Groundtruthing Notes and Miscellaneous Biological Datasets from Coral Ecosystems Surveys from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Rapid Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program of 2000-2002 (NODC Accession 0001448)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Dr. Donald C. Potts, UCSC
Originator: Ms. Daria Siciliano, UCSC
Originator: Dr. James Maragos, US Fish and Wildlife Service
Originator: Dr. David Gulko, Hawaii State Div. of Lands and Nat. Resources.
Publication_Date: Unpublished material
Title:
Groundtruthing Notes and Miscellaneous Biological Datasets from Coral Ecosystems Surveys from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Rapid Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program of 2000-2002 (NODC Accession 0001448)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: database
Online_Linkage: <http://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/1448>
Description:
Abstract:
The Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (NOWRAMP) began in 2000 with the mission to rapidly evaluate and map the shallow water reef habitats in the NWHI. Utilizing two research vessels Rapture and R/V Townsend Cromwell, researchers spent 30 days at sea visiting each of the ten major islands, atolls and reefs in the remote region of the Hawaiian archipelago. This dataset is a small subset from these cruises. It includes spreadsheet data files on habitats, coral cores, coral species, substrate types, and substrate type percent bottom cover. A descriptive document is also included which was the basis for groundtruthing images from remote sensing. These descriptions give a wide range of information on coral and reef fish species abundance and distribution.
Purpose:
Map and evaluate the shallow water reef habitats of the Northwest Hawaiian Islands.
Supplemental_Information:
NOAA Supplemental: :Entry_ID: Unknown: Sensor_Name: SCUBA; Project_Campaign: Hawaii Coral Reef Initiative; Project_Campaign: Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Rapid Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program; Originating_Center: UCSC; Storage_Medium: MS Excel, MS Word; Online_size: 949 Kbytes

Resource Description: NODC Accession Number 0001448

Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20000920
Ending_Date: 20021007
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None Planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -178.37817
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -161.91921
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 28.45942
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 23.0567
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: coral
Theme_Keyword: coral reef ecosystem
Theme_Keyword: coastal
Theme_Keyword: benthic habitats
Theme_Keyword: coral cores
Theme_Keyword: coral species
Theme_Keyword: substrate types
Theme_Keyword: percent bottom cover
Theme_Keyword: groundtruthing
Theme_Keyword: reef fish species
Theme_Keyword: reef fish abundance
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Geographic Information > Habitats
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Coastal Habitat
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology > Coral Cover
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Rapid Assessment Studies
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Benthic Habitat
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Reef Fish Census
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish > Fish Census
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme_Keyword: 002
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Theme_Keyword: 014
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Place Thesaurus
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Northwestern Hawaiian Islands > French Frigate Shoals (24N166W0001)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Honolulu > French Frigate Shoals (24N166W0001)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Northwestern Hawaiian Islands > Maro Reef (25N170W0001)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Honolulu > Maro Reef (25N170W0001)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Northwestern Hawaiian Islands > Gardner Pinnacles (25N168W0001)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Honolulu > Gardner Pinnacles (25N168W0001)
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_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Northwestern Hawaiian Islands > Kure Atoll (28N178W0001)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Honolulu > Kure Atoll (28N178W0001)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Northwestern Hawaiian Islands > Laysan Island (25N171W0001)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Honolulu > Laysan Island (25N171W0001)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Northwestern Hawaiian Islands > Necker Island (23N164W0001)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Honolulu > Necker Island (23N164W0001)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Northwestern Hawaiian Islands > Raita Bank (25N168W0002)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Honolulu > Raita Bank (25N168W0002)
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: North Pacific
Place_Keyword: Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
Place_Keyword: French Frigate Shoals
Place_Keyword: Maro Reef
Place_Keyword: Lisianski and Neva Shoals
Place_Keyword: Midway Atoll
Place_Keyword: Kure Atoll
Place_Keyword: Laysan Island
Place_Keyword: Necker Island
Place_Keyword: Nihoa Island
Place_Keyword: Pearl and Hermes Atoll
Place_Keyword: Raita Bank
Place_Keyword: Gardner Pinnacles
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Region
Place_Keyword: NWHI
Stratum:
Stratum_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Stratum_Keyword: benthic
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
NOAA and NODC 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_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Donald Potts
Contact_Organization: University of California Santa Cruz
Contact_Position: Researcher
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Address: & Institute of Marine Sciences
Address: A316 Earth & Marine Sciences Building
City: Santa Cruz
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 95064
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (831) 459-4417
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: potts@biology.ucsc.edu
Data_Set_Credit:
University of California Santa Cruz;Hawaii Coral Reef Initiative;US Fish and Wildlife Service;Hawaii State Div. of Lands and Nat. Resources;NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service;NOAA National Ocean Service;Bishop Museum;University of Hawaii;Oceanic Institute
Native_Data_Set_Environment: MS Excel, MS Word

