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Northwest Fisheries Science Center, 2022: DTAGs SRKW - Using DTAGs to study vessel sound exposure & effects on behavior in southern resident killer whales, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/17972.

Item Identification

Title: DTAGs SRKW - Using DTAGs to study vessel sound exposure & effects on behavior in southern resident killer whales
Short Name: DTAGs SRKW (Using DTAGs to study vessel sound exposure & effects on behavior in southern resident killer whales)
Status: In Work
Creation Date: 2010-09-01
Publication Date: 2016-07-22
Abstract:

Drs. Marla Holt, Brad Hanson, and Candice Emmons of the NWFSC, along with collaborators from Cascadia Research Collective and UC Davis, are currently conducting a study using digital acoustic recording tags (DTAGs) to examine sound exposure, sound use, and behavior of Southern Resident killer whales (SRKWs) in core summer habitat. The DTAG is suction cup attached and consists of a number of different sensors that record sound, pitch, roll, heading, and depth. The tag was developed by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution specifically to monitor the behavior of marine mammals and their response to sound, continuously throughout the dive cycle. Prey samples and vessel data are also concurrently collected relative to tagged whales in a manner similar to previous work. The project research goals include the following:

(1) Measure noise levels in biological relevant frequency ranges that are received by individual SRKWs.

(2) Quantify the relationship between vessels and received noise levels.

(3) Determine acoustic behavior during different activities and matched with fine scale details on movement, especially those indicative of foraging.

(4) Quantify foraging efforts and determine potential effects of vessels and associated noise levels.

The results of this study will provide pertinent data to address multiple risk factors of SRKWs including vessel disturbance, noise exposure, effects on foraging, and cumulative effects. The specific work that will be done includes experimental design, data collection, data analysis, and writing for submission to peer-reviewed journals.

Southern resident killer whale tag data.

Purpose:

Addresses Legal Mandate

Raw/field data

Notes:

Loaded by batch 4260, 01-30-2013 17:37

Supplemental Information:

Subject to Public Access to Research Results (PARR): Yes

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None behavioral effects of noise
None DTAG
None killer whale
None vessel sound exposure

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Waters of the San Juan Islands, WA and Gulf Islands, BC

Instrument Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Animal Mounted Instrument - Animal Mounted Instrument (not specified)
None GPS

Physical Location

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

Data Set Information

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

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 847722
Date Effective From: 2015-10-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Hanson, Brad
Address: 2725 Montlake Boulevard East
Seattle, WA 98112
Email Address: Brad.Hanson@noaa.gov
Phone: 206-860-3220

Distributor

CC ID: 847723
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: 847721
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

Originator

CC ID: 847725
Date Effective From: 2015-10-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Holt, Marla
Address: 2725 Montlake Boulevard East
Seattle, WA 98112
Email Address: Marla.Holt@noaa.gov
Phone: 206-860-3261

Point of Contact

CC ID: 847724
Date Effective From: 2015-10-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Hanson, Brad
Address: 2725 Montlake Boulevard East
Seattle, WA 98112
Email Address: Brad.Hanson@noaa.gov
Phone: 206-860-3220

Extents

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 847733
W° Bound: -123.3239
E° Bound: -122.4252
N° Bound: 49.0022
S° Bound: 48.2733
Description

Waters of the San Juan Islands, WA and Gulf Islands, BC

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 847732
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2010-09-06
End: 2014-09-23

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
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:

NA

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 1044796
Start Date: 2021-02-25
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parr/killer_whale_vessel_distance_and_behavior_data_2014/data/page/
Distributor: Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) (2015-10-01 - Present)
File Name: Webservice: Killer Whale Vessel Distance and Behavior Data 2014
Description:

Data on the behavior of killer whales in relation to vessel distances and genders of the whales from 2014.

Distribution 2

CC ID: 1044795
Start Date: 2021-02-25
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/killer_whale_vessel_distance_and_behavior_data_2014
Distributor: Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) (2015-10-01 - Present)
File Name: Killer Whale Vessel Distance and Behavior Data 2014
Description:

Data on the behavior of killer whales in relation to vessel distances and genders of the whales from 2014.

Distribution 3

CC ID: 847727
Start Date: 2016-07-22
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parr/noise_level_data_from_dtag_study_20102012/data/page/
Distributor: Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) (2015-10-01 - Present)
File Name: Noise Level Data from DTAG Study 2010-2012 (RESTfu
Description:

Noise level data from dtag recordings and associated vessel data collected in 2010-2012 for the dtag study (Houghton et al 2015 PLOS ONE).

Distribution 4

CC ID: 847729
Start Date: 2016-07-22
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parr/surface_based_data_from_dtag_study_20102012/data/page/
Distributor: Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) (2015-10-01 - Present)
File Name: Surface Based Data from DTAG Study 2010-2012 (REST
Description:

Data collected at the surface during focal follows in 2010-2012 for the dtag study (Houghton et al 2015 PLOS ONE).

Distribution 5

CC ID: 847726
Start Date: 2016-07-22
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/noise_level_data_from_dtag_study_20102012
Distributor: Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) (2015-10-01 - Present)
File Name: Noise Level Data from DTAG Study 2010-2012
Description:

Noise level data from dtag recordings and associated vessel data collected in 2010-2012 for the dtag study (Houghton et al 2015 PLOS ONE).

Distribution 6

CC ID: 847728
Start Date: 2016-07-22
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/surface_based_data_from_dtag_study_20102012
Distributor: Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) (2015-10-01 - Present)
File Name: Surface Based Data from DTAG Study 2010-2012
Description:

Data collected at the surface during focal follows in 2010-2012 for the dtag study (Houghton et al 2015 PLOS ONE).

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 847730
URL: https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/datasets/dataset/13598
Name: DTAGs SRKW
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: Web site
Description:

NWFSC Dataset Information page. Southern resident killer whale tag data

Technical Environment

Description:

Spreadsheet

Data Quality

Accuracy:

Medium

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

These data were collected and processed in accordance with established protocols and best practices under the direction of the project’s Principal Investigator. Contact the dataset Data Manager in section 3 for full QA/QC methodology.

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: No
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: 10
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: 0 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
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:

These data were collected and processed in accordance with established protocols and best practices under the direction of the project’s Principal Investigator. Contact the dataset Data Manager in section 3 for full QA/QC methodology.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 17972
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:17972
Metadata Record Created By: Jeffrey W Cowen
Metadata Record Created: 2013-01-30 17:37+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Jeffrey W Cowen
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-02-25 23:34+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-06-04
Owner Org: NWFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-06-04