HRC KB26 Shoreline Aerial Surveys Jan-Feb 2014
HDR Environmental, Operations and Construction, Inc.

Dataset credit

The U.S. Navy Marine Species Monitoring Program

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Kristen Ampela HDR Environmental, Operations and Construction, Inc.
Secondary contact Grant Miller-Francisco HDR Environmental, Operations and Construction, Inc.
Data entry Ei Fujioka Duke University

Citation

Abstract

Features in this feature class represent animal sightings recorded during aerial monitoring surveys for marine mammals and sea turtles performed in January, February, and August 2014 in the Hawaii Range Complex (HRC). Aerial surveys were conducted subsequent to two naval training events in HRC. The surveys involved circumnavigation of the island of Kauai in January–February using a ASTAR 350 B2-7 helicopter, and the islands of Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Kahoolawe in August using a Bell 206L3 helicopter . The associated training events (Koa Kai and Rim of the Pacific or “RIMPAC”) involved the use of mid-frequency active sonar and, in the case of RIMPAC, explosives. The Koa Kai event took place primarily on the Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands Tactical Underwater Range and Barking Sands Underwater Range Extension between Kauai and Niihau, Hawaii, during 24–31 January 2014. Following the Koa Kai event, shoreline surveys were conducted on 31 January and 5 February. RIMPAC took place during an extended period from 8 July through 2 August 2014 and involved a broader expanse of ocean off the main Hawaiian Islands. The aerial shoreline surveys performed subsequent to RIMPAC circumnavigated the five islands of Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Kahoolawe over 4 days on 1 and 4–6 August. All surveys involved looking for stranded or near-stranded marine mammals, and observers documented the positions and behavior of all marine mammals and sea turtles seen within 3 km of shore. The survey platform was a small fixed-wing Aero Commander 500. Work was performed under HDR task order KB26 (IDIQ contract award N62470-10-D-3011, NAVFAC LANT).

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Attributes

Overview

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Attributes in dataset provided

Attribute (table column)Description
oidUnique ID number (generated by OBIS-SEAMAP)
objectidUnique ID number
altitudemAltitude in meters
animalspeedAnimal speed (blank)
areakm2Area (blank)
aspectslopeAspect slope
bearingBearing (L or R)
bearingabsRelative bearing in degrees from the platform to the sighting, where the front of the platform is zero degrees. Formats include clock face, degrees, etc. degrees
beaufortscaleBeaufort sea scale (blank)
beaufortscaleavgBeaufort sea scale
beaufortscaleleftBeaufort sea scale (left side)
beaufortscalerightBeaufort sea scale (right side)
behaviorBehavior of the animal when initially sighted
behavioreventBehavior (blank)
biopsyBiopsy (blank)
birdsIndicate if birds were obseved (blank)
calvespresentIndicator for calves present (blank)
countcalvesThe number of calves (blank)
countfemalesCount of females (blank)
countjuvenilesCount of juveniles (blank)
countmalesCount of males (blank)
countnewbornsCount of new borns (blank)
counttotbestThe best estimate of the group size
counttotmaxThe maximum of the group size
counttotminThe minimum of the group size
countvescargoCount of cargos (blank)
countvesferriesCount of ferries (blank)
countvesfishingCount of fishing vessels (blank)
countvesmilitaryCount of miliary vessels (blank)
countvesmotoryachtsCount of yachts (blank)
countvesotherCount of other vessels (blank)
countvessailingCount of sailing ships (blank)
cueCue of the sighting (blank)
datetimeobservation date time in local time
datetimeutcobservation dateand time in UTC (blank)
depthBotom depth in meters
depthsoundingdefinition not provided
dispmaxdefinition not provided
dispmindefinition not provided
distsightDistance to the sightring in meters
distsightperpdefinition not provided
effortstatusEffort status
flightofdayFlight of day
glareleftGlare at left side (blank)
glarerightGlare at right side (blank)
groupidGroup ID (blank)
headinganimalHeading of the animals in degrees
headingplatmagneticHeading magnetic angle (blank)
headingplattrueHeading true angle (blank)
horizsundefinition not provided
latanimalLatitude of the animals in degrees
latplatformLatitude of the platform in degrees (blank)
latvessel(blank)
legidLeg ID (blank)
legnotesLeg notes (blank)
legnumberLeg number (blank)
longanimalLongitude of the animals in degrees
longplatformLongitude of the platform in degrees (blank)
longvessel(blank)
mitigation(blank)
mitigationtype(blank)
navydirectedlegdefinition not provided
observerObserver name
observeraftObserver at aft (blank)
observercenterObserver at center (blank)
observerforwardObserver at forward (blank)
observerleftObserver on the left side
observerrearleftObserver at rear left (blank)
observerrearrightObserver at rear right (blank)
observerrightObserver on the right side
oceanOcean (always Pacific)
opticstype(blank)
ordnance(blank)
percentcloudcoverCloud cover in percentage (blank)
percentcloudcoverleft(blank)
percentcloudcoverright(blank)
photoframes(blank)
photographer(blank)
photos(blank)
picdefinition not provided
platformded(blank)
platformmodelPlatform model
platformspeedPlatform speed (blank)
platformtypePlatform type (always Aerial)
rangecomplexRange complex (always HRC)
reactioninitInitial reaction (blank)
reactioninitcountReaction count (blank)
reactionlaterReaction of the animals later (blank)
reactionlatercountLater reaction count (blank)
recorderRecorder name
recorderfocal(blank)
reorientationrate(blank)
resolution(blank)
shoredistDistance to shore
sic(blank)
sightingdetectionsensor(blank)
sightingendloe(blank)
sightingmulti(blank)
sightingnotesNotes of the sighting
sightingnumberSighting number
sightingrelmovement(blank)
sightingtimeendThe end time of the sighting
sightingtrialloedefinition not provided
slopeSlope
sonar(blank)
spcscodeSpecies code (blank)
spcsconfidenceConfidence of the species identification (blank)
spcshauledoutSpecies hauled out (blank)
spcsitis(blank)
spcsnmcomSpecies common name
spcsnmsciSpecies scientific name
sp_tsnTaxonomic Serial Number added by OBIS-SEAMAP
surveyidSurvey ID (always HDR_HRC_AerialShoreline_2014Feb05)
surveypoint(blank)
swellSwell (blank)
swelldirectionSwell direction (blank)
tagging(blank)
theoconvhorz(blank)
theoconvvert(blank)
theorawhorz(blank)
theorawvert(blank)
trkdist(blank)
vertangleorreticleVertical angle to the animal
vertsun(blank)
vesselsize(blank)
vesseltype(blank)
video(blank)
videographer(blank)
visibilityVisibility (blank)
visibilityleftVisibility at the left side (blank)
visibilityrightVisibility at the right side (blank)
waveheightWave height (blank)
winddirectionWind direction (blank)
windspeedWind speed (blank)
geomGeometry field added by OBIS-SEAMAP
OBIS-SEAMAP ID1187
Seabirds0
Marine mammals83
Sea turtles51
Rays and sharks1
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total135
Date, Begin2014-01-31
Date, End2014-02-05
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude21.86 - 22.24
Longitude-159.80 - -159.27
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
PlatformPlane
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortYES (ID: 1396)
Traveled (km)540
Effort hours-113
Contr. throughNavy
Registered2014-07-09
Updated2016-07-29
StatusPublished
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