Short Citation:
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2021: HMSRP Hawaiian Monk Seal Telemetry Tag Deployments, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/28583.

Item Identification

Title: HMSRP Hawaiian Monk Seal Telemetry Tag Deployments
Status: In Work
Publication Date: 2018-02-23
Abstract:

This project investigates foraging behavior of Hawaiian monk seals by conducting telemetry studies. During these studies, live seals are instrumented with dive recorders, cell phone tags, and other instruments to determine foraging locations and dive and foraging behavior. These data document the deployment of telemetry tags on Hawaiian monk seals.

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. The purpose of telemetry studies is to define Hawaiian monk seal foraging behavior to better understand the links between environment, prey variability, and demography.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Hawaiian monk seal
None Telemetry tags

Physical Location

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

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: CSV Files
Maintenance Frequency: Irregular
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 250916
Date Effective From: 2015-11-16
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Littnan, Charles L
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: charles.littnan@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5711

Distributor

CC ID: 841946
Date Effective From: 2019-05-24
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.

Distributor

CC ID: 250917
Date Effective From: 2015-11-16
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Littnan, Charles L
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: charles.littnan@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5711

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 250919
Date Effective From: 2015-11-16
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Robinson, Stacie
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96839
USA
Email Address: stacie.robinson@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5740

Point of Contact

CC ID: 250918
Date Effective From: 2015-11-16
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Littnan, Charles L
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: charles.littnan@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5711

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 250922
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: 250923
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1982-12-31

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Contact POC or distributor.

Data Access Constraints:

none.

Data Use Constraints:

Data use for analysis or publication is expected to be conducted in collaboration with and proper attribution to NOAA scientists responsible for data collection.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 250920
Download URL: https://oceanwatch.pifsc.noaa.gov/xfer/PIFSC_PIRO_bulk_data_download_InPort_28583.tgz
Distributor: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) (2019-05-24 - Present)
File Name: PSD_HMSRP_Telemetry_Tag_Deployments.csv
File Type: csv (comma-separated values)

Data Quality

Representativeness:

Instrumentation of seals occur opportunistically depending upon logistics and program priorities. Seal size/sex classes are not equally represented due to considerations such as seal size and reproductive status.

Bias:

Instrumentation of seals occur opportunistically depending upon logistics and program priorities. Seal size/sex classes are not equally represented due to considerations such as seal size and reproductive status.

Completeness Measure:

Data should be reviewed prior to analysis

Completeness Report:

Data should be reviewed prior to analysis

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

We relied on quality readings associated with each reading from instruments as well as post-processing steps.

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?: No
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: 1 year
Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: NCEI-MD
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?:

Original files will be regularly backed up and stored on a secure server separate from publicly accessible files.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Data were downloaded from animal-mounted cell phone and other telemetry tags. After initial processing and quality checks, locations were compiled into csv files.

Sources

Original field data from instrumentation events

CC ID: 841944
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 841943
Description:

Instrumentation of Hawaiian monk seals

Process Contact: Robinson, Stacie
Phone (Voice): (808)725-5740
Email Address: stacie.robinson@noaa.gov
Source: Original field data from instrumentation events

Process Step 2

CC ID: 841945
Description:

Enter information to document the deployment of telemetry tags on Hawaiian monk seals.

Process Contact: Robinson, Stacie
Phone (Voice): (808)725-5740
Email Address: stacie.robinson@noaa.gov
Source: Original field data from instrumentation events

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) Telemetry_Tag_Deployments

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 28583
Metadata Record Created By: Thea C Johanos
Metadata Record Created: 2015-11-06 20:43+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-03-18 17:49+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2017-02-17
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2018-02-18