Marine mammal sightings off Galápagos
Daniel M. Palacios and Ocean Alliance
Palacios, D. 2013. Marine mammal sightings off Galápagos. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/656) 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 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).
These sightings were collected during dedicated cruises primarily to study sperm whales.
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.
Palacios, D.M. 2003. Oceanographic conditions around the Galápagos Archipelago and their Influence on cetacean community structure. Ph.D. Thesis, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. 178pp.
Palacios, D.M. 1999. Marine mammal research in the Galápagos Islands: The 1993–94 Odyssey Expedition. Final report submitted to Galápagos National Park Service and Charles Darwin Research Station. Puerto Ayora, Is. Galápagos, Ecuador, 10 November 1999. 6pp + 4 tables, 18 figures, and 3 appendices.
Lyrholm, T., I. Kerr, L. Galley and R. Payne. 1992. Report of the Expedición Siben, Ecuador 1988/89. Final Report submitted by the Whale Conservation Institute to the Charles Darwin Research Station and the Galápagos National Park Service. Puerto Ayora, Islas Galápagos, Ecuador. 38 pp.
Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
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Attributes in dataset provided
|Rays and sharks||0|
|Latitude||-1.68 - 2.99|
|Longitude||-93.65 - -87.87|
|Coord. prec.||4 decimal digits|
|Data type||Animal sighting|
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