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Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2022: HMSRP Hawaiian Monk Seal Blood Values (Establishing hematology and serum chemistry reference ranges for wild Hawaiian Monk Seals), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/28698.

Item Identification

Title: HMSRP Hawaiian Monk Seal Blood Values (Establishing hematology and serum chemistry reference ranges for wild Hawaiian Monk Seals)
Status: In Work
Publication Date: 2018-02-27
Abstract:

Hematology and serum chemistry evaluations are essential to a patients comprehensive health exam by providing measures of organ function, blood cell volume and health status. Reference ranges have to be established to interpret that the values are within normal limits. Presently, hematology and serum chemistry results from healthy, sick and injured Hawaiian monk seals are interpreted using past studies, which were limited by small samples sizes across age classes, collected from captive Hawaiian monk seals or established using frozen samples. This study builds on previous studies in sample size, quality and demographic representation to establish blood reference ranges by using samples collected between 2004 and 2015 from wild monk seals of multiple age classes (n=65 seals; 28 adults, 18 subadults, 8 juveniles, 11 weaned pups). Samples were analyzed by a single veterinary diagnostic laboratory within 24 hours of collection from apparently healthy, free-ranging wild seals sampled opportunistically during population monitoring and research activities. Reference ranges were developed for 50 complete blood cell counts and serum chemistry parameters using the mean of the values within two standard deviations. While there are several possible approaches to establishment of reference ranges, this method was chosen to maintain consistency with those used by the veterinary diagnostic laboratory most commonly used for sample analysis. Key indices evaluated include total white blood cell count (WBC; mean- 8.145 K/uL, SD-1.73 ), red blood cell count (RBC; mean- 3.397 M/uL, SD- 0.46), hematocrit (mean- 51.56%, SD- 4.99), and total serum protein (TP; mean- 7.625g/dL, SD- 0.81). The development of comprehensive hematology and serum chemistry reference ranges for Hawaiian monk seals will enable more consistent and systematic interpretation of results, which will aid in the assessment and treatment of seals in rehabilitation and the determination of health status of seals sampled during translocation and other research/recovery activities.

Purpose:

The development of comprehensive hematology and serum chemistry reference ranges for Hawaiian monk seals will enable more consistent and systematic interpretation of results, which will aid in the assessment and treatment of seals in rehabilitation and the determination of health status of seals sampled during translocation and other research/recovery activities.

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None Hawaiian monk seal
None hematology

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 Presentation Form: Table (digital)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 256788
Date Effective From: 2015-11-02
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: 260768
Date Effective From: 2015-12-01
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.

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 256787
Date Effective From: 2015-11-02
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: 256785
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: 256784
Date Effective From: 2007-10-22
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Kashinsky, Lizabeth
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: lizabeth.kashinsky@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5719

Point of Contact

CC ID: 256786
Date Effective From: 2007-10-22
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

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 256791
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: 256792
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 Lizabeth Kashinsky (Lizabeth.Kashinsky@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 data will ideally be cleared with NMFS/PIFSC, Protected Species Division.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 260769
Download URL: https://oceanwatch.pifsc.noaa.gov/xfer/PIFSC_PIRO_bulk_data_download_InPort_28698.tgz
Distributor: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) (2015-12-01 - Present)
File Name: IDEXX_finaldata2015_raw data.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:

Blood values 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.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Standard data life-cycle processes are followed to ensure quality and accuracy.

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
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: 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:

Statistics used to create a blood reference range for wild, healthy monk seals

Sources

Blood values from monk seal biological samples

CC ID: 842210
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 842211
Description:

Blood draws were collected during epidemiological studies and opportunistically during taggings and other handling events.

Process Contact: Barbieri, Michelle M
Phone (Voice): 808-725-5734
Email Address: michelle.barbieri@noaa.gov

Process Step 2

CC ID: 842212
Description:

Blood was processed and analyzed for hematology and serum chemistry values.

Process Contact: Barbieri, Michelle M
Phone (Voice): 808-725-5734
Email Address: michelle.barbieri@noaa.gov

Child Items

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Entity Blood Values

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 28698
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:28698
Metadata Record Created By: Thea C Johanos
Metadata Record Created: 2015-11-13 19:13+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