Endangered Species and Wildlife Resources Inventory Kwajalein Atoll, U.S. Army , Republic of the Marshall Islands 1996 (NODC Accession 0000251)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Prepared for: U.S. Department of the Army, Space and Missile Defense Command, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands and provided by Mr. Randy Galien; Prepared by: U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Islands Ecoregion Honolulu, HI (Michael Molina and Kevin Foster, contributors), and the U.S. Department of Commerce/NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, Pacific Islands Area Office, Honolulu, HI (John Naughton and Eugene Nitta, contributors)
Publication_Date: 20000228
Title:
Endangered Species and Wildlife Resources Inventory Kwajalein Atoll, U.S. Army , Republic of the Marshall Islands 1996 (NODC Accession 0000251)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: document
Series_Information:
Series_Name:
First inventory of endangered species and wildlife resources in support of first edition (approved December 4, 1995) of the Environmental Standards and Procedures for United States Army Kwajalein Atoll (USAKA) Activities in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (UES)
Issue_Identification: 1996 baseline survey
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Republic of the Marshall Islands
Publisher:
U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll (USAKA), Republic of the Marshall Islands
Other_Citation_Details:
This report summarizes the results of the first UES inventory of endangered species and wildlife resources at USAKA, which was conducted in 1996. The 1996 inventory report is to be used as the official record of species and habitats of concern at USAKA until the results of the next inventory (1998) are reported and incorporated into the UES pursuant to the next applicable annual review.
Description:
Abstract:
This report summarizes the results of the first Environmental Standards and Procedures (UES) inventory of endangered species and wildlife resources at United States Army Kwajalein Atoll (USAKA), which was conducted in 1996. The primary objective of the inventory was to document the presence and general distribution of terrestrial and marine species of concern (SOCs) and to record observations on the overall condition of their habitats. Terrestrial SOCs included certain migratory seabirds, shorebirds, and waterfowl. Important terrestrial habitats included Pisonia, Pemphis, and mixed broadleaf forests; salt ponds; and seabird and shorebird breeding and loafing sites. Marine SOCs included certain marine mammals, sea turtles, corals, sponges, and mollusks. Important marine habitats included lagoon, interislet, and seaward reef flats and slopes; reef passes; lagoon floors; seagrass beds; reef quarry pits; and intertidal zones.
Purpose:
The 1996 inventory report is to be used as the official record of species and habitats of concern at USAKA until the results of the next inventory (1998) are reported and incorporated into the UES pursuant to the next applicable annual review.
Supplemental_Information:
Among other things, the UES protects species of concern (SOC) and significant habitats at USAKA. Lists of these species and habitats are included in the UES in Appendices 3-4A-G, and the Appendix of this inventory report. The UES require that inventories of USAKA species and habitats of special concern be conducted on a biennial basis to ascertain the status of these resources at each of the USAKA islets leased from the RMI at the time of the investigation.

