NOAA Atlantic bottlenose dolphin sightings in the coastal and estuarine waters near Charleston, SC - 1994-2011
NOAA, Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research

Dataset credit

NOAA, National Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Todd Speakman NOAA Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research
Data entry Connie Kot Duke University

Citation

Speakman, T. 2011. NOAA Atlantic bottlenose dolphin sightings in the coastal and estuarine waters near Charleston, SC - 1994-2011. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/737) on yyyy-mm-dd.

Abstract

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Purpose

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Supplemental information

Records without time information were filled with 00:00:00.

References

Zolman, E. 2002. Residence patterns of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Stono River estuary, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA. Marine Mammal Science. 18(4): 879-892.
Speakman, T.R., S.M. Lane, L.H. Schwacke, P.A. Fair, and E.S. Zolman. 2010. Mark-recapture estimates of seasonal abundance and survivorship for bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) near Charleston, South Carolina, USA. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management. 11(2): 153-162.

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.

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Attributes in dataset provided

Attribute (table column)Description
oidUnique ID number (generated by SEAMAP)
surveynumSurvey number
sighting
obs_dateObserved date
obs_timeObserved time
latitudeLatitude of observation
longitudeLongitude of observation
sp_obsSpecies observed
sp_tsnSpecies ITIS TSN
obs_countObserved count
OBIS-SEAMAP ID737
Seabirds0
Marine mammals8,154
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total8,154
Date, Begin1994-02-14
Date, End2011-03-17
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude32.34 - 33.10
Longitude-80.43 - -79.25
Coord. prec.5 decimal digits
PlatformBoat
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Registered2011-04-26
Updated2011-04-26
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY-NC (Minimum)
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