UK Royal Navy Marine Mammal Observations
UK Royal Navy

Dataset credit

United Kingdom Royal Navy

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Ben Maughan UK Hydrographic Office
Primary contact Kate Arnold N/A
Data entry Benjamin Best Duke University

Citation

Abstract

This dataset includes unclassified incidental sightings of cetaceans from the United Kingdom Royal Navy ships. The dataset is global in coverage.

Purpose

The Royal Navy often operates in remote areas and the purpose of collecting this sort of data is to contribute to a better scientific understanding of cetacean distributions, breeding areas, migration routes, etc. By ensuring that Royal Navy personnel keep watch for cetaceans helps them to comply with current risk mitigation measures.

Supplemental information

12/07/06: Observations for Lagenorhynchus acutus (180443: Atlantic white-sided dolphin) that are located in the Southern Hemisphere were replaced with Lagenorhynchus (180441: white-side dolphin)

References

Maughan, Ben. 2003. United Kingdom Royal Navy Cetacean Sightings.

Attributes

Overview

Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
Only minimum required attributes are visible and downlodable online. Other attributes may be obtained upon provider's permission unless otherwise noted below.

Attributes in dataset provided

Attribute (table column)Description
oid
OBIS-SEAMAP ID64
Seabirds0
Marine mammals1,408
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total1,408
Date, Begin1947-10-21
Date, End2003-03-31
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude-74.65 - 70.33
Longitude-122.43 - 159.23
Coord. prec.2 decimal digits
PlatformBoat
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Registered2004-02-14
Updated2010-04-12
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY-NC (Minimum)
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