Short Citation:
Southeast Fisheries Science Center, 2021: Southeast Region Level A Marine Mammal Stranding Data, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/26502.

Item Identification

Title: Southeast Region Level A Marine Mammal Stranding Data
Short Name: Southeast Region Level A Marine Mammal Stranding Data
Status: In Work
Abstract:

Data on marine mammal strandings are collected by the Southeast Marine Mammal Stranding Network. Basic data on the location, species identification, animal condition, and disposition (Level A data) are contributed by network members to the NOAA National Marine Mammal Stranding Database. Data collected since 2001 in the Southeast US and Caribbean are housed in the national database. These data document the occurrence of stranded marine mammals throughout the southeastern United States.

Purpose:

To document the occurrence and causes of marine mammal strandings in the southeastern United States.

Notes:

Southeast region marine mammal stranding data from 1996 to present are entered into the the national marine mammal stranding database maintained by the NMFS Office of Protected Resources. SEFSC staff review stranding data entered into the national databa

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: 280880
Date Effective From: 1996
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: 280881
Date Effective From: 1996
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: 280882
Date Effective From: 1996
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Litz, Jenny
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33139
Email Address: Jenny.Litz@noaa.gov
Phone: 305-361-4224
Fax: 305-365-4102
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 283990
Date Effective From: 1996
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: 288946
W° Bound: -82
E° Bound: -65.5
N° Bound: 40.5
S° Bound: 24.5

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 288947
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1996

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Data are available to the public by request to the SEFSC assistant stranding coordinator.

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Quality

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Data are provided on written data sheets and photographs by network members. These data are reviewed by SEFSC staff to verify that data have been entered into the national database. Data are reviewed to compare key-entered information to paper records and to asses consistency with data quality standards however, not all records within the National Database have been fully validated.

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?: Yes
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: Yes
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:

This data is currently wavered under the current NOAA guidelines for relational databases.

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 database server only accessible through the NMFS network requiring separate multi-factor authentication for both network and database access.

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Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 283994
Description:

Paper or digital records are provided by stranding network members, and the network key enters the data into the National stranding database. Entered records are subsequently reviewed by SEFSC staff.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 26502
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2015-08-17 17:15+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2020-05-04 14:58+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2016-02-29
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2017-03-01