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File Identifier: gov.noaa.nodc.cor:0157624
Metadata Date Stamp: 2018-09
Organization: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Organization Role: custodian
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Title: Towed-Diver Observations in the Main Hawaiian Islands to Assess the Mass Coral Bleaching Event from 2015-11-03 to 2015-11-18 (NCEI Accession 0157624)
Abstract: A team from the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) deployed on a two-week research cruise in November 2015 to evaluate the impacts of the 2015 mass coral bleaching event in the Main Hawaiian Islands via towed-diver surveys. Areas surveyed included south Oahu, west Maui, Lana’i, and west Hawaii island. Over the course of 10 survey days, the team surveyed approximately 90 km of 15-m wide transects at depths ranging from 2 to 10 m. Data provided in this dataset include visual estimates recorded by towed divers of percentage of live coral that was pale and bleached, as well as presence/absence data of condition by generic composition. Analysis of observer data reveals estimates of live coral affected by the event (pale or bleached) show a regional mean of 38.8% (+/- 1.96% Confidence Interval 95%), with large variation in impact apparent between transects on the same island separated by as little as 13 km. Additionally, instruments mounted on the towboards collected other in-situ data that are documented separately. A downward-facing DSLR camera with strobes collected photographic quadrat data by capturing an image of the benthos at 15-second intervals during the surveys. Oceanographic data was collected continuously throughout each survey with a suite of mounted sensors recording conductivity, temperature, depth, flourometry (chlorophyll-a), turbidity and dissolved oxygen.
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Theme Topics: Environment and Conservation, Biology and Ecology
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West Bounding Longitude: -157.947
South Bounding Latitude: 19.7485
East Bounding Longitude: -155.829
North Bounding Latitude: 21.3031
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Scope (quality information applies to): Dataset
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Organization: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Address: Federal Building 151 Patton Avenue
City: Asheville
State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
Email: NCEI.Info@noaa.gov
Contact Website: https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/
Telephone: 301-713-3277
Fax: 301-713-3300
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