Dataset: seal_dive_duration
Deployment: Seal_Captures

Duration of dives made by harbor seals near Protection Island, WA, 2009.
Lead Principal Investigator: 
Alejandro Acevedo-Gutierrez (Western Washington University, WWU)
Co-Principal Investigator: 
Jeffrey F Bromaghin (United States Geological Survey, USGS)
Steven J Jeffries (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)
John M Kennish (University of Alaska, Anchorage, UAA)
Monique M Lance (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)
Philip S. Levin (National Marine Fisheries Service, NMFS)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Shannon Rauch (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
Current State: 
Final no updates expected
29 Nov 2012
Version Date: 

In 2009, the diving behavior of harbor seals was monitored near Protection Island, in WA state. Data include the duration (in minutes) of dives made per individual. The diving data are summarized into four 6-hour time periods per day.

Related publications:
Thomas, AC; Lance, MM; Jeffries, SJ; Miner, BG; Acevedo-Gutierrez, A. 2011. Harbor seal foraging response to a seasonal resource pulse, spawning Pacific herring. Marine Ecology-Progress Series, v.441. p. 225. DOI: 10.3354/meps09370
Thomas, A. 2010. The behavioral response of harbor seals to seasonal prey pulses of spawning Pacific herring. MSc thesis, Department of Biology, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA. Available from Alejandro Acevedo's lab website.

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