories as for HABTYP variable]

RUG_L1_m ["Rugosity Index" = ratio of conforming-to-straight line distance over substrate features within an individual 1-m**2 quadrat; typical values range from > 1.2 to < 3.0; the theoretical minimum value is 1.0; both RUG_L1_m and RUG_L2_m (see next) measurements made with an accuracy of 0.05 m (5 cm)]

RUG_L2_m [Same measurement as RUG_L1_m except taken perpendicular to RUG_L1_m within same quadrat placement; the maximum value observed in the 2006-07 survey series for any single rugosity measurement (either RUG_L1_m or RUG_L2_m) was 4.4 m]

SPECIES $ [Four-letter acronym based on 1st 2 letters of the genus name and 1st 2 letters of the specific epithet of each fish individual recorded; the acronyms used are identical to those used by the Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) of the NOAA Fisheries, Pacific Islands Fisheries Research Center, to code all of their central and western North Pacific reef fish records]

SIZE_TLcm [Visually estimated body length in centimeters of recruit fishes recorded as present for QUADTYP = 'TAR'; TL is the abbreviation for "Total Length", the same metric is used to represent length on the CRED Fish Surveys; range: 1 to 8 cm TL (including larger, 6-10 cm TL juveniles sometimes associated with recruits) in 2006-07]

HABTYP $ [In 2006 ten (10) substratum categories were used at both sites at LOCATION = 'BigIsl': live, massive or mounding (encrusting) Porites lobata coral (= 'PLob'); live rice coral Montipora capitata (= 'MoCap'); live Hawaiian finger coral Porites compressa (= 'PCom'); live cauliflower coral Pocillopora meandina (= 'PMed'); erect foliose algae > 1-cm tall (= 'EFA'); crustose (encrusting, 2-dimensional) coralline algae (= 'CCA'); "knobby" or otherwise 3-dimensional (e.g., branching) coralline algae (= 'KCA'); consolidated carbonate rock (dead coral limestone), not easily moveable by hand, and generally with turf algae < 1-cm tall (= 'L'); unconsolidated carbonate rock easily moveable by hand but = 1-cm particle diameter (= 'Ru'); and unconsolidated particulate carbonate < 1-cm diameter (= 'S'). Twelve (12) substratum categories were used in 2006 at both sites at Location = 'Midway'; these included all ten of the aforementioned categories used at Location = 'BigIsl' in 2006. In addition, another two (2) substratum categories, totaling twelve (12) categories, were used in 2006 at LOCATION = 'Midway': other Pocillopora spp were distinguished from Pocillopora meandrina as 'PX'; and live Montipora flabellata ('MoFlab') was distinguished from Montipora capitata ('MoCap'). In 2007 a total fourteen (14) substratum categories were used; these included eleven of the aforementioned 12 categories (HABTYP = 'KCA' was dropped and "knobby" coralline algae was pooled with crustose coralline algae as HABTYP = 'CCA'). In addition, 3 new categories are added at all sites at all locations for a total fourteen (14) categories in 2007: two other, live encrusting corals, Pavona duerdini ('PavDuer') and Pavona varians ('PavVar'), plus a new category ('Othr') comprising miscellaneous sessile (sponge, tunicate, etc) and weakly motile (echinoids, holothurians, etc) benthic invertebrates.

HABCOVR_UNITS36 [Benthic cover recorded as the number of squares occupied by a particular HABTYP within a given 1 m**2 quadrat; range 0 to 36 squares, hence sums to 36 squares within each quadrat; provides input for calculating percentage cover based on the fraction of squares occupied divided by 36; cover of each HABTYP in a given quadrat was estimated to the nearest unit if > 1 square and to 0.1 unit if = 1 square]

CLUSTRNMBR [Number of "cluster" within a particular 'TAR' quadrat placement, where a "cluster" is defined as a group of one or more individual fish recruits present within 10-cm distance of another recruit; range: CLUSTRNMBR ranges from 1 to a maximum of 3 in the 2006-07 data]

YEAR [two (2) categories for year in which data were recorded: 2006, 2007]

Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20060529
Ending_Date: 20070711
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: In work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -177.422
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -155.823
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 28.278
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 19.958
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Numeric Data Sets > Habitats
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: 007
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme_Keyword: 002
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Marine Ecosystem
Theme_Keyword: Coral Reef Conservation Program, NOAA Fisheries
Theme_Keyword: Expanding necessary information on juvenile nursery habitats
Theme_Keyword: Coral Reef
Theme_Keyword: Reef Fishes
Theme_Keyword: Habitat Quadrat Survey
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology > Habitats
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Reef Habitat
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CRCP Project
Theme_Keyword:
Expanding fish nursery habitat information necessary for effectively siting no-take MPAs
Theme_Keyword: 10367
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Place Thesaurus
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (28N178W0000)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Honolulu > Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (28N178W0000)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Honolulu > Kaneohe Bay (21N157W0004)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Oahu Island > Kaneohe Bay (21N157W0004)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Hawaii > Hawaii Island (19N155W0003)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Hawaii Island > Hawaii Island (19N155W0003)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Northwestern Hawaiian Islands > Midway Atoll (28N177W0001)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Honolulu > Midway Atoll (28N177W0001)
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Region
Place_Keyword: MHI
Place_Keyword: NWHI
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Main Hawaiian Islands
Place_Keyword: Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
Place_Keyword: Hawaii Island (Big Island), SOUTH KOHALA DISTRICT
Place_Keyword: Oahu (Kaneohe Bay)
Place_Keyword: Midway Atoll
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Please cite FBSAD when using the data. Fishery Biology and Stock Assessment 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:
Fishery Biology and Stock Assessment Division (FBSAD), Pacific Island Fisheries Sciences Center, National Marine Fisheries Service
Contact_Person: Dr. Edward E. DeMartini
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: NOAA IRC
Address: NMFS/PIFSC/FISHERIES BIOLOGY & STOCK ASSESSMENT BRANCH
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd., Building 176
City: Honolulu
State_or_Province: HI
Postal_Code: 96818
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 808-725-5376
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 808-983-2902
Data_Set_Credit:
EED = Edward E. DeMartini, Fishery Biology and Stock Assessment Division (FBSAD), Pacific Island Fisheries Sciences Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Observations at each site were made by one or more pairs of divers from a pool of five trained diver-observers also experienced in taxonomy and underwater mensuration of Hawaiian reef corals and associated benthic substrata. Observations were periodically checked during the surveys for consistency in recording protocols.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
The same methods of data collection were used at each of the sites surveyed. Periodic examination of the data through the duration of the surveys showed no signs of diver bias or other discrepancies.
Completeness_Report:
