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Northwest Fisheries Science Center, 2022: POPs, Fatty acids, lipid and Stable Isotopes data - The behavioral ecology of deep-diving odontocetes in the Bahamas, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/17968.

Item Identification

Title: POPs, Fatty acids, lipid and Stable Isotopes data - The behavioral ecology of deep-diving odontocetes in the Bahamas
Short Name: POPs, Fatty acids, lipid and Stable Isotopes data (the behavioral ecology of deep-diving odontocetes in the Bahamas)
Status: In Work
Publication Date: 2014-09-30
Abstract:

This project will use a unique set of individual-based data to quantify and model the behavioral ecology of six Department of Defense priority cetacean species in the Bahamas.

Data collected through individual photo-identification, molecular genetics, chemical markers (i.e., stable isotope ratios, persistent organic pollutants, fatty acids), satellite telemetry and acoustic recordings will be integrated to characterize the social structure, residency patterns, reproductive biology, foraging ecology and population structuring of key deep-diving cetaceans in the region. These data will be collected in collaboration with Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organization, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, and the NWFSC, and will be used to model the response of these species to naval sounds.

In FY11, the NWFSC analyzed 50 biopsy blubber samples of six priority species of whales from the Bahamas for persistent organic pollutants, fatty acids, lipid classes and percent lipid, as well as the corresponding skin samples for stable isotopes of carbon and nitrogen to help describe the foraging habitats, qualitative prey preferences, and feeding stock structure of these whales. Using these previously collected Bahama whale data as a foundation, we will compare the foraging ecology of sperm, pilot, and melon-headed whales with beaked whales inhabiting the same area. Thus, in like-fashion, using a combination of advanced multivariate statistical methods, the patterns of individual fatty acids (FAs) and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) measured in the blubber of the six priority cetacean species, as well as their skin SI ratios, will be used to do the following:

(1) Identify assemblages of individual whales that may represent stable feeding groups (both short- and long-term).

(2) Test the extent to which each of these species exhibit site fidelity with respect to their foraging habitats

(3) Assess the extent of niche overlap among all these whale species within this ecosystem as indicated by perceived differences in their preferred prey.

Because very little is currently known about the foraging behavior of these whales, this represents a significant advance in our understanding of the trophic dynamics, population structure, and feeding ecology of all of these whales.

Measures concentrations of POPs and fatty acids, total lipid and lipid profiles, and stable isotopes of carbon and nitrogen in tissues of deep-diving cetaceans and their prey.

Purpose:

Addresses Legal Mandate

Model results, Laboratory data

Notes:

Loaded by batch 4255, 01-30-2013 16:47

Supplemental Information:

These data are not available to the public

Data: POPS, fatty acids, lipids and Stable Isotopes data

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
PARR Exclusion Non-NOAA Funded
None Biological
None Environmental
None Fatty Acids
None feeding ecology
None persistent organic pollutants
None Physical Measures: Air; Water; Sediments; Biota
None Protected species and marine mammals
None stable isotopes

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Great Bahama Canyon
None Montlake
None NWFSC Montlake

Physical Location

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

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 298461
Date Effective From: 2015-10-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Ylitalo, Gina
Address: 2725 Montlake Boulevard East
Seattle, WA 98112
Email Address: Gina.Ylitalo@noaa.gov
Phone: 206-860-3325

Distributor

CC ID: 298462
Date Effective From: 2015-10-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC)
Address: 2725 Montlake Boulevard East
Seattle, WA 98112
USA
Email Address: nmfs.nwfsc.metadata@noaa.gov
Phone: 206-860-3200
URL: NWFSC Home

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 298460
Date Effective From: 2015-10-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Contact, Metadata
Address: 2725 Montlake Boulevard East
Seattle, WA 98112
USA
Email Address: nmfs.nwfsc.metadata@noaa.gov
Phone: (206) 860-3433

Originator

CC ID: 298464
Date Effective From: 2015-10-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Herman, David
Address: 2725 Montlake Boulevard East
Seattle, WA 98112
USA
Email Address: David.Herman@noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 298463
Date Effective From: 2015-10-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Bolton, Jennie L
Address: 2725 Montlake Boulevard East
Seattle, WA 98112
Email Address: Jennie.Bolton@noaa.gov
Phone: 206-860-3359
Fax: 206-860-3335

Extents

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 298467
W° Bound: -122.3062
E° Bound: -122.3062
N° Bound: 47.6449
S° Bound: 47.6449
Description

NWFSC Montlake: NWFSC Montlake, Seattle

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 298466
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2011-10-01

Extent Group 2

Extent Group 2 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 298469
W° Bound: -77.1667
E° Bound: -77.1667
N° Bound: 25.5
S° Bound: 25.5
Description

Great Bahama Canyon: Great Bahama Canyon

Access Information

Security Class: Sensitive
Data Access Procedure:

At this time, contact the Data Manager for information on obtaining access to this data set. In the near future, the NWFSC will strive to provide all non-sensitive data resources as a web service in order to meet the NOAA Data Access Policy Directive (https://nosc.noaa.gov/EDMC/PD.DA.php).

Data Access Constraints:

Data are housed in password protected databases behind a firewall.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 298471
Download URL: http://www.ncei.noaa.gov
Distributor:
Description:

http://www.ncei.noaa.gov

Technical Environment

Description:

RDBMS (Oracle, SQL Server, etc.)

Data Quality

Accuracy:

High

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

See Tech Memo NMFS-NWFSC-77. These data were collected and processed in accordance with established protocols and best practices under the direction of the projects Principal Investigator. Contact the dataset Data Manager for full QA/QC methodology.

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: Yes
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: 1%
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: Yes
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: No
If Distributor (Data Hosting Service) is Needed, Please Indicate: No
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: 360 days
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:

No Delay

Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: NCEI-MD
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: 365 days
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

The Northwest Fisheries Science Center facilitates backup and recovery of all data and IT components which are managed by IT Operations through the capture of static (point-in-time) backup data to physical media. Once data is captured to physical media (every 1-3 days), a duplicate is made and routinely (weekly) transported to an offsite archive facility where it is maintained throughout the data's applicable life-cycle.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

See Tech Memo NMFS-NWFSC-125

Sources

NWFSC Annual Project Planning System

CC ID: 298470
Citation URL: http://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/2407

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 17968
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:17968
Metadata Record Created By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Created: 2013-01-30 16:47+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2016-02-29
Owner Org: NWFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2016-02-29
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2017-02-28