Short Citation:
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2021: HMSRP Hawaiian Monk Seal Argos Location Data Summary, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/10842.

Item Identification

Title: HMSRP Hawaiian Monk Seal Argos Location Data Summary
Status: In Work
Publication Date: 2018-02-28
Abstract:

This project investigates foraging behavior of Hawaiian monk seals by conducting telemetry studies. During these studies, live seals are instrumented with satellite tags and other instruments to determine foraging locations and dive and foraging behavior. This data set contains a summary of ARGOS location data which is contained in GIS data set of raster files/ESRI shape files.

Purpose:

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is the lead agency responsible for the recovery of the Hawaiian monk seal. Each year the NMFS Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, Protected Species Division, Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program conducts studies at the main breeding sites to provide information necessary to evaluate (1) the status and trends of the monk seal subpopulations, (2) natural history traits such as survival, reproduction, growth, behavior, and feeding habits, and (3) the success of various activities designed to facilitate population growth. The purpose of telemetry studies is to define Hawaiian monk seal foraging behavior to better understand the links between environment, prey variability, and demography.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Hawaiian monk seal
None Instrumentation

Physical Location

Organization: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
City: Honolulu
State/Province: HI
Country: USA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: CSV Files
Maintenance Frequency: Irregular
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 250848
Date Effective From: 2015-11-16
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Robinson, Stacie
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96839
USA
Email Address: stacie.robinson@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5740

Distributor

CC ID: 841937
Date Effective From: 2019-05-24
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Phone: 808-725-5300
URL: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Distributor

CC ID: 250849
Date Effective From: 2015-11-16
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Robinson, Stacie
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96839
USA
Email Address: stacie.robinson@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5740

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 250850
Date Effective From: 2015-11-16
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Robinson, Stacie
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96839
USA
Email Address: stacie.robinson@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5740

Point of Contact

CC ID: 250854
Date Effective From: 2015-11-16
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Robinson, Stacie
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96839
USA
Email Address: stacie.robinson@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5740

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 250859
W° Bound: 180
E° Bound: -150
N° Bound: 30
S° Bound: 10
Description

Hawaiian archipelago, Pacific Region

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 250860
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1982-12-31

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Request data from distributor or point of contact.

Data Access Constraints:

none.

Data Use Constraints:

Data use for analysis or publication is expected to be conducted in collaboration with and proper attribution to NOAA scientists responsible for data collection.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 250856
Download URL: https://oceanwatch.pifsc.noaa.gov/xfer/PIFSC_PIRO_bulk_data_download_InPort_10842.tgz
Distributor: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) (2019-05-24 - Present)
File Name: ARGOSDATA_SUMMARY.CSV
Description:

Summary of ARGOS location data.

File Type: .csv

Data Quality

Representativeness:

Seals are instrumented opportunistically depending upon logistics and program priorities. Size/sex classes of seals are not equally represented due to considerations of seal size and reproductive status.

Bias:

Seals are instrumented opportunistically depending upon logistics and program priorities. Size/sex classes of seals are not equally represented due to considerations of seal size and reproductive status.

Completeness Measure:

Data should be reviewed prior to analysis.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

The argosfilter routing in R was used to eliminate spurious points based on:

1) poor quality reading from the instrument,

2) biologically unrealistic distances between points

3) biologically unrealistic angles between sets of points

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
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: 1 year
Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: NCEI-MD
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: 1 year
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

Original files will be regularly backed up and stored on a secure server separate from publicly accessible files.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Animals were fitted with ARGOS satellite tags. Data were downloaded from ARGOS data services. Raw data were processed using the WCDAP program. Location outputs were screened for spurious locations using the argosfilter routine in R with parameters specified for monk seal movement patterns. Output shape files were projected in the Old Hawaiian projection.

Sources

Instruments mounted on Hawaiian monk seals

CC ID: 841938
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 841939
Description:

Instrument monk seals with satellite tags

Process Contact: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
Phone (Voice): 808-725-5300
Source: Instruments mounted on Hawaiian monk seals

Process Step 2

CC ID: 841940
Description:

Download ARGOS location data which is contained in GIS data set of raster files/ESRI shape files

Process Contact: Robinson, Stacie
Phone (Voice): (808)725-5740
Email Address: stacie.robinson@noaa.gov
Source: Instruments mounted on Hawaiian monk seals

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) Table: ARGOSDATA_SUMMARY

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 10842
Metadata Record Created By: Thea C Johanos
Metadata Record Created: 2011-02-17 16:10+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-03-18 17:49+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2015-12-08
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2016-12-08