CRRU Cetacean sighting in Scotland waters 1997-2015
Dr. Kevin Robinson, Cetacean Research & Rescue Unit
Robinson, K. 2016. CRRU Cetacean sighting in Scotland waters 1997-2015. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/647) 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.
Boat-based cetaceans sightings data collected during dedicated boat-based surveys between the months of May and October, 1997 to 2010 inclusive in the outer southern Moray Firth in north-east Scotland.
[2016-04-29] Sighting data from 2010 to 2015 were added. Missing sea state and time for the existing records were provided.
A humpback whale sighting on 2003-02-16 was from a rescue call out.
Robinson, K.P., N. Baumgartner, S.M. Eisfeld, N.M. Clark, R.M. Culloch, G.N. Haskins, L. Zapponi, A.R. Whaley, J.S. Weare and M.J. Tetley. 2007. The summer distribution and occurrence of cetaceans in the coastal waters of the outer southern Moray Firth in northeast Scotland (UK). Lutra. 50(1): 19-30.
Robinson, K.P., M.J. Tetley and E.G. Mitchelson-Jacob. 2009. The distribution and habitat preference of coastally occurring minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) in north-east Scotland. Journal of Coastal Conservation. 13(1): 39-48.
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||0|
|Latitude||55.99 - 57.93|
|Longitude||-3.55 - -1.91|
|Coord. prec.||5 decimal digits|
|Data type||Animal sighting|
|Sharing policy||Permission required|
|Also availalbe from||None|
|See metadata in static HTML|
|See metadata in FGDC XML|
|See download history / statistics|