CRED REA Coral Health and Disease Assessment at Ta'u Island, American Samoa 2006

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

Belt transects along 2 consecutively-placed, 25m transect lines were surveyed at 50-cm intervals as part of Rapid Ecological Assessments conducted at 9 sites at Ta'u Island in March, 2006 from the NOAA vessel Hi'ialakai (HI06-02). Raw survey data included percent cover of benthic parameters, including live coral, dead coral, carbonate pavement, sand, coral rubble, fleshy macroalgae, crustose coralline algae, and other sessile invertebrates along the two transect lines. In addition, an area of 3-4m on each side of each transect was surveyed; within this area, each coral colony was inspected and every diseased/afflicted colony identified to the lowest taxonomic and type of affliction recorded.

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Metadata Date June 20, 2018
Metadata Created Date November 17, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) March 4, 2008 (publication)
Frequency Of Update ASNEEDED

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date June 20, 2018
Metadata Created Date November 17, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) March 4, 2008 (publication)
Responsible Party Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) (Point of Contact)
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Access Constraints Use Constraints: Please cite CRED when using the data. Coral Reef Ecosystem Division, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Access Constraints: Data are available two years following data collection date.
Bbox East Long -169.4077949
Bbox North Lat -14.20247804
Bbox South Lat -14.28884564
Bbox West Long -169.5237152
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update ASNEEDED
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Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence 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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Metadata Type geospatial
Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2006-03-02
Temporal Extent End 2006-03-04

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