Item Identification

Title: WinCruz Sighting Records
Status: In Work
Abstract:

Detailed information about each cetacean sighting from shipboard surveys.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Cetaceans
None Shipboard Surveys
None WinCruz Sightings

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None American Samoa EEZ
None Guam and CNMI EEZ
None Hawaii EEZ
None High Seas
None Johnston EEZ
None Pacific Islands Region
None Palmyra and Kingman EEZ
None Wake EEZ

Physical Location

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

IRC

1845 Wasp Blvd., Bldg. 176

Honolulu, HI 96818

Entity Information

Entity Type: Spreadsheet
Active Version?: Yes
Description:

This spreadsheet contains details about each sighting recorded during shipboard surveys conducted by PIFSC.

Data Attributes

Attribute Summary

Rubric Score Primary Key? Name Type Description
100
Line numeric number of the data record
100
CruiseID alphanumeric A combination of the cruise year (YYYY), cruise name (text), and cruise number assigned by the PIFSC (includes ship code, year (YY), and cruise number (##; incremented through the year)
100
Ship TEXT Name of the ship.
100
Leg TEXT If applicable (when there is more than 1 leg of a cruise). Otherwise n/a
100
SurveyID text The survey's identification number composed of a ship survey code and number (incremented from 1)
100
Date date/time Date (local)
100
WinCruz text The WinCruz sighting number. The sighting number incremented throughout the survey effort. Multispecies sightings have the same sighting number but each species is assigned a letter (e.g. a, b, c) and details are listed on a separate row.
100
DailySighting TEXT the sighting number on a particular day (starts at 1 each day and increments throughout the day)
100
SpeciesCode number Three number code assigned to each specific species
100
Species text Genus and species name
100
CommonName text The common name of the species
100
EffortType text Did the sighting occur when the survey effort was systematic (S), non-systematic (N), fine-scale (F), or off (O)
100
Cue text The event/object that was the cue for the sighting.
100
MixedSpecies TEXT Were there mutiple species present and interacting during the sighting? Yes, No, or Unk
100
TimeBegin date/time Time (local) of the start of the sighting.
100
EEZ text Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) where the sighting was located (Hawaii, Guam/CNMI, American Samoa, Johnston, Wake, Palmyra/Kingman, High Seas, West Coast
100
Region text PIFSC-defined region within the EEZ
100
ShipBeginLat number Latitude of the ship at the beginning of the sighting (+ = North, - = South)
100
ShipBeginLong number Longitude of the ship at the beginning of the sighting (+ = East, - = West)
100
TotalBest text Group size estimate (best). If no estimate was made "n/a" entered.
100
TotalHigh text Group size estimate (maximum). If no estimate was made "n/a" entered.
100
TotalLow text Group size estimate (minimum). If no estimate was made "n/a" entered.
100
Behavior text Comma-separated list of behaviors observed. n/a if no behaviors observed or recorded
100
TotalPhotos number Total number of photos taken during sighting and includes those taken from the ship and the small boat if it was launched.
100
ShipBiopsySamples number Number of biopsy samples collected from the ship
100
SmallBoatLaunch TEXT Yes or No - was the small boat launched during the encounter?
100
SmallBoatBiopsySamples numeric the number of biopsy samples collected when the small boat was launched.
100
Permit text NMFS permit number under which data were collected

Attribute Details

Line

CC ID: 841926
Seq. Order: 1
Data Storage Type: numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

number of the data record

CruiseID

CC ID: 837186
Seq. Order: 2
Data Storage Type: alphanumeric
Max Length: 255
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

A combination of the cruise year (YYYY), cruise name (text), and cruise number assigned by the PIFSC (includes ship code, year (YY), and cruise number (##; incremented through the year)

Ship

CC ID: 837187
Seq. Order: 3
Data Storage Type: TEXT
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Name of the ship.

