UNCW Right Whale Aerial Survey 05-06
William A. McLellan, University of North Carolina Wilmington
McLellan, W. 2011. UNCW Right Whale Aerial Survey 05-06. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/360) 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.
Aerial surveys were flown in parallel lines from the South Carolina/North Carolina border to the south end of Assateague Island, Virginia, United States from October 2005 to April 2006. All large whale, small cetaceans, sea turtles and large fish, and ship sightings were recorded. Surveys were conducted in Beaufort sea states of 5 or under and in clear weather conditions. Photos of all large whales exist in the VAB LAB photo data base at University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW). UNCW houses a data base that now extends from 1998 to 2006 for aerial surveys conducted in the mid-Atlantic and southeast Atlantic bight.
To conduct systematic aerial surveys for large whales, specifically targeting right whales, during the fall, winter and spring off North Carolina and Virginia, United States.
Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
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Attributes in dataset provided
|Rays and sharks||88|
|Latitude||33.39 - 37.73|
|Longitude||-78.41 - -74.90|
|Coord. prec.||6 decimal digits|
|Data type||Animal sighting|
|Effort||YES (ID: 361)|
|Sharing policy||CC-BY-NC (Minimum)|
|Also availalbe from||iOBIS|
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