HRC SCC Aerial Ship-follow Surveys February 2012
HDR Environmental, Operations and Construction, Inc.

Dataset credit

The U.S. Navy Marine Species Monitoring Program


Primary contact Dana Spontak HDR Environmental, Operations and Construction, Inc.
Secondary contact Todd Mcconchie HDR Environmental, Operations and Construction, Inc.
Data entry Ei Fujioka Duke University



Aerial surveys to monitor marine mammals and sea turtles (MM/ST) were conducted in conjunction with a U.S. Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT) training event in the Hawaii Range Complex (HRC) on the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) Barking Sands Tactical Underwater Range (BARSTUR) and Barking Sands Underwater Range Extension (BSURE) between Kauai and Ni'ihau, Hawaii during the period February 15 to 25, 2012.

Surveys in support of the Submarine Commander’s Course (SCC) event occurred on 3 consecutive days from February 15 to 17, 2012, in waters adjoining Kauai and Ni'ihau where the missile destroyer (DDG) USS Paul Hamilton and other ships were conducting a training exercise, followed by shoreline surveys of Kauai and Ni'ihau on two separate days thereafter: February 23 and 25, 2012.
The survey methods and sampling design were submitted and approved in advance per the statement of work (SOW), to the Navy Technical Representative (NTR) and followed previously established protocol (Mobley 2011, Mobley and Milette 2010, Smultea et al. 2009a,b).


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Supplemental information

This dataset includes sightings during the ship-follow surveys.

Data for the shoreline surveys are available:
HRC SCC Aerial-based Shoreline Surveys February 2012

The count of the humpback whale sighting at 10:02:10 02/17/12 was originally marked '-' and replaced with a '1' in this dataset.

The bearing marked 'mill' was emptied.




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Attributes in dataset provided

Attribute (table column)Description
oiddefinition not provided
sighting_idSighting ID
obs_dateDate of the sighting (local time zone)
obs_timeTime of the sighting (local time zone)
sp_obsSpecies name recorded
sp_tsnTaxonomic Serial Number added by OBIS-SEAMAP
latitudeLatitude in decimal degrees
longitudeLongitude in decimal degrees
obs_countBest estimate of number of animals
bearingBearing (°)
behaviorBehavioral summary
geomdefinition not provided
Marine mammals115
Sea turtles2
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2012-02-15
Date, End2012-02-17
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude21.99 - 22.50
Longitude-159.95 - -159.28
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
Data typeAnimal sighting
Contr. throughNavy
StatusNot published
Sharing policy CC-BY (All)
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