HMSRP Hawaiian Monk Seal Entanglement data

Metadata Updated: November 17, 2018

The data set contains records of all entanglements of Hawaiian monk seals in marine debris. The data set comprises records of seals entangled by derelict fishing gear, plastic items such as rings or packing bands, or other items of human provenance. Records are also included of seals which have girdling scars characteristic of having been entangled, even if no direct entanglement was observed. The data include number of incidents, not number of individual seals (since some animals have been entangled multiple times). The data do NOT include incidents in which seals become entangled in fishing gear while it is being actively fished. Data include primarily reports from field biologists in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

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Metadata Date February 26, 2018
Metadata Created Date September 27, 2015
Metadata Updated Date November 17, 2018
Reference Date(s) February 23, 2018 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

Metadata Source

Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 26, 2018
Metadata Created Date September 27, 2015
Metadata Updated Date November 17, 2018
Reference Date(s) February 23, 2018 (publication)
Responsible Party Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Access Constraints: NMFS/PIFSC, Protected Species Division, Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program Data Access, Sharing, and Dissemination Guidelines | Use Constraints: Use of the data set will ideally be cleared with NMFS/PIFSC, Protected Species Division. These data are PRELIMINARY and have not be completely screened for accuracy. NOAA can not be held liable for use of these data in a manner other than for perusal of preliminary data. The developers of these data are concerned with assuring its proper use. Before data are used to draw specific scientific conclusions, potential users are requested to contact NMFS/PIFSC, Protected Species Division for background on the data. Acknowledgement of the data should be cited. Different versions of the dataset may exist. The user must be sure to use the appropriate data set for the time period of interest. While efforts have been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable, NOAA cannot assume liablility for any damages or misrepresentation caused by any inaccuracies in the data or as a result of changes to the data caused by system transfers.
Bbox East Long -150
Bbox North Lat 30
Bbox South Lat 10
Bbox West Long 180
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:5688
Harvest Object Id bcb0d5be-843b-4982-a39c-620f2cfa3664
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress onGoing
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1974-01-01

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