Characterizing pinniped use of offshore oil and gas platforms as haulouts and foraging areas in waters off southern California from 2013-01-01 to 2015-01-31 (NCEI Accession 0138984)

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) and Pacific harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) use offshore oil and gas platforms as resting and foraging areas. Both species are protected by the Marine Mammal Protection Act (1972). The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is required to collect information from platforms being used by California sea lions and harbor seals (or other pinniped species) with the goal of meeting environmental review and permitting requirements associated with the eventual decommissioning of offshore platforms. Decommissioning requirements are under the jurisdiction of BOEMs sister agency, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). However, BOEM provides environmental studies and environmental review support for BSEE actions. To accomplish this goal, BOEM entered an inter-agency agreement with the National Marine Mammal Laboratories' California Current Ecosystem Program (CCEP; AFSC/NOAA) in 2012. Specifically, BOEM funded CCEP to conduct a study (from January 2012 to January 2015) to characterize and quantify California sea lion and Pacific harbor seal use of the platforms, including; abundance, seasonal use patterns, and age and sex class composition of animals on the platforms. Inter- (i.e. spatial) and intra- (i.e. temporal) platform comparisons were examined.

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Metadata Date March 3, 2018
Metadata Created Date December 20, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) December 15, 2015 (publication), January 12, 2016 (revision)
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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date March 3, 2018
Metadata Created Date December 20, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) December 15, 2015 (publication), January 12, 2016 (revision)
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Access Constraints Cite as: Orr, Anthony J.; Harris, Jeffrey D.; Hirschberger, Kari A.; Laake, Jeffrey L.; DeLong, Robert L.; Sanders, Gregory (2015). Characterizing pinniped use of offshore oil and gas platforms as haulouts and foraging areas in waters off southern California from 2013-01-01 to 2015-01-31 (NCEI Accession 0138984). Version 2.2. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date], NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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Bbox North Lat 35
Bbox South Lat 33
Bbox West Long -121
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Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Temporal Extent Begin 2013-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2015-01-31

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