LTER Antarctic satellite telemetry of humpback whales
Research was conducted under a collaboration with the National Science Foundation Office of Polar Program’s Palmer Long-term Ecological Research Program and the Australian Antarctic division.
Curtice, C., A. Friedlaender, P. Halpin, D. Johnston, H. Ducklow and N. Gales. 2015. LTER Antarctic satellite telemetry of humpback whales. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/1261) 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.
This data is from 5 humpback whales that were tagged in the Western Antarctic Peninsula in 2012. The tags were SPOT5 Platform Transmitting Terminals. Tags were programmed to transmit between 00:00 and 04:00, and between 12:00 and 16:00 (GMT) daily, and were activated upon first dive after tagging.
The purpose of this effort is to deepen the understanding of movement patterns and behaviors of humpback whales. This information is important to better understand the relationships between whales and their prey in an increasingly warming Western Antarctic Peninsula.
Research was conducted under grant award ANT-0823101 and NMFS permit 14097, ACA permit 2009-013, and Duke University IACUC A049-112-02.
Ari S. Friedlaender, Corrie Curtice, Hugh Ducklow, Patrick N. Halpin, David W. Johnston, Nick Gales. 2012. Long Term Ecological Research: Satellite telemetry of humpback whale movements in the Antarctic peninsula.
Corrie Curtice, David W. Johnston, Hugh Ducklow, Nick Gales, Patrick N. Halpin, Ari S. Friedlaender. 2015. Modeling the spatial and temporal dynamics of foraging movements of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in the Western Antarctic Peninsula. In review.
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||0|
|Latitude||-68.85 - -62.47|
|Longitude||-76.25 - -58.10|
|Coord. prec.||6 decimal digits|
|Data type||Telemetry location|
|Tracklines||YES (ID: 1262)|
|Sharing policy||CC-BY-NC (Minimum)|
|Also availalbe from||
|See metadata in static HTML|
|See metadata in FGDC XML|
|See download history / statistics|