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Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2022: Small-boat Cetacean Surveys, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/18415.

Item Identification

Title: Small-boat Cetacean Surveys
Status: In Work
Creation Date: 2006
Abstract:

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

The database contains multiple spreadsheets that hold data collected during each small-boat survey project conducted by the PIFSC CRP. This includes a summary of the daily effort, cetacean sighting details, and biopsy sample details.

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.

Notes:

Prior to 2011, additional details were not collected for sightings from the small boat when launched during shipboard surveys.

Supplemental Information:

See specific small-boat surveys projects by region for more information.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None cetaceans

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None American Samoa EEZ
None Guam/CNMI EEZ
None Hawaii EEZ
None Palmyra EEZ

Instrument Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None air rifle
None camera
None crossbow

Platform Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None small boat

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

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: Access Database, spreadsheets
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

Database tables that contains details on data collected during each small boat survey.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 255987
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: 255988
Date Effective From: 2006
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: pifsc.info@noaa.gov
Phone: 808-725-5360
URL: https://www.pifsc.noaa.gov
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 255986
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: 255985
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: 255989
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: 98582
Description

U.S. EEZs of the Pacific Islands Region, central and western North Pacific Ocean, central South Pacific Ocean. See specific surveys for details.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 98583
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 2006
Description:

The PIFSC CRP has conducted small-boat cetacean surveys since 2006. See specific surveys for details.

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

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 255990
Start Date: 2019
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://oceanwatch.pifsc.noaa.gov/xfer/PIFSC_PIRO_bulk_data_download_InPort_18415.tgz
Distributor: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) (2006 - Present)
File Name: PSD_CRP_SmallBoat_Sightings_2006_to_FEB2018.csv
File Type: csv (comma-separated values)

Technical Environment

Description:

Table

Data Quality

Completeness Report:

All records of cetacean sightings during PIFSC CRP small-boat surveys are kept and reported within this dataset.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Data are checked in the field after collection and then checked again before public access availability

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?: Yes
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: No
If Distributor (Data Hosting Service) is Needed, Please Indicate: Data hosting services are needed
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: 1 year
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:

We are allotted 1yr. from the time of data collection to the time of dissemination

Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: To Be Determined
If To Be Determined, Unable to Archive, or No Archiving Intended, Explain:

Data are currently archived at the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center.

Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: 1wk-1mo
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

Data are backed up to multiple hard drives and stored in secure locations.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Prior to 2011, survey, sighting, and biopsy sample details were collected on paper forms then transcribed into a Microsoft Access database. Since 2011 data are collected using an electronic field database using FileMaker Pro and then transferred to the Access database.

Acquisition Information

Instruments

Instrument 1

CC ID: 838096
Identifier: DSLR Camera
Instrument / Gear: Gear
Instrument Type: Digital SLR Camera
Description:

Digital Single Lens Reflex camera used to take photos

Platforms

Platform 1

CC ID: 838097
Identifier: Charter vessels-small boats
Description:

various vessels ranging in size (20-40 ft length) chartered for cetacean surveys when a NOAA small boat is not available.

Mounted Instrument 1

Identifier: DSLR Camera

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity Small-boat Cetacean Surveys: Effort Summary
Entity Small-boat Cetacean Surveys: Sightings

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 18415
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:18415
Metadata Record Created By: Marie C Hill
Metadata Record Created: 2013-02-13 16:33+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-10-20 02:17+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2015-12-11
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2015-12-11
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2016-12-11