Fish stock surveys from 41 sites on the islands of Oahu and Hawaii from September 11, 1952 to December 28, 2000 (NODC Accession 0002754)

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Data are from underwater visual surveys of fish stocks from 41 survey sites on the islands of Oahu and Hawaii, conducted by biologists and technicians of Hawaii's Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR). Survey data at Kealakekua Bay, Island of Hawaii, begin in 1952. Data begin in 1968 for all other sites. The data sets end in 2000, although updates are pending.

Serious weaknesses of the data include that (1) transect dimensions were not consistent even within survey sites, and have not generally been recorded on data sheets; (2) survey locations are generally given as place names which are at least somewhat meaningful (e.g. the Monument site at Kealakekua Bay is in front of Cook's Monument), but lat/long of start and end points are not given, and even more fundamentally depth ranges are not given; and (3) some surveys were conducted on SCUBA and some on snorkel but, again, that has not been consistently recorded on data sheets.

Additional DAR data from other locations and dates are planned for digitization.
  • Cite as: Williams, Ivor; Hawaii State Department of Land and Natural Resources (2010). Fish stock surveys from 41 sites on the islands of Oahu and Hawaii from September 11, 1952 to December 28, 2000 (NODC Accession 0002754). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1952-09-11 to 2000-12-28
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 21.675
S: 19.479
E: -155.849
W: -158.043
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General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2010-12-28
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 Basic research
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  • Cite as: Williams, Ivor; Hawaii State Department of Land and Natural Resources (2010). Fish stock surveys from 41 sites on the islands of Oahu and Hawaii from September 11, 1952 to December 28, 2000 (NODC Accession 0002754). 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 > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH
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
  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > CENTRAL PACIFIC OCEAN > HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
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  • Cite as: Williams, Ivor; Hawaii State Department of Land and Natural Resources (2010). Fish stock surveys from 41 sites on the islands of Oahu and Hawaii from September 11, 1952 to December 28, 2000 (NODC Accession 0002754). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2010-12-28T16:00:07 - NCEI Accession 0002754 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.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • visual estimate
Platform
  • SWIMMER/DIVER
Last Modified: 2017-06-27T23:47:35
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