VACAPES MISSELEX Aerial Monitoring March 2013
HDR Environmental, Operations and Construction, Inc.

Dataset credit

The U.S. Navy Marine Species Monitoring Program

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Dana Spontak HDR Environmental, Operations and Construction, Inc.
Data entry Ei Fujioka Duke University

Citation

Abstract

Aerial marine species monitoring occurred on 13 and 14 March 2013 off the eastern coast of Virginia for a Missile Exercise (MISSELEX) training event within the Virginia Capes (VACAPES) Range Complex. These types of events occur periodically throughout the year and allow the United States (U.S.) Navy to fulfill essential training requirements.

Purpose

N/A

Supplemental information

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References

Attributes

Overview

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Attributes in dataset provided

Attribute (table column)Description
oiddefinition not provided
sgt_idSighting ID
obs_dateDate of the sighting
obs_timeTime of the sighting (local time zone)
speciesSpecies name
sp_tsnTaxonomic Serial Number added by OBIS-SEAMAP
latitudeLatitude in decimal degrees
longitudeLongitude in decimal degrees
obs_countGroup size (best estimate)
grp_highGroup size (maximum)
grp_lowGroup size (minimum)
calvesNumber of calves
beaufortBeaufort sea state
distanceDistance off track in km
bearingBearing angle
headingHeading
bottom_depthBottom depth im meters
behaviorBehavioral summary
geomdefinition not provided
OBIS-SEAMAP ID1017
Seabirds0
Marine mammals4
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total4
Date, Begin2013-03-13
Date, End2013-03-13
Temporal prec.111110
Latitude36.01 - 36.35
Longitude-75.36 - -75.00
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
PlatformPlane
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Contr. throughNavy
Registered2013-11-04
Updated2013-12-31
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY (All)
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