Assessment of Species Composition, Diversity, and Biomass in Marine Habitats and Subhabitats around Offshore Islets in the Main Hawaiian Islands 2007 (NODC Accession 0042684)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Steve Coles
Originator: Louise Giuseffi
Originator: Melanie Hutchinson
Originator: Hawaii Biological Survey
Originator: Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii
Publication_Date: 2007
Title:
Assessment of Species Composition, Diversity, and Biomass in Marine Habitats and Subhabitats around Offshore Islets in the Main Hawaiian Islands 2007 (NODC Accession 0042684)
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Honolulu, Hawaii
Publisher: Bishop Museum
Online_Linkage: <http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/accession/0042684>
Description:
Abstract:
The marine algae, invertebrate and fish communities were surveyed at ten islet or offshore island sites in the Main Hawaiian Islands in the vicinity of Lanai, (Puu Pehe and Poo Poo Islets), Maui (Kaemi and Hulu Islets and the outer rim of Molokini), off Kaulapapa National Historic Park on Molokai (Mokapu, Okala and Namoku Islets) and Oahu (Kaohikaipu Islet and outside Kapapa Island) in 2007. Survey protocol at all sites consisted of an initial reconnaissance survey on which all algae, invertebrates and fishes that could be identified on site were listed and or photographed and collections of algae and invertebrates were collected for later laboratory identification. Following the reconnaissance surveys, quantitative estimates of coral and algal coverage and size and biomass of fishes along 25 m transects were conducted at each site and their locations were recorded using GPS.
Purpose:
In order to address the need for coordinated, statewide program for islet conservation, the Offshore Islet Restoration Committee (OIRC) was formed in September 2002. The OIRC is a multi-agency group dedicated to conducting biological surveys and restoration on selected offshore islets in Hawaii. Members include the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources' Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Geological Survey's Biological Resources Division, Wildlife Services from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bishop Museum, National Marine Fisheries Service, Pelea Pacifica, and the University of Hawaii. The objectives of the OIRC are to: * Complete baseline biological inventories on selected islets * Collect and conserve genetic material from rare plant species * Eradicate alien mammals * Assess efficacy of experimental eradication techniques * Eradicate or control invasive weeds * Control soil erosion through re-vegetation * Re-plant native vegetation, including rare species, on selected islets * Monitor and scientifically document results of restoration actions * Educate the public on islet biota and conservation needs

Much of the focus of the OIRC has been on assessing, maintaining or restoring the terrestrial system and bird fauna of these offshore islets. Most offshore islet reef areas in the main Hawaiian Islands have not yet been assessed for the composition or abundance of the organisms that comprise their marine communities. Therefore, the present project was conceived and conducted to provide this information for selected offshore islets in the main Hawaiian chain where such information has been lacking, and to evaluate the status of these areas in terms of their assumed lack of anthropogenic disturbance and isolation from introduced invasive species.

Supplemental_Information:
Sensor_Name SCUBA, digital camera Source_Name manual Project_Campaign: Hawaii Coral Reef Initiative Originating_Center Bishop Museum Storage_Medium Excel, PDF, MS Word, JPEG Online_size: 264026 kilobytes

Resource Description: NODC Accession Number 0042684

Time_Period_of_Content:
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Beginning_Date: 20070402
Ending_Date: 20070920
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None Planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -157.7932
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -156.8881
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 21.49431
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 20.73277
Keywords:
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Theme_Keyword: Biological survey
Theme_Keyword: coastal studies
Theme_Keyword: coral reef species, percent cover, size classes, abundance
Theme_Keyword: reef fish species, presence, size classes, count, abundance
Theme_Keyword: algae species, abundance
Theme_Keyword: invertebrate species, abundance
Theme:
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Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme_Keyword: 002
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: 007
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Vegetation > Algae
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Invertebrates
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: North Pacific Ocean
Place_Keyword: Hawaiian Islands
Place_Keyword: Oahu
Place_Keyword: Molokai
Place_Keyword: Maui
Place_Keyword: Lanai
Place:
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Place_Keyword: MHI
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OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Oahu Island > Oahu (21N157W0003)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Honolulu > Oahu (21N157W0003)
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COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Hawaii > Molokai Island (21N157W0001)
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OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Molokai Island > Molokai Island (21N157W0001)
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OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Maui Island > Maui Island (20N156W0004)
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COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Maui > Maui Island (20N156W0004)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Maui > Lanai Island (20N156W0002)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Lanai Island > Lanai Island (20N156W0002)
Stratum:
Stratum_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Stratum_Keyword: benthic
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: Dataset credit required
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Steve L. Coles
Contact_Position: Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St.
City: Honolulu
State_or_Province: HI
Postal_Code: 96817
Country: U.S.A.
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (808) 847-8256
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (808) 841-8968
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: slcoles@bishopmuseum.org
Hours_of_Service: 9:00 - 5:00PM, Pacific time
Contact_Instructions: E-mail/phone/letter
Data_Set_Credit:
Hawaii Coral Reef Initiative,Bishop Museum, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
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Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: see Lineage, Process Step
Completeness_Report: the survey was 100% completed
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
details at ../data/0-data/HCRI Final Report.(pdf and doc) ../data/1-data/HCRIFinalReport.txt (redundant copy as text)

INSTRUMENT TYPES: SCUBA underwater paper collection bags Garmin 76 WAAF Global Positioning System (GPS) Olympus 5060 digital camera

REFERENCES: Coles, S.L., L.Giuseffi, and M.Hutchinson, 2008. ASSESSMENT OF SPECIES COMPOSITION, DIVERSITY AND BIOMASS IN MARINE HABITATS AND SUBHABITATS AROUND OFFSHORE ISLETS IN THE MAIN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI., Hawaii Biological Survey Contribution No. 2008-001, Bishop Museum Technical Report No 39.

Process_Date: Unknown
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Contact_Person: Steve L. Coles
Contact_Position: Scientist
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Address: Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St.
City: Honolulu
State_or_Province: HI
Postal_Code: 96817
Country: U.S.A.
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (808) 847-8256
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (808) 841-8968
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: slcoles@bishopmuseum.org
Hours_of_Service: 9:00 - 5:00PM, Pacific time
Contact_Instructions: E-mail/phone/letter

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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20121208
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090421
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
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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
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CoRIS_Ending_Date: 20070920
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