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National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Towed-diver Surveys of Large-bodied Fishes of the Pacific Remote Island Areas from 2015-01-26 to 2015-04-26 (NCEI Accession 0157553)

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The towed-diver method is used to conduct surveys of large-bodied (> 50 cm) fishes in the Hawaiian and Mariana Archipelagos, American Samoa, and the Pacific Remote Island Areas as part of the NOAA National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP). A suitable method for assessing relatively large areas of reef habitat, the method involves towing a pair of SCUBA divers—one benthic and one fish—behind a small boat for approximately 50 min following the ~15-m depth contour and covering about 2–3 km of habitat. Each diver is equipped with a towboard and attempts to maintain a constant elevation above the surface of the reef (~1 m) for the duration of the survey. A complete towed-diver survey is divided into 10 5-min segments, with visual observations recorded by 5-min segment.

The visual estimate data provided in this dataset were collected during towed-diver surveys in which the number, size, and species of all large-bodied fishes observed within a visually estimated 5-m transect on either side of the fish diver and 10 m in front were recorded. The data were collected around the Pacific Remote Island Areas as part of the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) led mission in 2014. These data can be accessed online via the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) Ocean Archive.
  • Cite as: Coral Reef Ecosystem Program; Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (2017). National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Towed-diver Surveys of Large-bodied Fishes of the Pacific Remote Island Areas from 2015-01-26 to 2015-04-26 (NCEI Accession 0157553). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0157553. Accessed [date].
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Distributor NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
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Dataset Point of Contact NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
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Time Period 2015-01-26 to 2015-04-26
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
West: -176.627
East: -159.972
South: -.382725
North: 16.7861
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Associated Resources
  • National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Towed-diver surveys of large-bodied fishes of the Pacific Remote Island Areas
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  • A towed-diver survey method for mesoscale fishery-independent assessment of large-bodied reef fishes
    • https://doi.org/10.5343/bms.2010.1019
      Richards BL, Williams ID, Nadon MO, Zgliczynski BJ 2011. A towed-diver survey method for mesoscale fishery-independent assessment of large-bodied reef fishes. Bulletin of Marine Science 87(1): 55-74. https://doi.org/10.5343/bms.2010.1019.
  • Survey Methods
  • Documentation for NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP) data archived at NCEI (NCEI Accession 0157633)
  • National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Towed-diver Surveys of Large-bodied Fishes of the Pacific Remote Island Areas since 2014
  • Parent ID (indicates this dataset is related to other data):
    • gov.noaa.nodc:NCRMP-Towed-Fish-PRIA
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2017-02-07
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
Submission Package ID: UBGEWL
Purpose The NOAA National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP) details a long term approach to provide an ecosystem perspective via monitoring climate, fish, benthic, and socioeconomic variables in a consistent and integrated manner. The NCRMP is intended to coordinate various NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) biological, physical, and human dimensions activities into a cohesive NOAA-wide effort. Through the implementation of the NCRMP, NOAA will be able to clearly and concisely communicate results of national-scale monitoring to national, state, and territorial policy makers, resource managers, and the public on a periodic basis.
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  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Coral Reef Ecosystem Program; Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (2017). National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Towed-diver Surveys of Large-bodied Fishes of the Pacific Remote Island Areas from 2015-01-26 to 2015-04-26 (NCEI Accession 0157553). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0157553. Accessed [date].
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
  • Numeric Data Sets > Fish Census
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Reef Habitat
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > In Situ Biological
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Reef Fish Census > Linear Transect
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish > Fish Assemblages
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Provider Keywords
  • TDS
  • Towed-Diver Surveys
  • towboard
  • towed diver
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS Contributing Data Centers
  • CRED
  • CREP
  • Coral Reef Ecosystem Division
  • Coral Reef Ecosystem Program
  • PIFSC
  • Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords ICES/SeaDataNet Ship Codes
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS CoRIS Place Thesaurus
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > USA Minor Outlying Islands > Baker Island (00N176W0001)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > USA Minor Outlying Islands > Howland Island (00S176W0001)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > USA Minor Outlying Islands > Jarvis Island (00S160W0001)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > USA Minor Outlying Islands > Johnston Atoll (16N169W0001)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > USA Minor Outlying Islands > Kingman Reef (06N162W0001)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > USA Minor Outlying Islands > Palmyra Atoll (05N162W0001)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Baker Island > Baker Island (00N176W0001)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Howland Island > Howland Island (00S176W0001)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Johnston Atoll > Johnston Atoll (16N169W0001)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Line Islands > Jarvis Island (00S160W0001)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Line Islands > Kingman Reef (06N162W0001)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Line Islands > Palmyra Atoll (05N162W0001)
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Provider Place Names
  • PRIA
  • Pacific Remote Island Areas
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS CRCP Project
  • 743
  • National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP)
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Coral Reef Ecosystem Program; Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (2017). National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Towed-diver Surveys of Large-bodied Fishes of the Pacific Remote Island Areas from 2015-01-26 to 2015-04-26 (NCEI Accession 0157553). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0157553. Accessed [date].
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  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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  • 2017-02-07T19:26:20Z - NCEI Accession 0157553 v1.1 was published.
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  • Data Type: DEPTH (measured); Units: meter; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: SeaBird.
  • Data Type: TEMPERATURE (measured); Units: degrees Celsius; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: SeaBird.
  • Data Type: STARTLOCALTIME (calculated); Units: mm/dd/yyyy hh:mm:ss AM/PM; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: GPS; Sampling and Analyzing Method: calculated using UTC time from GPS and a time offset.
  • Data Type: ENDLOCALTIME (calculated); Units: mm/dd/yyyy hh:mm:ss AM/PM; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: GPS; Sampling and Analyzing Method: calculated using UTC time from GPS and a time offset.
  • Data Type: CENTROIDLAT (calculated); Units: degree; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: GPS; Sampling and Analyzing Method: calculated using GPS coordinates and a layback script.
  • Data Type: CENTROIDLON (calculated); Units: degree; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: GPS; Sampling and Analyzing Method: calculated using GPS coordinates and a layback script.
  • Data Type: PROJECTEDLENGTH (calculated); Units: meter; Observation Type: other; Sampling Instrument: not applicable; Sampling and Analyzing Method: calculated from GPS points and a layback script.
  • Data Type: DEPTH_SD (calculated); Units: meter; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: SeaBird; Sampling and Analyzing Method: calculated from depth values recorded at dive points along the segment.
  • Data Type: TEMPERATURE_SD (calculated); Units: degrees Celsius; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: SeaBird; Sampling and Analyzing Method: calculated from temperature values recorded at dive points along the segment.
  • Data Type: COUNT (measured); Units: count; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: swimmer/diver.
  • Data Type: SIZE_ (measured); Units: centimeter; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: swimmer/diver.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • swimmer/diver
  • visual observation
Platform
  • NOAA Ship Hi'ialakai
Last Modified: 2021-12-04T19:39:00Z
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