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Cryptobiota metabarcoding using Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structure (ARMS) Deployed at Coral Reef Sites across American Samoa from 2012 to 2015

Metadata Updated: March 16, 2024

The data described here includes cytochrome oxidase I (COI) DNA metabarcoding data collected from Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures (ARMS). ARMS were deployed by the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), Ecosystem Sciences Division (formerly the Coral Reef Ecosystem Division) under the National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP) at stationary climate monitoring sites and used to assess and monitor cryptic reef diversity in American Samoa. Developed in collaboration with the Census of Marine Life (CoML) Census of Coral Reef Ecosystems (CReefs), ARMS were designed to mimic the structural complexity of a reef and attract/collect colonizing marine invertebrates. The key innovation of the ARMS method is that biodiversity is sampled over precisely the same surface area in the exact same manner.

These data were gathered at specific reef sites across American Samoa. ARMS units were set-up, deployed and recovered as described in the ARMS record in the related items section below. After ARMS were disassembled, different size fractions of samples and plate scrapings were preserved in ethanol for metabarcoding.

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Dates

Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2022
Metadata Updated Date March 16, 2024
Reference Date(s) 2021 (creation), January 7, 2020 (revision), (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Metadata Source

Harvested from NMFS PIFSC

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2022
Metadata Updated Date March 16, 2024
Reference Date(s) 2021 (creation), January 7, 2020 (revision), (publication)
Responsible Party (Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:64267
Access Constraints Cite As: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, [Date of Access]: Cryptobiota metabarcoding using Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structure (ARMS) Deployed at Coral Reef Sites across American Samoa from 2012 to 2015 [Data Date Range], https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/64267., Access Constraints: None, Use Constraints: Please cite PIFSC Ecosystem Sciences Division when using the data. Suggested citation: Ecosystem Sciences Division, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2020: Cryptobiota metabarcoding using Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structure (ARMS) Deployed at Coral Reef Sites across American Samoa from 2012 to 2015, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/64267., 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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Bbox North Lat -14.17737
Bbox South Lat -14.559317
Bbox West Long -170.76336
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Harvest Object Id e6c39775-82ae-46a5-a95d-552e7b60c661
Harvest Source Id c0beac72-5f43-4455-8c33-1b345fbc2dfe
Harvest Source Title NMFS PIFSC
Licence NOAA provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete, incorrect, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading use of the data. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose.
Lineage Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures (ARMS) are assembled, deployed, recovered, and processed as described in the ARMS record in the related items section below. The sessile organisms, the 100 um and 500 um motile fractions, as well as plate scrapings, undergo DNA metabarcoding using the COI gene as the amplicon marker.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System EPSG::4326
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2012-04-03
Temporal Extent End 2015-03-26

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