CRED Rapid Ecological Assessment of Invertebrate in the Pacific Ocean 2002-2008
Entry ID: CRED_REA_Inverts

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The need for conservation of coral ecosystems throughout the world requires knowledge concerning the ecological requirements of species that make up the system, causes for the loss of any of the component organisms, and the requirements for the survival of remaining species. The collection of systematic information concerning what ... View entire text

Purpose: Research Objectives: 1) The goal of the marine invertebrate component of the rapid ecological assessment is to collect both quantitative and qualitative information concerning marine invertebrate organisms other than corals. 2) Surveys are centered around transect locations chosen to cover the greatest variety of habitats and are conducted in conjunction with efforts focusing on assessing macroalgae and coral communities. 3) At this time, the product of this effort is a species inventory that will provide baseline information to support future monitoring activities. 4) Also, specimens will be collected that will be vouchered in museum collections that can be accessed by researchers around the world.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 28.45   S: -14.56   E: -178.38   W: 145.85
Min Depth: 1 Max Depth: 28

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 Assessment of Invertebrate in the Pacific Ocean 2002-2008
Dataset Release Date: 2008-05-08
Dataset Release Place: Honolulu, HI
Dataset Publisher: Coral Reef Ecosystem Division
Data Presentation Form: database
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-09-10
Stop Date: 2008-10-09
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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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Dataset ID: CRED_REA_Inverts

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: 2012-02-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-02-27
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