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File Identifier: gov.noaa.nodc.cor:0157595
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: National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Stratified Random Surveys (StRS) of Reef Fish, including Benthic Estimate Data of the Pacific Remote Island Areas from 2015-01-26 to 2015-04-28 (NCEI Accession 0157595)
Abstract: The stationary point count (SPC) method is used to conduct reef fish surveys in the Hawaiian and Mariana Archipelagos, American Samoa, and the Pacific Remote Island Areas as part of the NOAA National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP). The SPC method catalogs the diversity (species richness), abundance (numeric density) and biomass (fish mass per unit area) of diurnally active reef fish assemblages in shallow-water (less than 30 m) hard-bottom habitats. Visual estimates of benthic cover and topographic complexity are also recorded, with benthic organisms grouped into broad functional categories (e.g., 'Hard Coral', 'Macroalgae'). A stratified random sampling (StRS) design is employed to survey the coral reef ecosystems throughout the U.S.-Pacific regions. For all regions, the survey domain encompasses the majority of the mapped area of reef and hard bottom habitats and the stratification includes island, reef zone, and depth, with the exception of the Main Hawaiian Islands that includes habitat structure type as well. Sampling effort is allocated based on strata area. Data provided in this data set were collected as part of the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) led NCRMP missions around the Pacific Remote Island Areas in 2015.
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Theme Topics: Environment and Conservation, Biology and Ecology
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West Bounding Longitude: -176.62678161
South Bounding Latitude: -0.38246306
East Bounding Longitude: -159.97200991
North Bounding Latitude: 16.77717724
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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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