MAR-ECO 2004 - Mammals and birds

Thomas de Lange Wenneck, Institute of Marine Research Norwegian Marine Data Centre (IMR)

Dataset credit

OBIS and EurOBIS

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Thomas de Lange Wenneck Institute of Marine Research Norwegian Marine Data Centre (IMR)
Secondary contact EurOBIS Data Management Team Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)
Secondary contact Institute of Marine Research Norwegian Marine Data Centre (IMR) N/A

Citation

Skov,H, T. Gunnlaugsson, W.P. Budgell, J. Horne, L. Nøttestad, E. Olsen, H. Søiland, G. Víkingsson and G. Waring (2008) Small-scale spatial variability of sperm and sei whales in relation to oceanographic and topographic features along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Deep-sea Research II. 55: 254-268.
De lange wenneck, T. 2020. MAR-ECO 2004 - Mammals and birds. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103151625) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/f96f51b2-a8c7-440e-b345-4607d242c610)

Abstract

MAR-ECO (2003 - 2010)was an international exploratory study of the animals inhabiting the northern mid-Atlantic. Scientists from 16 nations around the northern Atlantic Ocean participated in research of the waters around the mid-Atlantic Ridge from Iceland to the Azores.
This data set is subset of the data collected, and comprises presence/absence records (sightings) for mammals and birds, collected in 2004 on R/V G.O. Sars. Skov,H, T. Gunnlaugsson, W.P. Budgell, J. Horne, L. Nøttestad, E. Olsen, H. Søiland, G. Víkingsson and G. Waring (2008) Small-scale spatial variability of sperm and sei whales in relation to oceanographic and topographic features along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Deep-sea Research II. 55: 254-268.

Purpose

N/A

Supplemental information

This dataset was downloaded from OBIS (https://obis.org/). The records for only marine mammals, seabirds, sea turtles and rays and sharks were extracted. Records with no longitude/latitude or no date (eventDate) were excluded.
OBIS dataset page:
https://obis.org/dataset/f96f51b2-a8c7-440e-b345-4607d242c610
Data Provider's dataset page:
http://ipt.vliz.be/eurobis/resource?r=mareco_2004_mammals_birds

References

Skov,H, T. Gunnlaugsson, W.P. Budgell, J. Horne, L. Nøttestad, E. Olsen, H. Søiland, G. Víkingsson and G. Waring (2008) Small-scale spatial variability of sperm and sei whales in relation to oceanographic and topographic features along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Deep-sea Research II. 55: 254-268.
De lange wenneck, T. 2020. MAR-ECO 2004 - Mammals and birds. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103151625) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/f96f51b2-a8c7-440e-b345-4607d242c610)
De lange wenneck, T. 2020. MAR-ECO 2004 - Mammals and birds. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103151625) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/f96f51b2-a8c7-440e-b345-4607d242c610)
De lange wenneck, T. 2020. MAR-ECO 2004 - Mammals and birds. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103151625) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/f96f51b2-a8c7-440e-b345-4607d242c610)

Attributes

Overview

The attributes of this dataset are compatible with the OBIS Schema, then reformatted to the OBIS-SEAMAP schema. If you would like to get the data in the OBIS Schema, please visit iOBIS Portal.

Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
All attributes are included in the downloadable file (CSV or ESRI File Geodatabase) for "Complete Set of Dataset".

Attributes in dataset

Attribute (table column)Description
oidInternal ID
idRecord ID
dataset_idDataset ID
scientificnameScientific name
vernacularnameVernacular name
aphiaidAphia ID
taxonranktaxononic rank
individualcountGroup size / individual count
eventdateEvent date (precision varies)
eventtimeEvent time
decimallatitudeLatitude in decimal degrees
decimallongitudeLongitude in decimal degrees
coordinateprecisionCoordinate precision
catalognumberCatalog number
collectioncodeCollection code
occurrencestatusOccurrence status
basisofrecordBasis of record (HumanObservation / MachineObservation)
modifiedDate/time the record was modified
node_idNode ID
occurrenceidOccurrence ID
occurrenceremarksOccurrence remarks
eventidEvent ID
institutioncodeInstitution code
lifestageLife stage
sexGender of the animal if known
speciesSpecies by provider
datasetidDataset ID by provider
countryCountry
localityLocation of ocean
waterbodyDetails of ocean
droppedFlag indicating the record was dropped (always false)
absenceFlag indicating the record represents the absence of the species (always false)
marineFlag indicating the record is for marine life (always true)
OBIS-SEAMAP ID103151625
Seabirds971
Marine mammals189
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total1,160
Date, Begin2004-06-08
Date, End2004-07-01
Temporal prec.111000
Latitude40.15 - 60.34
Longitude-36.72 - -18.21
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
PlatformVarious
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Traveled (km)0
0
Contr. throughiOBIS
Registered2020-06-30
Updated2021-02-05
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY (All)
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