A preliminary survey of the site proposed for underwater electromagnetic measuring range placement, with observations on three potential coral transplantation locations in Apra...Document (DOC) | Pacific Islands Regional Office (PIRO)
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|Title:||A preliminary survey of the site proposed for underwater electromagnetic measuring range placement, with observations on three potential coral transplantation locations in Apra Harbor, Guam|
|Short Name:||UEMMR Preliminary Survey NOAA|
A preliminary biological assessment was conducted at a site proposed for installation of an underwater electromagnetic measuring range (UEMMR) and three potential coral transplant recipient mounds in Apra Harbor, Guam. Large numbers of corals representing various species and colony sizes were encountered at the proposed UEMMR location with a mix of scattered and aggregated distributions observed. Coral species presence and abundance differed at the three transplant mounds, though a prevailing species noted at UEMMR appeared to dominate where spatially present. Coral formations often appear best developed along reef top perimeters and, in some cases, upper slopes, in the area of Apra Harbor that was surveyed. General observations on the site conditions and coral species encountered are presented along with project-specific concerns and recommendations.
Preliminary evaluation of sites for proposed UEMMR placement and coral transplantation in Apra Harbor, Guam for the purpose of regulatory assistance and site verification.
Lists of coral species observed, general observations of habitat characteristics and recommendations on impact avoidance, minimization and mitigation.
|Other Citation Details:||
NMFS. 2015. A preliminary survey of the site proposed for underwater electromagnetic measuring range placement, with observations on three potential coral transplantation locations in Apra Harbor, Guam. Final report prepared by S. P. Kolinski, pp. 11.
Data and select images contained within report. Additional site and species images available.
|Organization:||NMFS Office Of Habitat Conservation|
|Data Access Procedure:||
Request from NOAA PIRO HCD or download through system
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|Quality Control Procedures Employed:||
Species data collected and reviewed by two coral biologists. Report sent for internal and external Navy review and comments.
|Catalog Item ID:||29981|
|Metadata Record Created By:||Steven P Kolinski|
|Metadata Record Created:||2015-12-30 17:47+0000|
|Metadata Record Last Modified By:||SysAdmin InPortAdmin|
|Metadata Record Last Modified:||2022-08-09 17:10+0000|
|Metadata Record Published:||2016-02-18|
|Metadata Publication Status:||Published Externally|
|Do Not Publish?:||N|
|Metadata Last Review Date:||2016-02-18|
|Metadata Review Frequency:||1 Year|
|Metadata Next Review Date:||2017-02-18|