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Alaska Fisheries Science Center, 2024: AFSC/ABL: Glacier Bay Harbor Seal Survey, 2004-2007,

Item Identification

Title: AFSC/ABL: Glacier Bay Harbor Seal Survey, 2004-2007
Short Name: AFSC/ABL: Glacier Bay Harbor Seal Survey, 2004-2007
Status: Completed
Publication Date: Unknown

The acoustic data collected in Glacier bay from 2005 2007 was used to study the link between marine predator (harbor seals) diving behavior to local prey fields in contrasting habitats in a glacial fjord. Standardized acoustic surveys were setup and run monthly throughout the summer and throughout Glacier Bay. Fish species were identified from previous trawl surveys while acoustic data was used to locate prey within the bay and water column in association with Harbor seals. Acoustic equipment were calibrated each month and the data were analyzed by the same qualified acoustician throughout the surveys duration. Seals were identified, enumerated and GIS positioned in association with prey fields found with the acoustics.


This dataset contains the data from the Glacier Bay harbor seal surveys from 2004 and 2007.


Loaded by FGDC Metadata Uploader, batch 7181, 10-05-2015 18:57


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
ISO 19115 Topic Category
ITIS harbor seal
None diving behavior
None foraging
None glacial fjord
None hydro-acoustics
None pinniped
None prey availability
None TDR
None VHF

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Geographic Names Information System Alaska

Physical Location

Organization: Alaska Fisheries Science Center
City: Seattle
State/Province: WA
Country: USA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: maps and data
Distribution Liability:

The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 229031
Date Effective From: 2015-10-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Csepp, Dave
Email Address:


CC ID: 229032
Date Effective From: 2015-10-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Csepp, Dave
Email Address:

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 228898
Date Effective From: 2015-10-05
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): MC, Metadata Coordinators
Email Address:


CC ID: 228899
Date Effective From: 2015-10-05
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Csepp, Dave
Email Address:

Point of Contact

CC ID: 229033
Date Effective From: 2015-10-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Csepp, Dave
Email Address:


Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 228897
W° Bound: -137
E° Bound: -136
N° Bound: 59
S° Bound: 58.33

Alaska, Southeast Alaska, Glacier Bay

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 228896
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2004
End: 2007

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Data will soon be available through National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).

Data Access Constraints:

There are no legal restrictions on access to the data. They reside in public domain and can be freely distributed.

Data Use Constraints:

User must read and fully comprehend the metadata prior to use. Data should not be used beyond the limits of the source scale. Acknowledgement of NOAA, as the source from which these data were obtained, in any publications and/or other representations of these data is suggested.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 233698
Download URL:

NCEI to be determined

Technical Environment


Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet

Data Quality

Completeness Report:


Conceptual Consistency:

Acoustic equipment were tested through monthly calibrations. Data were checked throughout its analysis quantitatively and qualitatively throughout their analytical processes.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Contact the dataset POC for full QA/QC methodology

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?: Yes
If Distributor (Data Hosting Service) is Needed, Please Indicate: yes
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: unknown
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:

no delay

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

NCEI site yet to be determined

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

IT Security and Contingency Plan for the system establishes procedures and applies to the functions, operations, and resources necessary to recover and restore data as hosted in the Western Regional Support Center in Seattle, Washington, following a disruption.


Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 228903

Juvenile and adult female harbor seals were captured between mid-April and early May from 2004-2007 and TDR and VHS tagged and acoustic surveys were set up in conjunction to radio tagged seals.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 27711
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:27711
Metadata Record Created By: Emily A Fergusson
Metadata Record Created: 2015-10-05 18:56+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2023-05-30 18:10+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2016-05-05
Owner Org: AFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2016-05-05
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2017-05-05