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Database of Marine Mammal and Seabird Research Activity in the Pacific (US)

Kevin D Lafferty, Josh Adams, Cora A Johnston & Kelsey, Emily (Emma) C
This database is a compilation of marine mammal and seabird information collected along the Pacific coast of the United States and U.S. territories in the Pacific from surveys that were solicited among regional research communities and persons. Information from standardized surveys was gathered from 2015 to 2018 and includes programs and researchers who collected information regarding seabirds since 1960. These data support the following publication: Adams, J., Lafferty, K.D., Kelsey, E.C., and Johnston, C.A. 2019....

California Red-Legged frogs in coastal dune drainages (2015)

Brian J Halstead & Patrick M Kleeman
California Red-legged Frogs (Rana draytonii) are typically regarded as inhabitants of permanent ponds, marshes, and slow-moving streams, but their ecology in other habitats, including coastal dunes, remains obscure. To avoid and minimize potential negative effects of dune restoration activities, we studied the spatial ecology, habitat selection, and survival of California Red-legged Frogs in coastal dune drainages at Point Reyes National Seashore, California. Frogs remained in their home drainages throughout the summer, and, with some notable...

Occurrence of Amphibians in Northern California Coastal Dune Drainages

Brian J Halstead & Patrick M Kleeman
Many coastal dune ecosystems have been degraded by non-native dune vegetation, but these systems might still provide valuable habitat for some taxa, including amphibians. Because restoration of degraded dune systems is occurring and likely to continue, we examined the occurrence of amphibians in drainages associated with a coastal dune ecosystem degraded by invasive plants (European Beachgrass, Ammophila arenaria, and Iceplant, Carpobrotus edulis). We found that occupancy of three amphibian species (California Red-legged Frog, Rana draytonii;...

Genetic Structure of California Gnatcatcher populations in southern California from 2012 through 2013

Amy Vandergast & Barbara E Kus
These data were collected to determine how genetic variation is arrayed across remaining populations of gnatcatchers, allowing inference about individual movement and gene flow patterns among those populations. The work focused on determining the extent to which gnatcatcher aggregations function as an interconnected metapopulation, with aggregations exchanging migrants across a fragmented landscape and freely capable of re-establishing in patches from which they have been previously extirpated. These data will be used in combination with habitat...

Spatial data sets to support conservation planning along the Colorado River in Utah

Christine G. Rasmussen, Eduardo Gonzalez & Patrick B Shafroth
With the help of local and regional natural resource professionals, we developed a broad-scale, spatially-explicit assessment of 146 miles (~20,000 acres) of the Colorado River mainstem in Grand and San Juan Counties, Utah that can be used to support conservation planning and riparian restoration prioritization. For the assessment we: 1) acquired, modified or created spatial datasets of Colorado River bottomland conditions; 2) synthesized those datasets into habitat suitability models and estimates of natural recovery potential,...

National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) Data System

U.S. Geological Survey, Science Analytics And Synthesis Program & National Fish Habitat Partnership
The National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) Data System provides a means for the partnership to manage, access and visualize data products from across the partnership. This DOI has been replaced by 10.5066/F7M61H8F. Please see the new DOI for most up-to-date information.

National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) Data System

U.S. Geological Survey, Science Analytics And Synthesis Program & National Fish Habitat Partnership
The National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) Data System provides a means for the partnership to manage, access and visualize data from across the partnership. Although components of the data system may change with evolving technologies, we plan to continue cataloging NFHP data products in USGS ScienceBase.

At-sea ranging behavior of seabirds breeding in the main Hawaiian Islands: Bio-logger data release

Jonathan J Felis, Max F Czapanskiy & Josh Adams
Due to recent interest in developing offshore wind energy infrastructure around the main Hawaiian Islands (MHI), U.S. Geological Survey Western Ecological Research Center (USGS-WERC) partnered with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) from 2013-2016 to study breeding Hawaiian seabird distributions, habitat utilizations, and ranging behaviors within near-island and outer continental shelf waters. In this study, we employed several bio-logging technologies to track at-sea movement and behavior of five MHI-breeding seabird species: Brown Booby (Sula...

DNA Microsatellite Markers for Northern Fulmar (Fulmaris glacialis) and Cross-species Amplification in Select Seabird Species

Megan C Gravley, Barbara J Pierson, Kevin Sage, Andy M Ramey & Sandra L Talbot
This data set is comprised of one table with sampling information and allele sizes for 69 individual Northern Fulmars (Fulmarus glacialis) from Chagulak Island, Alaska and Hafnarey Island, Iceland. Fulmar allele sizes are provided for 10 previously published and 26 novel microsatellite loci. Additionally, allele sizes for the 26 microsatellite loci developed in this study are included for Arctic Terns (Sterna paradisaea, n=4), Common Murres (Uria aalge, n=6), Crested Auklets (Aethia cristatella, n=6), Fork-tailed Storm...

