SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, ORCAWALE 1996, Cruise 1605
NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC)

Dataset credit

Marine Mammal and Turtle Division, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, NMFS, NOAA

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Jay Barlow NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center
Data entry Benjamin Best Duke University

Citation

Abstract

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 David Starr Jordan.

Purpose

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.

Supplemental information

This dataset is supplemental to the following datasets:

SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, CAMMS 1991, Cruise 1426

SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, ORCAWALE 1996, Cruise 1604

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

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.

Attributes in dataset provided

Attribute (table column)Description
datasetdefinition not provided
linenodefinition not provided
cruisedefinition not provided
datedefinition not provided
timedefinition not provided
sightnodefinition not provided
spcodedefinition not provided
scientificdefinition not provided
commondefinition not provided
tsnSpecies ITIS TSN
latitudedefinition not provided
longitudedefinition not provided
schooldefinition not provided
excludeddefinition not provided
geomdefinition not provided
oidUnique ID number (generated by SEAMAP)
OBIS-SEAMAP ID221
Seabirds0
Marine mammals406
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species2
Total408
Date, Begin1996-09-04
Date, End1996-11-04
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude30.65 - 45.65
Longitude-130.37 - -117.29
Coord. prec.2 decimal digits
PlatformBoat
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortYES (ID: 222)
Traveled (km)11,755
Effort hours1,466
Registered2004-09-16
Updated2004-09-16
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY-NC (Minimum)
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