SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, ORCAWALE 1996, Cruise 1604
Marine Mammal and Turtle Division, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, NMFS, NOAA
Barlow, J. 2004. SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, ORCAWALE 1996, Cruise 1604. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/219) 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.
The 1996 Oregon, California and Washington Line-Transect Experiment (ORCAWALE) was designed to estimate the abundance of and to describe the distribution of dolphins, whales, and porpoises off the west coast of the United States out to 300 nautical miles. This survey was conducted by the NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center aboard NOAA Ships David Starr Jordan and McArthur for a combined total of approximately 15,000 kilometers surveyed from mid July to early November 1996. This dataset provides the time-date and geographical coordinates, by species/stock, of all cetaceans detected during the survey, as well as the daily and intra-daily start and end points of the line-transect survey by the NOAA Ship McArthur.
The primary purpose of this survey was to estimate the abundance of and to describe the distribution of dolphins, whales, and porpoises off the west coast of the United States out to 300 nautical miles.
This dataset is supplemental to the following datasets:
SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, CAMMS 1991, Cruise 1426
SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, ORCAWALE 1996, Cruise 1605
SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, ORCAWALE 2001, Cruise 1617
SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, ORCAWALE 2001, Cruise 1619
SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, CSCAPE 2005, Cruise 1627
SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, CSCAPE 2005, Cruise 1628
SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, ORCAWALE 2008, Cruise 1635
Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
Attributes in dataset provided
|Rays and sharks||0|
|Latitude||31.80 - 48.00|
|Longitude||-130.91 - -117.30|
|Coord. prec.||2 decimal digits|
|Data type||Animal sighting|
|Effort||YES (ID: 220)|
|Sharing policy||CC-BY-NC (Minimum)|
|Also availalbe from||iOBIS|
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|See metadata in FGDC XML|
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