Short Citation:
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2021: Visual observations of Hawaiian monk seal behavioral interactions and contact rates to support NMFS efforts to mitigate the risk of possible disease outbreaks, collected on Oahu and Laysan Island during the period 2015-06-01 to 2015-09-01., https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/28586.

Item Identification

Title: Visual observations of Hawaiian monk seal behavioral interactions and contact rates to support NMFS efforts to mitigate the risk of possible disease outbreaks, collected on Oahu and Laysan Island during the period 2015-06-01 to 2015-09-01.
Short Name: HMSRP Observation of Hawaiian monk seal behavioral interactions - Oahu and Laysan Island, 2015
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2018-02-27
Abstract:

Infectious disease has the potential to pose serious risk to Hawaiian Monk Seal populations. HMSRP is currently researching and evaluating methods to minimize disease threats to this endangered population, including potential vaccination programs. Observation of seal behavior and social interactions will provide information critical to understanding contact rates between animals which will aid our efforts modeling epidemiological processes and planning vaccination or other disease risk mitigation strategies. To provide this crucial data on seal behavior and contact rates this project aims to:

• Describe the haul-out patterns and numbers of seals using haul-out beaches on Oahu in the MHI and Laysan in the NWHI.

• Document individual seal behavior and interactions between seals;

o especially with regard to different types of potentially infectious contacts.

o with attention to age/sex patterns that may help identify generalities of high-risk seals.

Purpose:

Better understand the behavioral ecology of monk seals, particularly social behavior and interactions between seals, this will aid research and recovery efforts related to epidemiology as well as seal aggression.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Behavior
None Hawaiian monk seal

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

Author

CC ID: 250739
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

Data Steward

CC ID: 250740
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

Distributor

CC ID: 842307
Date Effective From: 2019-05-28
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: 250742
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

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 250746
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: 250744
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

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 250750
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: 250751
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2015-06-01
End: 2015-09-01

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Contact POC with data requests.

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: 250748
Start Date: 2015-06-01
End Date: 2015-09-01
Download URL: https://oceanwatch.pifsc.noaa.gov/xfer/PIFSC_PIRO_bulk_data_download_InPort_28586.tgz
Distributor: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) (2019-05-28 - Present)
File Name: 2015_BehaviorStudy.csv
Description:

This accession is a table containing visual observations of Hawaiian monk seal behavioral interactions and contact rates collected on Oahu and Laysan Island from 2015-06-01 to 2015-09-01. Animal identities, associations, and behaviors were collected and analyzed in order to 1) describe the haul-out patterns and numbers of seals using haul-out beaches on Oahu in the MHI and Laysan in the NWHI, and 2) document individual seal behavior and interactions between seals, especially with regard to different types of potentially infectious contacts with attention to age/sex patterns that may help identify generalities of high-risk seals. These data are used to support NMFS monk seal recovery efforts which include modeling epidemiological processes and planning vaccination and other disease risk mitigation strategies.

File Type: csv (comma-separated values)

Data Quality

Representativeness:

Data were collected opportunistically at Hawaiian monk seal haulout locations on the island of Oahu and do not equally represent all size/sex classes, and may not be representative of other atolls/islands.

Comparability:

Data were collected opportunistically at Hawaiian monk seal haulout locations on the island of Oahu and do not equally represent all size/sex classes, and may not be representative of other atolls/islands.

Completeness Report:

Data should be reviewed before further analysis

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Observations were made by 2 to 3 field personnel per study site, so that observations could be verified for coding consistency - behaviors were recorded using standardized codes to minimize subjective interpretation by observers. Data were entered and double checked upon entry.

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:

Ethographic data sheets were used to collect behavioral observations in the field. Data were then entered into spreadsheets saved as CSV files for downstream analysis.

Sources

Original field data

CC ID: 842308
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 842309
Description:

Ethographic data sheets were used to collect behavioral observations in the field.

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

Process Step 2

CC ID: 842310
Description:

Data were then entered into spreadsheets saved as CSV files for downstream analysis.

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

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) 2015 Behavior Study

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 28586
Metadata Record Created By: Thea C Johanos
Metadata Record Created: 2015-11-06 22:09+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-03-18 17:49+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2015-12-08
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2016-12-08