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). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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General Documentation
Date(s)
  • publication: 2014-09-17
Edition: 1.1
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: 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.
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Resource Provider(s)
  • Steven L. Coles
    Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum
  • Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum
Publisher(s)
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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
Spatial Coverage Map:
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
  • Numeric Data Sets > Biology
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Vegetation > Algae > Algal Cover
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology > Coral Cover
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology > Habitats
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > ANIMAL SCIENCE > ANIMAL ECOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR
Originator Theme Keywords
  • Biological survey
  • algae species
  • coastal studies
  • coral reef
  • coral species
  • distribution and relative abundance of Mycale armata
  • frequency of occurrence of species
  • marine organisms
  • nonindigenous and crytogenic marine tax
  • percent cover of Mycale armata, macroalgae, corals and other invertebrates, and substratum types within the photoquadrats
  • relative abundance of the invasive algae Dictyosphaeria cavernosa, Gracilaria salicornia, and Kappaphycus sp.
  • taxa
  • total biota
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
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • GPS > Global Positioning System
  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS CoRIS Place Keywords
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Honolulu > Coconut Island ( Moku o loe ) (21N157W0005)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Honolulu > Kaneohe Bay (21N157W0004)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Honolulu > Oahu (21N157W0003)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Oahu Island > Coconut Island ( Moku o loe ) (21N157W0005)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Oahu Island > Kaneohe Bay (21N157W0004)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Oahu Island > Oahu (21N157W0003)
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > CENTRAL PACIFIC OCEAN > HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
Originator Place Keywords
  • Coconut Island
  • Hawaiian Islands
  • Kaneohe Bay
  • North Pacific Ocean
  • Oahu
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
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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). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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  • 2014-09-17T17:03:16 - NCEI Accession 0002602 v1.1 was published.
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  • 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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