Item Identification

Title: HMSRP Hawaiian Monk Seal Photo Collections (ID, Survival Factors)
Status: In Work
Abstract:

This photo collection contains identification and other images and video of Hawaiian monk seals taken by PSD personnel and cooperating scientists as part of the ongoing monk seal population assessment efforts since at least 1982, with some miscellaneous photos extending as far back as 1977. Images were primarily black and white print or color slides prior to 2001 when the first digital cameras were sent to the field. Searchable digital photo databases were developed for each location in 2002 and were in near final form by 2003 and contain individual ID photos, survival factors, necropsy photos, archives, and miscellaneous images.

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. Hawaiian monk seal photo data collection is an important tool for individual identification of seals and to document survival factors, including deaths, and other noteworthy events.

Supplemental Information:

Division: Protected Species

Division Chief: Charles Littnan

Program: Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program

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: As necessary for ID purposes and to document survival factors and other noteworthy events

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

Type of Data Collected: Hawaiian monk seal photo data collection

Collection Method: Film, video, or digital camera

Recording Media: Film, video, digital images, photo database on field laptop computers, backup DVD

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

Storage Media: Negatives, prints, slides, video, images in digital photo databases

Security and Integrity Plans: Available

Backups: Available

Storage and Security Documentation: Available

Data Distribution Method: Email or digital media storage device

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
PARR Exclusion Extreme size
None digital photographs
None hawaiian monk seal
None hmsrp
None photo identification
None pifsc
None population assessment
None prints
None protected species
None psd
None slides
None survival factors
None video

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

Project Information

Project Type: Project
Is Mandated?: No
Collection Authority: Agency
Collection Method: Camera & Video Camera

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 69121
Date Effective From: 2007-06-14
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Becker, Brenda L
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: brenda.becker@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5715
Fax: (808)725-5567
Business Hours: 8:30AM - 5:00 PM
Contact Instructions:

For photos from the NWHI

Data Steward

CC ID: 69123
Date Effective From: 2007-06-14
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Mercer, Tracy
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: tracy.mercer@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5718
Contact Instructions:

For photos from the MHI

Originator

CC ID: 103297
Date Effective From: 2007-06-14
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: 69120
Date Effective From: 2007-06-14
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Becker, Brenda L
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: brenda.becker@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5715
Fax: (808)725-5567
Business Hours: 8:30AM - 5:00 PM
Contact Instructions:

For photos from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI)

Point of Contact

CC ID: 69122
Date Effective From: 2007-06-14
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Mercer, Tracy
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: tracy.mercer@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5718
Contact Instructions:

For photos from the main Hawaiian Islands (MHI)

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 69124
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: 69125
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1977-12-31

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 Brenda Becker (brenda.becker@noaa.gov) for NWHI images, or Tracy Mercer (tracy.mercer@noaa.gov) for MHI images

Data Access Constraints:

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

Data Use Constraints:

Use of these photos must be cleared with NMFS/PIFSC, Protected Species Division. The curators of these photos are concerned with assuring their proper use. Before images are used to draw specific scientific conclusions, potential users are requested to contact NMFS/PIFSC, Protected Species Division for background on these images. Acknowledgement of the image source and associated Permit Numbers should be cited. NOAA cannot assume liablility for any damages or misrepresentation caused by any inaccuracies in the images or as a result of changes to the images caused by system transfers.

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Data Set (DS) HMSRP Hawaiian Monk Seal Photo Identification Database

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 12945
Metadata Record Created By: Thea C Johanos
Metadata Record Created: 2012-09-06 18:39+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