Cephalopholis argus fish census and assemblage data from the West Hawaii Roi Removal Project 2010-2012 (NCEI Accession 0099263)

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This project examined the results of the field manipulative experiment that has been set up to test the ecological effects of introduced roi on reef fish associations in West Hawaii. This on-going research project, which began in September 2010, evaluates the impact of roi removal by collaborating with local fishers to remove >90% of the roi from a patch reefs in Puako, West Hawaii.

In situ observations of the introduced predatory grouper roi (Cephalopholis argus) were taken semi-annually within the coral reef ecosystem of Puako, northwest side of the Island of Hawaii October 2010 - July 2012. Visual fish transects were made at a depth range of 10-20 m. Tow board and standard visual belt transects were employed at control, reference, and treatment sites. Data include biometrics (length and weight) and biomass of roi, as well as an assemblage of other fish and feed guilds. Additional data on the movement of roi within the Puako area were collected using a fish tagging program followed by surveys for recapture and resighting.

NODC Accession 0082197 contains similar data from November 2010 - June 2011. There is some overlap of data within 0082197 and the present accession.
  • Cite as: Giddens, Jonatha; University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (2013). Cephalopholis argus fish census and assemblage data from the West Hawaii Roi Removal Project 2010-2012 (NCEI Accession 0099263). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0099263. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2010-11-01 to 2012-07-22
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 19.98452
S: 19.97524
E: -155.833
W: -155.841
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2013-01-22
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
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Hawaii Coral Reef Initiative, Grant Number: NA09NOS4260242
Purpose 1) Involve the local community in testing the effects of roi on fish assemblage characteristics by a predator removal experiment, 2) to assess the feasibility of roi removal as a management tool in west Hawaii, and 3) to map distributions and movements of roi in response to the 3-acre depletion experiment.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Giddens, Jonatha; University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (2013). Cephalopholis argus fish census and assemblage data from the West Hawaii Roi Removal Project 2010-2012 (NCEI Accession 0099263). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0099263. Accessed [date].
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > BIOMASS
Originator Keywords
  • biological data
  • coastal data
  • coral reef
  • family
  • fish assemblage
  • fish biomass
  • fish biometrics (fish size: length and weight)
  • fish census
  • fish guild
  • taxa
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
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Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • GPS RECEIVERS
  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
Originator Place Names
  • Hawaii
  • Island of Hawaii
  • Kohala Coast
  • North Pacific
  • Puako
  • west Hawaii
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
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Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Giddens, Jonatha; University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (2013). Cephalopholis argus fish census and assemblage data from the West Hawaii Roi Removal Project 2010-2012 (NCEI Accession 0099263). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0099263. Accessed [date].
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Processing Steps
  • 2013-01-22T21:25:15Z - NCEI Accession 0099263 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
  • GPS
  • visual analysis
  • visual estimate
  • visual observation
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