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Summary

Short Citation
Alaska Fisheries Science Center, 2024: AFSC/NMML/CCEP: Harbor seal demography in Washington; capture, tagging, branding data from 1981 to 2007, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/17598.
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Abstract

The National Marine Mammal Laboratories' California Current Ecosystem Program (AFSC/NOAA) in collaboration with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife captured and sampled Pacific harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) to study the demography of this species in Washington. This database provides capture, recapture, branding and resighting information for harbor seals in Washington from 1981 to 2007. Datasets include: Captures, Recapture, and Resight. Captures and Recapture information includes speno, date, age-class, age qualifier, sex, weight, length, health, tag number, brand number, location for all age classes and axial girth for pups and subadults. It also notes if samples were taken for disease screening (blood and swabs), contaminants (blubber), genetics (skin) and if animals were instrumented and with what type(s) of instrument. Resights information includes speno, date, tag, brand, reproductive information, location.

Distribution Information

  • NODC/NCEI page with links to data download sites.

Access Constraints:

There are no legal restrictions on access to the data. They reside in public domain and can be freely distributed.

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. Acknowledgement of NOAA/NMFS/AFSC, as the source from which these data were obtained in any publications and/or other representations of these, data is suggested. Data must be cited as: Huber, H. R., Jeffries, S. J., Lambourn, D. M. 2016. Harbor seal demography in Washington; capture, tagging, branding data collected from 1981-04-09 to 2007-11-20 (NCEI Accession 0140930). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Communication and collaboration with data set authors is strongly encouraged.

Controlled Theme Keywords

biota, oceans

Child Items

Type Title
Entity Captures
Entity Recapture
Entity Resight

Contact Information

Point of Contact
Harriet Huber
harriet.huber@noaa.gov

Point of Contact
Robert Delong
robert.delong@noaa.gov

Metadata Contact
Tony Orr
tony.orr@noaa.gov

Extents

Geographic Area 1

-125.2° W, -122° E, 49.2° N, 46° S

Western Washington State, coastal (Columbia River, Willapa Bay, Grays Harbor, Cape Elizabeth to Cape Flattery) and inland waters (Strait of Juan de Fuca, Georgia Basin, San Juan Islands, south Puget Sound, Hood Canal).

Time Frame 1
1981 - 2007

Item Identification

Title: AFSC/NMML/CCEP: Harbor seal demography in Washington; capture, tagging, branding data from 1981 to 2007
Short Name: AFSC/NMML/CCEP: Harbor seal demography in Washington; capture, tagging, branding data from 1981 to 2007
Status: In Work
Publication Date: 2016
Abstract:

The National Marine Mammal Laboratories' California Current Ecosystem Program (AFSC/NOAA) in collaboration with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife captured and sampled Pacific harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) to study the demography of this species in Washington. This database provides capture, recapture, branding and resighting information for harbor seals in Washington from 1981 to 2007. Datasets include: Captures, Recapture, and Resight. Captures and Recapture information includes speno, date, age-class, age qualifier, sex, weight, length, health, tag number, brand number, location for all age classes and axial girth for pups and subadults. It also notes if samples were taken for disease screening (blood and swabs), contaminants (blubber), genetics (skin) and if animals were instrumented and with what type(s) of instrument. Resights information includes speno, date, tag, brand, reproductive information, location.

Purpose:

The purpose of this data set is to link harbor seal capture, recapture, branding and resighting data to provide longitudinal information on known-age survival, mortality, longevity, recruitment, and natality as well as annual natality rates for harbor seals in Washington and to document changes in these rates over time.

Notes:

Loaded by FGDC Metadata Uploader, batch 4973, 04-25-2014 13:48

The following FGDC sections are not currently supported in InPort, but were preserved and will be included in the FGDC export:

- Taxonomy (FGDC:taxonomy)

- Entity Attribute Information (FGDC:eainfo)

Other Citation Details:

Cite data as: Huber, H. R., Jeffries, S. J., Lambourn, D. M. 2016. Harbor seal demography in Washington; capture, tagging, branding data collected from 1981-04-09 to 2007-11-20 (NCEI Accession 0140930). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
ISO 19115 Topic Category
biota
ISO 19115 Topic Category
oceans
UNCONTROLLED
None Age-specific natality
None Demography
None Hot-iron branding
None Length
None Life history
None Longitudinal studies
None Pacific harbor seal
None Repoductive success
None Reproduction
None Survival
None Tagging
None Weight

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Puget Sound
None Washington State coast

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)
Entity Attribute Overview:

Tables include information about individuals during initial Capture, after Resighing(s), and after Recapture(s). See "Child Items" for more detailed information.

