HRC Vessel Survey off Kaua'i, January 2012
HDR Environmental, Operations and Construction, Inc.

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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



In order to support the U.S. Navy in meeting regulatory requirements for monitoring established under the Final Rules and to provide a mechanism to assist with coordination of program objectives under the ICMP, this survey was conducted to confirm the Marine Mammal Monitoring on Navy Ranges (M3R) acoustic detections and marine mammal satellite tagging was prior to a training event, the Submarine Commander’s Course exercise, which would be conducted in the same area during February 2012.

The survey occurred from 11 to 19 January 2012 in the waters west of Kaua'i in the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) instrumented range within the HRC. This cruise was designed as a non-random, non-systematic survey designed to optimize encounter rates for the purpose of visual validation of acoustic detections and satellite tagging of species for which population size, habitat use, and movement pattern data are lacking and which may be exposed to U.S. Navy training.


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Attribute (table column)Description
oidUnique ID number (generated by OBIS-SEAMAP)
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
grp_highHigh estimate of number of animals
grp_lowLow estimate of number of animals
beaufortBeaufort Sea State (as a text since non-numeric values like
ship_bearingShip bearing
bearingBearing (°)
distanceInitial distance (m)
geomGeometry field added by OBIS-SEAMAP
Marine mammals161
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2012-01-11
Date, End2012-01-19
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude21.87 - 22.35
Longitude-159.98 - -159.62
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
Data typeAnimal sighting
Contr. throughNavy
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