The survey sites/site-groups were selected to be representative of either relatively wave-exposed environments (SITE = 'BIPuakoEndofRd_' and SITE = 'MWCorlPoorBakRf') or relatively wave-protected environments (SITE = 'BISpencersPk___', 'OahuKaneoheBay_', 'MWCorlRichBakRf', 'MWCorlPoorPR___', and 'MWCorlRichPR___) spanning nearly the entire north-south and east-west extents of the Hawaiian Archipelago. In terms of transect sample sizes, a completely balanced design (a constant 12 transects at each of 2 sites at each of 2 Locations) was accomplished during 2006. Sampling effort was increased to a target 20 transects per site in 2007 but the outcome was slightly unbalanced (only 19 transects were completed) at the 'BIPuakoEndofRd_' and 'BISpencersPk___' sites in 2007 due to time constraints. Also, of the 40 total transects surveyed at Midway patch reefs in 2007, a total 25 and 15 transects were surveyed at SITE = 'MWCorlPoorPR___" and SITE = 'MWCorlRichPR___' because relatively few "coral-rich" patch reefs could be located. In general ten (10) "REF" and ten (10) 'TAR' quadrats were surveyed at each site in 2006. The exceptions were at SITE = 'BIPuakoEndofRd_', where the total number of quadrats surveyed per transect ranged from 8 to 10 for QUADTYP = 'REF' and from 7 to 11 for QUADTYP = 'TAR'; and at SITE = BISpencersPk___' where the total number of quadrats ranged from 9 to 10 for QUADTYP = 'TAR'. In 2007 there were a constant five (5) quadrats surveyed per transect at each site for QUADTYP = 'REF', as was generally the case for QUADTYP = 'TAR'. However, sometimes it was not possible to locate 5 'TAR' quadrats on a transect; occasionally more than 5 (to a maximimum of 9) 'TAR' quadrats were surveyed per transect on other transects to compensate for those transects on which fewer than 5 quadrats were surveyed.
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:
Data on each transect were collected by a single trained diver-observer (out of a pool of 2-4 out of 5 total participating personnel), who (subsequent to having tallied predator and recruit-stage fishes encountered along the transect line) then measured habitat variables within multiple quadrats positioned along and near the laid line. Two types of quadrats were employed: 'Ref' quadrats were located at random points along the transect line; 'TAR' quadrats were centered over sightings of recruit fish within 5-m distance of the laid transect line. Each quadrat was square and 1-m x 1-m (1 m**2 area) and consistently positioned along the transect line axis. For each QUADTYP = 'REF' quadrat, the Obsrvr first identified each HABTYP present and estimated the numbers of 1/36th m**2 "squares" occupied by that HABTYP (fine white nylon line was used to subdivide the 1-m**2 quadrat area into 36 equal parts) and recorded the average depth of the placed quadrat. The Obsrvr next used a 3- to 4-m-long piece of 1-cm (half-inch) link brass chain (marked at 5-cm intervals) to estimate the conforming distance (to 5cm) between opposite sides of the quadrat, squared off along the transect's major (length) axis. This was followed by a second measurement between quadrat sides along the transect's minor (width) axis (perpendicular to the major axis). These two distance measurements were recorded as RUG_L1_m and RUG_L2_m, respectively. For each QUADTYP = 'TAR', the Obsrvr first noted the numbers of all recruit sized (= 5-cm TL) fish individuals by SPECIES, SIZE_TLcm, and SUBSTRTYP closest to each recruit "cluster" (of 1 or more fish separated by = 10 cm distance). If > 1 cluster was present within a quadrat, recruits were tallied by CLUSTRNMBR (if, as typical, only one cluster was present, the cluster was assigned CLUSTRNMBR = 1). The Obsrvr then placed the quadrat (squared off to main axis of transect) centered over the position of the initial recruit sighting and proceeded to estimate benthic cover by HABTYP and measure rugosity as for the aforementioned QUADTYP = 'REF' quadrats. Upon returning to shore, each Observer corrected their field sheets for legibility, and the data were then entered by that OBSRVR or by EED into Excel spreadsheets and error checked by computer for outliers and other discrepancies. Because this data file consists of raw data, estimates of percentage cover by HABTYP and rugosity need to be derived. Percentage cover is simply 100 times the ratio of the number of squares occupied by a given HABTYP divided by the total number of squares (36) within the 1-m**2 area of the quadrat. Rugosity is calculated as the ratio of conforming-to-straight line distances, where the latter is a constant 1.0 m. Mean rugosity of the bottom enclosed within the quadrat is simply the average of the two rugosity measurements.

