Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR), Division of Lands and Natural Resources (DLNR) of the State of Hawaii Fish Stock Surveys from 41 sites on Oahu and Island of Hawaii from 1952-2000 (NODC Accession 0002754)

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

Data are from underwater visual surveys of fish stocks from 41 survey sites on the islands of Oahu and Hawaii, conducted by biologists and technicians of Hawaii's Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR). Survey data at Kealakekua Bay, Island of Hawaii, begin in 1952. Data begin in 1968 for all other sites. The datasets end in 2000, although updates are pending. Serious weaknesses of the data include that (1) transect dimensions were not consistent even within survey sites, and have not generally been recorded on datasheets; (2) survey locations are generally given as place names which are at least somewhat meaningful (e.g. the Monument site at Kealakekua Bay is in front of Cook's Monument), but lat/long of start and end points are not given, and even more fundamentally depth ranges are not given; and (3) some surveys were conducted on SCUBA and some on snorkel but, again, that has not been consistently recorded on datasheets. Additional DAR data from other locations and dates are planned for digitization.

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Metadata Date June 20, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date June 20, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Responsible Party Division of Aquatic Resources, Division of Lands and Natural Resources, State of Hawaii (Point of Contact)
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Bbox East Long -155.849
Bbox North Lat 21.675
Bbox South Lat 19.479
Bbox West Long -158.043
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Harvest Object Id 00fad242-aba9-4caa-9953-c41e52296680
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
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Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
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Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1952-09-11
Temporal Extent End 2000-12-28

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