Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR), Division of Lands and Natural Resources (DLNR) of the State of Hawaii Fish Surveys from 23 West Hawaii Aquarium Project Sites during 1999-2005 (NODC Accession 0002767)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Dr. Dan Polhemus
Originator: Dr. Ivor Williams
Originator:
Division of Aquatic Resources, Division of Lands and Natural Resources, State of Hawaii
Publication_Date: Unpublished material
Title:
Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR), Division of Lands and Natural Resources (DLNR) of the State of Hawaii Fish Surveys from 23 West Hawaii Aquarium Project Sites during 1999-2005 (NODC Accession 0002767)
Online_Linkage: <http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/accession/0002767>
Description:
Abstract:
Data are from underwater visual surveys of fish stocks at 23 sites in West Hawaii. Survey sites are 8 to 14 m deep and are all located on reef shelves with moderate to high Porites compressa cover, the predominant habitat type at that depth on West Hawaii reefs, and the key habitat for the majority of fishes harvested for the aquarium trade. The survey program began as the West Hawaii Aquarium Project (WHAP) but since 2004 has continued as part of DAR's Main Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Monitoring Program.
Purpose:
Support sustainability of ecosystem resources
Supplemental_Information:
Sensor_Name SCUBA Source_Name manual Project_Campaign: Operational DAR Function Originating_Center Division of Aquatic Resources, Division of Lands and Natural Resources, State of Hawaii Storage_Medium MS Excel and MS Word Online_size: 29360 kbytes
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19990309
Ending_Date: 20051116
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Unknown
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -156.05
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -155.8489
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 20.16
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 19.05
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme_Keyword: 002
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: 007
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Reef Fish Census
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Numeric Data Sets > Fish Census
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Coastal studies
Theme_Keyword: biology
Theme_Keyword: coral reef
Theme_Keyword: fish stock
Theme_Keyword: fish species, family, taxa
Theme_Keyword: count or number
Theme_Keyword: size class
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Place Thesaurus
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Lapakahi > Lapakahi (20N155W0003)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Hawaii > Lapakahi (20N155W0003)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Hawaii > Puako (19N155W0001)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Hawaii > Puako (19N155W0001)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Maui Island > Papawai (20N156W0013)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Maui > Papawai (20N156W0013)
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:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Pacific Ocean
Place_Keyword: Hawaii
Place_Keyword: Big Island
Place_Keyword: Lapakahi
Place_Keyword: Kamilo Gulch
Place_Keyword: Waiakailio Bay
Place_Keyword: Puako
Place_Keyword: Anaeho'omalu Bay
Place_Keyword: Keawaiki
Place_Keyword: Ka'upulehu
Place_Keyword: Makalawena
Place_Keyword: Ho'ona / Unualoha Pt
Place_Keyword: Wawaloli Beach
Place_Keyword: Wawaloli
Place_Keyword: Kaloko-Honokohau
Place_Keyword: Papawai
Place_Keyword: S. Oneo Bay
Place_Keyword: Keauhou
Place_Keyword: Kualanui Pt
Place_Keyword: Red Hill
Place_Keyword: Keopuka
Place_Keyword: K Bay
Place_Keyword: Ke'ei
Place_Keyword: Ho'okena (Kalahiki)
Place_Keyword: Hookena (Auau)
Place_Keyword: Miloli'i/Honomalino
Place_Keyword: Manuka
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Region
Place_Keyword: MHI
Stratum:
Stratum_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Stratum_Keyword: shallow coastal waters
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: Dataset credit required
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Dr. Ivor Williams
Contact_Organization:
Division of Aquatic Resources, Division of Lands and Natural Resources, State of Hawaii
Contact_Position: Marine biologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical
Address: 74-380 B Kealakehe Pkwy
City: Kailua-Kona
State_or_Province: Hawaii
Postal_Code: 96740
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 808-983-3727
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ivor@hawaii.edu
Data_Set_Credit:
Division of Aquatic Resources, Division of Lands and Natural Resources, State of Hawaii
Native_Data_Set_Environment: MS Excel, MS Word

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: see lineage, process step
Completeness_Report: none
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Surveys are conducted in 'rounds', each site being surveyed once per round. 4 to 6 rounds have been conducted per year and in total 39 rounds have been conducted.