Resource Description: NODC Accession Number 0000251

Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19960922
Ending_Date: 19961222
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None Planned
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
The RMI is comprised of low coral atolls and islands located in the western tropical Pacific, and Kwajalein Atoll, the largest atoll in the world, lies within the Ralik Chain of the RMI. On Kwajalein Atoll, 11 islets are under the control of USAKA, and these include Kwajalein, Meck, Eniwetak, Omelek, Gellinam, Gagan, Ennugarret, and Roi-Namur on the eastern side of the atoll and Ennylabegan, Legan, and Illeginni on the western side of the atoll.
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 167.45
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 167.783
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 9.40
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 8.73
Keywords:
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Theme_Keyword: Numeric Data Sets > Biology
Theme:
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Coastal Habitat
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology > BioDiversity
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology > Habitats
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EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Atoll
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EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Invertebrates > Census
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EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Invertebrates > Census > Species Diversity
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EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Invertebrates > Macroinvertebrates
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EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Baseline studies
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EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > In Situ Biological
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Sponges
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish
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Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme_Keyword: 002
Place:
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Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Ralik Islands > Kwajalein Islet (08N167E0004)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Marshall Islands > Kwajalein Atoll > Kwajalein Islet (08N167E0004)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Ralik Islands > Meck (09N167E0010)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Marshall Islands > Kwajalein Atoll > Meck (09N167E0010)
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OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Enewetak Atoll > Enewetak Island (11N162E0003)
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COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Marshall Islands > Eniwetak ( Eniwetok / Enewetak ) (11N162E0001)
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OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Ralik Islands > Omelek (09N167E0006)
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COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Marshall Islands > Kwajalein Atoll > Omelek (09N167E0006)
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OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Ralik Islands > Gellinam (09N167E0008)
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COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Marshall Islands > Kwajalein Atoll > Gellinam (09N167E0008)
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OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Ralik Islands > Gagan (09N167E0007)
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COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Marshall Islands > Kwajalein Atoll > Gagan (09N167E0007)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Ralik Islands > Roi-Namur Islet (09N167E0002)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Marshall Islands > Kwajalein Atoll > Roi-Namur Islet (09N167E0002)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Ralik Islands > Ennylabegan (08N167E0007)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Marshall Islands > Kwajalein Atoll > Ennylabegan (08N167E0007)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Ralik Islands > Legan (08N167E0010)
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COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Marshall Islands > Kwajalein Atoll > Legan (08N167E0010)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Ralik Islands > Illeganni (09N167E0009)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Marshall Islands > Kwajalein Atoll > Illeganni (09N167E0009)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Ralik Islands > Ennugarret (09N167E0011)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Marshall Islands > Kwajalein Atoll > Ennugarret (09N167E0011)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Marshall Islands > Enewetak > Enewetak Island (11N162E0003)
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OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Ralik Islands > Eniwetak ( Eniwetok / Enewetak ) (11N162E0001)
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Place_Keyword: RMI
Taxonomy:
Keywords/Taxon:
Taxonomic_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Taxonomic_Keywords: animals
Taxonomic_Keywords: birds
Taxonomic_Keywords: seabirds
Taxonomic_Keywords: corals
Taxonomic_Keywords: mollusk
Taxonomic_Keywords: bivalve
Taxonomic_Keywords: clams
Taxonomic_Keywords: sponges
Taxonomic_Keywords: reef fish
Taxonomic_Keywords: invertebrates
Taxonomic_System:
Classification_System/Authority:
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Citation_Information:
Originator:
ITIS organization and partners: U.S. Department of Agriculture; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; U.S. Geological Survey; Smithsonian Institution; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; National Biological Information Infrastructure; Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; U.S. National Park Service; Conabio (Comisión nacional para el conocimiento y uso de la biodiversidad - Mexico)
Publication_Date: 20040316
Publication_Time: Unknown
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Publication_Place: World Wide Web at URL: <http://www.itis.usda.gov/>
Publisher:
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) organization and partners
Other_Citation_Details:
ITIS organization and partners: U.S. Department of Agriculture; National Oceanic and Atmospheric The U.S. White House Subcommittee on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics has identified systematics as a research priority that is fundamental to ecosystem management and biodiversity conservation. This primary need identified by the Subcommittee requires improvements in the organization of, and access to, standardized nomenclature. ITIS was designed to fulfill these requirements; the goal is to create an easily accessible database with reliable information on species names and their hierarchical classification.
Online_Linkage: <http://www.itis.usda.gov/>
Classification_System_Modifications:
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS; <http://www.itis.usda.gov/>) was utilized as an aid to complete upper level species classifications FOR THIS METADATA RECORD ONLY. Additional taxomic resources include: Bishop Museum webite (<http://www.bishopmuseum.org/>)

MarLIN is an initiative of the Marine Biological Association of the UK in collaboration with major holders and users of marine biological data (<http://www.marlin.ac.uk/index2.htm?demo/Litcor.htm>);

The Tree of Life is a collaborative web project, produced by biologists from around the world. On more than 2600 World Wide Web pages, the Tree of Life provides information about the diversity of organisms on Earth, their history, and characteristics (<http://tolweb.org/tree/phylogeny.html>);

Australian Opheliidae (Polychaeta) DELTA database (<http://www.museum.vic.gov.au/poly/ophitems.html>);

European register of Marine Species (<http://erms.biol.soton.ac.uk/lists/brief/Polychaeta.shtml>);

CRUSTACEANS OF THE CNMI (<http://www.crm.gov.mp/marine/biodiversity/crusties/crust.htm>);

Systema Naturae 2000 / Classification (<http://sn2000.taxonomy.nl/Main/Classification/..%5C..%5C..%5CMain%5CClassification%5C15265.htm>);

Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce (<http://www.sms.si.edu/IRLSpec/aspecies2.htm>);

Cephalaspidea from around the world (<http://www.medslugs.de/Opi/CEPHALASPIDEA.htm>):

Sea slug forum (<http://www.seaslugforum.net/species.htm>);

A Biotic Database of Indo-Pacific Marine Mollusks (<http://data.acnatsci.org/obis/>);

The Academy of Natural Sciences: Online collections databases (<http://erato.acnatsci.org/databases/index.php>):

The Amphipod Homepage (<http://web.odu.edu/sci/biology/amphome/index.html>):

The Dutch Ascidians Homepage (<http://www.ascidians.com/>). *Although every effort is made at the NODC to insure accuracy of the taxonomy contained in this metadata record, information is provided as an aid to search engines and is not designed to serve as a definitive taxonomic guide.* Notes are included in this metadata record where the originator spelling differs from that as given by ITIS. NO ORIGINAL DATA IS ALTERED AT THE NODC.

Taxonomic_Procedures: Identifications to genus and species
Taxonomic_Completeness:
Surveys of terrestrial species and habitats were performed by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists Dr. Elizabeth Flint and Christine Willis. Surveys of marine organisms and habitats were performed by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists Michael Molina and Kevin Foster and National Marine Fisheries Service biologists John Naughton and Eugene Nitta.
General_Taxonomic_Coverage:
Terrestrial - The interior of the islets were surveyed by counting birds within parallel strips in the larger forested areas. Incidental observations of other noteworthy species, wild chickens, vegetation, and bird habitats were also recorded. Marine - the presence of species of concern and various other important species (e.g. fishes, corals, algae, mollusks) were recorded. Emphasis was given to identifying conspicuous, diurnally active species. As a result, small, cryptic, and nocturnally active species are underrepresented in the data.
Taxonomic_Classification:
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Taxon_Rank_Value: Animalia
Applicable_Common_Name: Animals
Taxonomic_Classification:
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Taxon_Rank_Value: Chordata
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Applicable_Common_Name:
albatrosses, auks, cormorans, eagles, falcons, pelicans, gulls, hawks, penguins, storks, plovers, loons, ospreys, petrels
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Taxon_Rank_Value: Procellariidae
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Taxon_Rank_Value: Laridae
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Taxon_Rank_Value: Sterna
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Applicable_Common_Name: White tern
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Applicable_Common_Name: not applicable
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Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
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Pacific golden plover, American golden plover, Chorlo dominico, lesser golden-plover
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Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
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Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
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Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Numenius
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Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
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Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
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Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
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Taxon_Rank_Value: Tubipora
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Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
Taxon_Rank_Value: Tubipora musica
Applicable_Common_Name: pipe organ, organ pipe coral
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Taxon_Rank_Value: Hydrozoa
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Taxon_Rank_Value: Capitata
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Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
Taxon_Rank_Value: Millepora platyphylla
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Taxon_Rank_Value: Millepora tenella
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Dataset credit required. The United States Army and/or the National Oceanographic Data Center would appreciate recognition as the resource from which these data were obtained in any publications and/or other representations of these data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
U. S. Department of the Army, Space and Missile Defense Command, U. S. Army Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands
Contact_Person: Mr. Randy Galien
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address: USAKA / Reagan Test Site
Address: Commander, USAKA/RTS
Address: Attn: SMDC-KA
Address: P.O. Box 26
City: Kwajalein Atoll
State_or_Province: U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll
Postal_Code: APO AP 96555-2526
Country: Republic of the Marshall Islands
Contact_Voice_Telephone:
Commander, USAKA/RTS: 805-355-1401 DSN 1787; SMDC Public Affairs (VA): 703-607-2039/607-2445; SMDC Public Affairs (AL): 256-955-3887; or contact the Pacific NOAA/NODC Liasion Officer for more information at: 808-956-4105
Hours_of_Service: 9-5 EST Monday-Friday
Contact_Instructions:
Contact the United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command, SMDC Public Affairs, or the NOAA/NODC Pacific Liasion Officer (Patrick.Caldwell@noaa.gov) by phone/letter/e-mail
Data_Set_Credit:
Data from: Mr. Randy Galien U.S. Department of the Army Space and Missile Defense Command U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll Republic of the Marshall Islands

Contributors- Michael Molina and Kevin Foster, USFWS U.S. Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service Pacific Islands Ecoregion Honolulu, Hawaii 96850 and John Naughton and Eugene Nitta, NMFS U.S. Department of Commerce National Marine Fisheries Service Pacific Islands Area Office Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Files given as Wordperfect documents (*.wpd) and redundant ASCII text files (*.txt). The data are embedded within tables of the report. Separate Wordperfect documents of each table were made for ease of access to the data.

