Duke Harbor Porpoise Tracking
Duke University Marine Laboratory

Dataset credit

Duke University Marine Laboratory

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Andy Read Duke University
Data entry Benjamin Best Duke University

Citation

Abstract

These data were obtained from harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) equipped with satellite-linked transmitters in the Gulf of Maine. All porpoises were obtained from herring weirs on the island of Grand Manan, New Brunswick, Canada (44 deg 45' N, 67 deg 45' W) during the summer months (July - September). Details on each porpoise are given in the summary table. Positional data are obtained via Service ARGOS (http://www.argosinc.com/). See Read and Westgate (1997) for complete details of tagging methods.

Purpose

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Supplemental information

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References

Read, A.J. and A.J. Westgate. 1997. Monitoring the movements of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) with satellite telemetry. Marine Biology. 130: 315-322.

Attributes

Overview

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Attributes in dataset provided

Attribute (table column)Description
seriesTag ID
speciesSpecies name recorded
dateDate
timeTime
latLatitude in decimal degrees
longLongitude in decimal degrees
lcLC
geomGeometry field added by OBIS-SEAMAP
oidUnique ID number (generated by OBIS-SEAMAP)
OBIS-SEAMAP ID83
Seabirds0
Marine mammals5,938
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total5,938
Date, Begin1995-08-13
Date, End2000-11-22
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude40.71 - 50.29
Longitude-72.44 - -59.41
Coord. prec.4 decimal digits
PlatformTag
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 84)
Registered2004-03-26
Updated2012-07-31
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY-NC (Minimum)
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