Aerial sightings of beluga in the Russian Arctic seas 2010
Institute of Ecology and Evolution of Russian Academy of Sciences

Dataset credit

Boris Solovyev, Institute of Ecology and Evolution of Russian Academy of Sciences

Marine Mammal Council

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Boris Solovyev A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution of Russian Academy of Sciences
Data entry Ei Fujioka Duke University

Citation

Abstract

The data on observation of white whales (Delphinapterus leucas) during the planned sailing of the research scientific ship "Mikhail Somov" (Arkhangelsk–Wrangel Island–Arkhangelsk) from September 6 to December 6 2010 are presented. The results obtained confirm and correct the existing ideas of the distribution of white whales and directions of their migrations in seas of the Russian Arctic.

Purpose

N/A

Supplemental information

Aerial surveys were conducted on board a helicopter based at he Scientific-Expedition Ship Mikhail Somov. The tracks represent those of the helicopter.

Tracks were provided as summarized shapefiles and are not registered in the OBIS-SEAMAP database. Thus, spatial and temporal exploration of the tracks is not available online.

Among them, the tracks on 2010-10-08 are not shown due to the technical issue.

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Attributes

Overview

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Attributes in dataset provided

Attribute (table column)Description
oid
obs_dateObservation date
sp_obsSpecies name
latitudeLatitude in decimal degrees
longitudeLongitude in decimal degrees
obs_countAnimal count
obs_timeobservation time in UTC
sp_tsnITIS Taxonomic Serial Number assigned by OBIS-SEAMAP
OBIS-SEAMAP ID845
Seabirds0
Marine mammals14
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total14
Date, Begin2010-09-16
Date, End2010-11-29
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude66.49 - 78.12
Longitude41.02 - 181.55
Coord. prec.5 decimal digits
PlatformPlane
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Contr. throughMMC
Registered2012-05-16
Updated2012-05-16
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY (All)
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