Short Citation:
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2021: HMSRP Hawaiian Monk Seal Scat-spew data, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/18696.

Item Identification

Title: HMSRP Hawaiian Monk Seal Scat-spew data
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2018-02-28
Abstract:

This project investigates the dietary consumption of Hawaiian monk seals using traditional dietary analysis of fecal and regurgitate samples. Samples are collected opportunistically at haul out locations throughout the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and Main Hawaiian Islands. Information collected during sample collection includes seal identifications and location of collection. Following cleaning and drying protocols, samples are analyzed and prey hard parts are identified to lowest taxonomic resolution. Identification is made to at least Family level, but often Genus, and occasionally Species level.

Purpose:

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is the lead agency responsible for the recovery of the Hawaiian monk seal. Each year the NMFS Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, Protected Species Division, Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program conducts studies at the main breeding sites to provide information necessary to evaluate (1) the status and trends of the monk seal subpopulations, (2) natural history traits such as survival, reproduction, growth, behavior, and feeding habits, and (3) the success of various activities designed to facilitate population growth. The purpose of dietary studies is to define Hawaiian monk seal dietary trends and requirements to better understand the links between environment, prey variability, and demography.

Supplemental Information:

Division: Protected Species

Division Chief: Charles Littnan

Program: PSD Foraging Ecology

Ownership: PIFSC

Study Area: Northwestern and main Hawaiian Islands

Taxonomic Resolution: Family, Genus, Species

Frequency of Collection: Opportunistic, Intermittent, Inconsistent,

Time of collection: Variable

Types of Data Collected: Seal demographics (Age, Sex), Location of collection

Collection Method: Standard field collection protocols

Collection Standards of the Samples: Available

Storage Location: Data stored within two separate Access databases (monkseal and Prey Identification Library) on Bishop Museum Server.

Storage Media / Format: Computer hard drive, server

Backups: Available

Update Schedule: Bi-yearly

Data Distribution Method: External jump drive

Format of Data / Products on web server: Access

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None diet
None fecal analysis
None forging ecology
None hawaiian monk seal
None hmsrp
None pifsc
None protected species
None psd
None scat
None spew
None taxonomic resolution

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None hawaiian archipelago
None pacific region

Physical Location

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

1845 WASP Blvd., Building 176

Honolulu, HI 96818

Data Set Information

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

Scat and spew processing and diet analysis

Entity Attribute Detail Citation:

ENT Table: PROCESSING_TREATMENTENT Table: REMAINS_INVENTORY

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 250965
Date Effective From: 2015-11-16
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Littnan, Charles L
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: charles.littnan@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5711

Data Steward

CC ID: 103895
Date Effective From: 2005-01-31
Date Effective To: 2015-11-16
Contact (Person): Cahoon, Maire K
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: maire.cahoon@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5725

Distributor

CC ID: 841931
Date Effective From: 2019-05-24
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.

Distributor

CC ID: 250966
Date Effective From: 2015-11-16
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Littnan, Charles L
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: charles.littnan@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5711

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 250967
Date Effective From: 2015-11-16
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Littnan, Charles L
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: charles.littnan@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5711

Originator

CC ID: 103896
Date Effective From: 2005-01-31
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.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 103894
Date Effective From: 2007-09-21
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Littnan, Charles L
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: charles.littnan@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5711

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 103897
W° Bound: 180
E° Bound: -150
N° Bound: 30
S° Bound: 10
Description

Hawaiian archipelago, Pacific Region

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 103898
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 2000-01-31

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Policy:

Ideally Hawaiian Monk Seal Program collaboration or otherwise authorized by contact

Data Access Procedure:

Contact Data Control Person - Charles Littnan (charles.littnan@noaa.gov)

Data Access Constraints:

Ideally this data will be analyzed in collaboration or with approval by contact

Data Use Constraints:

Use of the data set would ideally be cleared with NMFS/PIFSC, Protected Species Division. These data are PRELIMINARY and have not be completely screened for accuracy. NOAA can not be held liable for use of these data in a manner other than for perusal of preliminary data. The developers of these data are concerned with assuring its proper use. Before data are used to draw specific scientific conclusions, potential users are requested to contact NMFS/PIFSC, Protected Species Division for background on the data. Acknowledgement of the data should be cited. Different versions of the dataset may exist. The user must be sure to use the appropriate data set for the time period of interest. While efforts have been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable, NOAA cannot assume liablility for any damages or misrepresentation caused by any inaccuracies in the data or as a result of changes to the data caused by system transfers.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 250968
Download URL: https://oceanwatch.pifsc.noaa.gov/xfer/PIFSC_PIRO_bulk_data_download_InPort_18696.tgz
Distributor: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) (2019-05-24 - Present)
File Name: ProcessingTreatment.csv
Description:

Also:

RemainsInventory.csv

File Type: csv (comma-separated values)

Data Quality

Representativeness:

Data is collected at Hawaiian monk seal haulout locations during variable-length field seasons. Scats/spews may not be collected if they occur outside of the field season, in areas that are rarely surveyed, or at sea.

Bias:

Data is collected at Hawaiian monk seal haulout locations during variable-length field seasons. Scats/spews may not be collected if they occur outside of the field season, in areas that are rarely surveyed, or at sea.

Completeness Measure:

There is a backlog of unprocessed scats and spews at this time.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Quality control measures were taken at points of collection and processing of samples as well as recording data.

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: Yes
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
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: 1 year
Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: NCEI-MD
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: 1 year
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

Original files will be regularly backed up and stored on a secure server separate from publicly accessible files.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Samples were collected in the field, cataloged and stored until processing which included cleaning and sorting prey parts to be identified.

Sources

Scats and spews collected during field studies

CC ID: 841932
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 841933
Description:

Scats and spews were collected during field studies

Process Contact: Littnan, Charles L
Phone (Voice): (808)725-5711
Email Address: charles.littnan@noaa.gov
Source: Scats and spews collected during field studies

Process Step 2

CC ID: 841934
Description:

samples were cataloged and stored until processing which included cleaning and sorting prey parts to be identified.

Process Contact: Littnan, Charles L
Phone (Voice): (808)725-5711
Email Address: charles.littnan@noaa.gov
Source: Scats and spews collected during field studies

Child Items

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Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) Table: PROCESSING_TREATMENT
Entity (ENT) Table: REMAINS_INVENTORY

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 18696
Metadata Record Created By: Thea C Johanos
Metadata Record Created: 2013-03-27 19:54+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-03-18 17:49+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-02-28
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-03-01