Photographic Images of Benthic Coral, Algae, and Invertebrate Species in Marine Habitats and Subhabitats around Offshore Islets in the Main Hawaiian Islands 2007 (NODC Accession 0043046)

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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:
Photographic Images of Benthic Coral, Algae, and Invertebrate Species in Marine Habitats and Subhabitats around Offshore Islets in the Main Hawaiian Islands 2007 (NODC Accession 0043046)
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Honolulu, Hawaii
Publisher: Bishop Museum
Online_Linkage: <http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/accession/0043046>
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.

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.

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: 1048930 kilobytes

Resource Description: NODC Accession Number 0043046

Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
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:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Visual Images > Biology
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Photographic Analysis
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Vegetation > Algae
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Invertebrates
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Biological survey
Theme_Keyword: coastal studies
Theme_Keyword: photographs
Theme_Keyword: images
Theme_Keyword: coral reef
Theme_Keyword: algae
Theme_Keyword: invertebrate
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: 007
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme_Keyword: 002
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:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Region
Place_Keyword: MHI
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Place Thesaurus
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Honolulu > Oahu (21N157W0003)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Oahu Island > Oahu (21N157W0003)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Molokai Island > Molokai Island (21N157W0001)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Hawaii > Molokai Island (21N157W0001)
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)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Maui Island > Maui Island (20N156W0004)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Maui > Maui Island (20N156W0004)
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
Native_Data_Set_Environment: Excel spreadsheets, PDF, MS Word, JPEG

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 NODC Files/HCRI Final Report.pdf ../data/1-data/HCRIFinalReport.txt (redundant copy as text)

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.

Process_Date: Unknown
Process_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

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Directories: data/0-data files and filenames as received from originator

/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

Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: None

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA/NESDIS/National Oceanographic Data Center
Contact_Person: Data Access Group, User Services Team
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: SSMC-3 Fourth Floor
Address: 1315 East West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910-3282
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-3277
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-713-3302
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: services@nodc.noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday
Resource_Description: Offline 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.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Excel spreadsheets, PDF, MS Word, JPEG
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/accession/0043046>
Fees:
Prices vary depending on data set, output medium and ordering mechanism. A standard handling charge, with additional costs for special handling, may be added to the basic cost of the data.
Ordering_Instructions:
Prepayment by check, money order or bank card is required. Orders may be placed via fax, email, regular mail, telephone or via the NNDC Online Store.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20121208
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: 20090323020105
CoRIS_Children: None
CoRIS_Beginning_Date: 20070402
CoRIS_Ending_Date: 20070920
CoRIS_Metadata_Link:
<http://www.coris.noaa.gov/metadata/records/html/nodc_fgdcmetadata_0043046.html>
CoRIS_Tracking_ID: 2663

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