Cetacean diversity, distribution, and abundance in northern Veracruz, Mexico
Arturo Serrano

Dataset credit

Arturo Serrano, Laboratorio de Mamiferos Marinos, Universidad Veracruzana

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Arturo Serrano Laboratorio de Mamíferos Marinos, Universidad Veracruzana
Data entry Andrew DiMatteo US Dept. of the Navy Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic

Citation

Abstract

The distribution and abundance of marine mammals along the United States coast of the Gulf of Mexico are well-documented, but similar studies for the Mexican coast of the Gulf of Mexico are lacking. Furthermore, these animals are important indicators of the marine ecosystem health, and scientific research is needed to develop appropriate conservation strategies. Thus, the objective of this study was to determine the diversity, distribution, and relative abundance of marine mammals in the northern coasts of Veracruz, Mexico.

Purpose

The objective of this study was to determine the diversity, distribution, and relative abundance of aquatic mammals in Veracruz, Mexico.

Supplemental information

N/A

References

Serrano, A. 2009. Aquatic Vertebrates of Veracruz.
Galindo, J.A., A. Serrano, L. Vázquez-Castán, C. González-Gándara and M. López-Ortega. 2009. Cetacean diversity, distribution, and abundance in northern Veracruz, Mexico. Aquatic Mammals. 35(1): 12-18.

Attributes

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Attribute (table column)Description
oidUnique ID number (generated by SEAMAP)
obs_dateDate (month, day, year)
obs_timeTime of observations (military, local time zone)
latitudeLatitude in decimal degrees
longitudeLongitude in decimal degrees
sp_obsSpecies observed
sp_tsnTaxonomic Serial Number added by OBIS-SEAMAP
obs_countCount of observed species
effort_hrsBoat-Based Surveys 102.47 & Aerial Surveys 20
geomGeometry field added by OBIS-SEAMAP
OBIS-SEAMAP ID530
Seabirds0
Marine mammals93
Sea turtles1
Rays and sharks2
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total96
Date, Begin2005-03-10
Date, End2008-08-04
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude19.25 - 21.62
Longitude-97.42 - -95.60
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
PlatformBoat
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Registered2009-10-14
Updated2011-02-14
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY-NC (Minimum)
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