The Dolphin Project
The Dolphin Project, Inc.
Lapolla, F. 2013. The Dolphin Project. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/304) 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 Dolphin Project, Inc. conducts quarterly abundance surveys along Georgia estuarine waters to obtain the relative number of dolphins. Also, Photo ID surveys are conducted from January through November to track previously identified dolphin and catalog new individuals..
The dataset includes data of sightings of Atlantic bottlenose dolphin primarily in Georgia estuarine waters from 1992 to 2003.
The Dolphin Project seeks to contribute to the understanding of marine mammals, expand the public's knowledge and concern for our marine environment, and add to the knowledge base of bottlenose dolphins through the sharing of collected field data.
Survey effort data, which are points data not lines, are available. Please contact the data provider (contact person) about how to use the effort data.
Upon permission from the data provider, OBIS-SEAMAP will release the effort data to the user.
Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
Only date, time and location data are published. If other fields are of your interest, please contct the contact person for the permission to obtain them.
Attributes in dataset provided
|Rays and sharks||0|
|Latitude||30.71 - 32.33|
|Longitude||-81.58 - -80.70|
|Coord. prec.||4 decimal digits|
|Data type||Animal sighting|
|Sharing policy||CC-BY-NC (Minimum)|
|Also availalbe from||iOBIS|
|See metadata in static HTML|
|See metadata in FGDC XML|
|See download history / statistics|