Laboratory analysis of diet of Pacific harbor seals at Umpqua River, Oregon and Columbia River, Oregon/Washington conducted from 1994-06-23 to 2005-09-03 (NCEI Accession 0139413)

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From 1994 to 2005, The National Marine Mammal Laboratories' California Current Ecosystem Program (AFSC/NOAA) collected fecal samples at the Umpqua River, Oregon and Columbia River, Oregon/Washington to examine the diet of Pacific harbor seals (Phoca vitulina). Scats were collected at various sites on the Umpqua River and at Desdemona sand spit on the Columbia River. Apart from describing the diet of Pacific harbor seals in these regions, of special interest was to determine the level of predation by these seals on endangered or threatened salmonids (e.g. cutthroat trout; Oncorhyncus clarkii).
  • Cite as: Orr, Anthony J.; Laake, Jeffrey L.; Banks, Adria S.; Dhruv, Mark I.; Huber, Harriet H.; Browne, Patience; DeLong, Robert L.; Mellman, Steven; Brown, Robin F. (2016). Laboratory analysis of diet of Pacific harbor seals at Umpqua River, Oregon and Columbia River, Oregon/Washington conducted from 1994-06-23 to 2005-09-03 (NCEI Accession 0139413). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1994-06-23 to 2005-09-03
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 48.5
S: 42
E: -122
W: -125
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2016-01-07
Edition 1.1
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Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
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Submission Package ID: YEBMXU
Purpose Fecal samples were collected to examine the diet (and inter-annual changes therein) of Pacific harbor seals at Umpqua and Columbia Rivers. In addition to general diet information, data were used to describe the level of predation on endangered salmonid species (esp. cutthroat trout) by these seals.
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  • Cite as: Orr, Anthony J.; Laake, Jeffrey L.; Banks, Adria S.; Dhruv, Mark I.; Huber, Harriet H.; Browne, Patience; DeLong, Robert L.; Mellman, Steven; Brown, Robin F. (2016). Laboratory analysis of diet of Pacific harbor seals at Umpqua River, Oregon and Columbia River, Oregon/Washington conducted from 1994-06-23 to 2005-09-03 (NCEI Accession 0139413). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION
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  • 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
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  • MICROSCOPES
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
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  • Cite as: Orr, Anthony J.; Laake, Jeffrey L.; Banks, Adria S.; Dhruv, Mark I.; Huber, Harriet H.; Browne, Patience; DeLong, Robert L.; Mellman, Steven; Brown, Robin F. (2016). Laboratory analysis of diet of Pacific harbor seals at Umpqua River, Oregon and Columbia River, Oregon/Washington conducted from 1994-06-23 to 2005-09-03 (NCEI Accession 0139413). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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  • 2016-01-07T13:25:08 - NCEI Accession 0139413 v1.1 was published.
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  • Data Type: OTOLITH (measured); Units: millimeter; Observation Type: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: ocular micrometer; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Fecal samples were collected at Pacific harbor sea haulout sites at Desdemona sand spit on the Columbia river and at the Umpqua River, Oregon, and placed in Whirl-Pak bags. Fecal samples were cleaned using nested sieves or a washing machine set on gentle cycle (Orr et al. 2003). Prey hard parts were separated from waste material and subsequently identified to the lowest taxon possible using a microscope, prey reference collection, and prey identification keys. Sizes of prey were determined from measurements of fish otoliths and cephalopod beaks. Sizes were measured using calipers or ocular micrometer. Measurements were used to estimate prey size from published regression equations. Data were entered into a database. Data analyses were performed to address research questions about Pacific harbor seal diet. More detailed methods are provided in Browne et al. 2002, Laake et al. 2002, Orr et al. 2004; Data Quality Information: Identifications and size measurements of prey were double checked before transcription. Difficult prey identifications were verified by an expert. Data entered into database were cross-checked with transcribed data (exact information for each field, number of entries).
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  • microscope
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