Distribution Liability:

The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose. NOAA denies liability if the data are misused. Applications or inferences derived from the data should be carefully considered for accuracy. Whereas 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: Steve Jeffries, Dyanna Lambourn, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 232910
Date Effective From: 2015
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Huber, Harriet
Email Address: harriet.huber@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 232908
Date Effective From: 2015
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD)
Address: NOAA/NESDIS E/OC SSMC3, 4th Floor, 1351 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
Phone: (301) 713-3277
Contact Instructions:

https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 171204
Date Effective From: 2014
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Orr, Tony
Email Address: tony.orr@noaa.gov

Originator

CC ID: 171205
Date Effective From: 2014
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Huber, Harriet
Email Address: harriet.huber@noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 239551
Date Effective From: 2015
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Huber, Harriet
Email Address: harriet.huber@noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 232909
Date Effective From: 2015
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Delong, Robert
Email Address: robert.delong@noaa.gov

Extents

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 171203
W° Bound: -125.2
E° Bound: -122
N° Bound: 49.2
S° Bound: 46
Description

Western Washington State, coastal (Columbia River, Willapa Bay, Grays Harbor, Cape Elizabeth to Cape Flattery) and inland waters (Strait of Juan de Fuca, Georgia Basin, San Juan Islands, south Puget Sound, Hood Canal).

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 171202
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1981
End: 2007

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Security Classification System:

None.

Security Handling Description:

None.

Data Access Policy:

The dataset is archived with the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Acknowledgement of NOAA/NMFS/AFSC, as the source from which these data were obtained in any publications and/or other representations of these data is suggested. Communication and collaboration with dataset authors is strongly encouraged prior to use.

Data Access Procedure:

The dataset is available for download via the NCEI Ocean Archive System at http://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0140930.

Data Access Constraints:

There are no legal restrictions on access to the data. They reside in public domain and can be freely distributed.

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. Acknowledgement of NOAA/NMFS/AFSC, as the source from which these data were obtained in any publications and/or other representations of these, data is suggested. Data must be cited as: Huber, H. R., Jeffries, S. J., Lambourn, D. M. 2016. Harbor seal demography in Washington; capture, tagging, branding data collected from 1981-04-09 to 2007-11-20 (NCEI Accession 0140930). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Communication and collaboration with data set authors is strongly encouraged.

Metadata Access Constraints:

None.

Metadata Use Constraints:

Metadata are subject to revision at any time and information within the metadata record should not be cited without author consent. Whereas 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: 309184
Download URL: http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/iso?id=gov.noaa.nodc:0140930
Distributor:
File Name: 0140930
Description:

NODC/NCEI page with links to data download sites.

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 248463
URL: http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/cjz-2012-0047#.VkKOELerTmE
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: PDF
Description:

Huber, H.R., B.R. Dickerson, S.J. Jeffries, and D.M. Lambourn. 2012. Genetic analysis of Washington State harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardii) using microsatellites. Canadian Journal of Zoology 90.12: 1361-1369.

URL 2

CC ID: 248464
URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1748-7692.2001.tb01271.x/pdf
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: PDF
Description:

Huber, H.R., S.J. Jeffries, R.F. Brown, R.L. DeLong, and G. VanBlaricom. 2001. Correcting aerial survey counts of harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardsi) in Washington and Oregon." Marine Mammal Science 17.2: 276-293.

URL 3

CC ID: 248465
URL: http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/z09-141#.VkKFqLerTmE
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: PDF
Description:

Huber, H.R., S.J. Jeffries, D.M. Lambourn, and B.R. Dickerson. 2010. Population substructure of harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardsi) in Washington State using mtDNA. Canadian Journal of Zoology 88.3: 280-288.

URL 4

CC ID: 248466
URL: http://www.aquaticmammalsjournal.org/share/AquaticMammalsIssueArchives/1993/Aquatic_Mammals_19_1/19-01_Jeffries.pdf
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: PDF
Description:

Jeffries, S.J., R.F. Brown, and J.T. Harvey. 1993. Techniques for capturing, handling and marking harbor seals. Aquatic Mammals 19: 21-21.

Description of capturing methods.

Technical Environment

Description:

MS Access

Data Quality

Completeness Report:

No brands on pups less than 20 kg. No brands or handling on near-term females.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Capture and Recapture data are proofed for consistency and logic in the field and after collection. Resight data are run through a consistency program in the field that checks for misreads in brand numbers, flagging brands that do not exist, are dead animals, or have not been seen for more than two years.

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: No
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: 0
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: Yes
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 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:

Capture methods were by beach seine or tangle net or 'run and grab;' methods are described in Jeffries et al. 1993.

Branding in south Puget Sound took place between 1993 and 2011. Hot brands of 1 to 3 digits, using rolled stainless steel branding irons, were applied with even pressure for 3 to 4 seconds on both sides of subadult and adult animals that were physically restrained. Only pups greater than 20 kg were branded. After 2009. pups were branded on one side only.

Harbor seal resights were made in south Puget Sound at Gertrude Island, Eagle Island, Woodard Bay, and Commencement Bay on land and from small boats using blinds, boats, and vehicles provided by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Observations of tagged and branded harbor seals took place at least 3 days/week at Gertrude Island between 15 June and 15 September and at least 1 day/week 16 Sept to 1 November from 1994 to 2011. After 2011, resighting observations were more irregular.

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity Captures
Entity Recapture
Entity Resight

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 17598
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:17598
Metadata Record Created By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Created: 2013-01-14 16:38+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2023-05-30 18:09+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-11-27
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