CRESLI marine mammal observations from whale watch cruises 2000-2014
Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island, Inc.
Kopelman, A. 2015. CRESLI marine mammal observations from whale watch cruises 2000-2014. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/896) on yyyy-mm-dd.
Halpin, P.N., A.J. Read, E. Fujioka, B.D. Best, B. Donnelly, L.J. Hazen, C. Kot, K. Urian, E. LaBrecque, A. Dimatteo, J. Cleary, C. Good, L.B. Crowder, and K.D. Hyrenbach. 2009. OBIS-SEAMAP: The world data center for marine mammal, sea bird, and sea turtle distributions. Oceanography. 22(2):104-115.
These data were collected during local (6-8 hour) whale watching trips conducted by the Viking Fleet and CRESLI. Trips originated from Montauk Harbor in Montauk, New York and occurred regularly from 1997-2002 and again from 2009 - present, during July, August and early September.
The data were collected during efforts to gather information about the distribution, abundance, habitat use and site fidelity of cetaceans in the waters around Montauk, New York. The general public were educated, and volunteers were involved in collecting data, as citizen scientists. The data are maintained by CRESLI and are submitted to appropriate catalogs when possible.
The Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island is a non-profit research and education organization. Our mission is: "To promote and foster understanding and stewardship of coastal ecosystems through research and education." Part of our work is to observe and document the whale and sea bird populations of New York and New England and to take people to see these animals in the wild.
May 12, 2015: Dataset was updated with 2012-2014 data.
Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
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
|Rays and sharks||0|
|Latitude||40.05 - 41.25|
|Longitude||-72.04 - -71.04|
|Coord. prec.||6 decimal digits|
|Data type||Animal sighting|
|Sharing policy||CC-BY-NC (Minimum)|
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