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Alaska Fisheries Science Center, 2023: AFSC/ABL: Coldwater coral growth,

Item Identification

Title: AFSC/ABL: Coldwater coral growth
Short Name: AFSC/ABL: Coldwater coral growth
Status: Completed
Publication Date: Unknown

Colonies of the gorgonian coral Calcigorgia spiculifera were tagged at three sites in Southeast Alaska, Little Port Walter, Tenakee Inlet, and Kelp Bay. The corals were videoed in situ. Growth of individual coral branches was determined from video observations. Average annual branch growth was greatest at Kelp Bay (8.8 mm) and lowest at Tenakee Inlet (3.0 mm). Branch growth was positively correlated with colony size.


This dataset contains information on coral growth taken by videos.


Loaded by batch 3885, 12-19-2012 17:49


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
ISO 19115 Topic Category
ITIS Calcigorgia spiculifera
None coral
None growth

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Geographic Names Information System Alaska
Geographic Names Information System Kelp Bay
Geographic Names Information System Little Port Walter
Geographic Names Information System Southeast Alaska
Geographic Names Information System Tenakee Inlet

Physical Location

Organization: Auke Bay Laboratories
City: Juneau
State/Province: AK
Country: US

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: MS Excel Spreadsheet
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: Document (digital)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 230486
Date Effective From: 2015-10-07
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Malecha, Pat
Email Address:


CC ID: 82116
Date Effective From: 2012-12-19
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Malecha, Pat
Email Address:

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 82114
Date Effective From: 2012-12-19
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): MC, Metadata Coordinators
Email Address:


CC ID: 82117
Date Effective From: 2012-12-19
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Malecha, Pat
Email Address:

Point of Contact

CC ID: 82115
Date Effective From: 2012-12-19
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Malecha, Pat
Email Address:


Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 82113
W° Bound: -135
E° Bound: -134.5
N° Bound: 57.85
S° Bound: 56.35

Southeast Alaska, Little Port Walter, Tenakee Inlet, and Kelp Bay

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 82112
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2000
End: 2004

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:


Data Access Constraints:

The data set is still being analyzed and will not be available for distribution until it has been finalized and all QA/QC practices have been performed. Contact the Data Point of Contact for estimated time of release.

Data Use Constraints:

User must read and fully comprehend the metadata prior to use. User must acknowledge the Originator when using the data set as a source. User must share data products developed using the source data set with the Originator. Data should not be used beyond the limits of the source scale.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 233594
Download URL:

NCEI to be determined

Note: Dataset migrated by Dan Woodrich (AFSC data management coordinator) on 12/14/2021. Contact:

Technical Environment


Microsoft Excel

Data Quality

Completeness Report:


Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Contact the dataset POC for full QA/QC methodology

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: Yes
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: Unknown
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: Yes
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: No
If Distributor (Data Hosting Service) is Needed, Please Indicate: yes
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: unknown
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:

no delay

Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: To Be Determined
If To Be Determined, Unable to Archive, or No Archiving Intended, Explain:

NCEI site yet to be determined

Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: unknown
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

IT Security and Contingency Plan for the system establishes procedures and applies to the functions, operations, and resources necessary to recover and restore data as hosted in the Western Regional Support Center in Seattle, Washington, following a disruption.


Lineage Statement:

Contact the dataset POC for full methodology

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 17269
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:17269
Metadata Record Created By: Doug Turnbull
Metadata Record Created: 2012-12-19 17:49+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2023-05-30 18:10+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2016-05-05
Owner Org: AFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2016-05-05
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2017-05-05