VACAPES Offshore Study Area Observations 2015-2018
HDR Environmental, Operations and Construction, Inc.

Dataset credit

The U.S. Navy Marine Species Monitoring Program

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Amy Engelhaupt HDR Inc.
Data entry Ei Fujioka Duke University

Citation

Abstract

The data in this dataset represent animal sightings and boat
tracks during outer continental shelf surveys beginning in
April 2015 through December 2018 off the coast of Virginia.
Forty days of offshore surveys were completed between
04/12/2015 – 12/19/2018. Work was performed under HDR task
orders TO 03, TO 54, TO 35, and TO18F4082 (IDIQ contract
award N62470-15-D-8006, NAVFAC LANT).

Purpose

N/A

Supplemental information

Survey tracklines are available online.

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)
bearingabsAbsolute bearing
behaviorBehavior
behavioreventBehavior event
countcalvesNumber of calves
countjuvenilesNumber of juvelines
counttotbestBest estimate of number of animals
counttotmaxMaximum estimate of number of animals
counttotminMinimum estimate of number of animals
depthsoundingDepth as determined in situ via sounding in meters
distsightThe radial distance to the animal
headingplatmagneticHeading
headingplattrueHeading
latanimalLatitude of animals in decimal degrees
latplatformLatitude of the platform in decimal degrees
longanimalLongitude of animals in decimal degrees
longplatformLongitude of the platform in decimal degrees
sightingnotesSighting notes
datetimeDate and time of the sighting at local time zone
surveyidSurvey ID
spcsnmsciScientific name
spcsnmcomCommon name
sp_tsnTaxonomic Serial Number added by OBIS-SEAMAP
sightingnumberSighting Number
bearingBearing
datetimeutcDate and time of the sighting at UTC
observationtypeSighting, Re-sighting, or Focal point
geomGeometry field added by OBIS-SEAMAP
OBIS-SEAMAP ID2066
Seabirds0
Marine mammals634
Sea turtles120
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total754
Date, Begin2015-04-12
Date, End2018-12-19
Temporal prec.111110
Latitude36.22 - 37.43
Longitude-75.85 - -74.26
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
PlatformBoat
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Contr. throughNavy
Registered2020-06-05
Updated2020-06-11
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY (All)
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