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report: See methodogy descriptions in primary data report.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Table 5 is "Comparisons of Shorebird and Waterfowl counts on Kwajalein Islet during the 1996 inventory of endangered species and wildlife resources with those made in 1988 by R.B. Clapp"
Completeness_Report:
Reef fish observed are described in a descriptive paragraph for each station in the Results section, but were not documented in a separate data tables.
Lineage:
Methodology:
Methodology_Type: Field
Methodology_Identifier:
Methodology_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
Methodology_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals
Methodology_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs
Methodology_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral reef ecology > Coral Reef Biodiversity
Methodology_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Atoll
Methodology_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Reef Habitat > Description
Methodology_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Invertebrates > Census
Methodology_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Invertebrates > Census > Species diversity
Methodology_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef monitoring and assessment > Baseline studies
Methodology_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef monitoring and assessment > In situ biological
Methodology_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef monitoring and assessment > Rapid assessment studies
Methodology_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef monitoring and assessment > Reef fish census > Random swimming
Methodology_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Ecological Dynamics > Species richness
Methodology_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Birds
Methodology_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish > Fish assemblages
Methodology_Description:
Terrestrial- With few exceptions, the terrestrial surveys were conducted between the hours of 0700 and 1700. Night walks on Roi-Namur were done to search for nesting seabirds. On each islet, a shoreline and exposed-reef bird count was made during low tide. The interior of the islets were surveyed by counting birds within parallel strips in the larger forested areas. Incidental observations of other noteworthy species, wild chickens, vegetation, and bird habitats were also recorded. Binoculars were sufficient for surveying most areas, but a Questar' telescope was used for viewing ducks and shorebirds at runway catchment areas and for photographing birds on Kwajalein, Meck, and Roi-Namur. Information on mammals was recorded on the basis of actual sightings, indications of their presence (e.g. droppings), or reports from residents. The following accounts describe the sites at each USAKA islet that were observed to harbor birds listed as SOCs in the UES or appeared to have the potential to serve as breeding or foraging habitat for these birds. Bird distribution by islet is presented in Tables 1 and 2. Population counts for seabirds and shorebirds are provided in Tables 3 and 4. The results of the 1996 standard shorebird counts on Kwajalein islet are compared in Table 5 with those obtained by other surveyors in 1988. The 1996 survey results were compared with the results of previous ornithological surveys of Kwajalein Atoll, such as those in reports published by Clapp (1990) and Schipper (1985).

Marine- All marine surveys were conducted between the hours of 0700 and 1700, using a Rapid Ecological Assessment (REA) technique. Marine SOCs and habitats were surveyed on interislet, lagoon and seaward fringing reef flats by either walking or snorkeling, depending on the water depth at the time. Deeper locations, such as lagoon slopes, pinnacles, and seaward reef slopes, were surveyed by diving with scuba from a boat. The reef surrounding each islet was divided into sections for data collection and reporting purposes. Each section was designated a station number and each station was surveyed by traversing or swimming over the reef in a meandering fashion with a minimum amount of backtracking. Descriptions of benthic habitat are reported for each survey station. The presence of SOCs and various other important species (e.g. fishes, corals, algae, mollusks) were recorded. Emphasis was given to identifying conspicuous, diurnally active species. As a result, small, cryptic, and nocturnally active species are underrepresented in the data. Observations of USAKA marine SOCs are summarized in the following tables: Table 6 - Sponges, Table 7 - Mollusks, and Table 8 - Corals.

Process_Step:
Process_Description: see "Methodology" section of this metadata record.
Process_Date: 20000228
Cloud_Cover: Unknown

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference:
Coral atolls and islands located in the western tropical Pacific on Kwajalein Atoll, within the Ralik Chain of the RMI. On Kwajalein Atoll, 11 islets are under the control of USAKA, and these include Kwajalein, Meck, Eniwetak, Omelek, Gellinam, Gagan, Ennugarret, and Roi-Namur on the eastern side of the atoll and Ennylabegan, Legan, and Illeginni on the western side of the atoll.

