DECAF - AUTEC Beaked Whales - Multiple Sensors - DTag
Ward, J. 2013. DECAF - AUTEC Beaked Whales - Multiple Sensors - DTag. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/685) 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 archive contains data on echolocation clicks of Blainville's beaked whale (Mesoplodon densirostris) recorded at AUTEC during a 6-day period in spring 2005. The data were used in estimating M. densirostris density as documented in the paper Marques et al. (2009). There are data files containing click counts per minute per hydrophone, files containing numbers of false positive detections from a manual analysis, and files giving information about georeferenced tracks of tagged whales and associated vocalization timings.
Each record represents the georeferenced echolocation click of a single tagged whale. Only regular clicks from the tagged whale are included. Time zone is GMT.
Additional attributes include pitch, roll, and heading of the tagged whale and data on presence or absence of detections of each click on nearby seafloor hydrophones.
Data on the presence or absence of DTAG clicks on nearby seafloor hydrophones are available at http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/722.
Automated and manually verified click detections from 82 seafloor hydrophones in a related dataset are available at http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/677.
Original data can be downloaded at http://www.creem.st-and.ac.uk/decaf/decaf-data-files under Case Study 3: Beaked whale data
Marques, T.A., L. Thomas, J. Ward, N. DiMarzio, P. L. Tyack. 2009. Estimating cetacean population density using fixed passive acoustic sensors: An example with Blainville’s beaked whales. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 125(4): 1982-1994.
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||24.33 - 24.63|
|Longitude||-77.64 - -77.44|
|Coord. prec.||6 decimal digits|
|Data type||Telemetry location|
|Tracklines||YES (ID: 686)|
|Sharing policy||CC-BY (All)|
|Also availalbe from||iOBIS|
|See metadata in static HTML|
|See metadata in FGDC XML|
|See download history / statistics|