Steller sea lion haulout and rookery locations in the United States for 2016-05-14 (NCEI Accession 0129877)

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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.
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.
Cite as: Fritz, Lowell; Sweeney, Kathryn; Towell, Rod; Gelatt, Tom (2015). Steller sea lion haulout and rookery locations in the United States for 2016-05-14 (NCEI Accession 0129877). Version 2.3. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V58C9T7V [access date]
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Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
301-713-3277
NCEI.Info@noaa.gov
Dataset Point of Contact DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
301-713-3277
NCEI.Info@noaa.gov
Time Period: 2015-05-14 to 2015-05-14
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 63.677
S: 34.899
E: -120.666
W: 172.465
Spatial Coverage Map:
General Documentation
Date(s)
  • publication: 2015-07-13
  • revision: 2016-06-07
Edition: 2.3
Data Presentation Form: Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete
Data Update Frequency: As needed
Supplemental Information:
Submission Package ID: M1J8Y5
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.
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Fritz, Lowell; Sweeney, Kathryn; Towell, Rod; Gelatt, Tom (2015). Steller sea lion haulout and rookery locations in the United States for 2016-05-14 (NCEI Accession 0129877). Version 2.3. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V58C9T7V [access date]
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Publisher(s)
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
ORIGINATOR KEY WORD THESAURUS
  • Eumetopias jubatus
  • Steller sea lion
  • haulout
  • otariid
  • pinniped
  • rookery
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NMFS/AFSC/NMML > National Marine Mammal Laboratory, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • GPS > Global Positioning System
  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN > BERING SEA
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN > GULF OF ALASKA
ORIGINATOR KEY WORD THESAURUS
  • Alaska
  • Aleutian Islands
  • Bering Sea
  • California
  • Gulf of Alaska
  • North Pacific
  • Oregon
  • Prince William Sound
  • Washington
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Fritz, Lowell; Sweeney, Kathryn; Towell, Rod; Gelatt, Tom (2015). Steller sea lion haulout and rookery locations in the United States for 2016-05-14 (NCEI Accession 0129877). Version 2.3. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V58C9T7V [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-07-13T18:01:14 - NCEI Accession 0129877 v1.1 was published.
  • 2015-07-29T18:05:12 - NCEI Accession 0129877 was revised and v1.2 of the archival package was published.
    Rationale: Updates to existing archival packages may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. However, all of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
  • 2016-06-07T16:34:10 - NCEI Accession 0129877 was revised and v2.3 of the archival package was published.
    Rationale: Updates to existing archival packages may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. However, all of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
Output Datasets
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • GPS
  • visual observation
Last Modified: 2017-04-18T12:23:44
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