DFO Maritimes Region Sable Island Seals

OBIS Secretariat, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

Dataset credit

OBIS and OBIS Secretariat

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact OBIS Secretariat Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO
Secondary contact Government of Canada Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO)
Secondary contact Government of Canada; Department of Fisheries and Oceans Bedford Institute of Oceanography (DFO-BIO) N/A

Citation

Bowen, D. 2011. DFO Maritimes Region Sable Island Seals. OBIS Canada Digital Collections. OBIS Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, Version 1, Digital, retrieved from http://iobis.org/.
Obis secretariat. 2020. DFO Maritimes Region Sable Island Seals. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103152354) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/0e37b028-5871-4a2e-baa1-334aea843147)

Abstract

The core of the data in this database is brand re-sightings from a rigorous annual census of Grey Seals on Sable Island (Eastern Scotian Shelf, NW Atlantic) between late December and early February, and opportunistic sightings in areas where branded seals have temporarily or permanently migrated, including the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Western Scotian Shelf, Bay of Fundy and Gulf of Maine. Harbour Seal brand re-sight data and ecology data from the active research program from the late 80's to early 90's also included.

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/0e37b028-5871-4a2e-baa1-334aea843147
Data Provider's dataset page:
http://ipt.obis.org/nonode/resource?r=dfo_mar_sableislandseals

References

Bowen, D. 2011. DFO Maritimes Region Sable Island Seals. OBIS Canada Digital Collections. OBIS Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, Version 1, Digital, retrieved from http://iobis.org/.
Obis secretariat. 2020. DFO Maritimes Region Sable Island Seals. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103152354) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/0e37b028-5871-4a2e-baa1-334aea843147)

Attributes

Overview

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 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 ID103152354
Seabirds0
Marine mammals62
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total62
Date, Begin1973-01-16
Date, End2011-06-11
Temporal prec.111000
Latitude43.95 - 43.95
Longitude-59.92 - -59.92
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
PlatformVarious
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Traveled (km)0
0
Contr. throughiOBIS
Registered2020-06-29
Updated2021-02-05
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY (All)
Also available in None
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