Item Identification

Title: HMSRP Hawaiian Monk Seal Master Field Logs
Status: In Work
Abstract:

The Master Field Log (MFL) is a binder maintained for each island and year containing non-survey data forms and summary information collected over the course of field seasons since 1982. Information in the MFL includes the field itinerary, specimen collection forms, bleach and tag records, interatoll movement, reproduction, molting, survival factors, deaths/disappearances, necropsy reports, and narratives. Most MFL information is entered into various data files (ex., into the specimen, survival factor, or MasterID data) but some information is not computerized (ex., the itinerary and narratives) or can be found in greater detail in the MFL.

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 Master Field Log (MFL) is a binder containing non-survey data forms and summary information collected over the course of each field season.

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 a noteworthy event occurs during the field season

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

Type of Data Collected: Master Field Log, non-survey data forms and summary information

Collection Method: Collection forms

Recording Media: Paper (data files documented elsewhere)

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

Data Collection Documentation: Field Manual

Storage Location: 1845 Wasp Blvd., Honolulu, HI

Storage Media: Paper forms

Security and Integrity Plans: Available

Storage and Security Documentation: Available

Data Distribution Method: Copy, scan, or on-site review of materials

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None hawaiian monk seal
None hmsrp
None master field log
None pifsc
None population assessment
None protected species
None psd
None summary field information

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None field season

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., Bldg. 176

Honolulu, HI 96818

Project Information

Project Type: Set of User Specified Items
Collection Method: Paper

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 69082
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

Originator

CC ID: 102702
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: 69081
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: 69083
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: 69084
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1982-12-31

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.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 12943
Metadata Record Created By: Thea C Johanos
Metadata Record Created: 2012-09-05 22:22+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2015-12-07
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2016-12-07