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Record Search Query: [Location: Location_Category='OCEAN', Location_Type='PACIFIC OCEAN', Location_Subregion1='SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN']
CRED Rapid Ecological Assessments of Coral Population in the Pacific Ocean 2007-2010
Entry ID: CRED_Benthic_REA_Belt

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Abstract: Abstract written by OBIS-USA using excerpts from CRED homepage.

Corals are the defining species in one of the highest diversity marine ecosystems, coral reefs. CRED studies of corals address basic questions concerning the distribution, abundance, and condition of corals and coral reefs throughout selected areas of the tropical and subtropical Pacific under U.S. jurisdiction.

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Purpose: 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, ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 28.46   S: -14.56   E: -178.37   W: 166.65
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 460

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), Pacific Island Fisheries Sciences Center, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
Dataset Title: CRED Rapid Ecological Assessments of Coral Population in the Pacific Ocean 2007-2010
Dataset Release Date: 2011
Dataset Release Place: Honolulu, HI
Dataset Publisher: Coral Reef Ecosystem Division
Data Presentation Form: database
Other Citation Details: Retrieve from
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2007-09-21
Stop Date: 2010-11-04
ISO Topic Category
Quality HORIZONTAL POSITIONAL ACCURACY REPORT: Coordinates were determined using GPS and are accurate to 100 meters.
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

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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.
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Data Center
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: CRED_Benthic_REA_Belt

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 303-887-6043
Email: Philip.Goldstein at
Distribution Format: Text
Fees: None
Phone: 808-983-3761
Email: Annette.DesRochers at
City: Honolulu
Province or State: HI
Postal Code: unknown
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-06-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23

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