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1995 Quantitative Survey of the Corals of American Samoa (NODC Accession 0001972)


Identification_Information:
Citation:
  • Citation_Information:
    • Originator: Dr. Craig Mundy
    • Publication_Date: Unpublished material
    • Title: 1995 Quantitative Survey of the Corals of American Samoa (NODC Accession 0001972)
    • Online_Linkage: http://www.nodc.noaa.gov
Description:
  • Abstract:
    •         A survey of coral communities was carried out in the American Samoa Archipelago to assess the current status of coral reefs and provide a rigorous quantitative baseline dataset for future monitoring of these reefs. Five replicate belt transects were used to estimate the size structure, density and percent cover of corals at  29 locations around Tutuila and Manu'a Islands during October and November, 1995.
            
  • Purpose:
    •         Provide a status of the reefs for scientific and managerial purposes.
            
  • Supplemental_Information:
    •         NOAA Supplemental: Entry_ID: Unknown Sensor_Name: SCUBA Source_Name: manual Project_Campaign: American Samoa Coral Ecosystem Assessment Originating_Center: Dept Marine & Wildlife Resources, American Samoa Storage_Medium: PDF, Quattro Pro, MS Word and Excel Online_size: 11520 kbytes
      
      Resource Description: NODC Accession Number 0001972
            
Time_Period_of_Content:
  • Time_Period_Information:
    • Range_of_Dates/Times:
      • Beginning_Date: 199510
      • Ending_Date: 199511
  • Currentness_Reference:
    ground condition
Status:
  • Progress: Complete
  • Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Unknown
Spatial_Domain:
  • Bounding_Coordinates:
    • West_Bounding_Coordinate: -170.7896
    • East_Bounding_Coordinate: -169.4449
    • North_Bounding_Coordinate: -14.1618
    • South_Bounding_Coordinate: -14.3662
Keywords:
  • Theme:
    • Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NCEI Geoportal Filter
    • Theme_Keyword: CoRIS_Metadata
  • Theme:
    • Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
    • Theme_Keyword: Coastal studies
    • Theme_Keyword: coral reef
    • Theme_Keyword: coral population size structure
    • Theme_Keyword: coral colony density
    • Theme_Keyword: coral percent cover
  • Theme:
    • Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
    • Theme_Keyword: Numeric Data Sets > Biology
  • Theme:
    • Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
    • Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs
    • Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Reef Fish Census > Belt Transect
  • Theme:
    • Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
    • Theme_Keyword: biota
    • Theme_Keyword: 002
    • Theme_Keyword: oceans
    • Theme_Keyword: 014
  • Place:
    • Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
    • Place_Keyword: South Pacific
    • Place_Keyword: American Samoa
    • Place_Keyword: Tutuila Island
    • Place_Keyword: Manu'a Islands
    • Place_Keyword: Ta'u Island
    • Place_Keyword: Ofu Island
    • Place_Keyword: Olosega Island
    • Place_Keyword: Nu'uuli
    • Place_Keyword: Fatumafuti
    • Place_Keyword: Leone
    • Place_Keyword: Fagatele
    • Place_Keyword: Fagafue
    • Place_Keyword: Fagasa
    • Place_Keyword: Vatia
    • Place_Keyword: Afuli
    • Place_Keyword: Fagamalo Cove
    • Place_Keyword: Faga
    • Place_Keyword: Lepula
    • Place_Keyword: Olesega Elementary School
    • Place_Keyword: Ofu Village
    • Place_Keyword: Sili
    • Place_Keyword: Asaga
    • Place_Keyword: Onesosopo
    • Place_Keyword: Aua
    • Place_Keyword: Faga'alu
    • Place_Keyword: Leloaloa
    • Place_Keyword: Utelei
    • Place_Keyword: Aunu'u Island
    • Place_Keyword: Fagaitua
    • Place_Keyword: Amanave
    • Place_Keyword: Masefau
    • Place_Keyword: Faga'alu
  • Place:
    • Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Place Thesaurus
    • Place_Keyword: OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > American Samoa > American Samoa (14S170W0000)
    • Place_Keyword: COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > American Samoa > American Samoa > American Samoa (14S170W0000)
  • Place:
    • Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Region
    • Place_Keyword: AmSam
  • Stratum:
    • Stratum_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
    • Stratum_Keyword: Benthic
Access_Constraints:
  • None
Use_Constraints:
  •       NOAA and NODC would appreciate recognition as the resource from which these data were obtained in any publications and/or other representations of these data.
        
