Short Citation:
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2021: HMSRP Hawaiian Monk Seal Specimen Data (includes physical specimens, collection information, status, storage locations, and laboratory results associated with individual specimens), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/5671.

Item Identification

Title: HMSRP Hawaiian Monk Seal Specimen Data (includes physical specimens, collection information, status, storage locations, and laboratory results associated with individual specimens)
Status: In Work
Creation Date: 1982-01-01
Abstract:

This data set includes physical specimens, paper logs and Freezerworks database of all logged information on specimens collected from Hawaiian monk seals since 1975. Information collected on specimens include animal ID's, dates, preservation methods, storage locations, where specimens were analyzed, and results of analyses. Specimens collected are either Non-invasive specimens collected either from dead animals (e.g., tissues, skeletal samples, body fluids, etc.) or samples are collected from live animals by collecting scats, molts, spews, etc. that are found on the beach near live animals. Invasive specimen collection includes tissue plugs collected when animals are tagged, or health screening/survey samples that are collected during animal restraint. Samples are collected by PSD personnel and cooperating scientists as part of the ongoing health and disease, population genetics, and foraging ecology assessment. Specimens are housed at PIFSC Dole Street office, Kewalo Research Facility, and Ford Island.

Purpose:

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is the lead agency responsible for the recovery of the Hawaiian monk seal. Each year the NMFS Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, Protected Species, Hawaiian monk seal Research Program conducts studies at the main breeding sites to provide information necessary to evaluate (1) the status and trends of the monk seal subpopulations, (2) natural history traits such as survival, reproduction, growth, behavior, and feeding habits, and (3) the success of various activities designed to facilitate population growth. The majority of monk seal specimens are collected at this time, or while conducting special studies on foraging ecology and epidemiology. Collection and analyses of specimens are essential components of learning about population genetics and how disease and foraging ecology may be impacting the recovery of the species.

Supplemental Information:

Division: Protected Species

Division Chief: Charles Littnan

Programs: PSD Health and Disease

Authorities: Endangered Species Act

Ownership: PIFSC

Study Area: Hawaiian Archipelago

Spatial Resolution: Island or Atoll, islet and sector (perimeter of each islet divided into sectors for use in data collection)

Temporal Resolution: Date

Frequency of Collection: Whenever seals are handled, opportunistically/non-invasive when specimens are found near animals, or when carcasses are recovered

Time of Collection: Year round

Types of Data Collected: Specimen records, physical specimens

Collection Method: Collection form, physical specimens collected according to written protocols

Recording Media: Paper, database on field laptop computers or desktops, backup CD disks

Collection Standards of the Data or Creation Standards of the Data Product: Available

Data Collection Documentation: Field Manual

Validation and QC Procedures: Available

QC Standards: Available

QC Results Avaiable to Users: Available

Automated QC Procedure: Available

Quality Control Documentation: Available

Storage Location: 1845 Wasp Blvd., Bldg 176, Honolulu, HI 96818

Storage Media/Format: Paper form, ASCII files, ORACLE database, ACCESS database, Freezerworks

Security and Integrity Plans: Available

Backups: Available

Storage and Security Documentation: Available

Distribution Method: Zip file via email or CD, or physical specimens

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Hawaiian monk seal
None health and disease program
None hmsrp
None laboratory results
None PIFSC
None protected species
None PSD
None specimens

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Hawaiian Archipelago
None pacific region

Physical Location

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

1845 WASP Blvg. Bldg 176

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: Database
Maintenance Frequency: Annually
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

Specimen records, laboratory results, physical specimens

Entity Attribute Detail Citation:

ENT Table: HD_ALIQUOTSENT Table: HD_SAMPLES

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 18415
Date Effective From: 2012-09-07
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: 238798
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
Phone: 808-725-5300
URL: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 238799
Date Effective From: 2015-12-01
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: 103321
Date Effective From: 2007-06-18
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.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 18309
Date Effective From: 2012-09-07
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

Point of Contact

CC ID: 18318
Date Effective From: 2007-06-18
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

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 18416
W° Bound: 180
E° Bound: -150
N° Bound: 30
S° Bound: 10
Description

Pacific Ocean, Hawaiian Archipelago

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 18417
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1975-12-31

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 the data set must be cleared with NMFS/PIFSC, Protected Species Division. These data are PRELIMINARY and have not be completely screened for accuracy. NOAA can not be held liable for use of these data in a manner other than for perusal of preliminary data. The developers of these data are concerned with assuring its proper use. Before data are used to draw specific scientific conclusions, potential users are requested to contact NMFS/PIFSC, Protected Species Division for background on the data. Acknowledgement of the data should be cited. Different versions of the dataset may exist. The user must be sure to use the appropriate data set for the time period of interest. While efforts have been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable, NOAA cannot assume liablility for any damages or misrepresentation caused by any inaccuracies in the data or as a result of changes to the data caused by system transfers.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 841987
Download URL: https://oceanwatch.pifsc.noaa.gov/xfer/PIFSC_PIRO_bulk_data_download_InPort_5671.tgz
Distributor: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) (2015-12-01 - Present)
File Name: PSD_HMSRP_Specimen_All.csv
File Type: csv (comma-separated values)

Data Quality

Representativeness:

Data are collected at Hawaiian monk seal haulout locations during variable-length field seasons. Carcasses may not be observed if seals die outside of the field season, in areas that are rarely surveyed, or at sea. Carcass condition influences the ability to determine cause of death and other information.

Accuracy:

Information is collected by multiple observers with varying levels of training over an extended time period. Necropsy protocols have varied over time.

Bias:

Data are collected at Hawaiian monk seal haulout locations during variable-length field seasons. Carcasses may not be observed if seals die outside of the field season, in areas that are rarely surveyed, or at sea. Carcass condition influences the ability to determine cause of death and other information.

Completeness Measure:

Data should be reviewed prior to analysis

Field Precision:

Information is collected by multiple observers with varying levels of training over an extended time period. Necropsy protocols have varied over time.

Completeness Report:

Data should be reviewed prior to analysis

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:

Samples are collected from live and dead Hawaiian monk seals and stored in the NOAA IRC archive. The collection includes samples that are stored at room temperature, Ultra Cold (-80C), frozen (-10C), formalin, or alcohol

Sources

Samples collected from live and dead Hawaiian monk seals

CC ID: 841988
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 841989
Description:

Samples are collected from live and dead Hawaiian monk seals.

Process Contact: Barbieri, Michelle M
Phone (Voice): 808-725-5734
Email Address: michelle.barbieri@noaa.gov
Source: Samples collected from live and dead Hawaiian monk seals

Process Step 2

CC ID: 841990
Description:

Samples are stored in the NOAA IRC archive. The collection includes samples that are stored at room temperature, Ultra Cold (-80C), frozen (-10C), formalin, or alcohol

Process Contact: Barbieri, Michelle M
Phone (Voice): 808-725-5734
Email Address: michelle.barbieri@noaa.gov
Source: Samples collected from live and dead Hawaiian monk seals

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) Specimen Database for Hawaiian Monk Seals

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 5671
Metadata Record Created By: Christopher Y Tokita
Metadata Record Created: 2007-10-22 13:09+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-03-18 17:49+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-05-29
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-05-29