This dataset consists of the photographic images from this project. In a separate NODC Accession, 0042684, quantitative results in spreadsheets are provided. The images could serve useful as new software becomes available for assessing coral and algae types and coverage via digital photographs.
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.
Resource Description: NODC Accession Number 0043046
INSTRUMENT TYPES: SCUBA 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.
/Coral Transects This directory has directories for each location, and for each location, directories for each transect, within which one will find the image files (JPEG).
/Images This directory gives files named by species found during the initial reconnaissance surveys of each transect (as organized by directories in /Coral Transects).
/GIS Maps and /SuppData provide metadata for locations and transects
data/1-data renamed or redundant ASCII (CSV) copies of originals as prepared for the archive by NODC