Assessment of invasiveness of the Orange Keyhole Sponge, Mycale Armata, in Kaneohe Bay Oahu, Hawaii, based on surveys 2004-2005 (NODC Accession 0002602)

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The Orange Keyhole Sponge, Mycale armata Thiele, was unknown in Hawaii prior to 1996. First reported in Pearl Harbor, it now occurs in virtually every commercial harbor in the main Hawaiian islands, where it can be a major component of the fouling community on harbor piers and jetties. It has been reported from a few coral reef locations near harbors, but in Kaneohe Bay it has become a major component of the benthic biota in the south bay in the last 5-10 years. A study was conducted in 2004-2005 to determine Mycale armata's distribution, abundance throughout the bay, its growth rates on permanent quadrats, and whether mechanical removal would be an effective management technique for its control. Results from 190 manta board surveys on 28 reefs and paired 25 m belt transects using photo quadrats on 19 reefs indicated that the sponge had maximal coverage in the south-central part of the bay, in the vicinity of Coconut Island.

Cite as: Coles, S. L. and Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum (2014). Assessment of invasiveness of the Orange Keyhole Sponge, Mycale Armata, in Kaneohe Bay Oahu, Hawaii, based on surveys 2004-2005 (NODC Accession 0002602). National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]

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  • Steven L. Coles
    Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum
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  • Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum
Date(s)
  • publication: 2014-09-17
Data Presentation Form: Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete
Data Update Frequency: As needed
Supplemental Information: Data contained in subdirectories, which are detailed in the metadata contained in the "about" folder for this accession, include original MS_Excel spreadsheets and matching translations in .CSV format. The subdirectories include results from manta board surveys, removal summaries, time series, sponge growth analyses, quadrat data, and transect data for reefs including Coconut Island, Heeia Reef, Waiahole Reef, Hakipuu Reef, Pristine Reef, Poles Reef, and Checker Reef. Quadrat and transect data record coverages of macroalgae, coralline algae, invertebrates, and corals by species and also include specific location GPS data. Subdirectories 05-17-04Reef4, 01-07-05Reef4-1.8m, and 05-17-04Reef4 within this data set contain photo and transect .jpg data image files.
Purpose: BASIC RESEARCH
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Time Period: 2004-01-02  to  2005-12-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 21.51
S: 21.41
E: -157.76
W: -157.85
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  • Cite as: Coles, S. L. and Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum (2014). Assessment of invasiveness of the Orange Keyhole Sponge, Mycale Armata, in Kaneohe Bay Oahu, Hawaii, based on surveys 2004-2005 (NODC Accession 0002602). National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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