Northern fur seal demography studies at San Miguel Island, California conducted from 1975-10-07 to 2014-09-26 (NCEI Accession 0141240)

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The National Marine Mammal Laboratories' California Current Ecosystem Program (AFSC/NOAA) initiated a long-term marking program of northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) at San Miguel Island, California in 1975. A sample of up to 300 pups has been tagged in the foreflippers with various types and colors of tags each year between 1975 and the present. Resighting surveys for marked animals are conducted annually at summer breeding sites. Resightings are also obtained from the public when animals are observed on beaches or in fisheries. The data are used in mark-recapture models to estimate the age and sex specific vital parameters of the population and to describe age and sex specific reproductive behavior and seasonal movements of animals throughout their lives.
  • Cite as: Orr, Anthony J.; DeLong, Robert L.; Laake, Jeffrey L.; Melin, Sharon R. (2016). Northern fur seal demography studies at San Miguel Island, California conducted from 1975-10-07 to 2014-09-26 (NCEI Accession 0141240). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1975-10-07 to 2014-09-26
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 44.71
S: 34.03
E: -119.69
W: -124.06
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General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2016-02-03
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: L95XFP
Purpose Estimates of age- and sex-specific survival and natality are used in population models to assess the status and describe trends of the northern fur seal population. Data are also used to describe life history traits such as age at first reproduction, dispersal patterns, and lifetime reproductive patterns.
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  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Orr, Anthony J.; DeLong, Robert L.; Laake, Jeffrey L.; Melin, Sharon R. (2016). Northern fur seal demography studies at San Miguel Island, California conducted from 1975-10-07 to 2014-09-26 (NCEI Accession 0141240). 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
  • 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
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Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • BINOCULAR > BINOCULAR
  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
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.; DeLong, Robert L.; Laake, Jeffrey L.; Melin, Sharon R. (2016). Northern fur seal demography studies at San Miguel Island, California conducted from 1975-10-07 to 2014-09-26 (NCEI Accession 0141240). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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  • 2016-02-03T13:18:11 - NCEI Accession 0141240 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • Data Type: Weight (measured); Units: kilogram; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: scale.
  • Data Type: Length (measured); Units: centimeter; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Tape measure; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Standard length - tip of nose to tip of tail.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • binoculars
  • biota surveys
  • scale
  • visual observation
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