Sea otter females with pups in Prince William Sound, Alaska
Sylvia K. Osterrieder, Randall W. Davis

Dataset credit

Sylvia K. Osterrieder, Randall W. Davis

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Sylvia Osterrieder University of Rostock, Institute of Bioscience, Rostock, Germany
Data entry Andrew DiMatteo US Dept. of the Navy Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic

Citation

Abstract

In altricial mammals, the mother’s care and attendance are essential for the young to acquire survival skills. Not much is known about mother-pup behavior in the sea otter population of Simpson Bay, Prince William Sound, Alaska, United States. In these studies, firstly, water depth and location of feeding females with pups of different ages were recorded (global positioning system [GPS] locations of the sea otters are given in the map). Secondly, boat locations were noted when females with pups were observed for 24 hour activity budgets (GPS locations of the boat are given in the map). Weather, time and tidal conditions were also recorded and tested on the influence on sea otters behavior.

Purpose

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Supplemental information

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References

Osterrieder, S.K. and R.W. Davis. 2009. Summer foraging behaviour of female sea otters (Enhydra lutris) with pups in Simpson Bay, Alaska. Aquatic Mammals. 35(4):481-189.
Osterrieder, S.K. and R.W. Davis. 2010. Sea otter female and pup activity budgets, Prince William Sound, Alaska. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom.

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Attribute (table column)Description
oidUnique ID number (generated by SEAMAP)
obs_datedate of observation
obs_timetime of observation
latitudeLatitude of observation
longitudeLongitude of observation
sp_obsSpecies observed
sp_tsnSpecies ITIS TSN
obs_countNumber of animals observed
record_numrecord number
sexsex
age_of_pupage of pup
loc_notesnote as to whether an actual animal location was used, or whether the location of the boat was used.
boat_latboat latitude
boat_longboat longitude
tidetide
weatherweather
beaufortbeaufort
depth_boatdepth at boat location
lat_animanimal latitude
long_animanimal longitude
depth_animdepth at animal location
OBIS-SEAMAP ID712
Seabirds0
Marine mammals312
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total312
Date, Begin2008-05-06
Date, End2008-08-18
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude60.62 - 60.68
Longitude-145.94 - -145.84
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
PlatformBoat
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Registered2010-12-21
Updated2012-07-31
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY-NC (Minimum)
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