TGS Seismic Survey Visual Sightings in Chukchi Sea 2013
ASRC Energy Services, Inc.
TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company
Nelson, T. and M. Blees. 2014. TGS Seismic Survey Visual Sightings in Chukchi Sea 2013. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/1110) on yyyy-mm-dd.
Halpin, P.N., A.J. Read, E. Fujioka, B.D. Best, B. Donnelly, L.J. Hazen, C. Kot, K. Urian, E. LaBrecque, A. Dimatteo, J. Cleary, C. Good, L.B. Crowder, and K.D. Hyrenbach. 2009. OBIS-SEAMAP: The world data center for marine mammal, sea bird, and sea turtle distributions. Oceanography. 22(2):104-115.
TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (TGS) conducted a 2D marine seismic survey along predetermined lines in U.S. Federal and international waters of the Chukchi Sea during the open-water season from 25 August to 30 October 2013. Two vessels were involved including 1) a seismic vessel (Geo Arctic) towing a 3,280 cu.in. seismic array and 8,100 m long solid streamer cable and 2) a marine mammal monitoring vessel (Norseman) which operated in advance of the seismic vessel. Both vessels had teams of visual protected species observers (PSOs) trained to monitor and implement seismic mitigation according to regulatory permits from U.S. Agencies. A combined-vessel total of 480 visual sightings occurred over 30,798 km of combined-vessel observer effort (both on and off effort). In addition to visual observers, the monitoring vessel also employed a towed passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) system. This dataset includes visual sighting data and acoustic data is presented separately.
In numeric or date/time fields, original data may contain 'X' which was replaced with Null.
Cate, J.R., M. Smultea, M. Blees, M. Larson, S. Simpson, T. Jefferson and D. Steckler. 2014. 90-Day Report of Marine Mammal Monitoring and Mitigation during a 2D Seismic Survey by TGS in the Chukchi Sea, August through October 2013. AES Doc. No. 15416-04 13-185. Prepared by ASRC Energy Services, Smultea Environmental Sciences, Clymene Enterprises and Entiat River Technologies for TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company, National Marine Fisheries Service and U.S> Fish and Wildlife Service. 122 p. + Appendices.
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Attributes in dataset provided
|Rays and sharks||0|
|Latitude||64.41 - 74.28|
|Longitude||-168.61 - -158.76|
|Coord. prec.||6 decimal digits|
|Data type||Animal sighting|
|Effort||YES (ID: 1111)|
|Sharing policy||CC-BY (Minimum)|
|Also availalbe from||iOBIS|
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