Vessel line-transect surveys of Arctic cetaceans in the Chuckchi Sea, Arctic Marine Biodiversity Observing Network (AMBON) research cruise on the vessel Norseman II, 2015-08-09 - 2015-09-03

Kate Stafford, University of Washington

Dataset credit

OBIS and OBIS USA

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Kate Stafford University of Washington
Secondary contact Katrin Iken University of Alaska Fairbanks
Secondary contact Chris Turner Axiom Data Science
Secondary contact Sue Moore National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration

Citation

Stafford, K. 2020. Vessel line-transect surveys of Arctic cetaceans in the Chuckchi Sea, Arctic Marine Biodiversity Observing Network (AMBON) research cruise on the vessel Norseman II, 2015-08-09 - 2015-09-03. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103152592) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/f42a54d2-4283-47c9-a65b-49b34a34e3c2)

Abstract

This dataset contains cetacean observation data conducted during shipboard transects in the Chukchi Sea during the 9 August - 3 September 2015 Arctic Marine Biodiversity Observing Network (AMBON) research cruise. The dataset is two comma-separated values (csv) files describing the dates, times, latitude, longitude, species and best-high-low estimates of numbers for each cetacean (whales). This dataset was exported from the marine bird and mammal observation software WinCruz from the entire survey, and later transformed from the WinCruz format into Darwin Core formatted tables (DwC, occurrence core), with DwC term names as column names.

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/f42a54d2-4283-47c9-a65b-49b34a34e3c2
Data Provider's dataset page:
https://www1.usgs.gov/obis-usa/ipt/resource?r=ambon_cetaceans_2015

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 ID103152592
Seabirds0
Marine mammals156
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total156
Date, Begin2015-08-09
Date, End2015-08-30
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude67.83 - 72.41
Longitude-168.59 - -154.22
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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