Antractic whale observation on a platform of opportunity abroad krill fishing vessel "Dalmor II", April - July 2011.

Karina Vishnyakova, UkrSCES;Oleksandr Neprokin, UkrSCES;Oleksandr Lepyoshkin, UkrSCES

Dataset credit

OBIS and OBIS Black Sea

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Oleksandr Neprokin Ukrainian Scientific Centre of Ecology of the Sea
Primary contact Karina Vishnyakova Ukrainian Scientific Centre of Ecology of the Sea
Primary contact Oleksandr Lepyoshkin UkrSCES

Citation

Vishnyakova K (2016): Antractic whale observation on a platform of opportunity abroad krill fishing vessel "Dalmor II", April - July 2011.. v1.9. Ukrainian Scientific Centre of Ecology of the Sea (UkrSCES). Dataset/Occurrence. http://gp.sea.gov.ua:8082/ipt/resource?r=whale_observation_ccamlr_ukrsces&v=1.9
Vishnyakova, K, O. Neprokin and O. Lepyoshkin. 2020. Antractic whale observation on a platform of opportunity abroad krill fishing vessel "Dalmor II", April - July 2011.. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103152579) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/e6513ed4-0c07-400c-8ec4-9b54b664cdb8)

Abstract

Karina Vishnyakova, an international scientific observer, conducted cetacean observations from a platform of opportunity, abroad polish trawler Dalmor II that fished Antarctic krill, during a cruise from March to July 2011. Most of the fishing season the vessel was in the CCAMLR statistical area 48.2, to the north-east of the South Orkney Islands. Observations were conducted on the vessel deck or on the bridge. The following data were recorded: observation details, time, geographical coordinates, species and number of animals in a group (or minimum abundance estimate), distance from the vessel and behavioral specific details. Also the photo material was collected.

Over the observation period 50 sightings of at least 280 individuals were recorded. Vast majority of recorded sightings (90%) and individuals (at least 90%) were minke whales (Balaenoptera bonaerensis); humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) were recorded in 5 cases. The largest minke whale groups were recorded in first ten-day period of April. Whales in such groups demonstrated feeding behavior, actively fed on the high density krill aggregations. Probably such aggregations were later fished by vessels on those fishing grounds. Group size varied from 2-3 up to few tens individuals (in the mean 6 ± 9.23 (standard deviation), median 3 individuals). In first ten-day period of April average number of individuals in groups was 12 whales ( ± 15.75 (standard deviation), median 8 individuals). Frequency of occurrence did not correlated with the time of day. Distance to the animals also varied from few meters to 5-7 kilometers. However, direct interactions of whales with the vessel were never recorded.

By late April – early May, number of sightings sharply declined, they became sporadic. During that period fast migrations of small whale groups were recorded. Also minke whales demonstrated «nervous» behavior, coming to the surface frequently and moving fast and jerky.

Humpback whales were recorded in groups of 2-3 individuals at late April near the South Orkney Islands and early May near the South Shetland Islands.

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/e6513ed4-0c07-400c-8ec4-9b54b664cdb8
Data Provider's dataset page:
http://gp.sea.gov.ua:8082/ipt/resource?r=whale_observation_ccamlr_ukrsces

References

Vishnyakova K (2016): Antractic whale observation on a platform of opportunity abroad krill fishing vessel "Dalmor II", April - July 2011.. v1.9. Ukrainian Scientific Centre of Ecology of the Sea (UkrSCES). Dataset/Occurrence. http://gp.sea.gov.ua:8082/ipt/resource?r=whale_observation_ccamlr_ukrsces&v=1.9

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 ID103152579
Seabirds0
Marine mammals50
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total50
Date, Begin2011-04-01
Date, End2011-06-22
Temporal prec.111000
Latitude-62.08 - -60.16
Longitude-59.27 - -45.40
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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