Year 2000 status of coral reefs on the main volcanic islands of American Samoa: a resurvey of long term monitoring sites including benthic communities, fish communities, and key micro invertebrates (NODC Accession 0001976)

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

This study demonstrates the important role that long term monitoring programs can play in understanding the natural variability and long term trends in the coral reefs of American Samoa. One benefit of this study is that it provides an overview of the condition of the reefs on all the main volcanic islands simultaneously. It also provides a broad scale perspective for understanding the results of the site dedicated monitoring programs in Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Pago Pago Harbour (Aua transect: see below), which provide a much longer term perspective on the reefs of Tutuila (85 and 25 years respectively).

This dataset includes the status report (PDF and MS Word) and raw survey data (MS Excel) made in 1996 and 2002. Survey sites include all islands of American Samoa, although remote atolls of Swains and Rose were not made in 2002. Surveys were also made in the country of Western Samoa.

Access & Use Information

Downloads & Resources

Dates

Metadata Date June 27, 2017
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) January 14, 2011 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

Metadata Source

Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

Graphic Preview

Preview graphic

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date June 27, 2017
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) January 14, 2011 (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Cite as: Green, Alison; Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (2011). Year 2000 status of coral reefs on the main volcanic islands of American Samoa: a resurvey of long term monitoring sites including benthic communities, fish communities, and key micro invertebrates (NODC Accession 0001976). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [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 -168.13
Bbox North Lat -11.03
Bbox South Lat -14.36
Bbox West Long -172.9
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:0001976
Graphic Preview Type PNG
Guid gov.noaa.nodc:0001976
Harvest Object Id d4c88918-772d-4caa-9a30-434a41411050
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence accessLevel: Public
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1994-10-01
Temporal Extent End 2002-12-31

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