Benthic Surveys in Faga'alu, American Samoa: benthic images collected during belt transect surveys in 2012 and 2015

Metadata Updated: September 5, 2016

The data described herein are part of a NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) funded project aimed at establishing baseline data for coral demographics and benthic cover and composition via Rapid Ecological Assessment (REA) surveys conducted by the NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) at Faga'alu Bay, Tutuila, American Samoa between 2012 and 2015.

Photoquadrat benthic images were collected in 2012 and 2015 only, via belt transect surveys of coral demography according to protocols established by CREP in 2012 and by the NOAA National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP) in 2015.

Data can be accessed online via the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) Ocean Archive, accession #0146682. The 2015 photos have been analyzed for benthic cover (documented separately).

Data from coral demographic surveys in 2012, 2013, and 2015, and benthic cover data from line-point intercept surveys in 2012 were also collected and documented by CREP.

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Metadata Date August 23, 2016
Metadata Created Date August 22, 2016
Metadata Updated Date September 5, 2016
Reference Date(s) 2016 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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NOAA Technical Memorandum CRCP 23: Baseline Assessment of Faga'alu Watershed

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date August 23, 2016
Metadata Created Date August 22, 2016
Metadata Updated Date September 5, 2016
Reference Date(s) 2016 (publication)
Responsible Party Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (Point of Contact, Custodian); ()
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Access Constraints Access Constraints: None | Use Constraints: Please cite NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) when using the data. Example Cite as: Vargas-Angel, Bernardo; Coral Reef Ecosystem Program; Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (2016). Inter-disciplinary study of flow dynamics and sedimentation stress effects on coral colonies in Faga'alu Bay, American Samoa from 2012 to 2015: benthic images collected during belt transect surveys in 2012 and 2015. Unpublished Dataset. [access date] | Distribution Liability: While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
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Graphic Preview Description NOAA Technical Memorandum CRCP 23: Baseline Assessment of Faga'alu Watershed
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Metadata Language eng
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Temporal Extent Begin 2012-08-14
Temporal Extent End 2012-08-16

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