CRED Towed-Diver Fish Biomass Surveys in the Pacific Ocean 2000-2010

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), Pacific Island Fisheries Sciences Center, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
Publication_Date: 2011
Title: CRED Towed-Diver Fish Biomass Surveys in the Pacific Ocean 2000-2010
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Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: database
Series_Information:
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Honolulu, HI.
Publisher: Coral Reef Ecosystem Division
Other_Citation_Details:
Retrieve from http://www.usgs.gov/obis-usa
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Description:
Abstract:
Abstract written by OBIS-USA using excerpts from CRED Homepage Quantitative assessment and monitoring of shallow reef fish assemblages is conducted around the US Pacific Islands as an integral part of the NOAA/NMFS/PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division's mission to improve our scientific understanding of these fish resources and related ecosystems. As fish are the primary sustainable living resource on Pacific coral reefs, results contribute to the scientific basis essential for sound management. Related objectives include: creating a fish baseline to measure marine protected area (MPA) effectiveness; monitoring size-frequency of fish assemblages; assessing the status of target, indicator or keystone species; assessing responses by fish communities to possible ecosystem impacts (e.g., fishing, ecotourism, pollution, habitat damage, sedimentation, hurricanes); and assessing species composition and diversity, by area, and the effectiveness of long-term monitoring of managed areas. Several complementary, noninvasive underwater-surveys are used to enumerate the diverse components of diurnally active shallow-water reef fish assemblages. Survey types include: (1) Rapid Ecological Assessments (REA) to document simple species presence at a station or reef/bank (2) Belt Transects (BLT) mainly to quantify relatively small-bodied and abundant fishes (3) Stationary Point Counts (SPC) to quantify relatively larger (>25 cm total length) and more vagile fish species (4) Towed-Diver Video Surveys (TDVS) to quantify relatively large-bodied (>50 cm total length), wide-ranging fishes over a broad-spatial scale Each method is replicated at sites within and/or among the various habitat types present around each island or bank. Fish length-class is estimated for all quantified fish to provide an estimate of numerical size structure and biomass densities by taxa. The mission of the Coral Reef Ecosystem Division is to provide sound science to enable informed and effective implementation of ecosystem-based management and conservation strategies for coral reef ecosystems of the U.S.-affiliated Pacific Islands Region. To accomplish this mission, the Division leads an integrated, interdisciplinary program of ecosystem assessment and long-term monitoring, benthic habitat mapping, and applied research on the coral reef ecosystems of 50 primary islands and atolls in the Hawaiian Archipelago, the Mariana Archipelago (Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands), American Samoa, and the Pacific Remote Island Areas (PRIA). The Division's work supports NOAA and other agencies in meeting mandates of the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000 and various executive orders issued to ensure conservation and protection of the nation's coral reef ecosystems. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Record Count 25839, Taxa Count 148 CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: ground condition
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20000909
Ending_Date: 20101104
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 166.61
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -178.33
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 28.43
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -14.88
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Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > CORAL REEFS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH > RAY-FINNED FISHES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH > RAY-FINNED FISHES > PERCH-LIKE FISHES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH > SHARKS/RAYS/CHIMAERAS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH
Theme_Keyword: OBIS > OCEAN BIOGEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: COML > CENSUS OF MARINE LIFE
Theme_Keyword: Coral Reef Ecosystem Division
Theme_Keyword: Cred
Theme_Keyword: Towed Diver Survey
Theme_Keyword: Main Hawaiian Islands
Theme_Keyword: Mariana Islands
Theme_Keyword: Northwest Hawaiian Islands
Theme_Keyword: Pacific Remote Island Area
Theme_Keyword: Animalia
Theme_Keyword: Chordata
Theme_Keyword: Actinopterygii
Theme_Keyword: Chondrichthyes
Theme_Keyword: Perciformes
Theme_Keyword: Carcharhiniformes
Theme_Keyword: Syngnathiformes
Theme_Keyword: Tetraodontiformes
Theme_Keyword: Rajiformes
Theme_Keyword: Lutjanidae
Theme_Keyword: Scaridae
Theme_Keyword: Carcharhinidae
Theme_Keyword: Carangidae
Theme_Keyword: Acanthuridae
Theme_Keyword: Labridae
Theme_Keyword: Serranidae
Theme_Keyword: Fistulariidae
Theme_Keyword: Balistidae
Theme_Keyword: Sphyraenidae
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > CENTRAL PACIFIC OCEAN > AMERICAN SAMOA
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > CENTRAL PACIFIC OCEAN > HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > MICRONESIA > NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS
Access_Constraints: ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: To view constraints placed on dataset, please see Policy and Disclaimer section (from the panel on the left) on OBIS-USA web site at http://www.usgs.gov/obis-usa. DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: OBIS-USA renders information prepared by contributors accessible through dynamic on-line publication. It does not peer-review the quality of the data provided. However, it is confident that the data are the best available in electronic form. OBIS-USA does not own or try to control or limit the use of any data or products accessible through its website. Accordingly, it does not take responsibility for the quality of such data or products, or the use that people may make of them. Users must recognize that the analysis and interpretation of data requires background knowledge and expertise about marine biodiversity (including ecosystems and taxonomy). Users should be aware of possible errors in the use of species names, geo-referencing, data handing and mapping. They should crosscheck their results for possible errors, and qualify their interpretation of any results accordingly. Appropriate caution is thus necessary in the interpretation of results derived from OBIS-USA.
Use_Constraints:
Prior to use of these records in any analysis or report, the Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) of the Pacific Island Fisheries Sciences Center must be notified and if used the provenance of the original data must be acknowledged. Acknowledge the use of specific records from contributing CRED databases and acknowledge the use of the OBIS-USA facility. Recognize the limitations of data in OBIS-USA.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ANNETTE DESROCHERS
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
City: Honolulu
State_or_Province: HI
Postal_Code: unknown
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 808-983-3761
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Annette.DesRochers at noaa.gov
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
HORIZONTAL POSITIONAL ACCURACY REPORT: Coordinates were determined using GPS and are accurate to 100 meters.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: IOBIS/OBIS-US > UNITED STATES REGIONAL OCEAN BIOGEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (OBIS) NODE
Contact_Person: PHILIP GOLDSTEIN
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 303-887-6043
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Philip.Goldstein@Colorado.edu
Resource_Description: CRED_Fish_TDS
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Text
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.usgs.gov/obis-usa/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.usgs.gov/obis-usa
Access_Instructions:
This will direct you to the OBIS-USA web site. Select Participants and Datasets from the panel on the left. Scroll down to CRED_Fish_TDS and click on the "Go" button on the right for a Dataset Detail screen where you will see a map of dataset contents, and tabs for options to Get Data, see Metadata, or use the Data Dashboard for that dataset.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov/cred/index.php
Access_Instructions:
View the CRED homepage.
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20110526
Metadata_Review_Date: 20120131
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: PHILIP GOLDSTEIN
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 303-887-6043
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Philip.Goldstein@Colorado.edu
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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