CRRU Cetacean sighting in Scotland waters 1997-2015
Cetacean Research & Rescue Unit

Dataset credit

Dr. Kevin Robinson, Cetacean Research & Rescue Unit

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Kevin Robinson Cetacean Research & Rescue Unit
Data entry Ei Fujioka Duke University

Citation

Abstract

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.

Purpose

N/A

Supplemental information

[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.

References

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.

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

Attribute (table column)Description
OBIS-SEAMAP ID647
Seabirds0
Marine mammals2,282
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total2,282
Date, Begin1997-07-08
Date, End2015-10-18
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude55.99 - 57.93
Longitude-3.55 - -1.91
Coord. prec.5 decimal digits
PlatformBoat
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Registered2010-11-05
Updated2016-04-29
StatusPublished
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