Cetacean distribution around Mayotte Island
Jeremy Kiszka

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Jeremy Kiszka

Contacts

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Primary contact Jeremy Kiszka
Data entry Ei Fujioka Duke University

Citation

Abstract

This dataset gather 434 cetacean sightings around the Mozambique Channel island of Mayotte (France). These data were systematically collected during surveys having various objectives (small cetaceans, humpback whales). It includes 18 species, including the dugong, the humpback whale, beaked whales (2 species), sperm whales (3 species) and 11 delphinids.

Purpose

N/A

Supplemental information

Effort data will be appended later.

References

Gross, A., J. Kiszka, O. Van Canneyt, P. Richard, and V. Ridoux. 2009. A preliminary study of habitat and resource partitioning among co-occurring tropical dolphins around Mayotte, southwest Indian Ocean. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Sciences. 84(3):367-374.
Kiszka, J., Ersts, P. & Ridoux, V. In prep. Distribution, encounter rates and group characteristics of cetaceans around the Mozambique Channel island of Mayotte. Marine Biology.

Attributes

Overview

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Attribute (table column)Description
dateDate of observation
speciesSpecies observed
timeTime of observation
group_num
latitudeLatitude of observation
end_timeEnd time of the contact
longitudeLongitude of observation
end_latEnd latitude
end_lonEnd longitude
max_count
min_count
obs_countA few records have this field blank
idSEAMAP-defined Row ID
sp_assocInter-species association observed
sp_tsnSpecies ITIS TSN
oidUnique ID number (generated by SEAMAP)
OBIS-SEAMAP ID463
Seabirds0
Marine mammals434
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total434
Date, Begin2004-07-31
Date, End2006-06-23
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude-13.12 - -12.52
Longitude44.90 - 45.35
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
PlatformBoat
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Registered2008-07-25
Updated2009-05-28
StatusPublished
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