Item Identification

Title: Cetaceans- Small-boat Surveys
Status: In Work
Abstract:

Cetacean surveys are conducted aboard small vessels (19-41 ft) in order to collect photos, biopsy samples, and acoustic recordings. Surveys are conducted with three to eight observers scanning 360 degrees around the vessel using unaided eye or 7-10x binoculars.

Purpose:

Data collected during small-boat surveys are used for population studies. Photos are used for individual photo-identification to anaylze movements, social structure, and abundance. Biopsy samples are used for genetic analysis and population structure, contaminant and stable isotope analyses. Acoustic data are used for studies on the regional differences/similarities in stocks.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None acoustic recordings
None biopsy sampling
None cetacean research program
None cetaceans
None crp
None photo-identification
None pifsc
None protected species division
None psd
None small-boat surveys

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None american samoa eez
None cnmi eez
None guam eez
None hawaii eez
None palmyra eez

Physical Location

Organization: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
City: Honolulu
State/Province: HI
Country: USA
Location Description:

IRC

1845 Wasp Blvd., Bldg. 176

Honolulu, HI 96818

Project Information

Project Type: Activity

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 255948
Date Effective From: 2006
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Hill, Marie C
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: marie.hill@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5710

Distributor

CC ID: 255946
Date Effective From: 2006
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.

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 255949
Date Effective From: 2006
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Hill, Marie C
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: marie.hill@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5710

Point of Contact

CC ID: 255945
Date Effective From: 2009
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Oleson, Erin M
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: erin.oleson@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5712
Business Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 255947
Date Effective From: 2006
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Hill, Marie C
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: marie.hill@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5710

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 103864
Description

Pacific Islands Region including the Hawaiian Islands (Oahu), American Samoa (Tutuila), Palmyra Atoll, Guam, CNMI (Rota, Saipan, Tinian, Aquijan).

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 100024
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 2006
Description:

The PIFSC CRP began conducting small-boat cetacean surveys in 2006. See specific surveys for details on time frames

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Policy:

None

Data Access Procedure:

None

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

The user is responsible for the results of any application of these data.

The NMFS permit number (listed within the dataset) under which the data were collected must be listed in any publications and/or other representations of these data.

Acknowledgement of NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center's Cetacean Research Program, as the source from which these data were obtained, in any publications and/or other representations of these data is requested.

Metadata Access Constraints:

None

Metadata Use Constraints:

None

Acronyms

CNMI Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
CRP Cetacean Research Program
PIFSC Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
PSD Protected Species Division

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 18140
Metadata Record Created By: Marie C Hill
Metadata Record Created: 2013-02-08 01:00+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2015-12-11
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2016-12-11