Acoustic detections of sperm whales from research cruises in the Med sea, 1994-2001
Claudio Fossati, University of Pavia

Dataset credit

Claudio Fossati and Giulia Romè, CIBRA Center for Bioacoustics, University of Pavia

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Claudio Fossati CIBRA Center for Bioacoustics, University of Pavia
Secondary contact Giulia Romè CIBRA Center for Bioacoustics, University of Pavia
Secondary contact Gianni Pavan CIBRA Center for Bioacoustics, University of Pavia
Data entry Ei Fujioka Duke University

Citation

Fossati, C. and G. Romè. 2014. Acoustic detections of sperm whales from research cruises in the Med sea, 1994-2001. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/1116) on yyyy-mm-dd.

Abstract

CIBRA Center for Bioacoustics, Univ. of Pavia, organizes research cruises in the Med sea since 1994. Visual and acoustic contacts (1994 - 2001) are available on OBIS-SEAMAP, while acoustic recordings are stored in our Sound library and available upon request.

Purpose

Data were collected during cetacean research campaigns, acoustic software and hardware development campaigns.

Supplemental information

This is a subset of sperm whale detections from an acoustic detection dataset "Acoustic detections from research cruises in the Med sea, 1994-2001". Sperm whale detection records have an estimated group size while others do not.

Effort tracklines are registered with "Acoustic detections from research cruises in the Med sea, 1994-2001".

Data from visual contacts are registered in a separate dataset "Visual contacts from research cruises in the Med sea, 1994-2001".

References

Attributes

Overview

Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
Only minimum required attributes are visible and downlodable online. Other attributes may be obtained upon provider's permission unless otherwise noted below.

This section explains attributes included in the original dataset. OBIS-SEAMAP restricts the attributes available to the public to date/time, lat/lon and species names/counts only. Should you need other attributes described here, you are encouraged to contact the data provider.

Attributes in dataset provided

Attribute (table column)Description
oidUnique ID number (generated by OBIS-SEAMAP)
row_idRow ID
obs_dateDate of observation
obs_timeStart time (local time zone)
lat_dDegree part of Latitude
lat_mMinute part of Latitude
lat_sSecond part of Latitude
long_dDegree part of longitude
long_mMinute part of longitude
long_sSecond part of longitude
latitudeLatitude in decimal degrees
longitudeLongitude in decimal degrees
start_samplingFlag indicating the start of the visual sampling (blank)
stop_samplingFlag indicating the end of the acousitc sampling (blank)
sp_obsSpecies name recorded
sp_tsnTaxonomic Serial Number added by OBIS-SEAMAP
obs_countestimated group size
link_to_sightingsLink to sightings
geomGeometry field added by OBIS-SEAMAP
OBIS-SEAMAP ID1116
Seabirds0
Marine mammals27
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total27
Date, Begin1994-06-24
Date, End2001-07-11
Temporal prec.111110
Latitude37.63 - 43.81
Longitude7.23 - 18.09
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
PlatformBoat
Data typeAcoustic - group size
EffortN/A
Contr. throughACCOBAMS
Registered2014-03-03
Updated2016-10-14
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY (All)
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