Habitat-based cetacean density models for the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico (2015 Version)

Fin whale, East Coast region

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Animation

Both maps show fin whale modeled density. The right map overlays survey tracklines and animal sightings, so that correspondence between the model predictions and raw survey data may be assessed visually. The abundance plot (heavy black line) shows the total number of animals present in the modeled area throughout the year. The red line tracks the date of the animation. Note: These daily images are for illustration only. For management applications, we recommend the monthly maps shown below. (Credit: Duke Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab)

Monthly Density Maps

Modeled mean monthly density for January (larger version). (Credit: Roberts et al. 2016)
Coefficient of variation for the mean monthly density for January (larger version). (Credit: Roberts et al. 2016)
Modeled mean monthly density for February (larger version). (Credit: Roberts et al. 2016)
Coefficient of variation for the mean monthly density for February (larger version). (Credit: Roberts et al. 2016)
Modeled mean monthly density for March (larger version). (Credit: Roberts et al. 2016)
Coefficient of variation for the mean monthly density for March (larger version). (Credit: Roberts et al. 2016)
Modeled mean monthly density for April (larger version). (Credit: Roberts et al. 2016)
Coefficient of variation for the mean monthly density for April (larger version). (Credit: Roberts et al. 2016)
Modeled mean monthly density for May (larger version). (Credit: Roberts et al. 2016)
Coefficient of variation for the mean monthly density for May (larger version). (Credit: Roberts et al. 2016)
Modeled mean monthly density for June (larger version). (Credit: Roberts et al. 2016)
Coefficient of variation for the mean monthly density for June (larger version). (Credit: Roberts et al. 2016)
Modeled mean monthly density for July (larger version). (Credit: Roberts et al. 2016)
Coefficient of variation for the mean monthly density for July (larger version). (Credit: Roberts et al. 2016)
Modeled mean monthly density for August (larger version). (Credit: Roberts et al. 2016)
Coefficient of variation for the mean monthly density for August (larger version). (Credit: Roberts et al. 2016)
Modeled mean monthly density for September (larger version). (Credit: Roberts et al. 2016)
Coefficient of variation for the mean monthly density for September (larger version). (Credit: Roberts et al. 2016)
Modeled mean monthly density for October (larger version). (Credit: Roberts et al. 2016)
Coefficient of variation for the mean monthly density for October (larger version). (Credit: Roberts et al. 2016)
Modeled mean monthly density for November (larger version). (Credit: Roberts et al. 2016)
Coefficient of variation for the mean monthly density for November (larger version). (Credit: Roberts et al. 2016)
Modeled mean monthly density for December (larger version). (Credit: Roberts et al. 2016)
Coefficient of variation for the mean monthly density for December (larger version). (Credit: Roberts et al. 2016)

Citation

Roberts JJ, Best BD, Mannocci L, Fujioka E, Halpin PN, Palka DL, Garrison LP, Mullin KD, Cole TVN, Khan CB, McLellan WM, Pabst DA, Lockhart GG (2016) Habitat-based cetacean density models for the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. Scientific Reports 6: 22615. doi: 10.1038/srep22615. (Download)