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Short Citation:
Alaska Fisheries Science Center, 2024: Alaska Phocid Morphometrics, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/17350.

Item Identification

Title: Alaska Phocid Morphometrics
Short Name: Alaska Phocid Morphometrics
Status: In Work
Abstract:

Polar Ecosystems Program research projects focus primarily on abundance, trends, distribution, health and condition, and foraging behavior of phocids (harbor, bearded, ringed, spotted, and ribbon seals) in Alaska. This database represents a collection of morphometrics obtained from all of these species across a variety of research projects. Morphometric data were collected from seals that were captured and sampled in the north Pacific, Bering and Chukchi Seas, in 2004-2012, 2014, 2015. There are also morphometric data from ribbon, spotted, and bearded seals that were collected during a research cruise in 1991. Data collected include lengths, girths, mass, and blubber thickness.

Purpose:

The purpose of this dataset is to store all morphometrics data collected from various Polar Ecosystem Program research projects. To fulfill its stewardship mandates described by the Marine Mammal Protection Act, NMFS is required to have information on these species, including abundance, population trend, and extent of interactions with fisheries, seasonal movements, and distribution and harvest pressures. A long-term dataset of morphometrics of harbor, ribbon, spotted, bearded, and ringed seals in Alaska is an important resource. Baseline numbers for seal morphometrics that provide a reference point could be significant considering recent concerns about the effects of a changing climate on seal populations in Alaska.

Other Citation Details:

London, J.M., S.P. Dahle, J.K. Jansen, M.F. Cameron, H.L. Ziel, G.M. Brady, E.E. Moreland, D.E. Withrow, and P.L. Boveng (2015): Alaska Phocid Morphometrics. Alaska Fisheries Science Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. --doi:TBD, contact authors for updated citation details--

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
ISO 19115 Topic Category
biota
ISO 19115 Topic Category
environment
UNCONTROLLED
Integrated Taxonomic Information systems (ITIS) Bearded Seal
Integrated Taxonomic Information systems (ITIS) Harbor Seal
Integrated Taxonomic Information systems (ITIS) Ribbon Seal
Integrated Taxonomic Information systems (ITIS) Ringed Seal
Integrated Taxonomic Information systems (ITIS) Spotted Seal

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
Geographic Names Information System Alaska
Geographic Names Information System Arctic Ocean
Geographic Names Information System Beaufort Sea
Geographic Names Information System Bering Sea
Geographic Names Information System Chukchi Sea
Geographic Names Information System Gulf of Alaska

Physical Location

Organization: Alaska Fisheries Science Center
City: Seattle
State/Province: WA
Country: USA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: CSV Files
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)
Distribution Liability:

While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

Data Set Credit: London, J.M., S.P. Dahle, J.K. Jansen, M.F. Cameron, H.L. Ziel, G.M. Brady, E.E. Moreland, D.E. Withrow, and P.L. Boveng (2015): Alaska Phocid Morphometrics. Alaska Fisheries Science Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. --doi:TBD, contact authors for updated citation details--

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 1331419
Date Effective From: 2024-03-06
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Koslovsky, Stacie
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115-6349
Email Address: stacie.koslovsky@noaa.gov
Phone: 206-526-6433

Distributor

CC ID: 1331420
Date Effective From: 2015-11-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC)
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way N.E., Building 4
Seattle, WA 98115
USA
Email Address: afsc.webmaster@noaa.gov
Phone: (206) 526-4000
Fax: (206) 526-4004
URL: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/about/alaska-fisheries-science-center
Business Hours: 0700-1700 Pacific Time

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 1331421
Date Effective From: 2024-03-06
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Koslovsky, Stacie
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115-6349
Email Address: stacie.koslovsky@noaa.gov
Phone: 206-526-6433

Originator

CC ID: 1331422
Date Effective From: 2015-11-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC)
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way N.E., Building 4
Seattle, WA 98115
USA
Email Address: afsc.webmaster@noaa.gov
Phone: (206) 526-4000
Fax: (206) 526-4004
URL: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/about/alaska-fisheries-science-center
Business Hours: 0700-1700 Pacific Time

Point of Contact

CC ID: 1331423
Date Effective From: 2024-03-06
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Cameron, Mike
Email Address: michael.cameron@noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 83477
W° Bound: 170
E° Bound: -130
N° Bound: 73
S° Bound: 50
Description

North Pacific Ocean, Bering Sea, Chukchi Sea, Beaufort Sea

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 83476
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1991
End: 2015

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Policy:

The data set is in the process of being archived with the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Once the archival process is complete and verified, the data set will be publicly available. Acknowledge NOAA/NMFS/AFSC as the source from which these data were obtained in any publications and/or other representations of these data. Communication and collaboration with dataset authors is strongly encouraged prior to use.

Data Access Procedure:

The data set is in the process of being archived with the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Once the archival process is complete and verified, the data set will be publicly available.

Data Access Constraints:

The data set is in the process of being archived with the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Once the archival process is complete and verified, the data set will be publicly available.

Data Use Constraints:

User must read and fully comprehend the metadata prior to use. Applications or inferences derived from the data should be carefully considered for accuracy. While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. Acknowledge NOAA/NMFS/AFSC or the specified citation as the source from which these data were obtained in any publications and/or other representations of these data. Communication and collaboration with dataset authors is strongly encouraged.

Metadata Access Constraints:

no metadata access constraints

Metadata Use Constraints:

Metadata are subject to revision at any time and information within the metadata record should not be cited without author consent. While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 241857
Download URL: https://console.cloud.google.com/storage/browser/_details/nmfs_odp_afsc/MML/PEP/Alaska%20Phocid%20Morphometrics.csv
Distributor:
File Name: Alaska Phocid Morphometrics.csv
Description:

Note: Dataset migrated by Dan Woodrich (AFSC data management coordinator) on 12/14/2021. Contact: Daniel.woodrich@noaa.gov

File Type (Deprecated): csv (comma-separated values)
Distribution Format: CSV - Comma Separated Values (Text)

Technical Environment

Description:

Oracle

Data Quality

Completeness Report:

Not applicable.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Morphometric measurements are made by trained individuals who use standard wildlife techniques. Multiple checks on measurements are conducted to confirm data. Data are reported at the highest precision and accuracy possible given the nature of measuring live phocids in often challenging environments and weather conditions. Data forms are reviewed by more than one person before data are finalized and entered into a database. Field data forms are scanned and stored as digital files for reference.

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: No
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: Unknown
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: No
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: No
If Distributor (Data Hosting Service) is Needed, Please Indicate: not needed; planned for NCEI-MD
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: unknown
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:

data are not automatically processed

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

IT Security and Contingency Plan for the system establishes procedures and applies to the functions, operations, and resources necessary to recover and restore data as hosted in the Western Regional Support Center in Seattle, Washington, following a disruption.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

This dataset includes morphometric data for Alaska phocids (harbor, ribbon, spotted, bearded, ringed seals) that were collected during research trips from 1991-2015. Morphometric data collected during this time period include standard length, curvilinear length, axillary girth, maximum girth, hip girth, mass, and blubber depth. Morphometric data were recorded from measurements made on free-ranging, wild animals, with the exception of the data from 1991. In 1991, the research cruise collected specimens for a scientific collection, so those morphometric data were taken from dead animals.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 17350
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:17350
Metadata Record Created By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Created: 2012-12-21 17:16+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Cynthia Christman
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2024-04-17 22:46+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2024-04-03
Owner Org: AFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2018-11-27
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-11-27