Point_of_Contact:
  • Contact_Information:
    • Contact_Person_Primary:
      • Contact_Person: Dr. Craig Mundy
      • Contact_Organization: University of Tasmania
    • Contact_Position: Biologist
    • Contact_Address:
      • Address_Type: mailing
      • Address:
        Private Bag 49
      • City: Hobart
      • State_or_Province: Tasmania
      • Postal_Code: 0000
      • Country: Australia
    • Contact_Voice_Telephone: (03)6227-7232
    • Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Craig.Mundy@utas.edu.au
Data_Set_Credit:
  •       Dept Marine & Wildlife Resources, American Samoa
        
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
  • PDF, Quattro Pro, MS Word and Excel
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Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
  • see lineage, process step
Completeness_Report:
  • none
Lineage:
  • Source_Information:
    • Source_Citation:
      • Citation_Information:
        • Originator: A. L. Green
        • Publication_Date: 2002
        • Title: Status of the coral reefs of the Samoan Archipelago
        • Publication_Information:
          • Publication_Place: PO Box 3730, Pago Pago, American Samoa. 96799
          • Publisher: Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources
    • Type_of_Source_Media: paper
    • Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
      • Time_Period_Information:
        • Single_Date/Time:
          • Calendar_Date: Unknown
      • Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
    • Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Green, 2002
    • Source_Contribution:
      Status of the coral reefs of the Samoan Archipelago
  • Source_Information:
    • Source_Citation:
      • Citation_Information:
        • Originator: A. L. Green
        • Publication_Date: 1996
        • Title: Status of the coral reefs of the Samoan Archipelago: Report to the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources
        • Publication_Information:
          • Publication_Place: Pago Pago, American Samoa
          • Publisher: Report to the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources, PO Box 3730, Pago Pago, American Samoa. 96799
    • Type_of_Source_Media: paper
    • Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
      • Time_Period_Information:
        • Single_Date/Time:
          • Calendar_Date: Unknown
      • Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
    • Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Green, 1996
    • Source_Contribution:
      Status of the coral reefs
  • Source_Information:
    • Source_Citation:
      • Citation_Information:
        • Originator: C. N. Mundy
        • Publication_Date: 1991
        • Title: A critical evaluation of the Line Intercept Transect methodology for surveying sessile coral reef benthos
        • Other_Citation_Details: Msc Thesis. James Cook University of North Queensland. 127pp.
    • Type_of_Source_Media: paper
    • Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
      • Time_Period_Information:
        • Single_Date/Time:
          • Calendar_Date: 1991
      • Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
    • Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Mundy, 1991
    • Source_Contribution:
      critical evaluation
  • Source_Information:
    • Source_Citation:
      • Citation_Information:
        • Originator: C. N. Mundy
        • Publication_Date: 1996
        • Title: A Quantitative Survey of the Corals of American Samoa: Report to the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources
        • Publication_Information:
          • Publication_Place: Pago Pago, American Samoa
          • Publisher: Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources, PO Box 3730, Pago Pago, American Samoa. 96799
        • Other_Citation_Details: 33pp
    • Type_of_Source_Media: paper
    • Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
      • Time_Period_Information:
        • Single_Date/Time:
          • Calendar_Date: 1996
      • Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
    • Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Mundy, 1996
    • Source_Contribution:
      Quantitative Survey
  • Process_Step:
    • Process_Description:
      Field Surveys: Quantitative surveys of hard corals were carried out at 29 sites around Tutuila and the Manu'a Islands during October and November 1995. These surveys were designed to complement reef fish surveys currently underway in the American Samoa Archipelago (Green, in prep). At each site five replicate 20m x 0.5m belt transects were surveyed on the reef slope at 10m depth, except at Fagaitua where only three transects were surveyed. All transects were located randomly within sites as it has been shown that random transects within fixed sites are as effective and more efficient for long-term monitoring of corals than fixed transects (Mundy 1991; see also Green 1989). In addition to reef slope surveys, coral communities were surveyed at two sites on the reef flat at Manu'a Islands (Olosega and Ofu) and at two sites on the reef flat at Tutuila (Fatumafuti and Nu'uuli). A single lagoon site was surveyed on Tutuila at Faga'alu at approximately 4m depth. Detailed descriptions of all sites and transect locations can be found in Green (in prep). Each transect was surveyed by laying a 20m fibre tape close to the substratum parallel to the reef edge. A coral was considered to be within the transect if the centre of the colony lay within 25cm of either side of the tape. All corals within the belt were identified to species where possible, and the maximum diameter of each colony was measured and placed in one of seven size classes as shown in Table 1. Table 1. Size categories and corresponding colony size used to record size of colonies in belt transects. Size class Colony size 1 <= 5cm2 > 5 cm and <= 10 cm3 > 10 cm and <= 20 cm4 > 20 cm and <= 40 cm5 > 40 cm and <= 80 cm6 > 80 cm and <= 160 cm7 > 160 cm. Data analysis: Transect data were used to estimate colony density, population size structure, and percent cover for each species at each site. The midpoint of each size class was used to calculate the approximate area of each colony. Percent cover was calculated by expressing the sum of the areas for each species as a proportion of total transect area (10m2). Multivariate analyses were used to identify patterns in coral community structure around the islands of American Samoa. Cluster analysis (flexible UPGMA) and Multi-dimensional scaling (non-metric) (MDS) were used to test for effects of habitat (reef flat vs. lagoon vs. reef slope) and exposure (NW, NE, SW, SE, Manu'a; on coral community structure. Cluster analyses and MDS were based on Bray-Curtis similarity matrices using species densities (mean number of colonies per site) and the average percent cover of each species at each site. Green, A.L. 2002 Status of the coral reefs of the Samoan Archipelago: Report to the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources, PO Box 3730, Pago Pago, American Samoa. 96799, 85pp. Green, A.L. 1996 Status of the coral reefs of the Samoan Archipelago: Report to the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources, PO Box 3730, Pago Pago, American Samoa. 96799, 120pp. Mundy, C.N. 1991. A critical evaluation of the Line Intercept Transect methodology for surveying sessile coral reef benthos. Msc Thesis. James Cook University of North Queensland. 127pp.Mundy, C.N. 1996. A Quantitative Survey of the Corals of American Samoa: Report to the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources, PO Box 3730, Pago Pago, American Samoa. 96799, 33pp.
    • Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Green, 2002
    • Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Green, 1996
    • Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Mundy, 1991
    • Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Mundy, 1996
    • Process_Date: Unknown
    • Process_Contact:
      • Contact_Information:
        • Contact_Person_Primary:
          • Contact_Person: Dr. Craig Mundy
          • Contact_Organization: University of Tasmania
        • Contact_Position: Biologist
        • Contact_Address:
          • Address_Type: mailing
          • Address:
            Private Bag 49
          • City: Hobart
          • State_or_Province: Tasmania
          • Postal_Code: 0000
          • Country: Australia
        • Contact_Voice_Telephone: (03)6227-7232
        • Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Craig.Mundy@utas.edu.au

