Fish stock surveys from 41 sites on the islands of Oahu and Hawaii from September 11, 1952 to December 28, 2000 (NCEI Accession 0002754)

Metadata Updated: December 8, 2020

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 data sets 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 data sheets; (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 data sheets.

Additional DAR data from other locations and dates are planned for digitization.

Access & Use Information

License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

Downloads & Resources

Dates

Metadata Date 2020-06-15T19:04:36Z
Metadata Created Date October 13, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 8, 2020
Reference Date(s) December 28, 2010 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

Metadata Source

Harvested from NOAA/NESDIS/ncei/accessions

Graphic Preview

Preview graphic

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2020-06-15T19:04:36Z
Metadata Created Date October 13, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 8, 2020
Reference Date(s) December 28, 2010 (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Cite as: Williams, Ivor; Hawaii State Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) (2010). Fish stock surveys from 41 sites on the islands of Oahu and Hawaii from September 11, 1952 to December 28, 2000 (NCEI Accession 0002754). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0002754. 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.
Bbox East Long -155.849
Bbox North Lat 21.675
Bbox South Lat 19.479
Bbox West Long -158.043
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Graphic Preview Description Preview graphic
Graphic Preview File https://data.nodc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/gfx?id=gov.noaa.nodc:0002754
Graphic Preview Type PNG
Guid gov.noaa.nodc:0002754
Licence accessLevel: Public
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1952-09-11
Temporal Extent End 2000-12-28

Didn't find what you're looking for? Suggest a dataset here.