Benthic data for corals, macroalgae, invertebrates, and non-living bottom types from Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary, South Pacific Ocean, 2007-04-02 to 2008-12-31 (NODC Accession 0068364)

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Benthic transects were repeated at 12 sites around Tutuila at various depths on the reef slopes and flats. Benthic coverage categories include coral species, invertebrates, and non-living substrate type. Annual surveys took place during 2005-2009. The most detailed data are from 2008. The data were provided as spreadsheets and metadata within a PDF document, focusing on the 2008 surveys.

A related data set was can be found in NODC Accession 0066319,which 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. Also in 0066319 are 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.
  • Cite as: Fenner, D.; American Samoa Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources (2011). Benthic data for corals, macroalgae, invertebrates, and non-living bottom types from Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary, South Pacific Ocean, 2007-04-02 to 2008-12-31 (NODC Accession 0068364). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 2007-04-02 to 2008-12-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: -14.1271
S: -14.3654
E: -170.562
W: -170.814
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2011-01-18
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
Coral Reef Monitoring Grant (Coral Reef Initiative)

American Samoa Government
Department of Commerce
Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources
Coral Reef Advisory Group
Purpose Periodic surveys serve to analyze the temporal variability of benthicspecies within coral reef ecosystems. The island-wide coverage of survey sites allows a spatial comparison.
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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
  • Algae
  • Coral
  • Invertebrate (individual counts per 100 m2, abundance)
  • Macroalgae
  • Non-living substrate
  • benthic data (identification by species, per cent coverage):
  • biological data
  • coastal data
  • coral reef
  • coral table top recruits
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
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Photon/Optical Detectors > 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
  • Amaua
  • American Samoa
  • Aoa
  • Aunu'u
  • Faga'alu
  • Fagamalo
  • Faganeanea
  • Fagasa
  • Fagatele Bay
  • Fagatele National Marine Sanctuary
  • Leone
  • Masacre
  • Nu'uuli
  • South Pacific
  • Taema Banks
  • Tafeu
  • Tutuila Island
  • Vatia
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Fenner, D.; American Samoa Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources (2011). Benthic data for corals, macroalgae, invertebrates, and non-living bottom types from Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary, South Pacific Ocean, 2007-04-02 to 2008-12-31 (NODC Accession 0068364). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2011-01-18T20:46:07 - NCEI Accession 0068364 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
Last Modified: 2017-06-16T20:29:00
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