This map displays optical validation observation locations and percent coverage of scleractinian coral overlaid on
bathymetry and landsat imagery northwest of Hawai'i island. Optical data were collected by CRED TOAD camera sled from the
Hawai'ian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary small boat the R/V Kohola cruise SB1505 and the NOAA survey launch
R/V AHI during cruise SB1207. In addition, a drop camera system was used on the Nature Conservancy R/V Kaka for the final 4 days of the SB1505 cruise.
To display locations of optical validation data northwest of Hawai'i island, collected by the CRED TOAD (towed optical assessment device) camera sled
and the percent coverage of living scleractinian coral along the camera tracks.
The island of Hawai'i is the southernmost island of the Hawai'ian archipelago. It is also the largest island with a land area of
nearly 10,500 sq km. It is the youngest island of the archipelago with ongoing volcanic activity.
Towed-camera sled optical surveying was carried out between Mahaiula Bay and Kawaihae Harbor during SB1505, between Kawaihae and Anaeho'omalu Bay during SB1207.
Cruise metadata can be found here:
Resource Description: Digital video images that are geo-referenced to navigation files.
Please acknowledge the NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Division, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
as the source of this information.
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Benthic Habitat Mapping Group, Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science
Center (PIFSC), NOAA
These data are not to be used for navigational purposes. NOAA makes no warranty regarding these data, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA 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.
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