Resource Description: NODC Accession Number 0000251
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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
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.
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