Red Sea Cetacean Review - Strandings
Tethys Research Institute

Dataset credit

Marina Costa & Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara, Tethys Research Institute
Sighting records were collected from the data owners:

Eritrea Project - Yohannes Mebrahtu

Israel Marine Mammal Research & Assistance Center - IMMRAC
Mia Elasar, Daphna Feingold, Oz Goffman, Nir Hadar, Dan Kerem, Aviad Scheinin

Red Sea Dolphin Project - HEPCA

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Marina Costa Tethys Research Institute
Secondary contact Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara Tethys Research Institute
Data entry Ei Fujioka Duke University

Citation

Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Kerem D., Smeenk C., Rudolph P., Cesario A., Costa M., Elasar M., Feingold D., Fumagalli M., Goffman O., Hadar N., Mebrathu Y.T., Scheinin A. 2017. Cetaceans of the Red Sea. CMS Technical Series 33. 86p.

Abstract

This dataset includes information about stranding occurred along: 1. the Egyptian coast of the Red Sea and collected by the MEGABase program within the Hurghada Environmental Protection and Conservation Association (HEPCA), http://www.hepca.org/
2. the Eritrean coast by Eritrea Project - Yohannes Mebrahtu
3. The Israeli coast of the Red Sea by IMMRAC

Purpose

Gather cetacean stranding information occurred along the Red Sea and

Supplemental information

Stranding records were collected from the data owners:
Eritrea Project - Yohannes Mebrahtu
IMMRAC
Red Sea Dolphin Project - HEPCA

Temporal resolution varies per record. Time values are not available. "tprecision" column is added to indicate the resolution.

References

Notarbartolo di Sciara G., Kerem D., Smeenk C., Rudolph P., Cesario A., Costa M., Elasar M., Feingold D., Fumagalli M., Goffman O., Hadar N., Mebrathu Y.T., Scheinin A. 2017. Cetaceans of the Red Sea. CMS Technical Series 33. 86p.

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)
idRow ID
observation_fromAlways "Stranding"
survey_kindIndicate whether the record came from a research survey or an opportunistic sighting
geeral_sourceData source / data owner
detailed_sourceData provider
sighting_date_origDate of sighting in original format
dayDay
monthMonth
yearYear
tprecisionTemporal resolution
obs_dateDate of the sighting added by OBIS-SEAMAP
obs_timeTime of the observation is not available
site_nameSite name
areaArea
coordinateIndicate if the coordinates were provided or estimated
latLatitude in decimal degrees
longLongitude in decimal degrees
speciesSpecies name recorded
sp_tsnTaxonomic Serial Number added by OBIS-SEAMAP
group_size_orgGroup size in original format
group_sizeNumeric group side added by OBIS-SEAMAP
calvesIndicate the presence of calves
calf_numberNumber of calves
notesNotes
geomGeometry field added by OBIS-SEAMAP
OBIS-SEAMAP ID1543
Seabirds0
Marine mammals63
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total63
Date, Begin1994-02-01
Date, End2016-12-26
Temporal prec.111000
Latitude13.05 - 27.79
Longitude33.66 - 42.67
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
PlatformShore
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Registered2017-09-07
Updated2017-10-13
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY-NC (Minimum)
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