UNCW Aerial Surveys for monitoring of proposed Onslow Bay USWTR site - Right side -
University of North Carolina, Wilmington

Dataset credit

William A. McLellan, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact William McLellan N/A
Data entry Ei Fujioka Duke University

Citation

Abstract

Onslow Bay, off the coast of North Carolina, is currently the United States Navy's preferred site for an undersea warfare training range (USWTR). To determine the abundance and distribution of marine mammals and sea turtles within the USWTR, a monitoring program that includes aerial, vessel and passive acoustic survey techniques is currently being undertaken by Duke University, St. Andrews University and the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Surveys were flown in a Cessna 337, at 305 m altitude and 185 km/hr speed, with a pilot, co-pilot and two observers. The survey, consisting of ten 74 km long track-lines spaced 6.5 km apart, creating a 5 km boundary around the USWTR site, was flown 1 - 2 times a month.

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Attribute (table column)Description
id
dateDate of observation
timeTime of observation
waypoint
latitudeLatitude of observation
longitudeLongitude of observation
event
heading
track_num
observer
altitude
vizability
bss
cloud
glare_l
glare_r
angle
deg_forwrd
cue
speciesSpecies observed
common
tsnSpecies ITIS TSN
scientific
group_
rank
reliability
count_min
count_max
obs_countNumber of animals observed
comments
oidUnique ID number (generated by OBIS-SEAMAP)
datetime_ini
latitude_ini
longitude_ini
OBIS-SEAMAP ID437
Seabirds0
Marine mammals16
Sea turtles57
Rays and sharks1
Other species1
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total75
Date, Begin2007-06-26
Date, End2007-12-11
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude33.45 - 34.21
Longitude-77.16 - -76.04
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
PlatformPlane
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortYES (ID: 438)
Traveled (km)9,230
Effort hours73
Contr. throughNavy
Registered2008-01-25
Updated2013-03-15
StatusPublished
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