NCCOS Assessment: Predictive Mapping of Seabirds, Pinnipeds and Cetaceans off the Pacific Coast of Washington from 1995-07-21 to 2015-12-08 (NCEI Accession 0148762)

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This data collection comprises seasonal distribution maps and model outputs of selected seabird, pinniped and cetacean species off the Pacific coast of Washington. The maps were developed by predicting relative density using associative models linking at-sea species observations with environmental covariates. Seabird, pinniped and cetacean observations were compiled from federal, state and NGO monitoring programs with data between 1995 and 2014. Environmental covariates were processed from long-term archival satellite, oceanographic and hydrographic databases.

Selected species include: Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus), Rhinoceros Auklet (Cerorhinca monocerata), Tufted Puffin (Fratercula cirrhata), Common Murre (Uria aalge), Black-footed Albatross (Phoebastria nigripes), Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis), Pink-footed Shearwater (Puffinus creatopus), Sooty Shearwater (Puffinus griseus), Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus), harbor seal (Phoca vitulina), humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae), gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus), harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) and Dall’s porpoise (Phocoenoides dalli). Summer season (April to October) predictions were developed for all species. In addition, winter season (November to March) predictions were developed for Rhinoceros Auklet, Common Murre and Black-footed Albatross.

The collection includes multiple geospatial model outputs for each species and season combination. Data are grouped into seabird, pinniped and cetacean datasets, and each dataset includes its own data documentation record.
  • Cite as: Menza, Charles; Leirness, Jeffery; White, Tim; Winship, Arliss; Kinlan, Brian; Zamon, Jeannette E.; Ballance, Lisa; Becker, Elizabeth; Forney, Karin; Barlow, Jay; Adams, Josh; Pereksta, David; Pearson, Scott; Pierce, John; Jeffries, Steven; Calambokidis, John; Douglas, Annie; Hanson, Brad; Benson, Scott; Antrim, Liam (2016). NCCOS Assessment: Predictive Mapping of Seabirds, Pinnipeds and Cetaceans off the Pacific Coast of Washington from 1995-07-21 to 2015-12-08 (NCEI Accession 0148762). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V51Z42DS [access date]
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Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Time Period 1995-07-21 to 2015-12-08
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 48.91005
S: 44.70205
E: -123.05386
W: -128.3273
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2016-05-02
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: J1G0BC
Purpose Predictive distribution maps were created to inform marine spatial planning by the state of Washington and resource characterization by the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary.
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Menza, Charles; Leirness, Jeffery; White, Tim; Winship, Arliss; Kinlan, Brian; Zamon, Jeannette E.; Ballance, Lisa; Becker, Elizabeth; Forney, Karin; Barlow, Jay; Adams, Josh; Pereksta, David; Pearson, Scott; Pierce, John; Jeffries, Steven; Calambokidis, John; Douglas, Annie; Hanson, Brad; Benson, Scott; Antrim, Liam (2016). NCCOS Assessment: Predictive Mapping of Seabirds, Pinnipeds and Cetaceans off the Pacific Coast of Washington from 1995-07-21 to 2015-12-08 (NCEI Accession 0148762). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V51Z42DS [access date]
Cited Authors
  • Menza, Charles
  • Leirness, Jeffery
  • White, Tim
  • Winship, Arliss
  • Kinlan, Brian
  • Zamon, Jeannette E.
  • Ballance, Lisa
  • Becker, Elizabeth
  • Forney, Karin
  • Barlow, Jay
  • Adams, Josh
  • Pereksta, David
  • Pearson, Scott
  • Pierce, John
  • Jeffries, Steven
  • Calambokidis, John
  • Douglas, Annie
  • Hanson, Brad
  • Benson, Scott
  • Antrim, Liam
Principal Investigators
  • Charles Menza
    US DOC; NOAA; NOS; National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
  • Jeffery Leirness
    US DOC; NOAA; NOS; National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Collaborators
  • Tim White
    US DOC; NOAA; NOS; National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
  • Arliss Winship
    US DOC; NOAA; NOS; National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
  • Brian Kinlan
    US DOC; NOAA; NOS; National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
  • Jeannette Zamon
    US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; NWFSC; Point Adams Research Station
  • Lisa Ballance
    US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; SWFSC; Marine Mammal and Turtle Division
  • Elizabeth Becker
    US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; SWFSC; Marine Mammal and Turtle Division
  • Karin Forney
    US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; SWFSC; Marine Mammal and Turtle Division
  • Jay Barlow
