NESP MBH D1 - Oceanic Shoals opportunistic visual surveys of marine megafauna

Phil Bouchet, Centre for Marine Futures, The University of Western Australia (UWA);Jessica Meeuwig, Centre for Marine Futures, The University of Western Australia (UWA)

Dataset credit

OBIS and OBIS Australia

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Phil Bouchet Centre for Marine Futures, The University of Western Australia (UWA)
Primary contact Jessica Meeuwig Centre for Marine Futures, The University of Western Australia (UWA)
Secondary contact Emma Flukes Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Citation

Bouchet, P and J. Meeuwig. 2020. NESP MBH D1 - Oceanic Shoals opportunistic visual surveys of marine megafauna. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103152442) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/59e3e2bb-8724-417d-a6be-d9e2d2db312a)

Abstract

Opportunistic visual surveys were conducted in transit to, and within, the Oceanic Shoals Commonwealth Marine Reserve (CMR) in the Timor Sea during September and October 2012 onboard the RV Solander. This resource comprises species lists and estimated counts of marine mammals, sea snakes, seabirds, sea turtles and other large wildlife encountered during the voyage.

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/59e3e2bb-8724-417d-a6be-d9e2d2db312a
Data Provider's dataset page:
http://ogc-act.csiro.au/ipt/resource?r=nesp_oceanic_shoals_megafauna

References

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 ID103152442
Seabirds34
Marine mammals37
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total71
Date, Begin2012-09-13
Date, End2012-10-05
Temporal prec.111000
Latitude-17.16 - -11.40
Longitude122.01 - 127.45
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)
Also available in None
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