Visual sightings from Song of the Whale 1993-2013
International Fund for Animal Welfare c/o Song of the Whale team, MCR International
Boisseau, O. 2014. Visual sightings from Song of the Whale 1993-2013. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/1158) 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.
The databases from 1993 to 2013 were merged into one dataset. Attributes recorded in these databases may differ.
Since GPS data would become too huge to effectively visualize online, every 10th record was extracted. All GPS data can be requested.
Environmental attributes were recorded less frequently than the GPS data and not all GPS records get environmental attributes attached.
Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
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
|Rays and sharks||130|
|Latitude||-36.00 - 68.09|
|Longitude||-74.75 - 138.45|
|Coord. prec.||5 decimal digits|
|Data type||Animal sighting|
|Effort||YES (ID: 1159)|
|Sharing policy||CC-BY-NC (Minimum)|
|Also availalbe from||iOBIS|
|See metadata in static HTML|
|See metadata in FGDC XML|
|See download history / statistics|