Leg

CC ID: 837188
Seq. Order: 4
Data Storage Type: TEXT
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

If applicable (when there is more than 1 leg of a cruise). Otherwise n/a

SurveyID

CC ID: 836931
Seq. Order: 5
Data Storage Type: text
Max Length: 11
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The survey's identification number composed of a ship survey code and number (incremented from 1)

Display Example: OES1502_01

Date

CC ID: 836904
Seq. Order: 6
Data Storage Type: date/time
Max Length: 10
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Date (local)

Display Example: MM/DD/YYYY

WinCruz

CC ID: 836925
Seq. Order: 7
Data Storage Type: text
Max Length: 4
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The WinCruz sighting number. The sighting number incremented throughout the survey effort. Multispecies sightings have the same sighting number but each species is assigned a letter (e.g. a, b, c) and details are listed on a separate row.

DailySighting

CC ID: 837806
Seq. Order: 8
Data Storage Type: TEXT
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

the sighting number on a particular day (starts at 1 each day and increments throughout the day)

SpeciesCode

CC ID: 836926
Seq. Order: 9
Data Storage Type: number
Max Length: 3
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Three number code assigned to each specific species

Allowed Values: 002=Pantropical spotted dolphin(Stenella attenuata),003=Unid. Spinner dolphin subspecies(Stenella longirostris subsp.),013=Striped dolphin(Stenella coeruleoalba),015=Rough-toothed dolphin(Steno bredanensis),016=Long-beaked common dolphin(Delphinus capensis),017=Short-beaked common dolphin(Delphinus delphis),018=Bottlenose dolphin(Tursiops truncatus),021=Risso's dolphin(Grampus griseus),026=Fraser's dolphin(Lagenodelphis hosei),031=Melon-headed whale(Peponocephala electra),032=Pygmy killer whale(Feresa attenuata),033=False killer whale(Pseudorca crassidens),036=Short-finned pilot whale(Globicephala macrorhynchus),037=Killer whale(Orcinus orca),046=Sperm whale(Physeter macrocephalus),047=Pygmy sperm whale(Kogia breviceps),048=Dwarf sperm whale(Kogia sima),049=Unid. Beaked whale(Unid. Beaked whale),051=Mesoplodon beaked whale(Mesoplodon sp.),057=Ginko-toothed beaked whale(Mesoplodon ginkodens),059=Blainville's beaked whale(Mesoplodon densirostris),061=Cuvier's beaked whale(Ziphius cavirostris),063=Baird's beaked whale(Berardius bairdii),065=Longman's beaked whale(Indopacetus pacificus),066=North Pacific right whale(Eubalaena japonica),070=Unid. Rorqual(Unid. Rorqual),071=Minke whale(Balaenoptera acutorostrata),072=Bryde's whale(Balaenoptera edeni),073=Sei whale(Balaenoptera borealis),074=Fin whale(Balaenoptera physalus),075=Blue whale(Balaenoptera musculus),076=Humpback whale(Megaptera novaeangliae),077=Unid. Dolphin(Unid. Dolphin),078=Unid. small whale(Unid. small whale),079=Unid. large whale(Unid. large whale),080=Pygmy/dwarf sperm whale(Kogia sp.),096=Unid. Cetacean(Unid. Cetacean),098=Unid. Whale(Unid. Whale),099=Sei/Bryde's whale(B. borealis/edeni),102=Spinner dolphin(Stenella longirostris),105=Indo-Pacific bottlenose(Tursiops aduncas),177=Unid. small delphinid(Unid. small delphinid),277=Unid. medium delphinid(Unid. medium delphinid),377=Unid. large delphinid(Unid. large delphinid),CC=Loggerhead Sea turtle(Caretta Caretta),CM=Green sea turtle(Chelonia mydas),DC=Leatherback sea turtle(Dermochelys coriacea),EI=Hawksbill sea turtle(Eretmochelys imbricata),MS=Hawaiian monk seal(Monachus schauinslandi)

Species

CC ID: 836928
Seq. Order: 10
Data Storage Type: text
Max Length: 255
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Genus and species name

CommonName

CC ID: 836927
Seq. Order: 11
Data Storage Type: text
Max Length: 255
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The common name of the species

EffortType

CC ID: 836905
Seq. Order: 12
Data Storage Type: text
Max Length: 3
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Did the sighting occur when the survey effort was systematic (S), non-systematic (N), fine-scale (F), or off (O)

Allowed Values: ON, OFF

Cue

CC ID: 836903
Seq. Order: 13
Data Storage Type: text
Max Length: 255
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The event/object that was the cue for the sighting.