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: NODC User Services
Contact_Organization: NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: SSMC3, 4th Floor, E/OC1
Address: 1315 East-West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: U.S.A.
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-3280 or 3277
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-713-3302
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nodc.services@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: 8:00 - 6:00 PM, EST
Contact_Instructions: Phone/FAX/E-mail/letter during business hours
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
NOAA makes no warranty regarding these data, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NODC 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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Format_Version_Date: 20000227
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Complete data report including site maps, methodology, all data tables, and references cited. Separate duplicate data tables included
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Transfer_Size: 5.75
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0000251>
Access_Instructions:
Drill down through the directories by selecting 01-version/, then data/, then 0-data/ then dat/ for the individual data files, or downoad the kwaj001_PCC.tar file.

These data may be directly downloaded via the NODC's "Ocean Archive System". The system can be accessed through the NODC Home Page at www.nodc.noaa.gov or directly at: <http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/search/prod/>.

1. From the page titled "NODC Ocean Archive System", click on the link to "Ocean Archive Search". 2. The user should be at a page titled "Ocean Archive System: Search Preferences". By clicking or unclicking the different check boxes listed, a user may selectively search for ocean data by various parameters. The fastest way to retrieve this individual data set is to search by the NODC Accession number ONLY. The NODC Accession number (0000251) is listed in the RESOURCE DESCRIPTION field in this metadata record. To retrieve this metadata record, click the box "NODC Accession Number". Make sure all the other boxes are unchecked. Click the "continue" button at the bottom of the page. 3. The user should be at a page "Ocean Archive System: Search Accessions". Type the 7-digit RESOURCE DESCRIPTION (NODC Accession Number) 0000251 into the box on the RIGHT. Make sure the LEFT drop-down list is set to "=". The "SORTED BY" drop-down list should be set to accessions_id. Click the "search" button. 4. A page titled "Ocean Archive System: Accessions Search Results: page: 1 of 1" should appear, with a single row of a spreadsheet showing a hyperlinked details box, a hyperlinked accession number, sea areas and additional dataset information. Click on the "details" hyperlink. 5. A page titled "Ocean Archive System accessions Detail for accessions_id 0000251" should appear, with a hyperlink "Download this accession". Click the link. 6. A page titled "Ocean Archive System: Download: 0000251" should appear. Where there is a hyperlinked line"1. 0000251: version: 01 ~ (12.02 MB)* Current, cl

Online_Computer_and_Operating_System: PC, Mac, Unix, Linux; FTP capability
Fees: None
Ordering_Instructions:
These data may be directly downloaded via the NODC's "Ocean Archive System". The system can be accessed through the NODC Home Page at www.nodc.noaa.gov or directly at: <http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/search/prod/>. See the "ACCESS INSTRUCTIONS" field of this metadata record for specific steps for direct download. Contact NODC via e-mail/phone/letter for custom order.
Turnaround: Usually within 24 hours if downloaded via the Internet
Custom_Order_Process:
Contact the NODC User Services Group via phone/FAX/E-mail: nodc.services@noaa.gov
Technical_Prerequisites: Wordperfect or compatible software suggested.
Available_Time_Period:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20000823
Beginning_Time: Unknown
Ending_Date: Present
Ending_Time: Unknown

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20130725
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Sheri Phillips
Contact_Organization: NOAA/NODC
Contact_Position: Oceanographer
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1315 East-West Highway, E/OC1, SSMC3, 4th Floor
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: U.S.A.
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-3280 x127
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-713-3302
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sheri.phillips@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: 9:30 AM - 6 PM Monday-Thursday
Contact_Instructions: E-mail, phone, FAX, mail
Metadata_Standard_Name:
FGDC Biological Data Profile of the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001.1-1999
Metadata_Time_Convention: Local Time
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints: None

CoRIS:
CoRIS_ID: 20041123062922
CoRIS_Children: None
CoRIS_Beginning_Date: 19960922
CoRIS_Ending_Date: 19961222
CoRIS_Metadata_Link:
<http://www.coris.noaa.gov/metadata/records/html/nodc_0000251_species_inventory_kwajalein_atoll_1966.html>
CoRIS_Tracking_ID: 786

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