Item Identification

Title: Specimen Database for Hawaiian Monk Seals
Short Name: Specimen Database
Status: In Work
Abstract:

This Freezerworks database is used to track history of Hawaiian Monk Seal specimens. It covers the progeny of specimens, with details regarding preservation methods, transport history, storage location, and analysis history

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: Frank Parrish

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: Kewalo Research Facility (1125B Ala Moana Blvd.), copies at 2570 Dole St.

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, or physical specimens

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None database
None freezerworks
None Hawaiian Monk Seal
None hmsrp
None pifsc
None psd
None specimens

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: Data Table
Active Version?: Yes
Description:

A Freezerworks database contains specimen specific information such as location, analysis status, and notes

Data Attributes

Attribute Summary

Rubric Score Primary Key? Name Type Description
100
Primary Key ATOLL NUMBER Atoll where data was collected
100
Primary Key YEAR NUMBER Year of Collection
100
Primary Key NUMBER NUMBER Specimen number
100
Primary Key SUBNUMBER VARCHAR2 Specimen subnumber
100
SPECTYPE VARCHAR2 Specimen Type
100
SPECSUBTYP VARCHAR2 Specimen sub type
100
CARCOND NUMBER Carcass condition
100
SEALTEMP VARCHAR2 Bleach/temporary number for seal whose specimen was collected
100
SEALSIZE VARCHAR2 Size for seal whose specimen was collected
100
SURVFACT NUMBER Survival Factor for seal whose specimen was collected
100
COLLECDATE DATE Sample collection date
100
PRESCOLLECTION_A VARCHAR2 Preservation Collection
100
PRESTRANS_A VARCHAR2 Preservation Transport
100
PRESARRIVE_A VARCHAR2 Preservation Arrival
100
PRESSTORAG VARCHAR2 Preservation Storage
100
SENTVIA CHAR Sent Via
100
SENLABDATE DATE Date specimen sent to lab
100
DIAGNEVAL CHAR Diagnostic evaluation
100
DIAGRESULT VARCHAR2 Diagnostic result
100
RETURNEDDATE DATE Sample returned data
100
LOCATION VARCHAR2 Location of specimen
100
BUCKET NUMBER Bucket of specimen
100
SHELF VARCHAR2 Shelf of specimen
100
BINRACK NUMBER Bin Rack of specimen
100
BOXBAG VARCHAR2 Box bag of specimen
100
CELL NUMBER Cell of specimen

Attribute Details

ATOLL

CC ID: 23639
Seq. Order: 1
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Max Length: 2
Required: Yes
Primary Key: Yes
Precision: 2
Scale: 0
Status: Active
Description:

Atoll where data was collected

YEAR

CC ID: 23640
Seq. Order: 2
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Max Length: 4
Required: Yes
Primary Key: Yes
Precision: 4
Scale: 0
Status: Active
Description:

Year of Collection

NUMBER

CC ID: 23641
Seq. Order: 3
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Max Length: 5
Required: Yes
Primary Key: Yes
Precision: 5
Scale: 0
Status: Active
Description:

Specimen number

SUBNUMBER

CC ID: 23642
Seq. Order: 4
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR2
Max Length: 3
Required: Yes
Primary Key: Yes
Precision: 3
Scale: 0
Status: Active
Description:

Specimen subnumber

SPECTYPE

CC ID: 23644
Seq. Order: 5
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR2
Max Length: 2
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 2
Scale: 0
Status: Active
Description:

Specimen Type

SPECSUBTYP

CC ID: 23645
Seq. Order: 6
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR2
Max Length: 3
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 3
Scale: 0
Status: Active
Description:

Specimen sub type

CARCOND

CC ID: 23646
Seq. Order: 7
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Max Length: 1
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 1
Scale: 0
Status: Active
Description:

Carcass condition

SEALTEMP

CC ID: 23648
Seq. Order: 8
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR2
Max Length: 8
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 8
Scale: 0
Status: Active
Description:

Bleach/temporary number for seal whose specimen was collected

SEALSIZE

CC ID: 23649
Seq. Order: 9
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR2
Max Length: 2
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 2
Scale: 0
Status: Active
Description:

Size for seal whose specimen was collected

SURVFACT

CC ID: 23651
Seq. Order: 10
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Max Length: 2
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 2
Scale: 0
Status: Active
Description:

Survival Factor for seal whose specimen was collected

COLLECDATE

CC ID: 23652
Seq. Order: 11
Data Storage Type: DATE
Max Length: 8
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Sample collection date

PRESCOLLECTION_A

CC ID: 844022
Seq. Order: 12
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR2
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Preservation Collection

PRESTRANS_A

CC ID: 844023
Seq. Order: 13
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR2
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Preservation Transport

PRESARRIVE_A

CC ID: 844024
Seq. Order: 14
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR2
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Preservation Arrival

PRESSTORAG

CC ID: 23658
Seq. Order: 20
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR2
Max Length: 2
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Precision: 2
Scale: 0
Status: Active
Description:

Preservation Storage

SENTVIA

CC ID: 23659
Seq. Order: 21
Data Storage Type: CHAR
Max Length: 2
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 2
Scale: 0
Status: Active
Description:

Sent Via

SENLABDATE

CC ID: 25227
Seq. Order: 25
Data Storage Type: DATE
Max Length: 8
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Date specimen sent to lab

DIAGNEVAL

CC ID: 25228
Seq. Order: 26
Data Storage Type: CHAR
Max Length: 15
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Diagnostic evaluation

DIAGRESULT

CC ID: 25229
Seq. Order: 27
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR2
Max Length: 18
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Diagnostic result

RETURNEDDATE

CC ID: 25230
Seq. Order: 28
Data Storage Type: DATE
Max Length: 8
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Sample returned data

LOCATION

CC ID: 25231
Seq. Order: 29
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR2
Max Length: 15
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Location of specimen

BUCKET

CC ID: 25232
Seq. Order: 30
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Max Length: 5
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Bucket of specimen

SHELF

CC ID: 25250
Seq. Order: 31
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR2
Max Length: 2
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Shelf of specimen

BINRACK

CC ID: 25251
Seq. Order: 32
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Max Length: 4
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Bin Rack of specimen

BOXBAG

CC ID: 25252
Seq. Order: 33
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR2
Max Length: 45
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Box bag of specimen

CELL

CC ID: 25253
Seq. Order: 34
Data Storage Type: NUMBER
Max Length: 2
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Cell of specimen

Support Roles

Originator

CC ID: 103322
Date Effective From: 1998-01-01
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.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 23635
Date Effective From: 2005-02-28
Date Effective To: 2009-01-01
Contact (Person): Kaufman, Angela C
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: angie.kaufman@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5708
Contact Instructions:

E-mail at Angie.Kaufman@noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 23634
Date Effective From: 1998-01-01
Date Effective To: 2009-01-01
Contact (Person): Kashinsky, Lizabeth
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: lizabeth.kashinsky@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5719
Contact Instructions:

E-mail at lizabeth.kashinsky@noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 23638
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1975-12-31

Access Information

Security Class: Restricted
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.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 6723
Metadata Record Created By: Darin J Padula
Metadata Record Created: 2007-12-12 15:46+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+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