Hatteras Eddy Cruise 2004
Duke / UNC Oceanographic Consortium

Dataset credit

Duke University Marine Laboratory

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact David Hyrenbach Duke University Marine Laboratory
Data entry Ei Fujioka Duke University

Citation

Abstract

The Duke / University of North Carolina Oceanographic Consortium supported a four-day exploratory cruise off North Carolina in August 2004, to survey physical and biological properties in the vicinity of the cold-core eddies which form along the inner edge of the Gulf Stream. This cruise was the result of a collaborative proposal assembled by Richard Barber, Andy Read, Larry Crowder, David Johnston, Veronica Lance, and David Hyrenbach.

Purpose

This cruise surveyed marine bird and mammal distributions in the vicinity on the shelf-slope off North Carolina, in an area influenced by the Gulf Stream and by cold-core eddies.

Marine bird and mammal sightings were recorded continuously, while the vessel sailed during daylight hours. The position of the vessel was also recorded every 10 seconds directly from a GPS using the Logger 2000 software, which is publicly available on the internet from the International Fund for Animal Welfare.

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Attribute (table column)Description
dataset
lineno
dateDate of observation
monthMonth of observation
dayDay of observation
yearYear of observation
timeTime of observation
hourHour of observation
minuteMinute of observation
secondSecond of observation
latitudeLatitude of observation
longitudeLongitude of observation
speciesSpecies observed
common
taxa
scientific
tsnSpecies ITIS TSN
numberNumber of animals observed
excluded
oidUnique ID number (generated by SEAMAP)
OBIS-SEAMAP ID322
Seabirds201
Marine mammals20
Sea turtles4
Rays and sharks0
Other species5
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total230
Date, Begin2004-08-15
Date, End2004-08-19
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude34.06 - 34.54
Longitude-76.23 - -75.52
Coord. prec.4 decimal digits
PlatformBoat
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortYES (ID: 323)
Traveled (km)437
Effort hours43
Registered2006-03-29
Updated2011-11-11
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY-NC (Minimum)
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