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Database of Grazing Metrics of Herbivorous Fishes of the Indo-Pacific (NCEI Accession 0259399)

Metadata Updated: November 1, 2023

The database described here consists of foraging metrics of herbivorous fishes (bite rate, bite area, bite volume, proportion of bites that leave grazing scars) extracted from relevant publications. All data were already publicly available either in the form of information reported in a publication or data were shared publicly via data repositories. Observations included in the database took place between 1985 and 2019 in tropical waters excluding locations in the Atlantic Ocean. Focal fish species were herbivores that are found in the nearshore waters of the United States Pacific Islands. The database also includes the body length of every fish, and information about sea surface temperature, time of day, and depth as available per measured bite rate. This referential tool compiles and standardizes grazing metrics across various studies of herbivorous fishes, as well as integrates sea surface temperature from satellite data for each study.

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Metadata Date 2023-10-03T12:30:18Z
Metadata Created Date March 17, 2023
Metadata Updated Date November 1, 2023
Reference Date(s) September 1, 2023 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Harvested from NOAA/NESDIS/ncei/accessions

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2023-10-03T12:30:18Z
Metadata Created Date March 17, 2023
Metadata Updated Date November 1, 2023
Reference Date(s) September 1, 2023 (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nodc:0259399
Access Constraints Cite as: Ecosystem Sciences Division, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (2023). Database of Grazing Metrics of Herbivorous Fishes of the Indo-Pacific (NCEI Accession 0259399). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.25921/ymn7-0m52. Accessed [date]., Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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Frequency Of Update asNeeded
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Harvest Source Title NOAA/NESDIS/ncei/accessions
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Spatial Data Service Type
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Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1985-09-01
Temporal Extent End 2019-12-31

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