Sightings for Airborne Mine Neutralization System Vessel Monitoring in the NSWC PCD Study Area from December 2011
HDR Environmental, Operations and Construction, Inc.

Dataset credit

The U.S. Navy Marine Species Monitoring Program


Primary contact Jennifer Latusek-Nabholz HDR Environmental, Operations and Construction, Inc.
Data entry Ei Fujioka Duke University


Latusek-Nabholz, J. 2013. Sightings for Airborne Mine Neutralization System Vessel Monitoring in the NSWC PCD Study Area from December 2011. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP ( on yyyy-mm-dd.


Vessel-based marine species monitoring occurred during 5 through 10 December 2011 for an
Airborne Mine Neutralization System (AMNS) live-inert explosives research, development, test,
and evaluation (RDT&E) event. These surveys were conducted off the west coast of Florida in
the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) Study Area in the Gulf
of Mexico (GOM). The AMNS is a mine countermeasures device that includes an explosive


Protected marine species monitoring during U.S. Navy explosives testing

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Attributes in dataset provided

Attribute (table column)Description
oiddefinition not provided
sighting_noSighting No
eventEvent (pre-event, during event or post-event)
obs_dateDate of the sighting (local time zone)
sp_obsSpecies code recorded
sp_tsnTaxonomic Serial Number added by OBIS-SEAMAP
obs_countbest estimate of number of animals
grp_highHigh estimate of number of animals
grp_lowLow estimate of number of animals
calvesNumber of calves
obs_timeTime of the sighting (local time zone)
stop_timeStop time of the sighting
beaufortBeaufort Sea State
latitudeLatitude in decimal degrees
longitudeLongitude in decimal degrees
vert_angleVertical angle or reticle
distance_orgDistance off Track in original text format
distanceDistance off Track (km)
bearingBearing (Relative to Bow)
bottom_depthBottom Depth (m) estimated by mapped figures. (not a precise estimate)
behaviorBehavioral summary
geomdefinition not provided
Marine mammals4
Sea turtles5
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2011-12-05
Date, End2011-12-09
Temporal prec.111110
Latitude29.62 - 29.80
Longitude-85.72 - -85.62
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
Data typeAnimal sighting
Contr. throughNavy
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