Data release for Time series of high-resolution images enhances efforts to monitor post-fire condition and recovery, Waldo Canyon fire, Colorado, USA

Melanie K Vanderhoof, Clifton M Burt & Todd J Hawbaker
Interpretations of post-fire condition and rates of vegetation recovery can influence management priorities, actions, and perception of latent risks from landslides and floods. In this study, we used the Waldo Canyon fire (2012, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA) as a case study to explore how a time series (2011-2016) of high-resolution images can be used to delineate burn extent and severity, as well as quantify post-fire vegetation recovery. We applied an object-based approach to map burn...

Distribution and Population Genetic Structure of Coastal Cactus Wrens in Southern California

Barbara E. Kus, Amy G. Vandergast & Scarlett L Howell
Data presented are 1.) the locations where Coastal Cactus Wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus) genetic samples were collected in southern California, in 2011, 2012, and 2013; 2.) 2012 and 2013 survey results; 3.) the territory locations of all Cactus Wrens detected in 2011, 2012, and 2013 in Orange, Riverside, and San Diego counties; and 4.) dispersal results on a subset of Cactus Wrens color banded in 2011.

Geospatial data for object-based high-resolution classification of conifers within greater sage-grouse habitat across Nevada and a portion of northeastern California

Peter S. Coates, K. Ben Gustafson, Cali Lynn Roth, Michael P Chenaille, Mark Ricca, Kimberly Mauch, Erika Sanchez-Chopitea, Travis J Kroger, William M. Perry & Michael L. Casazza
These products were developed to provide scientific and correspondingly spatially explicit information regarding the distribution and abundance of conifers (namely, singleleaf pinyon (Pinus monophylla), Utah juniper (Juniperus osteosperma), and western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis)) in Nevada and portions of northeastern California. Encroachment of these trees into sagebrush ecosystems of the Great Basin can present a threat to populations of greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus). These data provide land managers and other interested parties with a high-resolution representation...

Tracking data for Yellow-billed Loons (Gavia adamsii)

Joel A Schmutz, Brian D Uher-Koch & David C Douglas
This metadata document describes the data contained in the "rawData" folder of this data package. This data package contains all data collected by the Argos System from 92 satellite transmitters attached to adult Yellow-billed Loons on their breeding range in Arctic Alaska and Canada, 2002-2017. Five data files are included in the "rawData" folder of this data package. Two data files (with identical content) contain the raw Argos DIAG (Diagnostic) data, one in the legacy...

Sea Floor Sediment Samples, Seabed Imagery, and CTD Water Column Data Collected on Stellwagen Bank in January 2017, U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2017-009-FA

Page C Valentine & VeeAnn A Cross
This field activity is part of the effort to map geologic substrates of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region off Boston, Massachusetts. The overall goal is to develop high-resolution (1:25,000) interpretive maps, based on multibeam sonar data and seabed sampling, showing surficial geology and seabed sediment dynamics. This cruise was conducted in collaboration with the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and the data collected will aid research on the ecology of fish and invertebrate...

Water Quality, Streamflow Gain Loss, Geologic, and Geospatial Data Used in the Pecos River Basin Salinity Assessment from Santa Rosa Lake, New Mexico to the Confluence of the Pecos River and the Rio Grande, Texas, 1900-2015

Natalie A. Houston, Diana E. Pedraza, Patricia B Ging, Andrew P. Teeple, Jonathan V. Thomas & David S. Wallace
This Data Release contains various types of hydrologic and geologic data from the Pecos River Basin during1900-2015, including water-quality data compiled and synthesized from various sources (including data from water-quality samples collected by the USGS in 2015 from 26 sites), streamflow gain-loss data collected by the USGS in 2015 and historical streamflow gain-loss data compiled from the literature, the horizontal extent of and depth to the base of the 16 geologic and hydrogeologic units that...

Streamflow and Water-Quality Data for Selected Streams in the Daniel Boone National Forest, Eastern Kentucky, 2015-17

Mac A. Cherry
During 2015-17, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service (USDA FS), carried out a study to characterize the hydrology and water chemistry in the Rock Creek and Cumberland River areas of the Daniel Boone National Forest. The study areas were historically mined for coal and have since been the focus of remediation efforts. The study examined the contributions of tributaries and gains/losses in both areas, and continuous...

Eastern Denali Fault Surface Trace Map and Raster Digital Topography Data, Alaska, Yukon, 1979-2008

Adrian M. Bender & Peter J. Haeussler
The eastern section of the Denali Fault did not rupture during the 2002 Denali Fault earthquake (Mw 7.9), however seismologic, geodetic, and geomorphic evidence along with a paleoseismic record of several past ground-rupturing earthquakes demonstrate the fault is active. Thick vegetation, along with complex glacial landforms, large braided rivers, and fault-parallel bedrock structure (e.g., bedding) obscure the Eastern Denali Fault s surface expression. Plafker and Clague mapped the fault in Alaska and Yukon respectively, providing...

