Short Citation:
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2021: HMSRP Hawaiian Monk Seal Master Identification Records (annual), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/12939.

Item Identification

Title: HMSRP Hawaiian Monk Seal Master Identification Records (annual)
Status: In Work
Creation Date: 1981-01-01
Abstract:

This data set contains records of all individually identified Hawaiian monk seals since 1981. These seals were identified by PSD personnel and cooperating scientists as part of the ongoing monk seal population assessment efforts. In addition, this data set contains records for all seals tagged by USFWS in earlier years and still present in the population when the current research effort began, and also contains some miscellaneous earlier records extending back as far as 1962. MasterID data are contained in two record types, the "Seal" record containing information that doesn't change over the seal's lifetime (ex., sex, birth date and location, mother, death date) and the "Annual" record containing information that changes annually (ex., size, pupping and molting information, location that year, and applied bleach marks).

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 MasterID is our primary record of key information on individual seals, and is critical for analyses including population trends, reproduction, and survival.

Supplemental Information:

Division: Protected Species

Division Chief: Charles Littnan

Program: PSD Population Assessment

Authorities: Endangered Species Act

Ownership: PIFSC

Study Area: Hawaiian Archipelago

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: Whenever information is collected on individually identified seals by the PSD Assessment Program.

Time of collection: During spring-summer breeding season, opportunistically at other times of year

Type of Data Collected: MasterID records

Collection Method: Collection form

Recording Media: Paper, database on field laptop computers, backup CD files

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

Data Collection Documentation: Field Manual

Validation and QC Procedures: Available

QC Standards: Available

QC Results Available to Users: Available

Automated QC Procedures: Available

Quality Control Documentation: Available

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

Storage Media: Paper forms, ASCII files, ORACLE database

Security and Integrity Plans: Available

Backups: 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 individual id
None master id
None molt
None pifsc
None population assessment
None protected species
None psd
None reproduction

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None annual records

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None hawaiian archipelago
None pacific region

Physical Location

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

1845 Wasp Blvd., Building 176

Honolulu, HI 96818

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: Database
Maintenance Frequency: Annually
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

MasterID Records (annual)

Entity Attribute Detail Citation:

ENT Table: MS_SEAL_ANNUALSENT Table: MS_SEAL_ANNUAL_TEMPS

Entity Attribute Detail URL: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/12939/

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 69043
Date Effective From: 2007-06-13
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Johanos, Thea C
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: thea.johanos-kam@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5709

Distributor

CC ID: 247828
Date Effective From: 2015-11-09
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.

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 257471
Date Effective From: 2015-11-25
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Johanos, Thea C
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: thea.johanos-kam@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5709

Originator

CC ID: 102703
Date Effective From: 2007-06-13
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.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 69042
Date Effective From: 2007-06-13
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Johanos, Thea C
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: thea.johanos-kam@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5709

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 69044
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: 69045
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1962-12-31

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:

Requestor will be asked to submit a request to Thea Johanos (thea.johanos-kam@noaa.gov)

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 must 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: 843836
Download URL: https://oceanwatch.pifsc.noaa.gov/xfer/PIFSC_PIRO_bulk_data_download_InPort_12939.tgz
Distributor: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) (2015-11-09 - Present)
File Name: PSD_HMSRP_Seal_Annuals.csv;
Description:

Also:

PSD_HMSRP_Seal_Annual_Temps.csv

File Type: csv (comma-separated values)

Technical Environment

Description:

ORACLE database table

Data Quality

Representativeness:

Past data needs to be reviewed and brought up to current coding standards.

Accuracy:

Past data needs to be reviewed and brought up to current coding standards.

Bias:

Past data needs to be reviewed and brought up to current coding standards.

Completeness Measure:

Past data needs to be reviewed and brought up to current coding standards.

Completeness Report:

Past data needs to be reviewed and brought up to current coding standards.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Standard data life-cycle processes are followed to ensure quality and accuracy.

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
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:

Not applicable

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?:

Data are backed-up daily per PIFSC's Information and Technology Services security policies.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Seal natural history summary information collected annually during seal surveys.

Sources

Original field data

CC ID: 843837
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 843838
Description:

Individual seal natural history information is collected during annual seal surveys

Process Contact: Johanos, Thea C
Phone (Voice): (808)725-5709
Email Address: thea.johanos-kam@noaa.gov
Source: Original field data

Process Step 2

CC ID: 843839
Description:

Data are entered, checked, and summarized

Process Contact: Johanos, Thea C
Phone (Voice): (808)725-5709
Email Address: thea.johanos-kam@noaa.gov
Source: Original field data

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) Table: MS_SEAL_ANNUALS
Entity (ENT) Table: MS_SEAL_ANNUAL_TEMPS

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 12939
Metadata Record Created By: Thea C Johanos
Metadata Record Created: 2012-09-05 19:26+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-03-18 17:49+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-05-30
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-05-30