Kahekili, West Maui, Hawaii Fish and Benthic Data from Surveys in January and August 2008 (NODC Accession 0065597)

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Fish and benthos baseline surveys were made at 155 sites of the near shore region off Kahekili Beach Park, West Maui in January and August, 2008. Survey sites were grouped into six broad habitat categories, and herbivore biomass in a range of functional groups was calculated per habitat category.

Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resource (HDAR) is currently working to establish a Herbivore Fisheries Management Area (HFMA) [n.b. previously titled as Kahekili Ecosystem Recovery Area] encompassing reef areas adjacent to Kahekili Beach park in West Maui. The goal of the proposed HFMA is to increase the reef's capacity to resist a phase shift from coral to macroalgal domination by prohibiting the take of herbivorous fish and sea-urchins.

Fish surveys were performed by scientists of HDAR and the Hawaii Cooperative Fishery Research Unit, Department of Zoology, University of Hawaii (UH). Benthic surveys were conducted by scientists of the Department of Botany, UH.
  • Cite as: Williams, Ivor; US DOC/NOAA/NMFS/Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center/Ecosystem Sciences Division > Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (2011). Kahekili, West Maui, Hawaii Fish and Benthic Data from Surveys in January and August 2008 (NODC Accession 0065597). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 2008-01-22 to 2008-08-21
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 20.95164
S: 20.93593
E: -156.693
W: -156.696
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2011-01-19
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
Supplemental Information
Hawaii Coral Reef Initiative Grant NA07NOS4000193
Purpose The aims of this project were to provide survey design, analytical, and otherscientific support to staff of Hawaii DAR to: (1) assist with the design andimplementation of a statistically- and scientifically-valid baseline ofpre-HFMA establishment conditions on the Kahekili reef; and (2) utilize newand existing data generated by HDAR and partners, from survey programs in Mauiand elsewhere, to draw broader conclusions about the relationships betweenlocal herbivore stocks and benthic algal communities (particularly in terms ofreefs' vulnerability to macroalgal overgrowth).
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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 > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC
  • EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > COASTAL LANDFORMS > CORAL REEFS
Originator Theme Keywords
  • Benthos:
  • Family
  • Fish:
  • Habitat
  • SpeciesCode
  • Taxa Size (cm)
  • biological data
  • coastal data
  • coral reef
  • depth
  • number
  • percent CCA (crustose coralline algae)
  • percent Porites Compressa
  • percent coral
  • percent macroalgae
  • percent rubble
  • percent sand and limestone
  • percent turf
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
  • DOC/NOAA/NMFS > National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION 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
Originator Place Keywords
  • Hawaii
  • Kahekili
  • Maui
  • North Pacific
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Williams, Ivor; US DOC/NOAA/NMFS/Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center/Ecosystem Sciences Division > Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (2011). Kahekili, West Maui, Hawaii Fish and Benthic Data from Surveys in January and August 2008 (NODC Accession 0065597). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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  • 2011-01-19T21:37:35 - NCEI Accession 0065597 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
  • biota surveys
  • camera
  • swimmer/diver
  • visual estimate
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