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Entity_and_Attribute_Information: Overview_Description:
  • Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    files are found in directory ../../dataFILENAME FORMAT HISTORY CONTENT App_raw1.wb1 Quattro Pro Original Raw Data App_raw1.xls MS Excel Copy sameApp_raw1.csv ASCII CSV Copy sameSamoa201995.pdf PDF Original ReportSamoa201995.doc MS DOC Copy sameSamoa201995.txt ASCII Text Copy sameSite_Locations.xls MS Excel Original LocationsSite_Locations.csv ASCII CSV Copy sameNote, the Site_Locations.xls was acquired from the dataset(A.Green, 1996).
  • Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
    none
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
  • Contact_Information:
    • Contact_Organization_Primary:
      • Contact_Organization: NOAA/NESDIS/National Oceanographic Data Center
      • Contact_Person: Data Access Group, User Services Team
    • Contact_Address:
      • Address_Type: mailing and physical
      • Address:
        SSMC-3 Fourth Floor
      • Address:
        1315 East West Highway
      • City: Silver Spring
      • State_or_Province: MD
      • Postal_Code: 20910-3282
      • Country: USA
    • Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-3277
    • Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-713-3302
    • Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: services@nodc.noaa.gov
    • Hours_of_Service: 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday
Resource_Description:
  • Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
  • NOAA makes no warranty regarding these data, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NODC 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.
Standard_Order_Process:
  • Digital_Form:
    • Digital_Transfer_Information:
      • Format_Name: PDF, Quattro Pro, MS Word and Excel Online
    • Digital_Transfer_Option:
  • Fees: Prices vary depending on data set, output medium and ordering mechanism. A standard handling charge, with additional costs for special handling, may be added to the basic cost of the data.
  • Ordering_Instructions:
    Prepayment by check, money order or bank card is required. Orders may be placed via fax, email, regular mail, telephone or via the NNDC Online Store.
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20180620
Metadata_Review_Date: 20081015
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20060801
Metadata_Contact:
  • Contact_Information:
    • Contact_Person_Primary:
      • Contact_Person: Mr. Patrick C. Caldwell
      • Contact_Organization: NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC
    • Contact_Position: Hawaii/US Pacific Liaison
    • Contact_Address:
      • Address_Type: mailing
      • Address:
        1000 Pope Road, MSB 316
      • Address:
        Dept. of Oceanography
      • Address:
        University of Hawaii at Manoa
      • City: Honolulu
      • State_or_Province: Hawaii
      • Postal_Code: 96822
      • Country: USA
    • Contact_Voice_Telephone: (808)-956-4105
    • Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (808) 956-2352
    • Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: caldwell@hawaii.edu
    • Hours_of_Service: 8 AM to 5 PM weekdays
    • Contact Instructions:
      check services@nodc.noaa.gov if not available
Metadata_Standard_Name:
  • FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version:
  • FGDC-STD-001-1998
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