The Dolphin Project
The Dolphin Project, Inc.

Dataset credit

The Dolphin Project, Inc.

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Fran Lapolla University Of Georgia
Data entry Ei Fujioka Duke University

Citation

Abstract

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.

Purpose

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.

Supplemental information

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.

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.

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

Attribute (table column)Description
dataset
lineno
zone
period
sightno
date
time
oneffort
sighttype
traveling
milling
interact
leaping
tailslap
feeding
mudding
sexual
unknown
other
eventcode
watertemp
waterdepth
salinity
tdl1
tdb1
tdh1
til1
tib1
tih1
tdl2
tdb2
tdh2
til2
tib2
tih2
tdl3
tdb3
tdh3
til3
tib3
tih3
tdl4
tdb4
tdh4
til4
tib4
tih4
tdl5
tdb5
tdh5
til5
tib5
tih5
tdl6
tdb6
tdh6
til6
tib6
tih6
tdl7
tdb7
tdh7
til7
tib7
tih7
tdl8
tdb8
tdh8
til8
tib8
tih8
comments
podsize
aib
lat
lon
species
common
tsn
scientific
excluded
oid
OBIS-SEAMAP ID304
Seabirds0
Marine mammals5,665
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial61
Non species0
Total5,726
Date, Begin1992-04-11
Date, End2003-07-20
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude30.71 - 32.33
Longitude-81.58 - -80.70
Coord. prec.4 decimal digits
PlatformBoat
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Registered2006-02-03
Updated2013-08-13
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY-NC (Minimum)
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