SEFSC Atlantic surveys 1999
Carol Roden, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
Garrison, L. 2013. SEFSC Atlantic surveys 1999. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/5) 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.
An Atlantic Ocean ship survey was conducted by NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center in 1999 to evaluate abundance, distribution and stock structure of cetaceans in southeastern U.S. Atlantic waters. Data gathered on this survey will provide abundance estimates for calculating the Potential Biological Removal for U.S. Atlantic waters as required by the 1994 amendments to the Marine Mammal Protection Act.
During the 32 survey days, at least 12 cetacean species were sighted, including
Atlantic spotted dolphin
Pantropical spotted dolphin
The dataset is accompanied by transect data which is provided as a separate file.
The purpose of this survey is to examine the distribution and estimate abundance of cetaceans in U.S. waters.
Specific objectives of this survey are:
1. Obtain minimum abundance estimate for calculating Potential Biological Removal for each species.
2. Collect biopsy tissue samples to evaluate stock structure.
3.Establish and build time-series databases for monitoring trends in abundance.
4. Examine distribution in relation to physiographic and oceanographic features.
5. Obtain photographs and video images of selected species for photo-identification studies.
Southeast Fisheries Science Center, Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA. 1999. Cruise Results; Summer Atlantic Ocean Marine Mammal Survey; NOAA Ship Oregon II Cruise. Cruise report. OT 99-05 (236).
Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
The dataset contains information necessary to locate the species sightings observed in the survey. The structure of the dataset was defined by NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Note that the dataset is a subset of the larger, complete dataset collected in the survey which includes environmental information. The columns before LineNo are applied to the shapefile only. The following information is not included in the dataset but will be found in the master data. For details, please contact NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Track; Speed; GPS Status; Observers; Wind direction; Weather; Sea state; Swell; Visibility; Turbidity; Sunlight; Water depth; Water color; Water temperature; Sighting angle; Effort status.
Attributes in dataset provided
|Rays and sharks||16|
|Latitude||28.52 - 39.16|
|Longitude||-81.14 - -73.05|
|Coord. prec.||4 decimal digits|
|Data type||Animal sighting|
|Effort||YES (ID: 6)|
|Sharing policy||CC-BY-NC (Minimum)|
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|See metadata in static HTML|
|See metadata in FGDC XML|
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