California sea lion and northern fur seal censuses conducted at Channel Islands, California by Alaska Fisheries Science Center from 1969-07-31 to 2015-08-08 (NCEI Accession 0145165)

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The National Marine Mammal Laboratories' California Current Ecosystem Program (AFSC/NOAA) initiated and maintains census programs for California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) and northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) at San Miguel and San Nicolas Islands, California. The program documents annual pup births, pup mortality, and temporal patterns in adult and juvenile presence at San Miguel Island. For both species, the database contains field data on the annual number of live pups and dead pups by location. At San Miguel Island, daily counts of adults, pups, and juveniles in a sample area are also available. The data are used to describe population trends and changes in land resource use among the species.
  • Cite as: Melin, Sharon R.; DeLong, Robert L.; Orr, Anthony J.; Laake, Jeffrey L. (2016). California sea lion and northern fur seal censuses conducted at Channel Islands, California by Alaska Fisheries Science Center from 1969-07-31 to 2015-08-08 (NCEI Accession 0145165). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1969-07-31 to 2015-08-08
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 34.11
S: 33
E: -119
W: -120.5
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2016-03-08
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: 0XMMB8
Purpose The census data are used in models to estimate the size of the populations based on pup production as an index of the population as whole. These data contribute to the NMFS Stock Assessment Reports that are used to monitor the status of marine mammal species under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972. Keywords Edit
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  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Melin, Sharon R.; DeLong, Robert L.; Orr, Anthony J.; Laake, Jeffrey L. (2016). California sea lion and northern fur seal censuses conducted at Channel Islands, California by Alaska Fisheries Science Center from 1969-07-31 to 2015-08-08 (NCEI Accession 0145165). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
Cited Authors
Principal Investigators
  • Sharon Melin
Contributors
Resource Providers
Publishers
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS > CETACEANS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS
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
  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
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: Melin, Sharon R.; DeLong, Robert L.; Orr, Anthony J.; Laake, Jeffrey L. (2016). California sea lion and northern fur seal censuses conducted at Channel Islands, California by Alaska Fisheries Science Center from 1969-07-31 to 2015-08-08 (NCEI Accession 0145165). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2016-03-08T18:14:08 - NCEI Accession 0145165 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • Data Type: LATITUDE (measured); Units: decimal degree; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: GPS.
  • Data Type: LONGITUDE (measured); Units: Decimal degree; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: GPS.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • visual estimate
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