Short Citation:
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2021: HMSRP Hawaiian Monk Seal Photo Identification Database, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/28581.

Item Identification

Title: HMSRP Hawaiian Monk Seal Photo Identification Database
Status: In Work
Abstract:

This photo collection contains identification and other images and video of Hawaiian monk seals taken by PSD personnel and cooperating scientists as part of the ongoing monk seal population assessment efforts. Searchable digital photo databases were developed for each breeding location in 2002 and were in near final form by 2003 and contain individual ID photos, survival factors, necropsy photos, archives, and miscellaneous images.

Purpose:

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is the lead agency responsible for the recovery of the Hawaiian monk seal. Each year the NMFS Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, Protected Species Division, Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program conducts studies at the main breeding sites to provide information necessary to evaluate (1) the status and trends of the monk seal subpopulations, (2) natural history traits such as survival, reproduction, growth, behavior, and feeding habits, and (3) the success of various activities designed to facilitate population growth. Hawaiian monk seal photo data collection is an important tool for individual identification of seals and to document survival factors, including deaths, and other noteworthy events.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
PARR Exclusion Extreme Size
None digital photographs
None hawaiian monk seal
None hmsrp
None photo identification
None pifsc
None population assessment
None prints
None protected species
None slides
None survival factors
None video

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None hawaiian archipelago
None pacific region

Physical Location

Organization: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
City: Honolulu
State/Province: HI
Country: USA
Location Description:

1845 Wasp Blvd.

Honolulu, HI 96818

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: Image files
Maintenance Frequency: Annually
Data Presentation Form: Image (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

All ID images of individual seals are organized by seal ID and/or other data types (bleach marks, survival factors, necropsy, etc.)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 249774
Date Effective From: 2007-06-14
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Mercer, Tracy
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: tracy.mercer@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5718
Contact Instructions:

For images and video from the main Hawaiian Islands (MHI)

Data Steward

CC ID: 249772
Date Effective From: 2007-06-14
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Becker, Brenda L
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: brenda.becker@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5715
Fax: (808)725-5567
Business Hours: 8:30AM - 5:00 PM
Contact Instructions:

For photos/digital media from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

Distributor

CC ID: 249794
Date Effective From: 2007-06-14
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Phone: 808-725-5300
URL: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 249796
Date Effective From: 2007-06-14
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Johanos, Thea C
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: thea.johanos-kam@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5709

Point of Contact

CC ID: 249777
Date Effective From: 2007-06-14
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Becker, Brenda L
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: brenda.becker@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5715
Fax: (808)725-5567
Business Hours: 8:30AM - 5:00 PM
Contact Instructions:

For photos from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI)

Point of Contact

CC ID: 249780
Date Effective From: 2007-06-14
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Mercer, Tracy
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: tracy.mercer@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5718
Contact Instructions:

For photos from main Hawaiian Islands (MHI)

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 249788
W° Bound: 180
E° Bound: -150
N° Bound: 30
S° Bound: 10
Description

Hawaiian Archipelago, Pacific Region

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 249799
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1977-01-01

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Policy:

NMFS/PIFSC, Protected Species Division, Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program Data Access, Sharing, and Dissemination Guidelines

Data Access Procedure:

Requester will be asked to submit a request to Brenda Becker (brenda.becker@noaa.gov) for NWHI images, or Tracy Mercer (tracy.mercer@noaa.gov) for MHI images

Data Access Constraints:

NMFS/PIFSC, Protected Species Division, Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program Data Access, Sharing, and Dissemination Guidelines

Data Use Constraints:

Use of these photos must be cleared with NMFS/PIFSC, Protected Species Division. The curators of these photos are concerned with assuring their proper use. Before images are used to draw specific scientific conclusions, potential users are requested to contact NMFS/PIFSC, Protected Species Division for background on these images. Acknowledgement of the image source and associated Permit Numbers should be cited. NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages or misrepresentation caused by any inaccuracies in the images or as a result of changes to the images caused by system transfers.

Data Quality

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Available

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
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:

Not applicable

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

Most recent copies of database are archived annually on the intranet, but not enough space to hold all historical backups.

Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: 1 year
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

Data are backed-up daily per PIFSC's Information Technology Services security policies

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Compilation of print, slides, and digital images and videos from 1977 to present to document seal identifiers and other important information

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 28581
Metadata Record Created By: Thea C Johanos
Metadata Record Created: 2015-11-06 18:36+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2017-09-29
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2018-09-30