National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Benthic complexity and urchin abundance at climate stations of American Samoa

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

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 American Samoa 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 November 1, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 27, 2019
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) March 7, 2018 (publication), February 2, 2017 (revision)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Resource Type Series
Metadata Date November 1, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 27, 2019
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) March 7, 2018 (publication), February 2, 2017 (revision)
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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 American Samoa. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V5X928MQ [access date], 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 -168.138
Bbox North Lat -11.0457
Bbox South Lat -14.5593
Bbox West Long -171.092
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Licence accessLevel: Public
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Temporal Extent Begin 2015-02-15

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