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Pacific Island Network Marine Fish Monitoring Dataset - Transects

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Abstract: The benthic marine community in the Pacific Island Network (PACN) is a complex ecologic system and a diverse taxonomic environment, including algae and corals and other invertebrates. Reef-building corals are the primary architectural organism and are sensitive to environmental degradation; therefore, they are a good indicator of overall health for nearshore marine ecosystems. Primary stressors to ... View entire text

Purpose: To store long term monitoring data for benthic marine communities and marine fish.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 21.22   S: 13.38   E: -156.03   W: 144.64

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Eric Brown
Dataset Title: Pacific Island Network Marine Fish Monitoring Dataset - Transects
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2006-04-25
Stop Date: 2010-10-21
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Access Constraints Access Constraints: None Use Constraints: Credit should be given to the NPS I and M program and the parks that generated the data. Distribution Liability: The National Park Service shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein. These data and related graphics (i.e. GIF or JPG format files) are not legal documents and are not intended to be ... View entire text
Data Center
Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Email: jimp at
Phone: (808)985-6186
Fax: (808)985-6111
Email: kelly_kozar at
Contact Address:
PO Box 52
City: Hawaii National Park
Province or State: HI
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2015-03-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-12-06