Map of percent scleractinian coral cover and sand along camera tow tracks in west Hawaii

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

This map displays optical validation observation locations and percent coverage of scleractinian coral and sand overlaid on bathymetry and landsat imagery northwest of Hawai'i island. Optical data were collected by CRED TOAD camera sled from the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary R/V Kohola cruise SB1505 and the NOAA survey launch R/V AHI during cruise SB1207. A drop camera system was used on the Nature Conservancy R/V Kaka for the final 4 days of the SB1505 cruise. Additional drop camera data was collected by the NOAA Biogeography group during 2006-07. Diver photoquadrat images were collected by The Nature Conservancy in 2010 and 2012-14, the Hawaii Institue of Marine Biology in 2011 and the CRED Benthic team in 2005-06, 2008, 2010 and 2014.

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Metadata Date June 20, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) September 1, 2015 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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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) September 1, 2015 (publication)
Responsible Party Pacific Islands Benthic Habitat Mapping Center (PIBHMC), Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) (Point of Contact)
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Access Constraints Use Constraints: Please acknowledge the NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Division, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center as the source of this information., Access Constraints: None
Bbox East Long -155.823
Bbox North Lat 20.061
Bbox South Lat 19.773
Bbox West Long -156.099
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Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Graphic Preview Description Optical Classification
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Graphic Preview Type JPEG, PDF
Harvest Object Id e82c9adb-c4b3-4383-a21b-2cfcc7a15150
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence These data are not to be used for navigational purposes. NOAA makes no warranty regarding these data, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data, nor as a result of the failure of these data to function on a particular system.
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Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
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Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2005-08-15
Temporal Extent End 2015-06-02

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