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Food habit studies of pinnipeds conducted at San Miguel Island, California by Alaska Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Mammal Laboratory from 1980-02-01 to 2014-01-31 (NCEI Accession 0145166)

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The National Marine Mammal Laboratories' California Current Ecosystem Program (AFSC/NOAA) collects fecal samples to examine the diet of pinnipeds, including California sea lions (Zalophus californianus), northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus), northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris), and Pacific harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) on San Miguel Island, California. Data are used to examine temporal changes in diet by the populations, as well as to make intra- and inter-specific comparisons at San Miguel Island.
  • Cite as: Melin, Sharon R.; DeLong, Robert L.; Antonelis, George A.; Orr, Anthony J.; Harris, Jeffrey D. (2016). Food habit studies of pinnipeds conducted at San Miguel Island, California by Alaska Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Mammal Laboratory from 1980-02-01 to 2014-01-31 (NCEI Accession 0145166). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0145166. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 1980-02-01 to 2014-01-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
West: -120.5
East: -120.29
South: 34
North: 34.2
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2016-03-15
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
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Submission Package ID: JEPFGE
Purpose The San Miguel Island Food Habits dataset is used to describe the diet of pinnipeds using San Miguel Island by identifying prey consumed over years and seasons. This information is primarily used to describe diet patterns of pinnipeds over time.
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  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Melin, Sharon R.; DeLong, Robert L.; Antonelis, George A.; Orr, Anthony J.; Harris, Jeffrey D. (2016). Food habit studies of pinnipeds conducted at San Miguel Island, California by Alaska Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Mammal Laboratory from 1980-02-01 to 2014-01-31 (NCEI Accession 0145166). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0145166. Accessed [date].
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Originator Keywords
  • California sea lion
  • Diet
  • Food habits
  • Northern elephant seal
  • Northern fur seal
  • Pacific harbor seal
  • Pinniped
  • Scat/Fecal sample
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Originator Place Names
  • California
  • San Miguel Island
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Melin, Sharon R.; DeLong, Robert L.; Antonelis, George A.; Orr, Anthony J.; Harris, Jeffrey D. (2016). Food habit studies of pinnipeds conducted at San Miguel Island, California by Alaska Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Mammal Laboratory from 1980-02-01 to 2014-01-31 (NCEI Accession 0145166). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0145166. Accessed [date].
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  • Use liability: 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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Processing Steps
  • 2016-03-15T19:08:14Z - NCEI Accession 0145166 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.
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  • laboratory analysis
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