    US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; SWFSC; Marine Mammal and Turtle Division
  • Josh Adams
    DOI; USGS; WERC; Santa Cruz Field Station
  • David Pereksta
    DOI; BOEM; Pacific OCS Region
  • Scott Pearson
    Washington; WDFW; Wildlife Science Division
  • John Pierce
    Washington; WDFW; Wildlife Science Division
  • Steven Jeffries
    Washington; WDFW; Wildlife Science Division
  • John Calambokidis
    Cascadia Research Collective
  • Annie Douglas
    Cascadia Research Collective
  • Brad Hanson
    US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; NWFSC; Marine Mammal and Seabird Ecology Program
  • Scott Benson
    US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; SWFSC; Marine Turtle Ecology and Assessment Program
  • Liam Antrim
    US DOC; NOAA; NOS; Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary
Contributors
Resource Providers
Points of Contact
  • Charles Menza
    US DOC; NOAA; NOS; National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Publishers
Acknowledgments
  • Funded by: US DOC; NOAA; NOS; National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
  • Washington State Department of Natural Resources
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 > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > BIRDS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS > CETACEANS
NCCOS Keywords
  • NCCOS Research Priority > Marine Spatial Ecology (MSE)
  • NCCOS Research Topic > Ecological/Biological Characterizations
  • NCCOS Research Topic > Predictive/Spatial Modeling
NCCOS Research Data Type
  • Derived Data Product
  • Geospatial
  • Model
Originator Keywords
  • pinnipeds
  • seabirds
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/NOS/NCCOS > National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
NCCOS Research Location
  • Geographic Area > Coastal Ocean
  • Geographic Area > Continental Shelf
  • Geographic Area > Deep Sea
  • Marine Protected Area > National Marine Sanctuaries
  • Region > West Coast
  • US States and Territories > Oregon
  • US States and Territories > Washington
Originator Sea Names
  • California Current
  • Olympic Coast
  • Pacific Northwest
Project keywords Project Name
  • Improving Species Distribution and Seafloor Maps to Support Washington State Marine Planning
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Menza, Charles; Leirness, Jeffery; White, Tim; Winship, Arliss; Kinlan, Brian; Zamon, Jeannette E.; Ballance, Lisa; Becker, Elizabeth; Forney, Karin; Barlow, Jay; Adams, Josh; Pereksta, David; Pearson, Scott; Pierce, John; Jeffries, Steven; Calambokidis, John; Douglas, Annie; Hanson, Brad; Benson, Scott; Antrim, Liam (2016). NCCOS Assessment: Predictive Mapping of Seabirds, Pinnipeds and Cetaceans off the Pacific Coast of Washington from 1995-07-21 to 2015-12-08 (NCEI Accession 0148762). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V51Z42DS [access date]
Access Constraints
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Processing Steps
  • 2016-05-02T13:51:16 - NCEI Accession 0148762 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • Data Type: Seabirds (calculated); Units: INDIVIDUALS PER SQ. KM., UNITLESS; Observation Type: model output; Sampling Instrument: documentation only - no instrument type; Sampling and Analyzing Method: The dataset describes spatially-explicit predictions of the long-term relative density and coefficient of variation for each seabird species, as well as multiple quantiles and confidence intervals based on a non-parametric bootstrapping procedure.; Data Quality Information: Predictive seabird maps were reviewed and accepted by subject matter experts. Processing and analysis methods are described in the reference publication.
  • Data Type: Pinnipeds (calculated); Units: INDIVIDUALS PER SQ. KM., UNITLESS; Observation Type: model output; Sampling Instrument: documentation only - no instrument type; Sampling and Analyzing Method: The dataset describes spatially-explicit predictions of the long-term relative density and coefficient of variation for each pinniped species, as well as multiple quantiles and confidence intervals based on a non-parametric bootstrapping procedure.; Data Quality Information: Predictive pinniped maps were reviewed and accepted by subject matter experts. Processing and analysis methods are described in the reference publication.
  • Data Type: Cetaceans (calculated); Units: INDIVIDUALS PER SQ. KM., UNITLESS; Observation Type: model output; Sampling Instrument: documentation only - no instrument type; Sampling and Analyzing Method: The dataset describes spatially-explicit predictions of the long-term relative density and coefficient of variation for each cetacean species, as well as multiple quantiles and confidence intervals based on a non-parametric bootstrapping procedure.; Data Quality Information: Predictive cetacean maps were reviewed and accepted by subject matter experts. Processing and analysis methods are described in the reference publication.
Last Modified: 2018-09-17T20:25:36
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