Megafauna sightings off Seychelles
GVI Seychelles & SNPA

Dataset credit

Andy Ezeta, GVI Seychelles

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Andy Ezeta GVI Seychelles
Data entry Ei Fujioka Duke University

Citation

Abstract

Since 2006, various fauna sighted during every dive undertaken by GVI has been recorded. This data is purely qualitative and should be taken cautiously as recordings are not systematic nor standardized, thus vary according to many factors e.g. visibility, observer, site, dive purpose.

Purpose

N/A

Supplemental information

The number (obs_count) counts the animals in the same size.

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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)
dateDate of the sighting
timeTime of the sighting (valid up to minutes)
categorySpecies group
speciescommonCommon name
specieslatinScientific name
sp_tsnTaxonomic Serial Number added by OBIS-SEAMAP
sizeAnimal size in meters (size 0 means the spotter couldn
numberNumber of animals that had the same size
locationnameLocation name
latitudeLatitude in decimal degrees
longitudeLongitude in decimal degrees
depthDepth in meters
recorderRecorder (always GVI)
yearYear
geomGeometry field added by OBIS-SEAMAP
OBIS-SEAMAP ID1868
Seabirds0
Marine mammals11
Sea turtles143
Rays and sharks102
Other species224
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total480
Date, Begin2018-01-11
Date, End2018-08-14
Temporal prec.111110
Latitude-4.68 - -4.56
Longitude55.36 - 55.43
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
PlatformBoat
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Registered2018-08-23
Updated2018-09-06
StatusPublished
Sharing policy Permission required
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