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National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Benthic complexity and urchin abundance at climate stations of the Pacific Remote Island Areas

Metadata Updated: December 1, 2023

The datasets within this collection contain benthic complexity and urchin abundance data gathered as part of NOAA's ongoing National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP). These data were gathered around the Pacific Remote Island Areas as a part of NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) led missions. During these missions, the variables of benthic complexity and urchin abundance were tracked by swimmer/diver visual surveys at NCRMP climate stations. Three to four of these sites were chosen per island in a stratified random fashion so as to be roughly equally spaced, along the 15m contour, on hard bottom, and at least 1 km away from a river mouth or embayment. Once the sites were selected, multiple features of the coral reef environment were assessed, including: in-situ temperature (STR), seawater carbonate, net carbonate accretion (CAU), bioerosion (BMU), and cryptobiota diversity (ARMS). These data, however, are archived separately.

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Metadata Date 2023-08-01T12:35:02Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 1, 2023
Reference Date(s) March 7, 2018 (publication), May 9, 2019 (revision)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Harvested from NOAA/NESDIS/ncei/accessions

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Metadata Date 2023-08-01T12:35:02Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 1, 2023
Reference Date(s) March 7, 2018 (publication), May 9, 2019 (revision)
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Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nodc:NCRMP-Urchin-PRIA
Access Constraints Cite as: NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, Ecosystem Sciences Division (2018). National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Benthic complexity and urchin abundance at climate stations of the Pacific Remote Island Areas. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.7289/v5bc3wv3. 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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Temporal Extent Begin 2014-03-16

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