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Benthic Imagery from the Kahekili Herbivore Fisheries Management Area (HFMA). (NCEI Accession 0255324)

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Photoquadrat benthic images were collected within the Kahekili Herbivore Fisheries Management Area (KHFMA) in West Maui by the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) Ecosystem Sciences Division (ESD; formerly the Coral Reef Ecosystem Division) for quantifying benthic composition.

This dataset is only the imagery; the benthic cover data produced is archived separately in NCEI accession 0165015.

Photo-transects were taken at each site, with 25 photographs taken at 1m intervals. Benthic habitat imagery were quantitatively analyzed for each site using a web-based annotation tool called CoralNet where 15 points were analyzed per photograph. The images provided here can be linked to the benthic composition data produced by site name; the accompanying metadata file provided describes the sites analyzed.
  • Cite as: Ecosystem Sciences Division, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (2022). Benthic Imagery from the Kahekili Herbivore Fisheries Management Area (HFMA). (NCEI Accession 0255324). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0255324. Accessed [date].
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Dataset Point of Contact NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
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Time Period 2021-03-01 to 2021-11-11
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
West: -156.6983
East: -156.6867
South: 20.9263
North: 20.9542
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General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2022: Benthic Imagery from the Kahekili Herbivore Fisheries Management Area (HFMA), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/64552.
  • Kindinger, Tye; PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (2017). Fish, Benthic and Urchin Survey Data from Kahekili Herbivore Fisheries Management Area (HFMA), Maui, Hawaii since 2008 (NCEI Accession 0165015). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0165015.
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2022-07-22
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
Submission Package ID: 9KPUCC
Purpose In 2009, the state of Hawaii established the Kahekili Herbivore Fisheries Management Area (KHFMA) in West Maui. Fishing for herbivores (parrotfishes, surgeonfishes, chub, sea urchins) is prohibited within the KHFMA, as the goal is to use this form of marine management to prevent and possibly reverse shifts from coral to macroalgal domination, possibly evident on reefs at the KHFMA in recent years. The data described herein are part of an ongoing monitoring program assessing changes in fish and benthic assemblages following creation of the KHFMA. The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) has provided support for ESD staff to assist Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources (HDAR) staff with maintaining long-term biological monitoring of the KHFMA, using methods implemented in pre-closure baseline surveys in 2008 by HDAR and their partners at that time.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Ecosystem Sciences Division, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (2022). Benthic Imagery from the Kahekili Herbivore Fisheries Management Area (HFMA). (NCEI Accession 0255324). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0255324. Accessed [date].
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  • Related Funding Agency: US DOC; NOAA; NOS; Coral Reef Conservation Program (Coral Reef Conservation Program - CRCP)
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
  • Visual Images > Habitats
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Benthic Habitat
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Reef Habitat
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Benthos Analysis > Transect Monitoring
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > In Situ Biological
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef monitoring and assessment > Rapid assessment studies
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology > Benthic biology
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Coral
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Coral Communities
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Provider Keywords
  • PHOTOQUADRAT IMAGES (Measured)
Data Center keywords NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords Provider Data Center Names
  • CREP
  • Coral Reef Ecosystem Program
  • ESD
  • Ecosystem Sciences Division
  • PIFSC
  • Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
Platform keywords Provider Platform Names
  • DAR 18' Whaler
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 > Hawaii > Maui > Maui Island (20N156W0004)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaiian Islands (21N157W0027)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands (21N157W0027)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Maui Island > Maui Island (20N156W0004)
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Provider Place Names
  • KHFMA
  • Kahekili
  • Kahekili Herbivore Fisheries Management Area, Maui
  • MHI
  • Main Hawaiian Islands
  • Maui
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS CRCP Project
  • 30102
  • 31349
  • Determining whether herbivore-focused management strategies enhance critical ecosystem functions provided by fishes
  • Quantifying Processes That Underpin Recovery at Kahekili HFMA
InPort
  • Ecosystem Monitoring and Assessment
Provider Project Names
  • Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP)
  • Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources (HDAR)
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Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Ecosystem Sciences Division, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (2022). Benthic Imagery from the Kahekili Herbivore Fisheries Management Area (HFMA). (NCEI Accession 0255324). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0255324. Accessed [date].
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  • 2022-07-22T21:22:22Z - NCEI Accession 0255324 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • Parameter or Variable: PHOTOQUADRAT IMAGES (Measured) (measured); Units: unitless; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: camera; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Photo-transects were performed at sites, where 25 photographs were taken at 1m intervals. Images were renamed to incorporate site name in order to link to benthic cover dataset accessible on a different NCEI accession. Images are all in a single folder and have site information described in file name following the convention 'KA-[ROUND]-[ARBITRARY_SITE_NAME]_[GENERIC_IMAGE_NAME]', e.g. KA2111_084_IMG_01.JPG.; Data Quality Method: The photos are reviewed by the diver for accuracy and usability. To ensure consistency, images were color corrected using Adobe Lightroom if it appeared that the camera they were taken from was not properly white balanced in the field. Typically, 25 photographs are collected per site; however, there may be instances in which camera issues, survey conditions, or image quality results in fewer than the standard 25 photos per site..
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Instrument
  • camera
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