Short Citation:
Alaska Fisheries Science Center, 2021: Alaska Phocid Table of Wild Captures and Specimens Collected, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/28213.

Item Identification

Title: Alaska Phocid Table of Wild Captures and Specimens Collected
Short Name: Alaska Phocid Table of Wild Captures and Specimens Collected
Status: In Work
Abstract:

Polar Ecosystems Program research projects focus primarily on abundance, trends, distribution, health and condition, and foraging behavior of phocids (harbor, bearded, ringed, spotted, and ribbon seals) in Alaska. This database represents data associated with live captures and specimen collection of all these species across a variety of research projects. Data include information such as capture date, location, time, and handling time, as well as information about each animal (e.g., age, sex, molt, pregnancy status, pelage type). These data are most useful when combined in a relational manner with other datasets (e.g. telemetry, health and disease, morphometrics).

Purpose:

The purpose of this dataset is to store all capture related data collected from various Polar Ecosystem Program research projects. This dataset serves as the authoritative inventory of ‘specimen numbers’ (speno) which uniquely identifies each animal captured or specimen collected. To fulfill its stewardship mandates described by the Marine Mammal Protection Act, NMFS is required to have information on these species, including abundance, population trend, extent of interactions with fisheries, seasonal movements, and distribution and harvest pressures. A long-term dataset from the wild captures and collected specimens of harbor, ribbon, spotted, bearded, and ringed seals in Alaska is an important resource.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Integrated Taxonomic Information systems (ITIS) Bearded Seal
Integrated Taxonomic Information systems (ITIS) Harbor Seal
Integrated Taxonomic Information systems (ITIS) Ribbon Seal
Integrated Taxonomic Information systems (ITIS) Ringed Seal
Integrated Taxonomic Information systems (ITIS) Spotted Seal
ISO 19115 Topic Category biota
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Geographic Names Information System Alaska
Geographic Names Information System Arctic Ocean
Geographic Names Information System Beaufort Sea
Geographic Names Information System Bering Sea
Geographic Names Information System Chukchi Sea
Geographic Names Information System Gulf of Alaska

Physical Location

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

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: CSV Files
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)
Distribution Liability:

While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 237539
Date Effective From: 2015-11-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): London, Josh
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way N.E., Building 4
Seattle, WA 98115
USA
Email Address: josh.london@noaa.gov
Phone: 206-526-4296

Distributor

CC ID: 237538
Date Effective From: 2015-11-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): London, Josh
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way N.E., Building 4
Seattle, WA 98115
USA
Email Address: josh.london@noaa.gov
Phone: 206-526-4296

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 237537
Date Effective From: 2015-11-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): London, Josh
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way N.E., Building 4
Seattle, WA 98115
USA
Email Address: josh.london@noaa.gov
Phone: 206-526-4296

Originator

CC ID: 237536
Date Effective From: 2015-11-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): London, Josh
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way N.E., Building 4
Seattle, WA 98115
USA
Email Address: josh.london@noaa.gov
Phone: 206-526-4296

Point of Contact

CC ID: 237535
Date Effective From: 2015-11-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Boveng, Peter
Email Address: peter.boveng@noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 239410
W° Bound: 172
E° Bound: -130
N° Bound: 72
S° Bound: 50

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 239440
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 1991
Description:

data from ribbon, spotted, and bearded seals that were collected during a research cruise in 1991

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 2

CC ID: 239441
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2004
End: 2015

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Policy:

The data set is in the process of being archived with the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Once the archival process is complete and verified, the data set will be publicly available. Acknowledge NOAA/NMFS/AFSC as the source from which these data were obtained in any publications and/or other representations of these data. Communication and collaboration with dataset authors is strongly encouraged prior to use.

Data Access Procedure:

The data set is in the process of being archived with the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Once the archival process is complete and verified, the data set will be publicly available.

Data Access Constraints:

The data set is in the process of being archived with the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Once the archival process is complete and verified, the data set will be publicly available.

Data Use Constraints:

User must read and fully comprehend the metadata prior to use. Applications or inferences derived from the data should be carefully considered for accuracy. While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. Acknowledge NOAA/NMFS/AFSC or the specified citation as the source from which these data were obtained in any publications and/or other representations of these data. Communication and collaboration with dataset authors is strongly encouraged.

Metadata Access Constraints:

no metadata access constraints

Metadata Use Constraints:

Metadata are subject to revision at any time and information within the metadata record should not be cited without author consent. While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

Distribution Information

Data Quality

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Data are collected in the field and checked multiple times while being recorded in the dataform. All data are checked again when they are entered in the database. Specimen numbers, which are the unique identifiers for each animal captured or specimen collected while in the field, and are the basis for all following records about each animal, are checked repeatedly to confirm that they are unique before being entered in the database.

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?: No
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: No
If Distributor (Data Hosting Service) is Needed, Please Indicate: not needed; planned for NCEI-MD
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:

data are not automatically processed

Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: NCEI-MD
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.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Each phocid captured is identified by a unique 'specimen number' (speno). The speno consists of a two letter section corresponding to the genus and species (e.g. harbor seal = 'PV') followed by the year the animal was captured and a single underscore ('_'). The latter portion of the speno is a 4 digit integer uniquely identifying that seal for that year. This dataset also includes specimens collected when the animal itself was not captured, such as scat . When the species for a specimen collected is unknown, 'GS' is used for the genus and species prefix.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 28213
Metadata Record Created By: Josh London
Metadata Record Created: 2015-10-27 18:04+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-11-27
Owner Org: AFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-11-28