NOAA/CRED Towed Diver Survey Centroids: Main Hawaiian Islands

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

Within the depth limits of safe, no-decompression SCUBA diving (generally to 90 feet depth), NOAA-certified Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) divers conduct towed diver surveys (TDS) as a method of assessing relatively large areas of reef habitat. This method involves towing two divers (one collecting fish data, the other collecting benthic data) behind a small surface craft that is moving at a velocity of 1-2 mph. Although the driver of the surface craft attempts to follow a depth contour, the divers also actively maneuver the "towboards" they are holding onto so as to maintain a relatively constant elevation above the surface of the reef. Towed-diver surveys are typically 50 min long and cover about 2-3 km of habitat. This map layer shows the centroid location of towed diver surveys conducted throughout the main Hawaiian Islands between the years 2005-2010.

For further information, please see: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov/cred/towboard.php http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov/cred/survey_methods.php

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Metadata Date January 31, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 27, 2019
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) January 25, 2016 (creation), January 25, 2016 (issued), January 31, 2018 (revision)
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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date January 31, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 27, 2019
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) January 25, 2016 (creation), January 25, 2016 (issued), January 31, 2018 (revision)
Responsible Party NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
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Bbox West Long -160.54516804
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Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
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Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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