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Title: Cetacean Monitoring in the Mariana Islands Range Complex, August-September 2018
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2019-03-05
Abstract:

The Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center's (PIFSC) Cetacean Research Program (CRP) has been conducting visual surveys for cetaceans in the waters surrounding Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) as part of an ongoing effort to develop a record of cetacean occurrence in the region. Visual surveys have been conducted aboard small boats (7.6-12.2 m) since 2010 off the southernmost islands of the Mariana Archipelago (Guam, Rota, Saipan, Tinian, and Aguijan). These surveys include the collection of photographs for individual identification, tissue samples for genetic analysis of population structure, and the deployment of satellite tags for assessment of individual movements throughout the broader region. These surveys are conducted in partnership with the Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet Environmental Readiness Division, which is mandated by Letters of Authorization and Biological Opinions issued under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to monitor cetaceans within the Mariana Islands Training and Testing (MITT) study area. Data sets from the small-boat survey efforts are used to evaluate the distribution, stock structure, and movements of cetaceans within the study area. This report includes a summary of the most recent visual surveys that were conducted in the "summer" (August-September) of 2018.

Other Citation Details:

Suggested citation:

Hill M.C., A.D. Ligon, A.C.Ü, and E.M. Oleson. 2019. Cetacean Monitoring in the Mariana Islands Range Complex, August-September 2018. Prepared for the U.S. Pacific Fleet Environmental Readiness Office. PIFSC Data Report DR-19-010. 22 pp.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.25923/awmd-rf62

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None biopsy
None cetaceans
None photo-identification
None satellite tagging

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Marianas

Physical Location

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

Document Information

Document Type: Report
Format: Acrobat Portable Document Format
Status Code: Published

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 818615
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: 818616
Date Effective From: 2006
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: 818617
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: 818618
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: 818619
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 Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 1168986
W° Bound: 144.39
E° Bound: 145.9
N° Bound: 15.5
S° Bound: 13.01
Description

Mariana Archipelago (Guam to Saipan (including Marpi Reef))

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 1168987
Start Date: 2019
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://repository.library.noaa.gov/view/noaa/19773
Distributor:
File Type: PDF

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 55517
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:55517
Metadata Record Created By: Marie C Hill
Metadata Record Created: 2019-02-06 20:31+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-10-20 02:17+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2022-05-05
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2022-05-05
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2023-05-05