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: see Lineage - Process Step
Completeness_Report: none
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: J. Maragos
Originator: D. Gulko
Publication_Date: 2002
Title:
Coral Reef Ecosystems of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands: Interim Results Emphasizing the 2000 Surveys
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: document
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Honolulu, Hawaii
Publisher:
Hawaii Division of Lands and Natural Resources, US Fish and Wildlife Service
Type_of_Source_Media: paper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2002
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Maragos and Gulko, 2002
Source_Contribution: coral reef survey
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Rapid Ecological Assessments (REA)To maximize the comparability and coverage of field surveys, all REA teams used the same survey procedures, and were deployed over as wide an area as possible. Towboard Team - Towboards allowed trained divers to census and classify habitats over extensive reef areas quickly (about 3 km per dive). These results were then used to select the best areas for intensive benthic and fish assessments by the REA Teams. These surveys are also being used to ground truth the remote sensing imagery. Each towboard team consisted of two divers with separate boards towed behind the same boat. A ditital video camcorder was affixed to each board with one pointing down (90 degrees) and the other point at at a forward angle (20 degrees) to capture a broader spectrum of habitat and substrate information. Divers maintained the cameras 1 meter above the bottom. Each towboard was equipped with paired lasers to project a scale onto the video. Water temperature, depth, and GPS data were recorded continuously during each towboard survey.Fish Team - Each fish team consisted of three divers with two swimming three 25 m long transects per dive. During the deployment leg of the transect, both divers recorded size class-specific counts of all fishes greater than 20 cm within 2 m on each side of the line, while small and cryptic fish (i.e., less than 20 cm) were enumerated by size class during the "swim back" leg. The third diver of the fish team completed four stationary point counts, each within a cylinder having a radius of 10 m, to estimate size and abundance of larger (greater than 25 cm in length) and more mobile fish. This diver also used video to capture "natural" fish assemblages and size information using the attached lasers. Upon completion of the transect surveys, teams swam randomly over the reef to record rare species. Benthic Team - The benthic team surveyed the first two of the fish team's transects to estimate corals, other invertebrates, and algae, but first waited at least 10 minutes to avoid disturbing the fish surveys. The coral expert on each benthic (bottom habitat) team would initially videotape the substrate along each of the first two transects at a height of about 1 m above the center of each line. Later, the algal, invertebrate, and coral experts would swim the lines to record species and collect specimens, additional video, and photographs. All three would then conduct rangom swims near the end of each dive to record other rare species.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
Maragos, J. and D. Gulko (eds), 2002. Coral Reef Ecosystems of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands: Interim Results Emphasizing the 2000 Surveys. Hawaii Division of Lands and Natural Resources, US Fish and Wildlife Service. Honolulu, Hawaii. 46 pp.
Process_Date: Unknown
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Daria Siciliano
Contact_Organization: University of California Santa Cruz
Contact_Position: graduate student
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Address: & Institute of Marine Sciences
Address: A316 Earth & Marine Sciences Building
City: Santa Cruz
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 95064
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (808)847-8256
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: daria@biology.ucsc.edu

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
1) Directory ../../data Filename format comment2001Cores_record.xls MS Excel Date, Location, Specimen, Depth, GPS, Notes2001Cores_record.csv ascii redundant copy 2002coresancolonies_record.xls MS Excel Site, Position, Habitat, Depth, Species2002coresancolonies_record.csv ascii redundant copyKure2000_01surveys.xls MS Excel Site, Position, Geography, Depth, Substrate Cover, Species, NotesKure2000_01surveys.csv ascii redundant copyNWHIgroundtruthing2.doc MS Word Site by Site Survey DescriptionNWHIgroundtruthing2.txt ascii redundant copy
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: none

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Distributor:
Contact_Information:
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Address: SSMC-3 Fourth Floor
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20121220
Metadata_Review_Date: 20050919
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Mr. Patrick C. Caldwell
Contact_Organization: NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC
Contact_Position: Hawaii/US Pacific Liaison
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address: 1000 Pope Road, MSB 316
Address: Dept. of Oceanography
Address: University of Hawaii at Manoa
City: Honolulu
State_or_Province: Hawaii
Postal_Code: 96822
Country: USA
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Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (808) 956-2352
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: caldwell@hawaii.edu
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CoRIS:
CoRIS_ID: 20081112062104
CoRIS_Children: None
CoRIS_Beginning_Date: 20000920
CoRIS_Ending_Date: 20021007
CoRIS_Metadata_Link:
<http://www.coris.noaa.gov/metadata/records/html/nodc_0001448.html>
CoRIS_Tracking_ID: 950

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