Acoustic Detections for Airborne Mine Neutralization System Passive Acoustic 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. 2014. Acoustic Detections for Airborne Mine Neutralization System Passive Acoustic Monitoring in the NSWC PCD Study Area from December 2011. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP ( on yyyy-mm-dd.


Vessel-based marine species monitoring including the use of passive acoustics 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

Supplemental information

Each record represents a detection of species, not the abundance of animals.
All the US Navy-funded survey datasets are found in the OBIS-SEAMAP US Navy page.




Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
Only minimum required attributes are visible and downlodable online. Other attributes may be obtained upon provider's permission unless otherwise noted below.

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

Attribute (table column)Description
oiddefinition not provided
detection_noDetection No.
obs_dateDate of the detection (local time zone)
sp_obsSpecies name recorded
sp_tsnTaxonomic Serial Number added by OBIS-SEAMAP
obs_countDetection (always 1 and does not imply group size)
obs_timeTime of the detection (local time zone)
stop_timeStop time of the detection
beaufortBeaufort Sea State
latitudeLatitude in decimal degrees
longitudeLongitude in decimal degrees
bottom_depthBottom Depth (m) estimated by mapped figures. (not a precise estimate)
certaintyCertainty of Detection
geomdefinition not provided
Marine mammals3
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2011-12-08
Date, End2011-12-08
Temporal prec.111110
Latitude29.85 - 29.99
Longitude-85.91 - -85.77
Coord. prec.5 decimal digits
Data typeAcoustic - presence
Contr. throughNavy
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