SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, STAR 2000, Cruise 1616
NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC)

Dataset credit

Marine Mammal and Turtle Division, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, NMFS, NOAA

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Lisa Ballance NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center
Secondary contact Tim Gerrodette NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center
Data entry Ei Fujioka Duke University

Citation

Abstract

This 2000 eastern tropical Pacific cetacean line-transect survey was part of the Stenella Abundance Research Project (STAR), a multi-year cetacean and ecosystem assessment study designed to assess the status of dolphin stocks which have been taken as incidental catch by the yellowfin tuna purse-seine fishery in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. This survey was conducted by the NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center aboard NOAA ships David Starr Jordan and McArthur for a combined total of approximately 31,000 kilometers surveyed from late July to early December 2000. This dataset provides the time-date and geographical coordinates, by species/stock, of all cetaceans detected during the survey, as well as the daily and intra-daily start and end points of the line-transect survey by the NOAA Ship McArthur.

Purpose

The primary purpose of the survey was to collect information necessary to estimate abundance of dolphin stocks in the eastern tropical Pacific that are taken as bycatch in the yellowfin tuna purse seine fishery.

Supplemental information

This dataset is supplemental to the following datasets:
SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, MOPS 1986, Cruise 989
SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, MOPS 1986, Cruise 990
SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, MOPS 1987, Cruise 1080
SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, MOPS 1987, Cruise 1081
SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, MOPS 1988, Cruise 1164
SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, MOPS 1988, Cruise 1165
SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, MOPS 1989, Cruise 1267
SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, MOPS 1989, Cruise 1268
SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, MOPS 1990, Cruise 1369
SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, MOPS 1990, Cruise 1370
SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, STAR 1998, Cruise 1610
SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, STAR 1998, Cruise 1611
SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, STAR 1998, Cruise 1612
SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, STAR 1999, Cruise 1613
SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, STAR 1999, Cruise 1614
SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, STAR 2000, Cruise 1615
SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, STAR 2003, Cruise 1623
SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, STAR 2003, Cruise 1624
SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, STAR 2006, Cruise 1630
SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, STAR 2006, Cruise 1631
SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, STAR-LITE 2007, Cruise 1634

References

Attributes

Overview

Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
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Attributes in dataset provided

Attribute (table column)Description
oidUnique ID number (generated by OBIS-SEAMAP)
cruiseCruise No
obs_dateDate of the sighting
obs_timeTime of the sighting (local time zone)
sighting_noSighting No.
species_orgSpecies code in original format
sp_obsSpecies code recorded
sp_tsnTaxonomic Serial Number added by OBIS-SEAMAP
latitudeLatitude in decimal degrees
longitudeLongitude in decimal degrees
obs_countGroup size
geomGeometry field added by OBIS-SEAMAP
OBIS-SEAMAP ID1045
Seabirds0
Marine mammals652
Sea turtles179
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total831
Date, Begin2000-07-29
Date, End2000-12-08
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude-12.65 - 30.80
Longitude-156.16 - -77.48
Coord. prec.2 decimal digits
PlatformBoat
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortYES (ID: 1046)
Traveled (km)21,472
Effort hours1,201
Registered2013-12-03
Updated2014-02-27
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY-NC (Minimum)
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