Cetacean observations in the waters of Karaginsky Island and Beringa Island in 2009
Russian Cetacean Habitat Project

Dataset credit

Russian Cetacean Habitat Project

Far East Russia Orca Project

Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Olga Filatova Far East Russia Orca Project
Data entry Ei Fujioka Duke University

Citation

Abstract

This dataset includes observations of cetaceans in the waters of Karaginsky Island and Beringa Island in 2009 in frames of the Russian Cetacean Habitat Project. Observations were made visually from the 5 m long inflatable boat or from 30 m cargo ship (in Litke Strait). Observed species include killer whale, minke whale, humpback whale, harbor porpoise and Dall’s porpoise.

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to identify critical habitats for various cetacean species in the waters of the Russian Far East.

Supplemental information

The original did not include the second part of the time. Some records do not have time values.

References

Attributes

Overview

Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
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Attributes in dataset provided

Attribute (table column)Description
oidUnique ID number (generated by SEAMAP)
obs_datedate of observation
obs_timetime of observation
speciesSpecies name recorded by provider
sp_tsnITIS taxonomic serial number. This field added by OBIS-SEAMAP
latitudeLatitude in decimal degrees
longitudeLongitude in decimal degrees
obs_countanimal count
OBIS-SEAMAP ID597
Seabirds0
Marine mammals78
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total78
Date, Begin2009-06-04
Date, End2009-09-07
Temporal prec.111110
Latitude54.83 - 60.48
Longitude163.36 - 169.08
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
PlatformBoat
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Registered2010-04-30
Updated2013-12-31
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY-NC (Minimum)
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