EOP Gold Coral (Gerardia sp.) Growth Measurements

Metadata Updated: November 18, 2018

Gold coral (Gerardia sp.) trees that were inspected years earlier on Pisces submersible dives were revisited and their change in size measured. The fishery for Gerardia operates using an estimate of average growth at 6mm/yr which would yield adult trees in a span of a few to several decades. In contrast independent radiometric studies suggest that large adult Gerardia colonies could be as much as a millenia old. The intent of this work was to revisit corals that had been inspected earlier and see if any appreciable growth could be seen. If not then the 6mm/yr estimate could be dismissed.

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Metadata Date February 27, 2018
Metadata Created Date September 27, 2015
Metadata Updated Date November 18, 2018
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Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 27, 2018
Metadata Created Date September 27, 2015
Metadata Updated Date November 18, 2018
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Responsible Party Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Access Constraints: Not applicable | Use Constraints: Disclaimer - 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 any 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.
Bbox East Long -156.11666666667
Bbox North Lat 23.96666666667
Bbox South Lat 18.71666666667
Bbox West Long -166.73333333333
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:6722
Harvest Object Id e89edf50-f846-4baf-8e04-f83a98cd2f67
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
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Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
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Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1998
Temporal Extent End 2007

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