Item Identification

Title: Cetaceans-Satellite Tagging
Abstract:

Satellite tagging was implemented in 2013. Satellite tagging is conducted using a Dan Inject air rifle and deployment arrows designed by Wildlife Computers. Two types of tags are deployed. One type is a Wildlife Computers SPOT5-240C tag that collects location and temperature. The other tag type is the Wildlife Computers SPLASH10-292B, which provides location as well as depth, temperature, and light level.

Purpose:

Satellite tagging is used to study the movements and habitat use of individuals. Additionally, SPLASH10 tags provide information on the dive behavior of individuals.

Supplemental Information:

Both tag types are deployed in the LIMPET configuration. The tags are attached to the dorsal fin with two sterilized, titanium darts with backward facing petals. Two dart lengths are used depending on the species (4.5 cm for small to medium odontocetes or 6.5 cm for large odontocetes). The programming of the tag configurations vary depending on the species and follow the specifications used by Cascadia Research Collective (CRC) based on the average number of respirations per hour, speed of surfacing, and the likelihood that a tag would remain attached for longer than a month, which were determined in previous tagging studies by CRC (Baird et al. 2013).

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None cetaceans
None satellite tag
None SPLASH10-292B
None SPOT5-240C

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Pacific Islands Region

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
Collection Authority: Federal
Collection Method: Satellite

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 255997
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: 255995
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: 255998
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: 255994
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: 255996
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: 204344
W° Bound: 142
E° Bound: -151
N° Bound: 32
S° Bound: -18
Description

U.S. EEZs within the Pacific Islands Region and Pacific Ocean high seas between EEZs (Hawaii, Palmyra, American Samoa, Wake, Johnston, Guam/CNMI)

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 204377
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 2013
Description:

The PIFSC CRP began deploying satellite tags on cetaceans in 2013.

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Policy:

Requestor will be asked to submit a request by email to Erin Oleson {erin.oleson@noaa.gov) or Marie Hill (marie.hill@noaa.gov)

Data Access Procedure:

In the future, data will be available through the Animal Tracking Network (ATN) Until then, requestor will be asked to submit a request by email to Erin Oleson {erin.oleson@noaa.gov) or Marie Hill (marie.hill@noaa.gov)

Data Access Constraints:

Requestor will be asked to submit a request by email to Erin Oleson {erin.oleson@noaa.gov) or Marie Hill (marie.hill@noaa.gov)

Data Use Constraints:

Requestor will be asked to submit a request by email to Erin Oleson {erin.oleson@noaa.gov) or Marie Hill (marie.hill@noaa.gov)

Metadata Access Constraints:

None

Metadata Use Constraints:

None

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
91
Data Set (DS) Satellite Tags- Guam/CNMI EEZ
91
Data Set (DS) Satellite Tags- Hawaii EEZ

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 23915
Metadata Record Created By: Marie C Hill
Metadata Record Created: 2015-03-13 18:19+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-05-14
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-05-14