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File Identifier: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:25371
Metadata Date Stamp: 2020-04
Organization: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
Organization Role: resourceProvider
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Title: Benthic Surveys in Faga'alu, American Samoa: benthic images collected during belt transect surveys in 2012 and 2015
Dataset Language: eng; US
Abstract: The data described herein are part of a NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) funded project aimed at establishing baseline data for coral demographics and benthic cover and composition via Rapid Ecological Assessment (REA) surveys conducted by the NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) at Faga'alu Bay, Tutuila, American Samoa between 2012 and 2015. Photoquadrat benthic images were collected in 2012 and 2015 only, via belt transect surveys of coral demography according to protocols established by CREP in 2012 and by the NOAA National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP) in 2015. Data can be accessed online via the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) Ocean Archive, accession #0146682. The 2015 photos have been analyzed for benthic cover (documented separately). Data from coral demographic surveys in 2012, 2013, and 2015, and benthic cover data from line-point intercept surveys in 2012 were also collected and documented by CREP.
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Browse Graphic Caption: NOAA Technical Memorandum CRCP 23
Browse Graphic Type: JPG
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Theme Topics: Biology and Ecology
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West Bounding Longitude: -170.6808019
South Bounding Latitude: -14.29325329
East Bounding Longitude: -170.6787708
North Bounding Latitude: -14.28890124
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Data History: Benthic photographs were collected during belt transect surveys of corals by the NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) following the same protocol in 2015 to that established by the NOAA National Coral Reef Monitoring Plan (NCRMP), and by a slightly different protocol in 2012 established by CREP.
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Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
City: Honolulu
State: HI
Postal Code: 96818
Telephone: (808)725-5423
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Format Name: csv (comma-separated values)
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