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Title:Assessment of invasiveness of the Orange Keyhole Sponge, Mycale Armata, in Kaneohe Bay Oahu, Hawaii, based on surveys 2004-2005 (NODC Accession 0002602)
Abstract:The Orange Keyhole Sponge, Mycale armata Thiele, was unknown in Hawaii prior to 1996. First reported in Pearl Harbor, it now occurs in virtually every commercial harbor in the main Hawaiian islands, where it can be a major component of the fouling community on harbor piers and jetties. It has been reported from a few coral reef locations near harbors, but in Kaneohe Bay it has become a major component of the benthic biota in the south bay in the last 5-10 years. A study was conducted in 2004-2005 to determine Mycale armata's distribution, abundance throughout the bay, its growth rates on permanent quadrats, and whether mechanical removal would be an effective management technique for its control. Results from 190 manta board surveys on 28 reefs and paired 25 m belt transects using photo quadrats on 19 reefs indicated that the sponge had maximal coverage in the south-central part of the bay, in the vicinity of Coconut Island.
Date received:20060314
Start date:20040102
End date:20051231
Seanames:Coastal Waters of Hawaii, NE Pacific (limit-180)
West boundary:-157.85
East boundary:-157.76
North boundary:21.51
South boundary:21.41
Observation types:benthic, biological, composition & location, survey - biological, survey - coral reef, visual estimate, visual observation
Instrument types:GPS, camera
Datatypes:ANIMALS - GROUP - BEHAVIOR, BENTHIC COMMUNITIES, BENTHIC SPECIES, BIOLOGICAL DATA, CORAL, HABITAT - BENTHIC, HABITAT, INVERTEBRATE SPECIES, MACROFAUNA, MACROINVERTEBRATE CENSUS, SPECIES - PERCENT OCCURRENCE, SPECIES IDENTIFICATION
Submitter:Coles, Dr. Steven L.
Submitting institution:BISHOP MUSEUM
Collecting institutions:BISHOP MUSEUM
Contributing projects:COASTAL, CORAL REEF STUDIES, CoRIS
Platforms:SWIMMER/DIVER
Number of observations:28
Supplementary information:Data contained in subdirectories, which are detailed in the metadata contained in the "about" folder for this accession, include original MS_Excel spreadsheets and matching translations in .CSV format. The subdirectories include results from manta board surveys, removal summaries, time series, sponge growth analyses, quadrat data, and transect data for reefs including Coconut Island, Heeia Reef, Waiahole Reef, Hakipuu Reef, Pristine Reef, Poles Reef, and Checker Reef.

Quadrat and transect data record coverages of macroalgae, coralline algae, invertebrates, and corals by species and also include specific location GPS data. Subdirectories 05-17-04Reef4, 01-07-05Reef4-1.8m, and 05-17-04Reef4 within this data set contain photo
and transect .jpg data image files.
Availability date:20090801
Metadata version:10
Keydate:2006-03-14 18:12:17+00
Editdate:2013-10-16 16:43:37+00
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