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Coral reef ecosystem marine protected area monitoring in Fagamalo, American Samoa: benthic images collected during belt transect surveys in 2015


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File Identifier: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:31223
Metadata Language: English
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Parent Identifier: 21559
Resource Type: Dataset
MD_ResponsibleParty:
Individual Name: DesRochers, Annette M
Organisation Name: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
Role: Point Of Contact
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Voice: (808)725-5461
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Delivery Point: 1845 Wasp Blvd., 176
City: Honolulu
Administrative Area: HI
Postal Code: 96818
Country: USA
E-Mail Address: annette.desrochers@noaa.gov
Online Resource: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov
Metadata Date: 2018-06-20
Metadata Standard Name: ISO 19115-2 Geographic Information - Metadata Part 2 Extensions for imagery and gridded data
Metadata Standard Version: ISO 19115-2:2009(E)
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Abstract: In 2010 the village of Fagamalo, Tutuila, American Samoa, designated a no-take Marine Protected Area that sees the protection of 2.25 square kilometers of ocean. Because little is known regarding the status of living marine communities in the area, and at the request of the American Samoa Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources, NOAA scientists conducted surveys to assess the status of the benthic communities and establish a baseline against which to compare temporal change. The data described here were collected via belt transect surveys of coral demography (adult and juvenile corals) by the NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) according to protocols established by the NOAA National Coral Reef Monitoring Plan (NCRMP). In 2015 data were collected at 18 stratified randomly selected sites. These data include photoquadrat benthic images. Data can be accessed online via the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) Ocean Archive, accession #0146681. These photos have been analyzed for benthic cover (documented separately). Data from coral demographic surveys, including 1) an assessment of coral colony density and size-class distribution, 2) an assessment of coral recruitment, and 3) an evaluation of coral colony mortality, disease, and bleaching, were also collected for the selected monitoring sites and are also documented separately by CREP.
Purpose: These data were collected during benthic surveys to establish a comprehensive baseline for benthic composition and coral demographics, and are part of a NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) funded project, entitled: "Coral reef ecosystem monitoring training and capacity building to support improved resource management in American Samoa."
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Title: Coral reef ecosystem marine protected area monitoring in Fagamalo, American Samoa: benthic images collected during belt transect surveys in 2015
Alternate Title: Fagamalo: benthic images
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Date: 2016
Date Type: Publication Date
Identifier: 7595
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Organisation Name: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
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Online Resource: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov
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Organisation Name: NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP)
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Online Resource: http://coralreef.noaa.gov
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Online Resource: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov/cred/corals.php
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Individual Name: Vargas-Angel, Bernardo
Organisation Name: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
Role: Point Of Contact
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Voice: (808)725-5423
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Delivery Point: 1845 Wasp Blvd., 176
City: Honolulu
Administrative Area: HI
Postal Code: 96818
Country: USA
E-Mail Address: bernardo.vargasangel@noaa.gov
Online Resource: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov
Individual Name: Vargas-Angel, Bernardo
Organisation Name: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
Role: Custodian
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Voice: (808)725-5423
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Delivery Point: 1845 Wasp Blvd., 176
City: Honolulu
Administrative Area: HI
Postal Code: 96818
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E-Mail Address: bernardo.vargasangel@noaa.gov
Online Resource: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov
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Online Resource: https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/31223/dmp
Topic Category: Biology and Ecology
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Associated Thesaurus: NCEI Geoportal Filter
Keyword: imagery
Associated Thesaurus: NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS
Keyword: Fagamalo
Keyword: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
Keyword: CRED
Keyword: PIFSC
Keyword: Coral Reef Ecosystem Division
Keyword: CREP
Keyword: Coral Reef Ecosystem Program
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Keyword: US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center; Ecosystem Sciences Division; Coral Reef Ecosystem Program
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Keyword: Coral Reef Conservation Program
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Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Coral
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Coral Communities
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology > Benthic biology
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Baseline studies
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > In Situ Biological
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Keyword: Coral reef ecosystem monitoring training and capacity building to support improved resource management in American Samoa
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Associated Thesaurus: CRCP Project
Keyword: OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Tutuila Island > Fagamalo (14S170W0047)
Keyword: COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > American Samoa > Tutuila Island > Fagamalo (14S170W0047)
Associated Thesaurus: CoRIS Place Thesaurus
Keyword: South Pacific Ocean
Associated Thesaurus: NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS
Keyword: DOC/NOAA/NMFS > National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Associated Thesaurus: NASA/GCMD Science Keywords
Keyword: Ecosystem Monitoring and Assessment
Spatial Extent:
West Bounding Longitude: -170.81195363
East Bounding Longitude: -170.79879018
North Bounding Latitude: -14.28060332
South Bounding Latitude: -14.29253127
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Other Constraints: Access Constraints: None | Use Constraints: Please cite NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) when using the data. Example Cite as: Vargas-Angel, Bernardo; Coral Reef Ecosystem Program; Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (2016). Coral reef ecosystem marine protected area monitoring in Fagamalo, American Samoa: benthic images collected during belt transect surveys in 2015. Unpublished Dataset. [access date] | Distribution Liability: While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
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Lineage: Benthic photographs were collected during belt transect surveys of corals by the NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) following the same protocol to that established by the NOAA National Coral Reef Monitoring Plan (NCRMP).
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