Short Citation:
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2021: HMSRP Hawaiian Monk Seal Necropsy Data, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/5673.

Item Identification

Title: HMSRP Hawaiian Monk Seal Necropsy Data
Status: In Work
Publication Date: 2018-02-26
Abstract:

This data set contains information on Hawaiian monk seal gross necropsy (in some cases only field notes or minimal information) and histopathology results beginning in 1964. Data includes information on all recovered Hawaiian monk seal carcasses that were necropsied. Information derived from pathology reports is included when tissues were reviewed by pathologists. Necropsy tissues are collected by Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program (HMSRP) personnel and cooperating scientists as part of the ongoing health and disease assessment. The tissues are reviewed by collaborating pathologists. All original paper reports are housed at the NOAA Inouye Regional Center (IRC) and most are available electronically. Data are available in an excel spreadsheet.

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 Division, 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. During the field season, and as necessary in the main islands, gross necropsies are performed as needed. Tissue samples are collected from carcasses, and the tissues are eventually reviewed by pathologists to try to determine the cause of death. These necropsy and pathology reports contribute to the very limited knowledge available on how disease may impact the population.

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 carcasses are recovered and tissues can be adequately collected and preserved

Time of Collection: Year round

Types of Data Collected: Gross necropsy and pathology reports

Collection Method: Report forms and pathology reports

Recording Media: Paper and electronic versions, database, 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

Security and Integrity Plans: Available

Backups: Available

Storage and Security Documentation: Available

Distribution Method: Zip file via email or CD

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Hawaiian monk seal
None health and disease program
None hmsrp
None necropsy
None pathology
None PIFSC
None protected species
None PSD

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 Blvd., Bldg 176, Honolulu, HI 96818

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: CSV and Excel Files
Maintenance Frequency: Annually
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

Summarizes or is information taken directly from gross necropsy and pathology reports

Entity Attribute Detail Citation:

ENT Table: HD_NECROPSY

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 260180
Date Effective From: 2015-12-03
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

Distributor

CC ID: 260168
Date Effective From: 2015-12-03
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: 260169
Date Effective From: 2015-12-03
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: 258677
Date Effective From: 2007-10-22
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: 258676
Date Effective From: 2007-10-22
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

Point of Contact

CC ID: 258678
Date Effective From: 2007-10-22
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

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 18412
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: 18413
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1964-12-31

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:

Data are available by following the URL provided in this metadata record. The requester is asked to submit a request to Lizabeth Kashinsky (Lizabeth.Kashinsky@noaa.gov) and work with her and other PIFSC Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program staff to assure proper use of this data.

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 will ideally 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: 240769
Download URL: https://oceanwatch.pifsc.noaa.gov/xfer/PIFSC_PIRO_bulk_data_download_InPort_5673.tgz
Distributor: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) (2015-12-03 - Present)
File Name: PSD_HMSRP_necropsy.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:

Summary of gross and histopathological findings on dead seals.

Sources

Information collected during monk seal necropsies

CC ID: 841984
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 841985
Description:

Biological samples collected during Hawaiian monk seal necropsies

Process Contact: Barbieri, Michelle M
Phone (Voice): 808-725-5734
Email Address: michelle.barbieri@noaa.gov
Source: Information collected during monk seal necropsies

Process Step 2

CC ID: 841986
Description:

Biological samples sent to labs for analysis and results interpreted and recorded into data set

Process Contact: Kashinsky, Lizabeth
Phone (Voice): (808)725-5719
Email Address: lizabeth.kashinsky@noaa.gov
Source: Information collected during monk seal necropsies

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Document (DOC) Gross Necropsy Report Forms
Entity (ENT) Necropsy
Document (DOC) Pathology Report Forms

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 5673
Metadata Record Created By: Christopher Y Tokita
Metadata Record Created: 2007-10-22 13:12+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-03-18 17:49+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2017-02-13
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2018-02-14