Short Citation:
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2021: HMSRP Hawaiian Monk Seal Entanglement data, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/5688.

Item Identification

Title: HMSRP Hawaiian Monk Seal Entanglement data
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2018-02-23
Abstract:

The data set contains records of all entanglements of Hawaiian monk seals in marine debris. The data set comprises records of seals entangled by derelict fishing gear, plastic items such as rings or packing bands, or other items of human provenance. Records are also included of seals which have girdling scars characteristic of having been entangled, even if no direct entanglement was observed. The data include number of incidents, not number of individual seals (since some animals have been entangled multiple times). The data do NOT include incidents in which seals become entangled in fishing gear while it is being actively fished. Data include primarily reports from field biologists in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Data set is now complete. Ongoing data on entanglements are recorded in the Hawaiian monk seal Survival Factor dataset.

Purpose:

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is the lead agency responsible for the recovery of the Hawaiian monk seal. NMFS Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, Protected Species Division, Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program research includes identifying threats to the population and where possible to mitigate against these threats. Moreover, NMFS prepares annual stock assessments of all marine mammal populations, and these assessments include anthropogenic sources of injury and mortality. Entanglements of monk seals in marine debris are therefore included in these reports.

Notes:

Data set is now complete. Ongoing data on entanglements are recorded in the Hawaiian monk seal Survival Factor dataset.

Supplemental Information:

Division: Protected Species

Division Chief: Charles Littnan

Program: PSD Hawaiian Monk Seal Research

Authorities: Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act

Ownership: PIFSC

Study Area: Hawaiian Archipelago

Spatial Resolution: Island or Islet. Beach perimeter divided into sectors in NWHI. Beach name or locality in MHI.

Temporal Resolution: Date

Frequency of Collection: Whenever entanglements are observed

Time of collection: Most incidents documented during field camps, April - September, but incident could occur any time of year.

Type of Data Collected: Marine Debris entanglement incidents

Data Collection Method: Survival Factor data forms

Recording Media: Paper form, entered into field database

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

Data Collection Documentation: Field Manual

Validation and QC Procedures: Available

Quality Control Documentation: Available

Storage Location: 1845 Wasp Blvd. Bldng 176

Storage Media: Excel spreadsheet, see Monk Seals - Survival Factors

Backups: Available

Storage and Security Documentation: Available

Update Schedule: Whenever incidents occur

Data Distribution Method: Excel spreadsheet

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None anthropogenic interactions
None entanglement
None Hawaiian monk seal
None hmsrp
None hooking
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. Bldng 176

Honolulu, HI

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: Access Database, spreadsheets
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

Marine Debris entanglement incidents

Entity Attribute Detail Citation:

ENT Table: ENTANGLEMENTENT Table: ENTANGLEMENT_FATESENT Table: ENTANGLEMENT_SEAL_CONDITION

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 1042804
Date Effective From: 2019-08-02
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

Data Steward

CC ID: 18460
Date Effective From: 2007-06-25
Date Effective To: 2019-08-02
Contact (Person): Henderson, John R
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: john.r.henderson@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5704

Distributor

CC ID: 841907
Date Effective From: 2019-05-24
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.

Distributor

CC ID: 247679
Date Effective From: 2015-11-02
Date Effective To: 2019-08-02
Contact (Person): Henderson, John R
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: john.r.henderson@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5704

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 247693
Date Effective From: 2015-11-02
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: 103299
Date Effective From: 2007-06-25
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: 1042805
Date Effective From: 2019-08-02
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: 18323
Date Effective From: 2007-06-25
Date Effective To: 2019-08-02
Contact (Person): Henderson, John R
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: john.r.henderson@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5704

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 18461
W° Bound: 180
E° Bound: -150
N° Bound: 30
S° Bound: 10
Description

Hawaiian Archipelago, Pacific Region

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 18462
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1974-01-01

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 John Henderson (john.r.henderson@noaa.gov) and work with him 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: 247683
Download URL: https://oceanwatch.pifsc.noaa.gov/xfer/PIFSC_PIRO_bulk_data_download_InPort_5688.tgz
Distributor: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) (2019-05-24 - Present)
File Name: PSD_HMSRP_ENTANGLEMENT.csv;
Description:

Also:

PSD_HMSRP_entanglement_fates.csv

PSD_HMSRP_entanglement_seal_condition.csv

File Type: csv (comma-separated values)

Data Quality

Representativeness:

Data are collected at Hawaiian monk seal haulout locations during variable-length field seasons. Entanglements may not be observed if they occur outside of the field season, in areas that are rarely surveyed, or at sea.

Bias:

Data is collected at Hawaiian monk seal haulout locations during variable-length field seasons. Entanglements may not be observed if they occur outside of the field season, in areas that are rarely surveyed, or at sea.

Completeness Measure:

Data should be review prior to analysis

Field Precision:

Data are collected over extended period by multiple observers

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
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?:

Backup files maintained

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Field observations entered manually into spreadsheet format.

Sources

Field observations of entangled seals and steps taken to mitigate the entanglement

CC ID: 841914
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 841908
Description:

Collect original field observations of Hawaiian monk seals

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

Process Step 2

CC ID: 841913
Description:

Edit, and enter observations into spreadsheet

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

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) Table: ENTANGLEMENT
Entity (ENT) Table: ENTANGLEMENT_FATES
Entity (ENT) Table: ENTANGLEMENT_SEAL_CONDITION

Related Items

Item Type Relationship Type Title
Data Set (DS) Cross Reference HMSRP Hawaiian Monk Seal Survival Factors

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 5688
Metadata Record Created By: Christopher Y Tokita
Metadata Record Created: 2007-10-22 13:39+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-03-18 17:49+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2017-02-17
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2018-02-18