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Akule and 'Opelu Larval Data from Plankton Tows Conducted off the Kona Coast in West Hawai'i between 1997 and 2018 (NCEI Accession 0277846)

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The data described here includes the analysis of plankton samples for the presence and size of akule and 'opelu larvae, as well as the tow metadata of samples including tow type, mesh size, and distance from shore. This data was collected as a part of Pacific Island Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) Ecosystem Sciences Division (ESD)'s West Hawai'i Ichthyoplankton Time Series Project. This data was produced from analysis of plankton samples collected off the Kona Coast of Hawai'i from 1997 throughout 2018 by NOAA ships and small boats. Ichthyoplankton samples were collected by 6 ft. Isaacs-Kidd Midwater Trawls and 1m ring-nets towing aside the ships/boats. Neuston and vertical tows were conducted from 2016-2018 to better assess the vertical distribution of larvae in the top 10m.
  • Cite as: NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, Ecosystem Sciences Division (2023). Akule and 'Opelu Larval Data from Plankton Tows Conducted off the Kona Coast in West Hawai'i between 1997 and 2018 (NCEI Accession 0277846). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0277846. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 1997-04-12 to 2018-07-19
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
West: -157.328
East: -155.59
South: 18.968
North: 20.171
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Associated Resources
  • Akule and 'Opelu Larval Data from Plankton Tows Conducted off the Kona Coast in West Hawai'i between 1997 and 2018
  • Gove, J. M., Whitney, J. L., McManus, M. A., Lecky, J., Carvalho, F. C., Lynch, J. M., Li, J., Neubauer, P., Smith, K. A., Phipps, J. E., Kobayashi, D. R., Balagso, K. B., Contreras, E. A., Manuel, M. E., Merrifield, M. A., Polovina, J. J., Asner, G. P., Maynard, J. A., & Williams, G. J. (2019). Prey-size plastics are invading larval fish nurseries. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(48), 24143–24149. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1907496116
  • Whitney, J. L., Gove, J. M., McManus, M. A., Smith, K. A., Lecky, J., Neubauer, P., Phipps, J. E., Contreras, E. A., Kobayashi, D. R., & Asner, G. P. (2021). Surface slicks are pelagic nurseries for diverse ocean fauna. Scientific Reports, 11(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-81407-0
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2023-05-12
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: 842T8H
Purpose Monitoring ichthyoplankton levels helps us understand the composition of the neustonic plankton communities across space and time, with focus on larval dynamics of commercially and culturally important larval species. These data represent a strong mechanism to monitor spawning, recruitment, and phenology of larvae. The data described here include tow data collected as a part of PIFSC/ESD's West Hawai'i Ichthyoplankton Time Series Project. The West Hawai'i Ichthyoplankton Time Series began in 1997, when ichthyoplankton was collected by neuston tows off West Hawai'i to assess the spatial and temporal variability in larval distribution and abundance. After samples are processed and fish are identified, environmental metadata helps us monitor seasonal occurrence, vertical distribution, habitat and temperature associations, and cross-shore distribution of larvae. The response of larvae to oceanographic conditions can provide insight into how the environment may modulate recruitment.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, Ecosystem Sciences Division (2023). Akule and 'Opelu Larval Data from Plankton Tows Conducted off the Kona Coast in West Hawai'i between 1997 and 2018 (NCEI Accession 0277846). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0277846. Accessed [date].
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  • Related Funding Agency: US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center; Ecosystem Sciences Division
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
  • Geographic Information > Ecological Characterization
  • Numeric Data Sets > Biology
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Coastal Habitat
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Water Column Habitat
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Microbiota > Plankton
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Microbiota > Plankton > Fish Eggs and Larvae
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Microbiota > Plankton > Nueston
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Water Depth
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Provider Keywords
  • Decapterus macarellus
  • Habitat-Slicks
  • Selar crumenophthalmus
  • distance to shore
Data Center keywords NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS Contributing Data Centers
  • ESD
  • Ecosystem Sciences Division
  • PIFSC
  • Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
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 Provider Instruments
  • computer
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS CoRIS Place Thesaurus
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Hawaii > Hawaii (21N160W0000)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Hawaii > Hawaii Island (19N155W0003)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Hawaii > Kona Coast (19N155W0002)
  • 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 > Hawaii > Hawaii (21N160W0000)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Hawaii Island > Hawaii Island (19N155W0003)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Hawaii Island > Kona Coast (19N155W0002)
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Provider Project Names
  • West Hawai'i Ichthyoplankton Time Series Project
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, Ecosystem Sciences Division (2023). Akule and 'Opelu Larval Data from Plankton Tows Conducted off the Kona Coast in West Hawai'i between 1997 and 2018 (NCEI Accession 0277846). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0277846. Accessed [date].
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  • 2023-05-12T16:29:28Z - NCEI Accession 0277846 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • Parameter or Variable: ICHTHYOPLANKTON IDENTITY (measured); Units: not applicable; Observation Category: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: net - plankton net; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Plankton was identified by using a microscope and visual identification Data Quality Method:; Data Quality Method: Sought resources and expertise from NOAA Ichthyologist Bruce Mundy to confirm identifications..
  • Parameter or Variable: ICHTHYOPLANKTON LENGTH (measured); Units: mm; Observation Category: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: microscope; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Larval fish were manually measured in total length to the nearest millimeter using a microscope and ruler; Data Quality Method: N/A.
  • Parameter or Variable: ANIMALS - INDIVIDUAL - COUNTS (measured); Units: not applicable; Observation Category: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: microscope; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Plankton was counted visually using a microscope and manual entry to keep track of counts; Data Quality Method: N/A.
  • Parameter or Variable: DEPTH - BOTTOM (calculated); Units: m; Observation Category: other; Sampling Instrument: not applicable; Sampling and Analyzing Method: The mean depth value was recorded by entering coordinates from GPS into ArcGIS using SRTM15+ v2 global bathymetry dataset (15 arc second resolution).; Data Quality Method: N/A.
  • Parameter or Variable: distance to shore (calculated); Units: m; Observation Category: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: computer; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Metrics were collected using GPS coordinates from tows and calculated by using shoreline data from the 2005 US Navy Marine Resources Assessment..
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • GPS
  • microscope
  • net - plankton net
  • visual observation
Platform
  • NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette
  • NOAA Ship Townsend Cromwell
Last Modified: 2024-07-11T14:03:42Z
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