Allowed Values: Birds, Splash, Marine Mammal Body, Ship, Other, Blow, Other Research Vessel, Fishing Vessel, Tour Boat, Splash/Blow/Fin, Unknown

MixedSpecies

CC ID: 837805
Seq. Order: 14
Data Storage Type: TEXT
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Were there mutiple species present and interacting during the sighting? Yes, No, or Unk

TimeBegin

CC ID: 836937
Seq. Order: 15
Data Storage Type: date/time
Max Length: 5
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Time (local) of the start of the sighting.

Display Example: HH:MM

EEZ

CC ID: 837089
Seq. Order: 16
Data Storage Type: text
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) where the sighting was located (Hawaii, Guam/CNMI, American Samoa, Johnston, Wake, Palmyra/Kingman, High Seas, West Coast

Region

CC ID: 841966
Seq. Order: 17
Data Storage Type: text
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

PIFSC-defined region within the EEZ

ShipBeginLat

CC ID: 836882
Seq. Order: 18
Data Storage Type: number
Max Length: 9
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Precision: 7
Status: Active
Description:

Latitude of the ship at the beginning of the sighting (+ = North, - = South)

ShipBeginLong

CC ID: 836883
Seq. Order: 19
Data Storage Type: number
Max Length: 10
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Precision: 8
Status: Active
Description:

Longitude of the ship at the beginning of the sighting (+ = East, - = West)

TotalBest

CC ID: 836939
Seq. Order: 20
Data Storage Type: text
Max Length: 5
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Group size estimate (best). If no estimate was made "n/a" entered.

TotalHigh

CC ID: 836940
Seq. Order: 21
Data Storage Type: text
Max Length: 5
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Group size estimate (maximum). If no estimate was made "n/a" entered.

TotalLow

CC ID: 836941
Seq. Order: 22
Data Storage Type: text
Max Length: 5
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Group size estimate (minimum). If no estimate was made "n/a" entered.

Behavior

CC ID: 836885
Seq. Order: 23
Data Storage Type: text
Max Length: 255
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Comma-separated list of behaviors observed. n/a if no behaviors observed or recorded

TotalPhotos

CC ID: 836958
Seq. Order: 24
Data Storage Type: number
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Total number of photos taken during sighting and includes those taken from the ship and the small boat if it was launched.

ShipBiopsySamples

CC ID: 836890
Seq. Order: 25
Data Storage Type: number
Max Length: 3
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Number of biopsy samples collected from the ship

SmallBoatLaunch

CC ID: 837803
Seq. Order: 26
Data Storage Type: TEXT
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Yes or No - was the small boat launched during the encounter?

SmallBoatBiopsySamples

CC ID: 837804
Seq. Order: 27
Data Storage Type: numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

the number of biopsy samples collected when the small boat was launched.

Permit

CC ID: 836917
Seq. Order: 28
Data Storage Type: text
Max Length: 25
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

NMFS permit number under which data were collected

Support Roles

Distributor

CC ID: 839312
Date Effective From: 2019
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: 836949
Date Effective From: 2012-01-01
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

Originator

CC ID: 836948
Date Effective From: 2006-02-01
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.

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 836951
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 2006
Description:

The PIFSC CRP began conducting ship-based cetacean surveys in 2006. See specific surveys for details on time frames.

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Policy:

None

Data Access Procedure:

None

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

The user is responsible for the results of any application of these data.

The NMFS permit number (listed within the dataset) under which the data were collected must be listed in any publications and/or other representations of these data.

Acknowledgement of NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center's Cetacean Research Program, as the source from which these data were obtained, in any publications and/or other representations of these data is requested.

Metadata Access Constraints:

None

Metadata Use Constraints:

None

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 839311
Start Date: 2019
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://oceanwatch.pifsc.noaa.gov/xfer/PIFSC_PIRO_bulk_data_download_InPort_18141.tgz
Distributor: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) (2019 - Present)
File Name: PSD_CRP_WinCruz_Sightings_2006_to_2017
File Type: csv (comma-separated values)

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 56128
Metadata Record Created By: Marie C Hill
Metadata Record Created: 2019-04-25 15:22+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-03-18 17:49+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-05-05
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-05-05