Short Citation:
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2019: HMSRP Hawaiian Monk Seal Crittercam and other animal-mounted camera videos, https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/28584.

Item Identification

Title: HMSRP Hawaiian Monk Seal Crittercam and other animal-mounted camera videos
Status: In Work
Creation Date: 1995-01-01
Abstract:

This project investigates foraging behavior of Hawaiian monk seals by conducting telemetry studies. During these studies, live seals are instrumented with dive recorders, crittercams, and other instruments to determine foraging locations and dive and foraging behavior.

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 Division, 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 purpose of telemetry studies is to define Hawaiian monk seal foraging behavior to better understand the links between environment, prey variability, and demography.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
PARR Exclusion Extreme Size
None crittercam
None foraging
None foraging ecology
None hawaiian monk seal
None hmsrp
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:

Located on external hard drives in room 1120 and backed up on computer of Dr. Charles Littnan.

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: Image files
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Video (digital)
Instrument (Deprecated): National Geographic Crittercam and other animal mounted camera systems
Platform (Deprecated): Hawaiian Monk Seal
Physical Collection / Fishing Gear (Deprecated): Not Applicable

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 249749
Date Effective From: 2015
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Littnan, Charles L
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: charles.littnan@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5711
Contact Instructions:

Email: charles.littnan@noaa.gov, PH 808-725-5711

Distributor

CC ID: 249747
Date Effective From: 2015
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Littnan, Charles L
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: charles.littnan@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5711
Contact Instructions:

Email: Charles.littnan@noaa.gov , PH 808-725-5711

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 249751
Date Effective From: 2015
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Littnan, Charles L
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: charles.littnan@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5711
Contact Instructions:

Email: charles.littnan@noaa.gov, PH 808-725-5711

Point of Contact

CC ID: 249748
Date Effective From: 2015
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Littnan, Charles L
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: charles.littnan@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5711
Contact Instructions:

Email: charles.littnan@noaa.gov, PH 808-725-5711

Extents

Extent Group 1

Extent Description:

These records represent digital recordings made from animal bourne National Geographic Crittercams deployed on monk seals in the main Hawaiian Islands between 2012 and 2015.

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 249771
W° Bound: -160
E° Bound: -155
N° Bound: 23
S° Bound: 19

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 249773
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 2012
Description:

Instruments are deployed opportunistically. Research project began in 2012.

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Policy:

This footage can not be used for commercial purposes without the consent of National Geographic Television. This video can be used for scientific or educational purposes.

Data Access Procedure:

Contact data manager for video footage.

Data Access Constraints:

No constraints for access for research purposes. Researchers encouraged to collaborate with Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program for accurate interpretation of video.

Data Use Constraints:

Can not be used for commercial purposes.

Data Quality

Representativeness:

Seal size/sex classes are not equally represented in these data due to animal constraints such as size and reproductive status

Accuracy:

No procedures for quality control. This is raw video footage directly transferred to digital database. File sizes were compared between original video files and transferred files to ensure complete record.

Bias:

Seal size/sex classes are not equally represented in these data due to animal constraints such as size and reproductive status

Completeness Report:

File sizes were compared between original video files and transferred files to ensure complete record.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

No procedures for quality control. This is raw video footage directly transferred to digital database. File sizes were compared between original video files and transferred files to ensure complete record.

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: No
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?: Yes
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: 1 Year
Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: To Be Determined
If To Be Determined, Unable to Archive, or No Archiving Intended, Explain:

The size and amount of video is very large. Need to determine best place to house video for storage size and accessibility. Also working with National Geographic as they have partial ownership of the data as well.

Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: 3 years
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

Video footage is stored in multiple copies in multiple sites.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

This is raw video footage that has not been processed. Footage collected using cameras programmed to record during daylight hours. Record for 30 minutes then rest for 90 minutes.

Sources

Animal-mounted video camera

CC ID: 841970
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: National Geographic; Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 249781
Description:

Raw video data transferred from camera to storage devices.

Process Contact: Littnan, Charles L
Phone (Voice): (808)725-5711
Email Address: charles.littnan@noaa.gov

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 28584
Metadata Record Created By: Thea C Johanos
Metadata Record Created: 2015-11-06 20:46+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2017-09-29
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2018-09-30