Short Citation:
Alaska Fisheries Science Center, 2018: Steller sea lion haulout and rookery locations in the United States, https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/17921.

Item Identification

Title: Steller sea lion haulout and rookery locations in the United States
Short Name: AFSC/NMML: Steller sea lion haulout and rookery locations in the United States
Status: In Work
Abstract:

Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) use terrestrial sites for reproduction, resting, molting, and other activities. Sites used during the breeding season (May-August) where pupping occurs are rookeries; haulouts are sites used outside of the breeding season, and by primarily non-breeding adults and other ages throughout the year. The NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center National Marine Mammal Laboratory (NMML) Alaska Ecosystem Program (AEP) maintains a list of known Steller sea lion terrestrial sites in the United States portion of the sea lion range. This dataset contains site names with corresponding geographic coordinates of 472 consistently-used and known Steller sea lion haul sites. The site names are consistent throughout NMML data products and can be used to provide geospatial referencing for other NMML dataset products and publications. For legal descriptions of sites listed as Critical Habitat under the Endangered Species Act, refer to 50 CFR 226.202.

Purpose:

The main purpose of this dataset is to provide a consistent list of known Steller sea lion terrestrial sites for population surveys, other research, and management actions.

Notes:

Loaded by FGDC Metadata Uploader, batch 4981, 04-25-2014 14:17

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:

Cite as: AFSC / NMML / Alaska Ecosystem Program (2016). Steller sea lion haulout and rookery locations in the United States for 2016-05-14 (NCEI Accession 0129877). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V58C9T7V [access date]

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
ISO19115 Biota
ISO19115 Oceans
None abundance
None aerial
None Eumetopias jubatus
None haulout
None otariid
None pinniped
None rookery
None site
None Steller sea lion

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None fall
None spring
None summer
None winter

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Alaska
None Aleutian Islands
None Bering Sea
None California
None Gulf of Alaska
None North Pacific
None Oregon
None Prince William Sound
None Washington

Physical Location

Organization: Alaska Fisheries Science Center
City: Seattle
State/Province: WA
Country: USA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: CSV Files
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Set Publication Status: Published
Data Set Publication Date: 2015-07-06
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)
Source Media Type (Deprecated): Online
Entity Attribute Overview:

The US_SSL_Sites.csv dataset consists of 8 fields describing the site.

SITENAME (text): A descriptive name specific to site-location. The "sitename" is consistent among NMML data products and publications, and can be used to geolocate those data. These sites may be further grouped into a complex.

COMPLEX (text): A "parent" site that describes a group of multiple closely-located haulouts and/or rookeries that each have a unique "sitename". For example, the Ugamak Complex is comprised of four separate sites.

REGION (text): Area describing larger metapopulation groupings of complexes and sites. Regions are commonly referred to in NMML dataproducts and manuscripts, and in NMFS policy and management documents. Metapopulation structure in Alaska is described by: York AE, Merrick RL, and Loughlin TR (1996). An analysis of the Steller sea lion metapopulation in Alaska. In: Metapopulations and Wildlife Conservation, Island Press, Washington DC 259-292.

Region describes locations as:

CALIF: State of California

OREGON: State of Oregon

WASH: State of Washington

SE AK: Southeast Alaska

E GULF: Eastern Gulf of Alaska

C GULF: Central Gulf of Alaska

W GULF: Western Gulf of Alaska

E ALEU: Eastern Aleutian Islands

C ALEU: Central Aleutian Islands

W ALEU: Western Aleutian Islands

BERING: Bering Sea

REGNO (numeric): Numerical code assigned to a REGION. Sites in Regions 1-5 are in the range of the eastern stock of Steller sea lions, sites in Regions 6-12 are in range of western stock:

1 = CALIF

2 = OREGON

3 = WASH

5 = SE AK

6 = E GULF

7 = C GULF

8 = W GULF

9 = E ALEU

10 = C ALEU

11 = W ALEU

12 = BERING

RCA (numeric): Rookery Cluster Area for Alaska sites only. RCAs have been used in some data analyses for management actions, range from 1-11, and are related to REGION by:

1 = W ALEU

2-5 = C ALEU

6 = E ALEU

7 = W GULF

8-9 = C GULF

10 = E GULF

ROOKERY (numeric): Numerical code for site type; 1 = Rookery, 0 = Haulout.

