Item Identification

Title: Cetacean and Seabird Data Collected during the Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (HICEAS), July - December 2017
Status: Completed
Abstract:

The Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (HICEAS) of 2017 was a large-scale ship survey for cetaceans and seabirds within U.S. waters surrounding the Hawaiian Islands. HICEAS 2017 was the third of its kind using many of the same methods and encompassing the same study area as surveys which occurred in 2002 (Barlow et al. 2006) and 2010 (Bradford et al. 2017). The 2017 survey represented the first Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey conducted as part of the Pacific Marine Assessment Program for Protected Species (PacMAPPS), a partnership between NOAA Fisheries, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), U.S. Navy, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. PacMAPPS includes rotational ship surveys in regions of joint interest throughout the Pacific designed to estimate the abundance of cetaceans and seabirds and to assess the ecosystems supporting these species.

Other Citation Details:

Yano, K.M., E.M. Oleson, J.L. Keating, L.T. Ballance, M.C. Hill, A.L. Bradford, A.N. Allen, T.W. Joyce, J.E. Moore, and A. Henry. 2018. Cetacean and seabird data collected during the Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (HICEAS), July–December 2017. NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-PIFSC-72, 110 p. https://doi.org/10.25923/7avn-gw82.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.25923/7avn-gw82

Physical Location

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

Document Information

Document Type: Technical Memorandum (Tech Mem
Format: Adobe Portable Document Format
Status Code: Published

Support Roles

Author

CC ID: 752135
Date Effective From: 2018
Date Effective To: 2018
Contact (Person): Yano, Kim
Email Address: kym.yano@noaa.gov

Data Steward

CC ID: 752130
Date Effective From: 2006
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Hill, Marie C
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: marie.hill@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5710

Distributor

CC ID: 752131
Date Effective From: 2006
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.

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 752132
Date Effective From: 2006
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Hill, Marie C
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: marie.hill@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5710

Point of Contact

CC ID: 752133
Date Effective From: 2009
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Oleson, Erin M
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: erin.oleson@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5712
Business Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 752134
Date Effective From: 2006
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Hill, Marie C
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: marie.hill@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5710

Extents

Extent Group 1

Extent Description:

The U.S. Hawaii EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone)

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 752151
W° Bound: 178
E° Bound: -150
N° Bound: 34
S° Bound: 15
Description

Hawaii EEZ

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 752150
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2017-07-07
End: 2017-11-08
Description:

The Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (HICEAS) of 2017 was a large-scale ship survey for cetaceans and seabirds within U.S. waters surrounding the Hawaiian Islands. HICEAS 2017 was the third of its kind, with prior surveys, using many of the same methods and encompassing the same study area, occurring in 2002 (Barlow et al. 2006) and 2010 (Bradford et al. 2017). The 2017 survey represented the first Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey conducted as part of the Pacific Marine Assessment Program for Protected Species (PacMAPPS), a partnership between NOAA Fisheries, the U.S. Navy, and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). PacMAPPS includes rotational ship surveys in regions of joint interest throughout the Pacific designed to estimate the abundance of cetaceans and seabirds and to assess the ecosystems supporting these species.

HICEAS 2017 was a collaborative survey between the Pacific Islands and Southwest Fisheries Science Centers (PIFSC and SWFSC). The survey took place from 6 July to 1 December 2017 aboard the NOAA Research Vessels Oscar Elton Sette and Reuben Lasker (hereafter referred to as the Sette and the Lasker, respectively), spanning 7 survey “legs” and 179 days-at-sea across both ships (Appendix 1).

Survey Objectives

The primary goals of HICEAS 2017 were to collect data required to estimate the abundance and distribution, examine the population structure, and understand the habitat of cetaceans within U.S. waters around the Hawaiian Islands. There were 5 major research components to HICEAS 2017:

● visual observations for cetaceans following a line-transect survey design;

● passive acoustic monitoring for cetaceans using towed hydrophone arrays, sonobuoys, and autonomous drifting acoustic recorders;

● collection of photographs and tissue samples and deployment of satellite tags for select cetacean groups;

● visual observations for seabirds following a strip-transect survey design; and

● ecosystem measurements for assessment of cetacean and seabird habitat.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 52447
Metadata Record Created By: Marie C Hill
Metadata Record Created: 2018-04-25 15:21+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Erin M Oleson
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2020-05-12 23:55+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2020-05-12
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2021-05-13