The GPS positions of individual transects at Location = 'BigIsl' were not recorded by GPS; the transects at each of these two sites in 2006 and 2007 were scattered haphazardly throughout 1.0-1.5 ha areas and were centered on: LOCATION = 'BigIsl" and SITE = 'BIPuakoEndofRd_': 19.958 N lat, -155.858 W lon LOCATION = 'BigIsl' and SITE = 'BISpencersPk___': 20.021 N lat, -155.823 W lon

At Location = 'Oahu__' and Location = 'Midway', transect positions were grouped in sets of 2-4 by mooring site. The positions of the groups of transects surveyed in 2007 at Location = 'Oahu__' were: SITE = 'OahuKaneoheBay_' and Transect = 1,2,3,4 21.444 N lat, -157.797 W lon SITE = 'OahuKaneoheBay_' and Transect = 5,6: 21.441 N lat, -157.800 W lon SITE = 'OahuKaneoheBay_' and Transect = 7,8: 21.439 N lat, -157.798 W lon SITE = 'OahuKaneoheBay_' and Transect = 9,10: 21.435 N lat, -157.800 W lon SITE = 'OahuKaneoheBay_' and Transect = 11,12: 21.475 N lat, -157.824 W lon SITE = 'OahuKaneoheBay_' and Transect = 13,14: 21.478 N lat, -157.828 W lon SITE = 'OahuKaneoheBay_' and Transect = 15,16: 21.476 N lat, -157.831 W lon SITE = 'OahuKaneoheBay_' and Transect = 17,18: 21.493 N lat, -157.838 W lon SITE = 'OahuKaneoheBay_' and Transect = 19,20: 21.488 N lat, -157.834 W lon SITE = 'OahuKaneoheBay_' and Transect = 21,22: 21.471 N lat, -157.823 W lon SITE = 'OahuKaneoheBay_' and Transect = 23,24: 21.447 N lat, -157.801 W lon SITE = 'OahuKaneoheBay_' and Transect = 25,26: 21.446 N lat, -157.803 W lon SITE = 'OahuKaneoheBay_' and Transect = 27,28: 21.453 N lat, -157.802 W lon SITE = 'OahuKaneoheBay_' and Transect = 29,30,31: 21.469 N lat, -157.820 W lon SITE = 'OahuKaneoheBay_' and Transect = 32,33,34: 21.470 N lat, -157.825 W lon SITE = 'OahuKaneoheBay_' and Transect = 35,36,37: 21.445 N lat, -157.803 W lon SITE = 'OahuKaneoheBay_' and Transect = 38,39,40: 21.450 N lat, -157.810 W lon

In 2006 the positions of the transects at the two categories of back reef sites at Location = 'Midway" (Site = 'MWCorlPoorBakRf' and Site = 'MWCorlRichBakRf', each numbered consecutively from 1 to 12) were: SITE = 'MWCorlPoorBakRf' and TRANSECT = 1,2,3: 28.224 N lat, -177.419 W lon SITE = 'MWCorlPoorBakRf' and TRANSECT = 4,5,6: 28.221 N lat, -177.421 W lon SITE = 'MWCorlPoorBakRf' and TRANSECT = 7,8,9: 28.213 N lat, -177.422 W lon SITE = 'MWCorlPoorBakRf' and TRANSECT = 10,11,12: 28.213 N lat, -177.422 W lon SITE = 'MWCorlRichBakRf' and TRANSECT = 1,2,3: 28.278 N lat, -177.365 W lon SITE = 'MWCorlRichBakRf' and TRANSECT = 4,5,6: 28.278 N lat, -177.365 W lon SITE = 'MWCorlRichBakRf' and TRANSECT = 7,8,9: 28.275 N lat, -177.355 W lon SITE = 'MWCorlRichBakRf' and TRANSECT = 10: 28.273 N lat, -177.351 W lon SITE = 'MWCorlRichBakRf' and TRANSECT = 11,12: 28.275 N lat, -177.355 W lon

