VACAPES NFC Aerial Surveys 2018-2019
The U.S. Navy Marine Species Monitoring Program
Cotter, M. P. 2020. VACAPES NFC Aerial Surveys 2018-2019. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/2059) 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.
Data in this dataset represent animal sightings that occurred during aerial marine species monitoring surveys beginning in April 2018 through August 2019 conducted in the NFC (Norfolk Canyon) study area off the coast of Virginia Beach, VA. Twenty-three days of aerial surveys were completed between 4/09/2018 – 08/12/2019. Work was performed under HDR task order 18F4019 (IDIQ contract award N62470-15-D-8006, NAVFAC LANT).
Survey tracklines are available as a static layer.
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||84|
|Latitude||36.18 - 37.34|
|Longitude||-76.08 - -74.29|
|Coord. prec.||6 decimal digits|
|Data type||Animal sighting|
|Sharing policy||CC-BY (All)|
|Also availalbe from||
|See metadata in static HTML|
|See metadata in FGDC XML|
|See download history / statistics|