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Southeast Fisheries Science Center, 2022: GoM Estuarine Bottlenose Dolphin Photo-identification studies, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/25877.

Item Identification

Title: GoM Estuarine Bottlenose Dolphin Photo-identification studies
Status: In Work
Abstract:

These data sets include a compilation of small vessel based studies of bottlenose dolphins that reside within Mississippi Sound and nearshore coastal waters. The data consist primarily of photo-identification studies that use natural markings on animal dorsal fins to identify individuals over time. Surveys consist of line transects aboard small boats with concentrated effort to collect photographs of individuals. These photographs are reviewed to identify and catalog individual animals. In addition, several targeted studies have been conducted within this program to collect tissue biopsy samples for genetic and contaminant analyses. These data are used to examine demographic structure and population dynamics of the Mississippi Sound stock of bottlenose dolphins.

Purpose:

To examine residency patterns of bottlenose dolphins in Mississippi Sound.

Notes:

Small boat based photo-identifcation studies of bottlenose dolphins in various estuaries of the Northern Gulf of Mexico, with a focus on Mississippi Sound. Some of these data are incorporated into the Natural Resources Damage Assessment associated with

Physical Location

Organization: Southeast Fisheries Science Center
City: Miami
State/Province: FL
Country: USA
Location Description:

Location Of The Main Office Of The South East Fisheries Science Center

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 283312
Date Effective From: 1995
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Garrison, Lance
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Dr
Miami, FL 33149
Email Address: Lance.Garrison@noaa.gov
Phone: 305-361-4488
Fax: 305-361-4478
Business Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST/EDT
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Distributor

CC ID: 280206
Date Effective From: 1995
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC)
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
USA
Phone: (305)361-5761
URL: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/about/southeast-fisheries-science-center
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 280207
Date Effective From: 1995
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Sinclair, Carrie
Address: 3209 Frederic St.
Pascagoula, MS 39568
Email Address: carrie.sinclair@noaa.gov
Phone: 228-549-1606
Fax: 228-769-9200
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 280208
Date Effective From: 1995
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Garrison, Lance
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Dr
Miami, FL 33149
Email Address: Lance.Garrison@noaa.gov
Phone: 305-361-4488
Fax: 305-361-4478
Business Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST/EDT
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 283318
W° Bound: -89.5
E° Bound: -88.1
N° Bound: 30.4
S° Bound: 30
Description

Gulf Of Mexico

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 283317
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1995

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

The data will be available from a public web server once an access methodology has been developed.

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Quality

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Visual sightings and effort data are reviewed and verified by field leads after each survey day. Identifications of individual animals are reviewed and verified by multiple individuals using tools within the FinBase database system. Key entered data are verified by comparison to written data sheets.

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: No
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: 0
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: No
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: No
If Distributor (Data Hosting Service) is Needed, Please Indicate: No
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: 365
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:

N/A

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

The archival process is currently under development.

Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: 365
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

The data resides on a secure government network requiring multi-factor authentication for network access.

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Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 283319
Description:

Data are collected on paper data sheets in the field which are then key-entered into database systems. Collected photographs are are reviewed and individual dolphins are identified and compared to previous images of individuals within the catalog. These identifications are then reviewed and verified.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 25877
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:25877
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2015-07-10 06:17+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-04-29 15:30+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-04-29
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2022-04-30