It is a great pleasure to announce that Mapping Tool for Cetacean Density for the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico was released to the puclic on May 10th, 2019! The cetacean density mapper features predicted density models produced through the project of Habitat-based cetacean density models for the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico (2015 Version; Roberts et al. 2016) in collaboration with NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center, Department of Biology and Marine Biology at UNC Wilmington and Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.
The feature-rich density mapper allows you to explore the species density or abundance in the U.S. east coast and the gulf of Mexico from various aspects helping you understand of their seasonal distributions and habitats and apply knowledge provided to your management or research.
We also accumulate outputs of various modeling efforts of protected marine species to complement each other. Visit OBIS-SEAMAP Model Repository.
The density mapper replaces the previous SERDP SDSS (Marine Animal Model Mapper).
Roberts JJ, Best BD, Mannocci L, Fujioka E, Halpin PN, Palka DL, Garrison LP, Mullin KD, Cole TVN, Khan CB, McLellan WM, Pabst DA, Lockhart GG (2016) Habitat-based cetacean density models for the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. Scientific Reports 6: 22615. doi: 10.1038/srep22615.