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Tag deployments and ancillary data for seabirds breeding in the main Hawaiian Islands

Metadata Updated: October 28, 2023

In this study, we employed several bio-logging technologies to track at-sea movement and behavior of five main Hawaiian Island (MHI) breeding seabird species (Brown Booby [Sula leucogaster], Laysan Albatross [Phoebastria immutabilis], Red-tailed Tropicbird [Phaethon rubricauda], Red-footed Booby [Sula sula], and Wedge-tailed Shearwater [Ardenna pacifica]) at multiple breeding colonies on or near the islands of Maui, O‘ahu, and Kaua‘i. We utilized Global Positioning System (GPS) tags to track seabird spatial movements, temperature-depth recorders (TDRs) to measure diving and immersion patterns, and accelerometry to identify behaviors. The Deployments table provides details of all deployment and ancillary information for birds on which bio-loggers were deployed and for which data were recovered. Each record in this table (represented by a unique “DeployID”) is a deployment event of a bio-logging tag (or combination of tags) on a bird. Each record includes information on: 1. Bird identification (i.e. species, band numbers, breeding stage/phenology, sex, age, nest location, colony/site location); 2. Bio-logger tag types deployed, settings, and data recovered; 3. Deployment and recovery date/time; 4. Morphometric measurements (i.e. mass, culmen) and samples collected (i.e. blood for stable isotope analysis, diet) made at the time of tag deployment and/or recovery. Deployment and ancillary information provided in this table can be joined by DeployID to all types of bio-logger data contained in the other sections of this data release. Note that, although rare, some individuals (represented by a common band number across multiple records) may have been tagged more than once across study years (represented by different DeployID’s across records).

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date October 28, 2023

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date October 28, 2023
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