Bottlenose dolphins off Outer Banks 2007-2012
Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research

Dataset credit

Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Jessica Taylor Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research
Data entry Ei Fujioka Duke University

Citation

Abstract

Data were collected through a combination of dedicated and opportunistic effort by the Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research. Survey coverage includes sound waters adjacent to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to examine the seasonal movement patterns of bottlenose dolphins in the sounds surrounding the Outer Banks, North Carolina using photo-identification.

Supplemental information

[2015-01-23] the data in 2013 were added on 2015-01-23.
[UPDATE] the data in 2010 through 2012 were added on 2013-02-20.

References

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.

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

Attribute (table column)Description
oidUnique ID (created by OBIS-SEAMAP)
sp_obsSpecies name
sp_tsnTaxonomic Serial Number added by OBIS-SEAMAP
obs_dateObservation date
obs_timeObservation time. No seconds. Some records do not have time recorded. See notes.
latitudeLatitude in decimal degrees
longitudeLongitude in decimal degrees
resightIndicate if the observation is a resight of the day.
obs_countGroup size
notesNotes
geomGeometry field added by OBIS-SEAMAP
OBIS-SEAMAP ID837
Seabirds0
Marine mammals323
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total323
Date, Begin2007-10-07
Date, End2013-10-30
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude35.73 - 36.09
Longitude-75.76 - -75.53
Coord. prec.5 decimal digits
PlatformBoat
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Registered2012-05-04
Updated2015-01-23
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY-NC (Minimum)
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