In 2007 the transects at the two categories of back reef sites and two categories of patch reef sites at Midway were numbered 1-80 and were ordered without reference to site category. (The spatial positions of those numbered 1-12 at Midway in 2007 also did not necessarily coincide with the positions of those transects with the respective numbers in 2006; i.e., the transects were not fixed in position between years.) The positions of the series of 80 transects at Location = 'Midway' in 2007 were: SITE = 'MWCorlPoorPR___' and TRANSECT = 1,2,3: 28.223 N lat, -177.378 W lon SITE = 'MWCorlPoorPR___' and TRANSECT = 4,5,6: 28.226 N lat, -177.384 W lon SITE = 'MWCorlPoorPR___' and TRANSECT = 7,8,9: 28.223 N lat, -177.397 W lon SITE = 'MWCorlPoorBakRf' and TRANSECT = 10,11,12: 28.220 N lat, -177.421 W lon SITE = 'MWCorlRichPR___' and TRANSECT = 13,14,15: 28.222 N lat, -177.404 W lon SITE = 'MWCorlPoorPR___' and TRANSECT = 16,17,18: 28.217 N lat, -177.409 W lon SITE = 'MWCorlRichPR___' and TRANSECT = 19,20,21: 28.237 N lat, -177.395 W lon SITE = 'MWCorlRichPR___' and TRANSECT = 22,23,24: 28.233 N lat, -177.386 W lon SITE = 'MWCorlRichBakRf' and TRANSECT = 25,26,27: 28.272 N lat, -177.348 W lon SITE = 'MWCorlRichBakRf' and TRANSECT = 28,29,30: 28.273 N lat, -177.350 W lon SITE = 'MWCorlRichBakRf' and TRANSECT = 31,32,33: 28.278 N lat, -177.367 W lon SITE = 'MWCorlRichBakRf' and TRANSECT = 34,35,36: 28.277 N lat, -177.362 W lon SITE = 'MWCorlPoorBakRf' and TRANSECT = 37,38,39: 28.215 N lat, -177.422 W lon SITE = 'MWCorlPoorBakRf' and TRANSECT = 40,41,42: 28.209 N lat, -177.422 W lon SITE = 'MWCorlPoorBakRf' and TRANSECT = 43,44,45: 28.195 N lat, -177.407 W lon SITE = 'MWCorlPoorPR___' and TRANSECT = 46,47,48: 28.216 N lat, -177.393 W lon SITE = 'MWCorlRichPR___' and TRANSECT = 49,50,51: 28.218 N lat, -177.404 W lon SITE = 'MWCorlPoorPR___' and TRANSECT = 52,53,54: 28.217 N lat, -177.398 W lon SITE = 'MWCorlRichPR___' and TRANSECT = 55,56,57: 28.231 N lat, -177.402 W lon SITE = 'MWCorlPoorPR___' and TRANSECT = 58,59,60: 28.230 N lat, -177.394 W lon SITE = 'MWCorlRichBakRf' and TRANSECT = 61,62,63,64: 28.274 N lat, -177.354 W lon SITE = 'MWCorlRichBakRf' and TRANSECT = 65,66,67,68: 28.269 N lat, -177.386 W lon SITE = 'MWCorlPoorBakRf' and TRANSECT = 69,70,71,72: 28.199 N lat, -177.414 W lon SITE = 'MWCorlPoorBakRf' and TRANSECT = 73,74,75,76: 28.204 N lat, -177.419 W lon SITE = 'MWCorlPoorPR___' and TRANSECT = 77,78,79,80: 28.223 N lat, -177.391 W lon

Process_Date: Unknown

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.0001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.0001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Degrees and decimal minutes
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:
Fishery Biology and Stock Assessment Division (FBSAD), Pacific Island Fisheries Sciences Center, National Marine Fisheries Service
Contact_Person: Edward E. DeMartini
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: NOAA IRC
Address: NMFS/PIFSC/FISHERIES BIOLOGY & STOCK ASSESSMENT BRANCH
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd., Building 176
City: Honolulu
State_or_Province: HI
Postal_Code: 96818
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 808-725-5376
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 808-983-2902
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: edward.demartini@noaa.gov
Resource_Description: Downloadable 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:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
<http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/coris/data/NOAA/nmfs/pifsc/fbsad/reeffish/RECRUIT-HABITAT_QUADRATS_2006-07.xls>
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: CDROM or email
Recording_Format: ISO 9660
Fees: None if receiving the data online
Custom_Order_Process: Please contact Dr. Edward E. DeMartini for inquiries and data
Technical_Prerequisites: None

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20141010
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090718
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Edward E. DeMartini
Contact_Organization:
Fishery Biology and Stock Assessment Division (FBSAD), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: NOAA IRC
Address: NMFS/PIFSC/FISHERIES BIOLOGY & STOCK ASSESSMENT BRANCH
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd., Building 176
City: Honolulu
State_or_Province: HI
Postal_Code: 96818
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 808-725-5376
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 808-983-2902
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: edward.demartini@noaa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998

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CoRIS_Children: None
CoRIS_Beginning_Date: 20060529
CoRIS_Ending_Date: 20070711
CoRIS_Metadata_Link:
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