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Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2022: HMSRP Hawaiian Monk Seal Contaminants (Blubber, serum, and whole blood persistent organic pollutants) Data, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/28697.

Item Identification

Title: HMSRP Hawaiian Monk Seal Contaminants (Blubber, serum, and whole blood persistent organic pollutants) Data
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2018-02-27
Abstract:

This data set contains information on persistent organic pollutant analysis of Hawaiian monk seal whole blood and blubber samples from the northwestern Hawaiian islands (samples collected 1998-2001) and serum and blubber samples from the main Hawaiian islands (samples collected 2000-2010). Samples were collected from both live animals during handling for other purposes (health assessment or telemetry device application) and dead animals through necropsy. Data is available in excel spreadsheets.

Purpose:

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is the lead agency responsible for the recovery of the Hawaiian monk seal. Persistent organic pollutants have been shown to cause detrimental effects in various body systems of other mammal, marine mammal, and pinniped species at high concentrations. Contaminants in blood, serum, and blubber of Hawaiian monk seals were measured in order to assess the concentration of select contaminants on Hawaiian monk seals to see if these compounds may be at levels that are shown to have effects in other species.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None contaminants
None endangered species
None Hawaiian monk seal
None HMSRP
None persistent organic pollutants
None PIFSC
None PSD

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Hawaii
None Main Hawaiian Islands
None Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

Physical Location

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

IRC

1845 Wasp Blvd., Building 176

Honolulu, HI 96818

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: Spreadsheets
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 256070
Date Effective From: 2015-11-20
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Kaufman, Angela C
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: angie.kaufman@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5708

Distributor

CC ID: 841971
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
Email Address: pifsc.info@noaa.gov
Phone: 808-725-5360
URL: https://www.pifsc.noaa.gov
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Distributor

CC ID: 255506
Date Effective From: 2015-11-18
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Bohlander, Jessica
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: jessica.bohlander@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5743

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 256072
Date Effective From: 2015-11-20
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

Originator

CC ID: 255504
Date Effective From: 2007-10-22
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: pifsc.info@noaa.gov
Phone: 808-725-5360
URL: https://www.pifsc.noaa.gov
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 255505
Date Effective From: 2007-10-22
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Bohlander, Jessica
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: jessica.bohlander@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5743

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 256074
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: 256075
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1981-12-31

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:

Requestor will be asked to submit a request to Jessica Bohlander (Jessica.Bohlander@noaa.gov).

Data Access Constraints:

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

Data Use Constraints:

Use of the data set would ideally be cleared with NMFS/PIFSC, Protected Species Division. These data are PRELIMINARY and have not be completely screened for accuracy. NOAA can not be held liable for use of these data in a manner other than for perusal of preliminary data. The developers of these data are concerned with assuring its proper use. Before data are used to draw specific scientific conclusions, potential users are requested to contact NMFS/PIFSC, Protected Species Division for background on the data. Acknowledgement of the data should be cited. Different versions of the dataset may exist. The user must be sure to use the appropriate data set for the time period of interest. While efforts have been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages or misrepresentation caused by any inaccuracies in the data or as a result of changes to the data caused by system transfers.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 256069
Download URL: https://oceanwatch.pifsc.noaa.gov/xfer/PIFSC_PIRO_bulk_data_download_InPort_28697.tgz
Distributor: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) (2019-05-24 - Present)
File Name: HImonksealPOP-NWHI.csv
Description:

Also:

HImonksealPOP-MHI.csv

File Type: csv (comma-separated values)

Data Quality

Representativeness:

Data are collected both during dedicated efforts and opportunistically at Hawaiian monk seal haulout locations during variable-length field seasons over multiple years.

Bias:

Contaminant concentrations may vary over time and by animal history. Seal size/sex classes are not equally represented in the data set.

Completeness Measure:

Seal size/sex classes are not equally represented in the data set.

Completeness Report:

Seal size/sex classes are not equally represented in the data set.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Quality control procedures for data collection follow the methods of Sloan, C.A., Brown, D.W., Pearce, R.W., Boyer, R.H., Balton, J.L., Burrows, D.G., Herman, D.P., Krahn, M.M., 2004. Extraction, Cleanup, and Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Sediments and Tissues for Organic Contaminants. US Department of Commerce, NOAA Tech. Memo.NMFSNWFSC-59, pp. 47.

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: Data collection is complete
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: NCEI-MD
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: N/A
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:

This data consists of raw wet weight contaminant concentrations that have not been converted to other units or further processed.

Sources

Monk seal biological samples

CC ID: 841972
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 841973
Description:

Biological samples are collected during epidemiological studies, seal necropsies, and opportunistically during taggings and other handling events.

Process Contact: Bohlander, Jessica
Phone (Voice): (808)725-5743
Email Address: jessica.bohlander@noaa.gov
Source: Monk seal biological samples

Process Step 2

CC ID: 841974
Description:

Samples are analyzed for raw wet weight contaminant concentrations.

Process Contact: Bohlander, Jessica
Phone (Voice): (808)725-5743
Email Address: jessica.bohlander@noaa.gov
Source: Monk seal biological samples

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity MHI Blubber and serum contaminants data
Entity NWHI Whole blood and Serum contaminant data

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 28697
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:28697
Metadata Record Created By: Thea C Johanos
Metadata Record Created: 2015-11-13 19:10+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-10-20 02:17+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2015-12-08
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2015-12-08
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2016-12-08