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Southeast Fisheries Science Center, 2022: Gulf of Mexico killer whale photo-ID catalog, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/30705.

Item Identification

Title: Gulf of Mexico killer whale photo-ID catalog
Status: In Work
Abstract:

Photo-identification data on killer whales occupying the northern Gulf of Mexico have been collected in association with large vessel surveys since 1991. Photographs of killer whales are taken during encounters and unique dorsal fin marking can be used to identify individual animals. These images have been reviewed and individuals cataloged to evaluate residency and demographic patterns in killer whales in the northern Gulf of Mexico.

Purpose:

To examine residency patterns of killer whales in the northern Gulf of Mexico.

Notes:

A photo-identification study of killer whales has been ongoing since 1992. Photos are collected opportunistically when killer whales are encountered during vessel surveys. The primary type of data collected is photo-identification images that are used

Physical Location

Organization: Southeast Fisheries Science Center
City: Miami
State/Province: FL
Country: USA
Location Description:

Location Of The Main Office Of The South East Fisheries Science Center

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 281825
Date Effective From: 1992
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Garrison, Lance
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Dr
Miami, FL 33149
Email Address: Lance.Garrison@noaa.gov
Phone: 305-361-4488
Fax: 305-361-4478
Business Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST/EDT
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Distributor

CC ID: 276997
Date Effective From: 1992
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC)
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
USA
Phone: (305)361-5761
URL: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/about/southeast-fisheries-science-center
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 276998
Date Effective From: 1992
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Barry, Kevin
Address: 3209 Frederic St.
Pascagoula, MS 39568
Email Address: kevin.barry@noaa.gov
Phone: 228-549-1608
Fax: 228-769-9200
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 276999
Date Effective From: 1992
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Garrison, Lance
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Dr
Miami, FL 33149
Email Address: Lance.Garrison@noaa.gov
Phone: 305-361-4488
Fax: 305-361-4478
Business Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST/EDT
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 277002
W° Bound: -98
E° Bound: -80.5
N° Bound: 31
S° Bound: 24.5
Description

Gulf Of Mexico

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 277001
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1992

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

The data will be available from a public web server once an access methodology has been developed.

Data Access Constraints:

None

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 281833
Download URL: http://www.sefsc.noaa.gov/parr/bulk_downloads/25899.zip
Distributor:
File Name: 30705.zip
Description:

ONLINE RESOURCE

File Type: FILES (MIXED)
Compression: Zip
Review Status: Not Chked

Data Quality

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Visual sightings and effort data are reviewed and verified by field leads after each survey day. Identifications of individual animals are reviewed and verified by multiple individuals using tools within the FinBase database system. Key entered data are verified by comparison to written data sheets.

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: No
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: 0
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: No
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: No
If Distributor (Data Hosting Service) is Needed, Please Indicate: No
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: 365
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:

N/A

Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: To Be Determined
If To Be Determined, Unable to Archive, or No Archiving Intended, Explain:

The archival process is currently under development.

Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: 365
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

The data resides on a secure government network requiring multi-factor authentication for network access.

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Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 281832
Description:

Collected photographs are are reviewed and individual animals are identified and compared to previous images of individuals within the catalog. These identifications are then reviewed and verified.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 30705
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:30705
Metadata Record Created By: Carlos Rivero
Metadata Record Created: 2016-02-11 06:54+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-04-29 15:30+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-04-29
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2022-04-30