Item Identification

Title: Legacy HMSRP Hawaiian Monk Seal Main Hawaiian Island Sighting Cards, other misc sightings
Status: Completed
Abstract:

This data collection contains records of Hawaiian monk seal and green turtle sightings in the Main Hawaiian Islands (MHI) entered onto MHI Sighting Cards from 1983-2002 and onto MHI Sighting Forms from 2003-2005 (since late 2005, MHI sightings have been integrated into the monk seal survey data). Additional historical monk seal counts and sightings from both the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and MHI have been referenced and compiled into a NOAA Technical Memorandum and date from 1859 to 1977. Much of this data has been contributed by the public and is not systematically collected. Though most of the data have been entered, some data are housed at PIFSC in paper form.

Purpose:

This data collection contains records of Hawaiian monk seal and green turtle sightings in the Main Hawaiian Islands (MHI) entered onto MHI Sighting Cards from 1983-2002 and onto MHI Sighting Forms from 2003-2005 (since late 2005, MHI sightings have been integrated into the monk seal survey data). Additional historical monk seal counts and sightings from both the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and MHI have been referenced and compiled into a NOAA Technical Memorandum and date from 1859 to 1977. Much of this data has been contributed by the public and is not systematically collected. Though most of the data have been entered, some data are housed at PIFSC in paper form.

Supplemental Information:

Division: Protected Species

Division Chief: Charles Littnan

Program: PSD Population Assessment

Authorities: Endangered Species Act

Ownership: PIFSC

Study Area: Hawaiian Archipelago

Spatial Resolution: Island or Atoll, islet and sector (perimeter of each islet divided into sectors for use in data collection)

Temporal Resolution: Date, time

Frequency of Collection: Opportunistic

Time of collection: Opportunistically at any time of year

Type of Data Collected: MHI Sighting cards, other miscellaneous sightings

Collection Method: Collection forms, notebooks, logs

Recording Media: Paper, databases

Data Collection Documentation: Historic data in NOAA Tech Memo

Storage Location: 1845 WASP Blvd., Building 176, Honolulu, HI 96818

Storage Media: Paper forms, ASCII files, ACCESS databases

Security and Integrity Plans: Available

Backups: Available

Storage and Security Documentation: Available

Data Distribution Method: Zip files via email or CD

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Hawaiian monk seal
None hmsrp
None legacy
None MHI
None pifsc
None protected species
None psd
None sightings

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Hawaiian Archipelago
None main Hawaiian Islands
None pacific region

Physical Location

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

Support Roles

Point of Contact

CC ID: 247636
Date Effective From: 2007-10-22
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

Extents

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 247639
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: 247640
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1950-01-01
End: 2002-12-31
Description:

Some historical data extends back to 1859 in the form of a Technical Memorandum.

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 28594
Metadata Record Created By: Thea C Johanos
Metadata Record Created: 2015-11-09 16:59+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+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