SOCAL Marine Mammal Aerial Monitoring 2010
Smultea Environmental Sciences, LLC and HDR, Inc.

Dataset credit

The U.S. Navy Marine Species Monitoring Program

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Mari Smultea Smultea Environmental Sciences, LLC
Secondary contact Cathy Bacon Smultea Environmental Sciences, LLC
Data entry Ei Fujioka Duke University

Citation

Abstract

Features in this feature class represent the 2010 records from all animal sightings that occurred during aerial monitoring surveys for marine mammals performed from 2010-2012 in the SOCAL Range Complex.

Purpose

N/A

Supplemental information

Sighting locations occur along survey tracklines, and do not represent actual animal locations.

Sightings that occurred off the tracklines were considered opportunistic sightings made during opportunistic effort.

The 2011-12 records are registered in SOCAL Marine Mammal Aerial Monitoring 2011-2012

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)
objectidUnique ID number
altitudemAltitude in meters
aspectAspect (blank)
bearingBearing (blank)
beaufortclassBeaufort class
beaufortscaleBeaufort sea scale
beheventinit(blank)
beheventinitfld(blank)
beheventnumber(blank)
binoculars(blank)
birdsIndicate if birds were obseved (blank)
calvespercent(blank)
contract(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
counttotminThe minimum of the group size (blank)
counttotmaxThe maximum of the group size (blank)
countvescargoCount of cargos (blank)
countvesferriesCount of ferries (blank)
countvesfishingCount of fishing vessels (blank)
countvesmilitaryCount of miliary vessels (blank)
countvesmotoryachtsCount of yachts (blank)
countvessailingCount of sailing ships (blank)
cueCue of the sighting
declangle(blank)
depthBotom depth in meters (blank)
dispcohesion(blank)
dispmax(blank)
dispmin(blank)
distlateralLateral distance to the animal in meters
distsight(blank)
effortobs(blank)
efforttransectIndicate if the survey on its transect
flightofdayFlight of day
glareGlare (blank)
glareleftGlare at left side (blank)
glaremaxangle(blank)
glareminangle(blank)
glarerightGlare at right side (blank)
groupidGroup ID (blank)
headinganimalHeading of the animals in degrees (blank)
headingplatform(blank)
latanimalLatitude of the animals in degrees (blank)
latplatformLatitude of the platform in degrees
latplatformend(blank)
legnumberLeg number (blank)
legtypeLeg type
longanimalLongitude of the animals in degrees (blank)
longplatformLongitude of the platform in degrees
longplatformend(blank)
observerInitials of bird observer (blank)
observeraftObserver at aft (blank)
observerforwardObserver at forward (blank)
observerleftObserver on the left side (blank)
observerrightObserver on the right side (blank)
pctime(blank)
percentcloudcoverCloud cover in percentage
photoframes(blank)
photosIndicate if a photo was taken (blank)
platformded(blank)
platformheadingmagnetic(blank)
platformheadingtrue(blank)
platformspeedPlatform speed (blank)
platformtypePlatform type (always Aerial)
reactioninitInitial reaction (blank)
reactioninitcountReaction count (blank)
reactionlaterReaction of the animals later (blank)
reactionlatercountLater reaction count (blank)
recorderRecorder name
reticle(blank)
sightability(blank)
sightingdateDate of the sighting
sightingmultiIndicate if multiple species were sighted (blank)
sightingmultispcs(blank)
sightingmultispcscount(blank)
sightingmultispcsprcnt(blank)
sightingnotesNotes of the sighting
sightingnumberSighting number
sightingtimeTime of the sighting at local time zone
sightingtimeendThe end time of the sighting (blank)
spcsbw(blank)
spcscertaintyfinal(blank)
spcscertaintyinit(blank)
spcscodeSpecies code
spcsconfidenceConfidence of the species identification (blank)
spcshauledoutSpecies hauled out (blank)
spcsnmcomSpecies common name
spcsnmsciSpecies scientific name
sp_tsnTaxonomic Serial Number added by OBIS-SEAMAP
spcsnmsciinit(blank)
spcspossresight(blank)
subgroups(blank)
surveyareaSurvey area
surveycat(blank)
surveyidSurvey ID
surveyidreport(blank)
surveylinkdefinition not provided
surveynumber(blank)
surveytype(blank)
surveytypeid(blank)
surveysegmentid(blank)
swellswell height (values = 0 - 8) (blank)
videoIndicate if video was taken (blank)
visibility(blank)
visibilityleft(blank)
visibilityright(blank)
waterseason(blank)
weatherweather conditions (blank)
winddirection(blank)
windspeed(blank)
oceanOcean (always Pacific)
regionRegion (always SOCAL)
range_complexRange complex (always SOCAL Range Complex)
survey_platformSurvey platform (always Aerial)
survey_category(blank)
dedicated_survey_platformIndicate if this is a dedicated survey (always Y)
dates_of_surveyDates of survey
geomGeometry field added by OBIS-SEAMAP
OBIS-SEAMAP ID1467
Seabirds0
Marine mammals495
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total495
Date, Begin2010-05-13
Date, End2010-09-28
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude32.36 - 34.16
Longitude-119.37 - -117.25
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
PlatformPlane
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortYES (ID: 1468)
Traveled (km)11,283
Effort hours3,318
Contr. throughNavy
Registered2017-03-06
Updated2017-03-22
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY (All)
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