Short Citation:
Alaska Fisheries Science Center, 2019: Alaska Steller sea lion capture, marking, and handling data 1985-2018, https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/17918.

Item Identification

Title: Alaska Steller sea lion capture, marking, and handling data 1985-2018
Short Name: AFSC/NMML: Alaska Steller sea lion capture, marking, and handling data 1985-2018
Status: On Going
Creation Date: 2019
Abstract:

This database contains information on individual sea lions that were marked or handled from 1985-2018. Individuals were handled for various projects including vital rate, telemetry and health studies. Many of the animals were either flipper tagged or branded. Capture techniques vary including; hand-capture of pups, hoop netting and underwater captures of juveniles, dart-delivered sedation of adult females, and floating pen capture of sub-adult and adult males.

Purpose:

This database serves as a repository for information pertaining to Steller sea lions handled by the Marine Mammal Laboratory (MML) in Alaska. The primary purpose of the database is long term vital rate studies of animals branded as pups. The database also contains size data and yes/no indicators of other samples collected (blood, swabs etc.).

Notes:

Loaded by FGDC Metadata Uploader, batch 4978, 04-25-2014 14:09

The following FGDC sections are not currently supported in InPort, but were preserved and will be included in the FGDC export:

- Taxonomy (FGDC:taxonomy)

Other Citation Details:

Please credit the Alaska Ecosystems Program of the NOAA/NMFS/Alaska Fisheries Science Center/Marine Mammal Laboratory.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
ISO19115 Biota
ISO19115 Oceans
None branding
None Eumetopias jubatus
None marine mammal
None marking
None Otariid
None pinniped
None tagging

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Bering Sea
None North Pacific Ocean

Physical Location

Organization: National Marine Mammal Laboratory
City: Seattle
State/Province: WA
Country: United States

Data Set Information

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

ASSL-CAPTURES_InPort_17918.csv is a comma-delimited flat file and includes columns of UID (the unique animal identifier), brand (if marked), ltag and rtag (flipper tag numbers if applied to left or right flipper), tagcolor (flipper tag color), sitename (location of capture), month, day, year, sex, and whether samples were collected of blood, genetics (skin), or swab, and the region of capture. Header row of the file contains the column names.

UID: unique animal identifier, numerical.

brand: mark on animal, text.

brandloc: location of mark, L - left side, R - right side, B - back or rump

ltag: left flipper tag number if applied, numerical.

rtag: right flipper tag number if applied, numerical.

tagcolor: tag color if applied, single character text. R = red, W = white, G = green, Y = Yellow, P = Purple, O = Orange, V = violet, B = Blue, R - n red with new printing method.

sitename: name of capture site, text.

month: month of year 1-12, numerical.

day: day of month 1-31, numerical.

year: four-digit year, numerical.

sex: single character text; M = male, F = Female, U or blank is unknown.

age: single character text; A = Adult, J = Juvenile, Y = Yearling, P = pup.

blood: whether a blood sample was collected, text; Y if sampled, N or blank if not.

genetics: whether a skin (from flipper) sample was collected; Y if sampled, N or blank if not.

swab: whether any swab sample was collected; Y if sampled, N or blank if not.

region: six character text of the metapopulation where animal was captured; W ALEU = western Aleutian Islands, C ALEU = central Aleutian Islands, E ALEU = eastern Aleutian Islands, W GULF = western Gulf of Alaska, C GULF = central Gulf of Alaska, E GULF = eastern Gulf of Alaska, SE AK = Southeast Alaska

Distribution Liability:

Applications or inferences derived from the data should be carefully considered for accuracy. While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

Data Set Credit: The Alaska Ecosystems Program of the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service Alaska Fisheries Science Center; and other citations as directed by the point of contact.
Instrument (Deprecated): Not applicable.
Platform (Deprecated): Not applicable
Physical Collection / Fishing Gear (Deprecated): Not applicable

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 235228
Date Effective From: 1999
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Towell, Rod
Email Address: rod.towell@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 242250
Date Effective From: 2019
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC)
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way N.E., Building 4
Seattle, WA 98115
USA
URL: http://www.afsc.noaa.gov
Business Hours: 0700-1700 Pacific Time
Contact Instructions:

Contact Data Steward or Point of Contact.

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 171272
Date Effective From: 2015
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Fadely, Brian
Address: SEATTLE, WA
USA
Email Address: brian.fadely@noaa.gov
Phone: 206-526-6173
Fax: 206-526-6615

Originator

CC ID: 171275
Date Effective From: 2014-04-25
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC)
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way N.E., Building 4
Seattle, WA 98115
USA
URL: http://www.afsc.noaa.gov
Business Hours: 0700-1700 Pacific Time

Point of Contact

CC ID: 171273
Date Effective From: 2014-04-25
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Gelatt, Tom
Email Address: tom.gelatt@noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 171271
W° Bound: 172
E° Bound: -124
N° Bound: 63
S° Bound: 37
Description

Bering Sea, North Pacific, Aleutian Islands

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 171270
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1985

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Security Classification System:

None.

Security Handling Description:

None

Data Access Policy:

Communication and collaboration with data set authors is strongly encouraged prior to use.

Data Access Procedure:

The data set is publicly available through the AFSC Open Data Portal.

Data Access Constraints:

User must read and fully comprehend the metadata prior to use. Applications or inferences derived from the data should be carefully considered for accuracy.

Data Use Constraints:

User must read and fully comprehend the metadata prior to use. Applications or inferences derived from the data should be carefully considered for accuracy. While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. Communication and collaboration with data set authors is strongly encouraged. Contact the point of contact for the appropriate data citation to use, and acknowledge the Alaska Ecosystem Program of the NOAA/NMFS/AFSC as the source from which these data were obtained in any publications and/or other representations of these data.

Metadata Access Constraints:

None.

Metadata Use Constraints:

Metadata are subject to revision at any time and information within the metadata record should not be cited without author consent. While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 241884
Start Date: 2019-04-30
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://noaa-fisheries-afsc.data.socrata.com/api/views/8vqd-rf88/rows.csv?accessType=DOWNLOAD
Distributor: Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC) (2019 - Present)
File Name: Alaska_Steller_sea_lion_capture__marking__and_hand
Description:

Data file for download through the AFSC Open Data Portal:

Alaska_Steller_sea_lion_capture__marking__and_handling_data_1985-2018.csv

File Type: csv (comma-separated values)
File Size: 438 kb
Compression: no compression applied

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 837807
URL: https://noaa-fisheries-afsc.data.socrata.com/Ecosystem-Science/Alaska-Steller-sea-lion-capture-marking-and-handli/8vqd-rf88
Name: NOAA Fisheries Open Data Portal: Alaska Steller sea lion capture, marking, and handling data 1985-2018
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Project page.

Technical Environment

Description:

Microsoft Access database query generated CSV flat file made available here.

Data Quality

Completeness Report:

Not applicable.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Database entries are back-checked with written records.

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: No
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: 0
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: No
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: No
If Distributor (Data Hosting Service) is Needed, Please Indicate: Yes
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: Unknown
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:

Data not automatically processed.

Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: Other
If World Data Center or Other, Specify: NOAA Fisheries Open Data Portal
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: Unknown
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

IT Security and Contingency Plan for the system establishes procedures and applies to the functions, operations, and resources necessary to recover and restore data as hosted in the Western Regional Support Center in Seattle, Washington, following a disruption.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Not available.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 17918
Metadata Record Created By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Created: 2013-01-28 13:41+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-04-30
Owner Org: AFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-04-30