Short Citation:
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2021: Legacy HMSRP Hawaiian Monk Seal Behavioral data, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/5686.

Item Identification

Title: Legacy HMSRP Hawaiian Monk Seal Behavioral data
Status: Completed
Creation Date: 1982-01-01
Abstract:

This data set contains focal animal observations and other behavioral data recorded during special studies conducted by PSD personnel and cooperating scientists as part of the ongoing monk seal population assessment and survival enhancement efforts. These include Effects of Tagging and Association Patterns studies conducted at Lisianski Island in 1982, Pair Watches recorded as part of a behavioral study at Laysan Island in 1985, behavior data collected at Sea Life Park, and mother-pup observations collected at Trig Island in 2009 (roughly replicating Boness' earlier FFS mother-pup study). Most data have been entered, however some data are housed at PIFSC in paper form.

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, Marine Mammal Research Division 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. Focal animal sampling and other behavioral observation data were collected to evaluate the effects of tagging on weaned pups and understand and develop methods management tools to mitigate male aggression and increase female survival.

Supplemental Information:

Division: Protected Species

Division Chief: Charles Littnan

Program: PSD Population Assessment

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, time

Frequency of Collection: During special behavioral studies

Time of collection: During spring-summer breeding season or other study period

Type of Data Collected: Focal animal observations, behavioral observations

Data Collection Method: Collection form

Recording Media: Paper, ASCII files

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

Data Collection Documentation: Field Manual

Storage Location: 1845 WASP Blvd., Building 176, Honolulu, HI 96818

Storage Media: Paper forms, ASCII files, tapes

Security and Integrity Plans: Available

Backups: Available

Storage and Security Documentation: Available

Update Schedule: Yearly if studies ongoing

Data Distribution Method: Zip file via email or CD

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
PARR Exclusion Legacy Data Set
None behavioral data
None focal animal observations
None Hawaiian monk seal
None hmsrp
None legacy
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., Building 176

Honolulu, HI 96818

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: Database
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Digital files in multiple formats and paper forms
Entity Attribute Overview:

Focal animal observations, behavioral observations

Entity Attribute Detail URL: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/5686/

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 69332
Date Effective From: 2007-06-15
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Henderson, John R
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: john.r.henderson@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5704
Contact Instructions:

Effects of tagging study

Data Steward

CC ID: 19544
Date Effective From: 2007-06-15
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

Distributor

CC ID: 247838
Date Effective From: 2015-11-09
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: 257476
Date Effective From: 2015-11-25
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

Point of Contact

CC ID: 18308
Date Effective From: 2007-06-15
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

Extents

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 19546
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: 19547
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1982-03-19
End: 2011-12-31

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 Thea Johanos (thea.johanos-kam@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: 842353
Distributor: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) (2015-11-09 - Present)
File Name: HMSbehavior.cvs
File Type: csv (comma-separated values)

Data Quality

Representativeness:

Data were collected at Hawaiian monk seal haulout locations during variable-length field seasons using various protocols. Focal animal observations were not conducted at all breeding sites and years, and do not equally represent all monk seal size/sex classes.

Bias:

Data were collected at Hawaiian monk seal haulout locations during variable-length field seasons using various protocols. Focal animal observations were not conducted at all breeding sites and years, and do not equally represent all monk seal size/sex classes.

Completeness Measure:

Data should be completely entered, reviewed, and edited prior to analysis.

Precision:

Data are collected over an extended period by multiple observers and protocols.

Completeness Report:

Data should be completely entered, reviewed, and edited 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 and Technology Services security policies.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Behavioral interactions collected during focal animal observations of one or more seals.

Sources

Original field data

CC ID: 842317
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 842318
Description:

Original focal animal observations were collected

Process Contact: Johanos, Thea C
Phone (Voice): (808)725-5709
Email Address: thea.johanos-kam@noaa.gov
Source: Original field data

Process Step 2

CC ID: 842319
Description:

A subset of these data have been entered into ASCII files.

Process Contact: Johanos, Thea C
Phone (Voice): (808)725-5709
Email Address: thea.johanos-kam@noaa.gov
Source: Original field data

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 5686
Metadata Record Created By: Christopher Y Tokita
Metadata Record Created: 2007-10-22 13:35+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2020-08-03 16:13+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2015-12-10
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2016-12-10