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Short Citation:
National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, 2022: Fish diversity in southern California using scuba surveys in kelp forests., https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/38965.

Item Identification

Title: Fish diversity in southern California using scuba surveys in kelp forests.
Short Name: PISCO_VRG_fish_div_5min.shp
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2006-01
Abstract:

The Shannon Index of diversity was calculated from diver surveys on kelp beds in Southern California. Kelp diver visual census data was combined for two separate southern California datasets. The Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO) provided information collected at 15 sites, and Vantuna Research Group (VRG) at 29 sites. Visual transect surveys were completed by SCUBA divers along the bottom of the kelp forest. The VRG dataset provided fish counts along 2m x 60m transects which were subsequently averaged for comparison with the PISCO dataset. The PISCO dataset provided mean counts along a 2m x 30m transect which were doubled before combining with the VRG data. The diversity analysis included 84 species of fish.

Purpose:

Data were analyzed to provide fish diversity information as part of a more comprehensive biogeographic analysis of resources within southern California and the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.

Notes:

285

Supplemental Information:

In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the National Marine Sanctuary Program will incorporatethis assessment with cultural and socio-economic analyses to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement to fully analyze boundary change concepts.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY STRUCTURE
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS > USE/FEEDING HABITATS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > PELAGIC
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Service Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE SERVICES > MODELS > DYNAMIC VEGETATION/ECOSYSTEM MODELS
UNCONTROLLED
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus Version 1.0 Geographic Information > polygons
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus Version 1.0 EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords DOC/NOAA/NOS/NCCOS > National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
NOS Data Explorer Topic Category Environmental Monitoring

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > CALIFORNIA
UNCONTROLLED
None Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
None Southern California

Stratum Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Benthic

Physical Location

Organization: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
City: Silver Spring
State/Province: MD

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Distribution Liability:

These data were prepared by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, make any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. Any views and opinions expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof. Although all data have been used by NOAA, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by NOAA as to the accuracy of the data and/or related materials. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by NOAA in the use of these data or related materials.

Data Set Credit: Raw data credit: The Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO) and Vantuna Research Group (VRG). This data set: NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CCMA/Biogeography Branch

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 453030
Date Effective From: 2006-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 453032
Date Effective From: 2006-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 453033
Date Effective From: 2006-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 453031
Date Effective From: 2006-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Principal Investigator

CC ID: 453034
Date Effective From: 2006-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Clark, Randy
Address: 1021 Balch Blvd
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
Email Address: randy.clark@noaa.gov
Phone: 228-688-3732

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 453036
W° Bound: -120.668804
E° Bound: -117.163131
N° Bound: 34.918595
S° Bound: 32.414641

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 585421
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 27

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

The analytical results present in the report and in this shapefile are available as a download either from a CD-Rom or from the NCCOS/CCMA/Biogeography Branchs website. http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/ecosystems/sanctuaries/chanisl_nms/; Contact Randy Clark (randy.clark@noaa.gov);

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

Please reference report and source data.

Metadata Access Constraints:

none

Metadata Use Constraints:

none

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 453037
Download URL: http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/datasets/ccma/biogeo/cinms/Chap_4_Data/PISCO_VRG_fish_div_5min.ZIP
Distributor:
Description:

Downloadable Data

File Type: .shp
File Size: 0.004
Compression: Uncompressed

URLs

URL 2

CC ID: 453027
URL: http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/products/biogeography/cinms/data/
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 3

CC ID: 453028
URL: http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/ecosystems/sanctuaries/chanisl_nms/
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 453047
Activity Date/Time: 2014-03-19
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 453046
Activity Date/Time: 2017-04-05
Description:

Converted from FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (version FGDC-STD-001-1998) using 'fgdc_to_inport_xml.pl' script. Contact Tyler Christensen (NOS) for details.

Activity Log 3

CC ID: 585419
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 600555
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Technical Environment

Description:

Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.0.0.535

Data Quality

Completeness Report:

This data depicts fish diversity in kelp forests in the region of southern California as part of a comprehensive biogeographic assessment for the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.

Conceptual Consistency:

Not applicable

Lineage

Sources

Fish surveys using scuba in kelp forests

CC ID: 600556
Contact Name: The Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO)Vantuna Research Group (VRG)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2002
Citation URL: http://departments.oxy.edu/vrg/
Source Contribution:

These data were obtained to examine fish diversity among kelp forests off California. | Source Geospatial Form: spreadsheet | Type of Source Media: CD-ROM

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 600557
Description:

The Shannon Index of diversity was calculated from diver surveys on kelp beds in Southern California. Fish visual census data was combined for two separate southern California datasets. The Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO) provided information collected at 15 sites, and Vantuna Research Group (VRG) at 29 sites. Visual transect surveys were completed by SCUBA divers along the bottom of the kelp forest. The VRG dataset provided fish counts along 2m x 60m transects which were subsequently averaged for comparison with the PISCO dataset. The PISCO dataset provided mean counts along a 2m x 30m transect which were doubled before combining with the VRG data. The diversity analysis included 84 species of fish.

Process Date/Time: 2004-07-01 00:00:00
Source: Fish surveys using scuba in kelp forests

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity PISCO_VRG_fish_div_5min

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 38965
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:38965
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2017-04-05 12:50+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-07-12
Owner Org: NCCOS
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2018-07-12
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-07-12