USWTR Onslow Bay Aerial Survey -Right side- 2008-2010
William A. McLellan, University of North Carolina Wilmington
McLellan, W. 2011. USWTR Onslow Bay Aerial Survey -Right side- 2008-2010. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/588) 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.
The protected species monitoring program, initiated in response to Onslow Bay, North Carolina, United States being identified as a potential site for the United States Navy’s Undersea Warfare Training Range (USWTR), is now into its third year. To estimate marine mammal density, distribution, and seasonality, a multi-platform approach was implemented using traditional visual line transect survey methods from aerial and vessel platforms along with passive acoustic monitoring from vessels and moored instruments. This project represents a long term data set used to assess residency and abundance patterns of this offshore area in the waters off North Carolina.
To estimate marine mammal density, distribution, and seasonality, a multi-platform approach was implemented using traditional visual line transect survey methods from aerial and vessel platforms along with passive acoustic monitoring from vessels and moored instruments.
The original survey data are separated into two datasets, from left and right observers. This dataset is from the right side sightings data. The left side sightings data are available on OBIS-SEAMAP in the USWTR Onslow Bay Aerial Survey -Left side- 2008-2010 dataset.
McLellan, W. 2010. UNCW USWTR Onslow Bay Aerial Survey -Right side- 2008-2010.
Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
This section explains attributes included in the original dataset. OBIS-SEAMAP restricts the attributes available to the public to date/time, lat/lon and species names/counts only. Should you need other attributes described here, you are encouraged to contact the data provider.
Attributes in dataset provided
|Rays and sharks||59|
|Latitude||33.36 - 34.28|
|Longitude||-77.17 - -76.04|
|Coord. prec.||6 decimal digits|
|Data type||Animal sighting|
|Effort||YES (ID: 589)|
|Sharing policy||CC-BY-NC (Minimum)|
|Also availalbe from||
|See metadata in static HTML|
|See metadata in FGDC XML|
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