Short Citation:
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2021: Satellite Tags- Guam/CNMI EEZ, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/25325.

Item Identification

Title: Satellite Tags- Guam/CNMI EEZ
Status: In Work
Creation Date: 2019
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.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None bottlenose dolphin
None false killer whale
None melon-headed whale
None pantropical spotted dolphin
None rough-toothed dolphin
None short-finned pilot whale
None sperm whale

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None CNMI EEZ
None Guam EEZ

Instrument Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None satellite tag

Platform Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
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: digital table

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 256035
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: 912908
Date Effective From: 2020
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Animal Telemetry Network
URL: IOOS Animal Telemetry Network
Contact Instructions:

https://portal.atn.ioos.us/

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 256034
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: 256033
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: 256037
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: 204370
W° Bound: 141
E° Bound: 150
N° Bound: 24
S° Bound: 10
Description

CNMI/Guam EEZ

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 204371
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2013-06-30
End: 2013-07-17
Description:

SPOT5 tags were deployed on short-finned pilot whales, false killer whales, bottlenose dolphins and a rough-toothed dolphin between these dates during the 2013 summertime small boat survey effort in the southern Marianas. Duration of tags varied.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 2

CC ID: 204372
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2014-04-19
Description:

SPOT5 tags were deployed on melon-headed whales on this day during the 2013 winter/spring small boat survey effort in the southern Marianas. Duration of tags varied.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 3

CC ID: 204373
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2014-05-19
End: 2014-06-17
Description:

SPOT5 and SPLASH10 tags were deployed on false killer whales, short-finned pilot whales, and bottlenose dolphins between these dates during the 2014 summertime small boat survey effort in the southern Marianas. Duration of tags varied.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 4

CC ID: 204374
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2015-05-30
Description:

A SPOT5 tag was deployed on a false killer whale during the SE 15-02-MACS.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 5

CC ID: 222300
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2015-09-02
Description:

A SPLASH10 location-dive tag was deployed on a male bottlenose dolphin during small-boat surveys off Rota.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 6

CC ID: 353184
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2016-05
End: 2016-08
Description:

SPOT5 and SPLASH10 tags were deployed on short-finned pilot whales, sperm whales, and a pantropical spotted dolphin during the 2016 summertime small boat survey effort in the southern Marianas. Duration of tags varied.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 7

CC ID: 711937
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2017-02-11
End: 2017-03-10
Description:

SPOT5 tag deployed on a short-finned pilot whale during small-boat surveys for humpback whales off Saipan.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 8

CC ID: 711938
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2017-05-12
End: 2017-06-07
Description:

SPOT5 and SPLASH10 tags deployed on melon-headed whales and bottlenose dolphins.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 9

CC ID: 807374
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2018-08-26
End: 2018-09-11
Description:

SPOT and SPLASH tags deployed on short-finned pilot whales during small-boat surveys off Saipan and Tinian in the Mariana Archipelago.

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Data are accessible through the Animal Tracking Network (ATN). See Distribution Information.

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: 912904
Start Date: 2020
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://portal.atn.ioos.us/?ls=ccecccfb-060c-0a35-8cd4-f094db6fb0a6#metadata/5689c621-6d38-4738-b38d-4e160679367d/project
Distributor: Animal Telemetry Network (2020 - Present)
Description:

Movement Patterns and Habitat Use of Cetaceans within the Mariana Archipelago, 2013-2018.

Satellite telemetry data from tags deployed on cetaceans in the Mariana Archipelago during PIFSC surveys.

Data Quality

Completeness Report:

All tags that were successfully deployed are included in this dataset.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

The following processing is carried out at the Argos global processing centers:

Verification of message quality, reception level, time-tagging, transmitter identification number, sensor message lengths and receiver frequency value (to compute the location)

Message time-tagging in coordinated universal time (UTC)

