Harbor seal demography in Washington; capture, tagging, branding data collected from 1981-04-09 to 2007-11-20 (NCEI Accession 0140930)

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The National Marine Mammal Laboratories' California Current Ecosystem Program (AFSC/NOAA) in collaboration with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife captured and sampled Pacific harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) to study the demography of this species in Washington. This database provides capture, recapture, branding and resighting information for harbor seals in Washington from 1981 to 2007. Datasets include: Captures, Recapture, and Resight. Captures and Recapture information includes speno, date, age-class, age qualifier, sex, weight, length, health, tag number, brand number, location for all age classes and axial girth for pups and subadults. It also notes if samples were taken for disease screening (blood and swabs), contaminants (blubber), genetics (skin) and if animals were instrumented and with what type(s) of instrument. Resights information includes speno, date, tag, brand, reproductive information, location.
  • Cite as: Huber, Harriet R.; Jeffries, Steven J.; Lambourn, Dyanna M.; NOAA/AFSC/NMML; WDFW (2016). Harbor seal demography in Washington; capture, tagging, branding data collected from 1981-04-09 to 2007-11-20 (NCEI Accession 0140930). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1981-04-09 to 2007-11-20
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 49.2
S: 46
E: -122
W: -125.2
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2016-01-21
Edition 1.1
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Submission Package ID: 7PAK3K
Purpose The purpose of this data set is to link harbor seal capture, recapture, branding and resighting data to provide longitudinal information on known-age survival, mortality, longevity, recruitment, and natality as well as annual natality rates for harbor seals in Washington and to document changes in these rates over time.
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  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Huber, Harriet R.; Jeffries, Steven J.; Lambourn, Dyanna M.; NOAA/AFSC/NMML; WDFW (2016). Harbor seal demography in Washington; capture, tagging, branding data collected from 1981-04-09 to 2007-11-20 (NCEI Accession 0140930). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
Cited Authors
Principal Investigators
  • Harriet Huber
    US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; Alaska Fisheries Science Center; National Marine Mammal Laboratory (NMFS/AFSC National Marine Mammal Laboratory - NMFS/AFSC/NMML)
Contributors
Resource Providers
Publishers
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
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS > CETACEANS
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
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Huber, Harriet R.; Jeffries, Steven J.; Lambourn, Dyanna M.; NOAA/AFSC/NMML; WDFW (2016). Harbor seal demography in Washington; capture, tagging, branding data collected from 1981-04-09 to 2007-11-20 (NCEI Accession 0140930). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Lineage information for: dataset
Processing Steps
  • 2016-01-21T17:57:07 - NCEI Accession 0140930 v1.1 was published.
Output Datasets
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Processing Steps
  • Data Type: Length (measured); Units: cm; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Tape measure; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Standard length - measurement from tip of nose to tip of tail.
  • Data Type: weight (measured); Units: kg; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Scale.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • scale
Last Modified: 2018-03-06T13:21:43
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