Each survey of a site generally involves 4 divers (2 pairs), who between them conduct (i) 'WHAP' surveys of the four 25m *4m permanently-located transects per site; and (ii) 10-minute freeswims (presence-absence swims).

The WHAP fish protocol is based on fixed transects which can be closely surveyed for targeted species of all size classes, and where variability among fish populations can be related to fine-scale habitat variability among transects and sites. Six stainless steel eyebolts have been permanently drilled and cemented into the bottom to establish reference locations for four permanent 25m transects at each site. For efficiency during WHAP they have been situated in an H-shaped design at each study site. A transect width of 4m is utilized based on previous sampling experience with coral reef fishes in Hawai'i. The species, size class (in 5cm slots), and in some cases phase (e.g. 'recruit') of all fishes on transects are counted by a pair of divers in each survey. Divers first lay out transect lines between end pins, then swim one rapid swim to count mobile and mid-water species and the a return swim in which divers slowly and carefully swim the transect carefully recording fishes in and around the benthos. Transect lines are taken up after all transects have been completed.

In addition to the fixed transects at each site, a 10 minute roving free-swim survey is done by a team of two divers after the fixed transect surveys are completed. The divers range about the areas adjacent to transects (~5000m2) recording the presence of fish species which were not observed on the transects.

Process_Date: Unknown
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Dr. Ivor Williams
Contact_Organization:
Division of Aquatic Resources, Division of Lands and Natural Resources, State of Hawaii
Contact_Position: Marine biologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical
Address: 74-380 B Kealakehe Pkwy
City: Kailua-Kona
State_or_Province: Hawaii
Postal_Code: 96740
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 808-983-3727
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ivor@hawaii.edu

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
I. Original files Directory: ../../data/original

filename comment DAR West Hawaii Fish Surveys.xls MS Excel with 3 spreadsheets DAR WHAP Fish Surveys Notes.doc documentation

Note: The DAR administrator has determined that DAR will distribute all raw WHAP-survey data which is more than 5 years old, but only summarized versions of newer data.

The MS Excel data file contains 3 worksheets: (1) Raw Transect Data (1999-2000)- raw data from 1999 and 2000 (all information given broken down by transect and by observer; and including size or age-class information); (2) Summary Transect Data (2001-5)- summarized data from 1999 and 2000 (data pooled by site, no information given on transect. Observer, age-phase or size class); (3) 10min Free-Swim Data - being all data from the 10 minute presence-absence survey of the area surrounding the transects. Important point-- only fishes NOT observed on transects are included in the presence-absence survey worksheet (so need to pool free-swim and transect data to get complete presence-absence list).

II. NODC Archive Files Directory: ../../data/nodc

filename comment sites.jpg WHAPFishSurveysNotes.doc copy of original doc file (see ../original) WHAPFishSurveysNotes.htm redundant HTML copy WHAPFishSurveysNotes.txt redundant ASCII text copy WHawaiiFishSurveys.xls copy of original xls file (see ../original); sheets dumped as Comma Separated Variable (CSV) files WHawaiiFishSurveys_10MinFreeSwimData.csv 10min Free-Swim Data WHawaiiFishSurveys_RawTransectData1999_2000.csv Raw Transect Data (1999-2000) WHawaiiFishSurveys_SummaryTransectData2001_2005.csv Summary Transect Data (2001-5)

Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: none

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC (National Coastal Data Development Center)
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: National Coastal Data Development Center, Building 1100
City: Stennis Space Center
State_or_Province: MS
Postal_Code: 39529
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 866-732-2382
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 228-688-2968
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ncddcgetdata@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday
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, NESDIS, NODC and NCDDC 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.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20121220
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090323
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
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (808)-956-4105
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (808) 956-2352
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: caldwell@hawaii.edu
Hours_of_Service: 8 AM to 5 PM weekdays
Contact_Instructions: check services@nodc.noaa.gov if not available
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998

CoRIS:
CoRIS_ID: 20090323012435
CoRIS_Children: None
CoRIS_Beginning_Date: 19990309
CoRIS_Ending_Date: 20051116
CoRIS_Metadata_Link:
<http://www.coris.noaa.gov/metadata/records/html/nodc_dar_whapsites1999-2005_fgdc_0002767.html>
CoRIS_Tracking_ID: 2659

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