Short Citation:
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2021: HMSRP Hawaiian Monk Seal Shark Predation Mitigation Shark Sightings and Incidents, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/12929.

Item Identification

Title: HMSRP Hawaiian Monk Seal Shark Predation Mitigation Shark Sightings and Incidents
Status: In Work
Publication Date: 2018-02-23
Abstract:

Data on direct sightings of large sharks around monk seal pupping sites and shark incidents on preweaned and newly weaned pups at French Frigate Shoals are entered on a standardized form in the field and transcribed to an excel worksheet at PIFSC. Video at Trig islet (FFS) is recorded in some years; video was systematically viewed from the 2009 monk seal breeding season and shark presence was recorded for 57 days of video.

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. In recent years, Galapagoes Shark predation has become a major cause of death and injury to nursing and newly weaned Hawaiian monk seal pups at French Frigate Shoals, and studies have shown that a small subset of the Galapagoes Shark population at French Frigate Shoals frequent areas near pupping beaches. The purpose of this dataset is to describe direct sightings of large sharks around monk seal pupping sites and shark incidents on preweaned and newly weaned pups at French Frigate Shoals.

Supplemental Information:

Division: Protected Species

Division Chief: Charles Littnan

Program: PSD Survival Enhancement Program

Authorities: Endangered Species Act

Ownership: PIFSC

Study Area: Hawaiian Archipelago, French Frigate Shoals

Spatial Resolution: Island or Atoll, islet and sector (perimeter of each islet divided into sectors for use in data collection)

Temporal Resolution: Date

Frequency of Collection: Daily

Time of collection: During the field season

Type of Data Collected: Log of shark sightings and incidents

Collection Method: Data forms

Recording Media: Paper, Excel

Collection Standards of the Data or Creation Standards of the Data Product: Available

Data Collection Documentation: Internal documents

Storage Location: 1845 Wasp Blvd., Bldg 176, Honolulu, HI 96818

Storage Media: Paper, binders, Excel

Security and Integrity Plans: Available

Storage and Security Documentation: Available

Data Distribution Method: Zip files via email or CD

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None hawaiian monk seal
None hmsrp
None pifsc
None protected species
None psd
None shark incidents
None shark predation mitigation
None shark sightings
None survival enhancement

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None french frigate shoals
None hawaiian archipelago
None northwestern hawaiian islands
None pacific region

Physical Location

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

1845 Wasp Blvd., Bldg 176, Honolulu, HI 96818

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: CSV and Excel Files
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

Shark sightings and incidents

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 250956
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

Data Steward

CC ID: 69308
Date Effective From: 2008-10-31
Date Effective To: 2015-11-16
Contact (Person): Gobush, Kathleen S
Email Address: kathleen.gobush@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 842290
Date Effective From: 2019-05-28
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: 250958
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: 250957
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: 250959
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: 69307
Date Effective From: 2008-10-31
Date Effective To: 2015-11-16
Contact (Person): Gobush, Kathleen S
Email Address: kathleen.gobush@noaa.gov

Extents

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 69309
W° Bound: 180
E° Bound: -150
N° Bound: 30
S° Bound: 10
Description

French Frigate Shoals, Hawaiian Archipelago, Pacific Region

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 69310
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 2006-01-01

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Policy:

NMFS/PIFSC, Protected Species Division, Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program Data Access, Sharing, and Dissemination Guidelines

Data Access Procedure:

Data are available by following the URL provided in this metadata record. Requestor is asked to submit a request to Stacie Robinson (Stacie.Robinson@noaa.gov) and work with her and other PIFSC Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program staff to assure proper use of this data.

Data Access Constraints:

NMFS/PIFSC, Protected Species Division, Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program Data Access, Sharing, and Dissemination Guidelines

Data Use Constraints:

Use of the data set should be cleared with NMFS/PIFSC, Protected Species Division. These data are PRELIMINARY and have not be completely screened for accuracy. NOAA can not be held liable for use of these data in a manner other than for perusal of preliminary data. The developers of these data are concerned with assuring its proper use. Before data are used to draw specific scientific conclusions, potential users are requested to contact NMFS/PIFSC, Protected Species Division for background on the data. Acknowledgement of the data should be cited. Different versions of the dataset may exist. The user must be sure to use the appropriate data set for the time period of interest. While efforts have been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable, NOAA cannot assume liablility for any damages or misrepresentation caused by any inaccuracies in the data or as a result of changes to the data caused by system transfers.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 250961
Download URL: https://oceanwatch.pifsc.noaa.gov/xfer/PIFSC_PIRO_bulk_data_download_InPort_12929.tgz
Distributor: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) (2019-05-28 - Present)
File Name: PSD_HMSRP_Shark_Sightings.csv
File Type: csv (comma-separated values)

Data Quality

Representativeness:

Observation efforts are dependent upon field season length and logistical considerations such as weather and available field staff.

Bias:

Observation efforts are dependent upon field season length and logistical considerations such as weather and available field staff.

Completeness Measure:

Observation efforts are dependent upon field season length and logistical considerations such as weather and available field staff.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Field camp leaders were responsible for ensuring careful and accurate recording of data.

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:

Observations were made and recorded in NOAA/NMFS field camps.

Sources

Original field data

CC ID: 842302
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 842303
Description:

Observations were recorded in the field

Process Contact: Robinson, Stacie
Phone (Voice): (808)725-5740
Email Address: stacie.robinson@noaa.gov
Source: Original field data

Process Step 2

CC ID: 842304
Description:

Observations were entered into an spreadsheet

Process Contact: Robinson, Stacie
Phone (Voice): (808)725-5740
Email Address: stacie.robinson@noaa.gov
Source: Original field data

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) Shark_Sightings

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 12929
Metadata Record Created By: Thea C Johanos
Metadata Record Created: 2012-09-04 18:11+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-03-18 17:49+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2017-02-17
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2018-02-18