Stochastic Empirical Loading and Dilution Model (SELDM)

Gregory E Granato
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are currently cooperating in a national project to redesign the FHWA's highway-runoff quality planning model. The FHWA initiated the project to update the 1990 FHWA highway runoff quality model to reflect changes in runoff quality and to address the importance of upstream receiving-water concentrations for assessing the potential effects of runoff in these receiving waters. We developed the SELDM as a database application so...

Sea Otter Capture Data from the Big Sur-Monterey Study (2008-2011)

M. Tim Tinker, Joseph A Tomoleoni, Ben P Weitzman, M. Staedler, Dave Jessup, Michael J Murray, Melissa Miller, Tristan Burgess, Lizabeth Bowen, A. Keith Miles, Nicole M Thometz, Lily M Tarjan, Emily Golson, Francesca Batac, Erin Dodd, Eva Berberich, Jessica Kunz, Gena B Bentall, Jessica Fujii, Teri Nicholson, Seth Newsome, Ann Melli, Nicole L LaRoche & Holly A MacCormick
This data release is comprised of sea otter capture data from the capture of wild sea otters in Big Sur and Monterey, CA between the years of 2008-2011. These sea otters were captured for tagging and tracking during a comparison study designed to examine the biology, health, and survival of sea otters in a relatively pristine habitat (Big Sur) and a highly-impacted habitat (Monterey). At the time of capture a variety of data are collected...

Masticophis occupancy in southern California, 1995-2000

Milan J Mitrovich, James A. Diffendorfer, Cheryl S Brehme & Robert N Fisher
These data are CSV files comprised of a heading and tables from Appendix 1 and Appendix 2 in the accompanying paper. The tables show the sampling dates and locations for the coachwhip (Masticophis flagellum) and striped racer (Masticophis lateralis) in pit-fall arrays (Fisher et al. 2008) monitored in southern California from 1995-2000. GPS data are shown in decimal degrees and were collected in the field using the WGS84 datum system. Elevation is in meters. Columns...

Annual California sea otter census - 2019 spring census summary

Brian B Hatfield, Julie L Yee, Michael C Kenner & Joseph A Tomoleoni
The spring 2019 mainland sea otter count began on May 1 and was completed by July 9. Overall viewing conditions this year were very good, better than those encountered during the 2018 spring census (View Score = 3.0 this year compared to 2.4 last year, where 0=poor, 1=fair, 2=good, 3=very good, and 4=excellent). The surface canopies of kelp (predominantly Macrocystis pyrifera) were qualitatively noted by observers to be much less than the seasonal normal in...

NEET Circular Data

Mark Munn
The NEET Circular report summarizes findings on processes that influence nutrients and how nutrient enrichment can alter biological communities in agricultural streams. These findings are relevant to local, state, regional, and national decision-makers involved in efforts to (1) better understand the influence of nutrients on agricultural streams, (2) develop nutrient criteria for streams and rivers, (3) reduce nutrients to streams and downstream receiving waters, and (4) develop tools for tracking nutrient and biological conditions following...

An Open Repository of Earthquake-Triggered Ground-Failure Inventories

Robert G Schmitt, Hakan Tanyas, M. Anna Nowicki Jessee, Jing Zhu, Katherine M. Biegel, Kate E Allstadt, Randall W. Jibson, Eric M. Thompson, Cees J. Van Westen, Hiroshi P. Sato, David J. Wald, Jonathan W Godt, Tolga Gorum, Chong Xu, Ellen Rathje & Keith Knudsen
Earthquake-triggered ground-failure, such as landsliding and liquefaction, can contribute significantly to losses, but our current ability to accurately include them in earthquake hazard analyses is limited. The development of robust and transportable models requires access to numerous inventories of ground failure triggered by earthquakes that span a broad range of terrains, shaking characteristics, and climates. We present an openly accessible, centralized earthquake-triggered ground-failure inventory repository in the form of a ScienceBase Community to provide open...

Data Pertaining to Mapping the Approximate Inland Extent of Saltwater at the Base of the Biscayne Aquifer in the Model Land Area of Miami-Dade County, Florida, 2016

Scott T. Prinos
Data pertaining to mapping the approximate inland extent of saltwater at the base of the Biscayne Aquifer in the Model Land Area of Miami-Dade County, Florida in 2016. The inland extent of saltwater at the base of the Biscayne aquifer in the Model Land area of Miami-Dade County, Florida, was last mapped in 2011. Since that time, the saltwater interface has continued to move inland. The interface is near several active well fields; therefore, an...

Cottonwood Lake Study Area - Wetland Vegetation Zone Spatial Data

David M. Mushet, Ned H. Euliss, Bruce A. Hanson, Jordan L. Neau, Russel B. Bryant & Shay F. Erickson
Spatial polygons of vegetation zones for wetlands within the Cottonwood Lake Study Area, Stutsman County, North Dakota. Created from a collection of digital orthorectified images from aerial photographs of the study area.

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