Marine mammal sightings off Galápagos
Daniel Palacios

Dataset credit

Daniel M. Palacios and Ocean Alliance

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Daniel Palacios NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center
Data entry Ei Fujioka Duke University

Citation

Abstract

This dataset contains sightings of marine mammals (whales, dolphins, otariids) collected off the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador, during three expeditions by the Ocean Alliance in 1988-1989, 1993-1994, and 2000, aboard research vessels Siben (1988-1989) and Odyssey (1993-1994, 2000).

Purpose

These sightings were collected during dedicated cruises primarily to study sperm whales.

Supplemental information

Some records do not have time recorded. In this case, it is filled with “00:00:00” and noted in the [Notes] field.

Some records do not have group size recorded. In this case, it is filled with “1” and noted in the [Notes] field.

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
oidUnique record ID for internal use
vslvessel: S = R/V Siben; O = R/V Odyssey
obs_dateDate of observation
obis_timeTime of observation (in local time)
latitudeLatitude in decimal degrees
longitudeLongitude in decimal degrees
speciesspecies observed
sp_tsnITIS taxonomic serial number. This field added by OBIS-SEAMAP
obs_countGroup size
notesNotes regarding time and group size
OBIS-SEAMAP ID656
Seabirds0
Marine mammals1,896
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total1,896
Date, Begin1988-10-07
Date, End2000-05-05
Temporal prec.111110
Latitude-1.68 - 2.99
Longitude-93.65 - -87.87
Coord. prec.4 decimal digits
PlatformBoat
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Registered2010-07-14
Updated2013-12-31
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY-NC (Minimum)
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