Benthic data for corals, macroalgae, invertebrates, and non-living bottom types from Fagatele Bay, Pago Pago, and Fagasa, American Samoa, 2004-2008 (NODC Accession 0066319)

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This data set was derived from surveys in Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Pago Pago (Rainmaker and Aua), and Fagasa (Sita Bay and Cape Larsen) conducted in 2004 and 2007-2008. Parameters include coral, algal, or invertebrate species, coral colony diameter size, and non-living bottom type.

Summaries of species identification from sites above and Ofu-Olosega Islands, Ta'u Island, Aunu'u, Manu'a, and Rose Atoll, based on historic surveys back to 1917 are also given in spreadsheets. This is a working list put together by Dr. Charles Birkeland.

Fish data were collected by Dr. Alison Green on the same dates and transects and are available in a separate NODC accession.
  • Cite as: Birkeland, Charles; American Samoa Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources (2011). Benthic data for corals, macroalgae, invertebrates, and non-living bottom types from Fagatele Bay, Pago Pago, and Fagasa, American Samoa, 2004-2008 (NODC Accession 0066319). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 2004-01-01 to 2008-08-01
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: -14.27847
S: -14.37023
E: -170.63047
W: -170.76892
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2011-01-20
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
Funding Sources Include:
U.S. Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Ocean Service
Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

American Samoa Government
Department of Commerce
Environment Division

Reef fish survey data collected by Dr. Alison Green on the same dates and transects are available in NODC accession 0068717.
Purpose The purpose of the ongoing monitoring of coral reef communities is todocument the recovery, or further decline, of coral and fish communities inFagatele Bay, and elsewhere around Tutuila, and to determine if reefcommunities have changed substantially since the combined effects of A. plancioutbreaks and hurricanes that devastated American Samoa reefs in the past 30years.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Birkeland, Charles; American Samoa Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources (2011). Benthic data for corals, macroalgae, invertebrates, and non-living bottom types from Fagatele Bay, Pago Pago, and Fagasa, American Samoa, 2004-2008 (NODC Accession 0066319). 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 > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > REEF > CORAL REEF
  • EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > COASTAL LANDFORMS > CORAL REEFS
Originator Theme Keywords
  • Corals (branching, digitate, encrusting, foliaceous, massive, mushroom, plate)
  • Invertebrate (ascidian, clam, hydrozoan, soft coral, sponge, urchin
  • Macroalgae (encrusting, blue green, Halimeda, macroalgae, crustose coralline
  • Non-living (crevice/hole; reef matrix, rubble, sand)
  • algae - CCA)
  • benthic data:
  • biological data
  • coastal data
  • coral colony diameter
  • coral data:
  • coral reef
  • coral species
  • percent coverage of each benthic type (by species)
  • zooanthid); and
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 > SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN > POLYNESIA > SAMOA
Originator Place Keywords
  • American Samoa
  • Aua
  • Cape Larsen
  • Fagasa
  • Fagatele Bay
  • Fagatele National Marine Sanctuary
  • Pago Pago
  • Rainmaker Hotel
  • Sita Bay
  • South Pacific
  • Tutuila Island
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Birkeland, Charles; American Samoa Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources (2011). Benthic data for corals, macroalgae, invertebrates, and non-living bottom types from Fagatele Bay, Pago Pago, and Fagasa, American Samoa, 2004-2008 (NODC Accession 0066319). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2011-01-20T00:43:13 - NCEI Accession 0066319 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
  • coral reef surveys
  • swimmer/diver
  • visual observation
Platform
  • SWIMMER/DIVER
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