LATITUDE (numeric): Latitude (N) in decimal degrees. WGS84 datum.

LONGITUDE (numeric): Longitude in decimal degrees, negative value for western hemisphere locations, positive for eastern hemisphere locations. WGS84 datum.

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: AFSC / NMML / Alaska Ecosystem Program (2016). Steller sea lion haulout and rookery locations in the United States for 2016-05-14 (NCEI Accession 0129877). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V58C9T7V [access date]
Instrument (Deprecated): Not applicable.
Platform (Deprecated): Not applicable
Physical Collection / Fishing Gear (Deprecated): Not applicable

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 241896
Date Effective From: 2015
Date Effective To:
Person: Lowell Fritz
Email Address: lowell.fritz@noaa.gov
Organization: Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC)
Organization Address: 7600 Sand Point Way N.E., Building 4
Seattle, WA 98115
USA
Organization URL: http://www.afsc.noaa.gov
Organization Business Hours: 0700-1700 Pacific Time

Distributor

CC ID: 241895
Date Effective From: 2015
Date Effective To:
Organization: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD)
Organization Address: NOAA/NESDIS E/OC SSMC3, 4th Floor, 1351 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
Organization Phone: (301) 713-3277

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 171297
Date Effective From: 2014-04-25
Date Effective To:
Person: Brian Fadely
Mailing Address (Business): Bldg F/AKC3, Room 1037
SEATTLE, WA
USA
Email Address: brian.fadely@noaa.gov
Phone Number: 206-526-6173
Fax: 206-526-6615
Organization: Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC)
Organization Address: 7600 Sand Point Way N.E., Building 4
Seattle, WA 98115
USA
Organization URL: http://www.afsc.noaa.gov
Organization Business Hours: 0700-1700 Pacific Time

Originator

CC ID: 201658
Date Effective From: 2015
Date Effective To:
Person: Lowell Fritz
Email Address: lowell.fritz@noaa.gov
Organization: Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC)
Organization Address: 7600 Sand Point Way N.E., Building 4
Seattle, WA 98115
USA
Organization URL: http://www.afsc.noaa.gov
Organization Business Hours: 0700-1700 Pacific Time

Point of Contact

CC ID: 171298
Date Effective From: 2014-04-25
Date Effective To:
Person: Lowell Fritz
Email Address: lowell.fritz@noaa.gov
Organization: Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC)
Organization Address: 7600 Sand Point Way N.E., Building 4
Seattle, WA 98115
USA
Organization URL: http://www.afsc.noaa.gov
Organization Business Hours: 0700-1700 Pacific Time

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 171296
W° Bound: 172.465
E° Bound: -120.666
N° Bound: 63.677
S° Bound: 34.899
Description

Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska, North Pacific Ocean

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 241892
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1960

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Security Classification System:

None

Security Handling Description:

None

Data Access Policy:

The data set is in the process of being archived with the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Once the archival process is complete and verified, the data set will be publicly available. Communication and collaboration with data set authors is strongly encouraged prior to use.

Data Access Procedure:

Data can be accessed at NCEI through listed URL.

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.

Cite as "AFSC / NMML / Alaska Ecosystem Program (2016). Steller sea lion haulout and rookery locations in the United States for 2016-05-14 (NCEI Accession 0129877). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V58C9T7V [access date]" as the source from which these data were obtained in any publication 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: 241894
Download URL: http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/iso?id=gov.noaa.nodc:0129877
File Name: Varies
Description:

Link to NCEI project page with links to data download sites.

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 209721
URL: http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/iso?id=gov.noaa.nodc:0129877
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: HTML
Description:

Link to NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information site for dataset access.

Technical Environment

Description:

MS Access

Data Quality

Completeness Report:

Not applicable.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Not available.

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?: Yes
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: NCEI-MD
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

Child Items

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Entity (ENT) US_SSL_Sites.csv

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 17921
Metadata Record Created By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Created: 2013-01-28 13:53+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Brian Fadely
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2016-05-20 18:09+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2016-05-20
Owner Org: AFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2017-05-21
Linking Share Level: Across the InPort Catalog