Coral reef surveys of Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary and other sites around Tutuila, American Samoa during 1995 and 1998 (NODC Accession 0000622)

Six permanent transects in Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary, American Samoa, and 11 other sites around Tutuila Island were established in 1985. This dataset contains coral reef surveys taken in 1995 and 1998 along these established transect lines. Data were taken on 30-m transects along isobaths on the reef platform and at depths of 3, 5, 9, and 12 m. Data on algae, fish, and macroinvertebrates were also collected by other investigators, but are not included with this data set. Data includes coral species, size distribution of colonies, frequency, density per 100m2, relative density, percent cover and relative cover.
  • Cite as: Birkeland, Charles; US DOI > US Geological Survey - Honolulu (2010). Coral reef surveys of Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary and other sites around Tutuila, American Samoa during 1995 and 1998 (NODC Accession 0000622). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1995-07-01 to 1998-04-30
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: -14.25
S: -14.35
E: -170.55
W: -170.76
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General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2010-12-17
Edition 1.1
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency As needed
Purpose A quantitative assessment of the biological resources of Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary, American Samoa, was undertaken in order to provide a baseline against which changes in time could be examined rigourously. A secondary objective was to determine the rate of recovery of the coral communities around Tutuila following the outbreak of Acanthaster Planci.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Birkeland, Charles; US DOI > US Geological Survey - Honolulu (2010). Coral reef surveys of Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary and other sites around Tutuila, American Samoa during 1995 and 1998 (NODC Accession 0000622). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > COASTAL LANDFORMS > CORAL REEFS
Originator Theme Keywords
  • Census
  • Coastal studies
  • Coral
  • Coral reef
  • Coral reef monitoring and assessment
  • Coral species abundance
  • Numeric Data Sets
  • Numeric Data Sets - benthic
  • Numeric Data Sets - biology
  • Numeric Data Sets - oceanographic
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOI/USGS > U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior
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Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN
Originator Place Keywords
  • American Samoa
  • Aua
  • Aunu'u
  • Cape Larsen
  • Fagafue
  • Fagasa
  • Fagatele Bay
  • Fatu Rock
  • Masefau
  • Massacre Bay
  • Onenoa
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Rainmaker
  • Tutuila Island
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
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  • Cite as: Birkeland, Charles; US DOI > US Geological Survey - Honolulu (2010). Coral reef surveys of Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary and other sites around Tutuila, American Samoa during 1995 and 1998 (NODC Accession 0000622). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2010-12-17T00:09:18 - NCEI Accession 0000622 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
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Instrument
  • GPS
Platform
  • SWIMMER/DIVER
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