Cetacean observations in the Indian Ocean Sanctuary and the South China Sea, Mauritius to the Philippines, April 1999
Marijke de Boer

Dataset credit

Marijke de Boer

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Marijke de Boer Wageningen IMARES, Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies
Data entry Connie Kot Duke University

Citation

de Boer, M. 2011. Cetacean observations in the Indian Ocean Sanctuary and the South China Sea, Mauritius to the Philippines, April 1999. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/713) on yyyy-mm-dd.

Abstract

Information on cetaceans in the Indian Ocean Sanctuary and the South China Sea is summarized from a cruise carried out from 29 March to 17 April 1999. Ten species were positively identified: finless porpoise, pantropical spotted dolphin, spinner dolphin, sperm whale, melon-headed whale, pygmy killer whale, false killer whale, Cuvier’s beaked whale, Bryde’s whale and fin whale. Spotted dolphins, melon-headed and pygmy killer whales were sighted around the Island of Borneo and sightings of fin whales and a sperm whale west of the Balabac Strait suggest a possible migration route of these species between the South China Sea and the Sulu Sea. This is the first record
of fin whales in the South China Sea.

Purpose

This note details cetacean observations made during a cruise from Mauritius to the Philippines in April (ca 4,520 nautical miles).

Supplemental information

Time was not provided, so it was filled with "00:00:00."

References

de Boer, M.N. 2000. A note on cetacean observations in the Indian Ocean Sanctuary and the South China Sea, Mauritius to the Philippines, April 1999. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management. 2(3):197-199.

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Attribute (table column)Description
oidUnique ID Number (generated by SEAMAP)
obs_dateObserved date
sp_obsSpecies observed
sp_tsnSpecies ITIS TSN
obs_countObserved count
latitudeLatitude of observation
longitudeLongitude of observation
obs_timeObserved time
notesDetails of the observed species (if calf or juvenile was observed)
OBIS-SEAMAP ID713
Seabirds0
Marine mammals37
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total37
Date, Begin1999-03-30
Date, End1999-04-16
Temporal prec.111000
Latitude-19.05 - 13.44
Longitude60.52 - 119.50
Coord. prec.2 decimal digits
PlatformBoat
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Registered2011-02-28
Updated2011-03-01
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY-NC (Minimum)
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