Message classification by platform and by chronological order

Data processing

After the data are received from Argos and uploaded to Movebank.org we apply the Douglas Argos (DAR) filter to determine outliers based on the following user defined variables: maximum redundant distance (consecutive points separated by less than a defined distance are kept by the filter because ARGOS location errors rarely occur in the same place, so very close temporally consecutive points are assumed to be self-confirming); location classes (LCs) that are automatically retained; maximum sustainable rate of movement; and the rate coefficient (Ratecoef) for assessing the angle created by three consecutive points. The rate coefficient algorithm takes into account that the farther an animal moves between locations, the less likely it is to return to or near to the original location without any intervening positions, creating an acute angle characteristic of typical ARGOS error. Locations were retained if they were separated from the next location by less than a maximum redundant distance of 3 km, as well as LC2 and LC3 locations (estimated error of <500 and <250 m, respectively; ARGOS User’s Manual). LC1 locations (with estimated error of between 500 and 1500 m), as well as LC0, LCA, LCB, and LCZ locations (with no estimation of accuracy), were only retained if they passed the Douglas ARGOS Filter process. The maximum sustainable rate of movement used was 20 kph for false killer whales, bottlenose dolphins, and rough-toothed dolphins, and 15 kph for short-finned pilot whales and melon-headed whales. These were based on maximum travel speeds noted during observations of fast traveling individuals in Hawai‘i (Baird et al. 2013). The default Ratecoef for marine mammals was used (Ratecoef = 25).

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?: Yes
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: Other
If World Data Center or Other, Specify: Movebank.org
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: 1mo-1yr
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:

Argos transmitters upload short duration messages (of less than one second) to Argos instruments on satellites that pass overhead at an altitude of 850 km.

Each platform is characterized by an identification number specific to its transmitter. A platform transmits periodic messages characterized by the following parameters :

Transmission Frequency (401.650 MHz ± 30 kHz, which must be stable as the location is computed on the basis of Doppler effect measurements, the Repetition period, which is the interval of time between two consecutive message dispatches, varying between 15 and 90 seconds according to the extent to which the platform is used, the platform identification number, and the volume of data collected. The transmission of each message takes less than one second.

The three main receiving stations, Wallops Island and Fairbanks in the United States and Svalbard in Norway, collect all the messages recorded by the satellites during an orbit, thus providing coverage of the entire Earth.

Data received by the satellites are retransmitted to regional stations in real time if the station is within satellite visibility. The main receiving stations also receive data in real time. There are two global Argos processing centers, one located just outside of Toulouse in Southwestern France, and the other near Washington, DC, USA. Once the data arrive at a processing center, locations are automatically calculated and information made available to users.

In the two processing centers, designed for full redundancy, the computers calculate locations and process the received data.

The following processing is carried out at the global processing centers:

Verification of message quality, reception level, time-tagging, transmitter identification number, sensor message lengths and receiver frequency value (to compute the location)

Message time-tagging in coordinated universal time (UTC)

Message classification by platform and by chronological order

Data processing

Data from satellite tag deployments are received by CLS Argos and are distributed to us by CD. Data are uploaded to Movebank. The DAR filter is used and outliers are marked within the dataset.

Acquisition Information

Instruments

Instrument 1

CC ID: 838213
Identifier: Wildlife Computers SPLASH
Instrument / Gear: Instrument
Instrument Type: Satellite Tag
Description:

Location and dive depth satellite tag

Instrument 2

CC ID: 838214
Identifier: Wildlife Computers SPOT
Instrument / Gear: Instrument
Instrument Type: Satellite Tag
Description:

Location-only satellite tag

Platforms

Platform 1

CC ID: 838215
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: Wildlife Computers SPLASH

Mounted Instrument 2

Identifier: Wildlife Computers SPOT

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) ARGOS-MoveBank Satellite Telemetry Data - Guam/CNMI EEZ
Entity (ENT) Satellite Tag Deployment Details-Guam/CNMI EEZ

Related Items

Item Type Relationship Type Title
Project (PRJ) Cross Reference Biopsy Samples- Guam/CNMI EEZ (Marianas)

Biopsy samples are collected from the tagged individual when possible.

Project (PRJ) Cross Reference Cetacean Photos- Guam/CNMI EEZ (Marianas)

Photos are taken of the satellite-tagged individual when possible.

Project (PRJ) Cross Reference Small-boat Cetacean Surveys- Guam/CNMI EEZ (Marianas)

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 25325
Metadata Record Created By: Marie C Hill
Metadata Record Created: 2015-06-10 21:27+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Marie C Hill
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2020-10-22 01:07+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