UK Royal Navy Marine Mammal Observations
United Kingdom Royal Navy
Maughan, B. and K. Arnold. 2010. UK Royal Navy Marine Mammal Observations. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/64) 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.
This dataset includes unclassified incidental sightings of cetaceans from the United Kingdom Royal Navy ships. The dataset is global in coverage.
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.
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)
Maughan, Ben. 2003. United Kingdom Royal Navy Cetacean Sightings.
Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
Attributes in dataset provided
|Rays and sharks||0|
|Latitude||-74.65 - 70.33|
|Longitude||-122.43 - 159.23|
|Coord. prec.||2 decimal digits|
|Data type||Animal sighting|
|Sharing policy||CC-BY-NC (Minimum)|
|Also availalbe from||iOBIS|
|See metadata in static HTML|
|See metadata in FGDC XML|
|See download history / statistics|