Happywhale - Gray Whale in North Pacific Ocean

Happywhale

Dataset credit

Happywhale and contributors

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Ted Cheeseman Happywhale
Data entry Ei Fujioka Duke University

Citation

Happywhale. 2022. Happywhale - Gray Whale in North Pacific Ocean. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/1739) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from Happywhale.com.

Abstract

Happywhale.com is a resource to help you know whales as individuals, and to benefit conservation science with rich data about individual whales.

Purpose

N/A

Supplemental information

Sightings and images were submitted to Happywhale by contributors. A portion of the Happywhale data were transferred to OBIS-SEAMAP upon the agreement between Happywhale and OBIS-SEAMAP.

There may be duplicate records among Happywhale datasets and other OBIS-SEAMAP datasets. The precision of date/time vary per record. Some records have date accuracy up to year only.

This dataset includes sightings and photos from the following 245 contributors in alphabetic order:

adam maire; Albert Lipson; Alexia Skrbic; Alisa Kiva; Allison Smith; Alvaro Jaramillo; Amanda Gaylard; Amber Schmalz; Amy Houghton; Amy Serafino; Angelika Ludwiczak; Ann; Anna Astafurova; Annabelle Lee; Anne Jones; Anthony Benedetto; Ashley Ruis; Autumn Harms; Becci Jewell; Ben Hagler; Ben Shanafelt; Bettina; Blain Anderson; Blake Kremer; B Lee; Bonnie Gretz; Bradley Vanston; Brad Mongeau; Brendon Bissonnette; Brett; Brian Carpenter; Britt_Tulin; Caitlyn Nieblas; Capt Nicholas robbins; Cara Gallagher; Carin Berolzheimer; Carlos Enrique Pérez; Charles Landers; chelsea bradley; Chloe Robinson; Chris Biertuempfel; Chris Canipe; Chris Hill; Chris Johnson; Christina; Christine Kitchen; Cindy Belko; Cindy Marple; Cit Rubio; Clara Elliott; Cynthia; Dale Frink; Damon Holley; Dane McDermott; Daniel Cayton; Daniel Genuth; Dan Kaler; David Buettner; David Hadley; Debbie O'Hare; Debbie Pedersen; Deb Hooyman; Debi Thompkins-Neisius; Deborah Komatsu; Denise Hill; Derek Hallum; Derrick Snell; Don Heffern II; Donna Shumaker; Douglas Burke; Duncan Armour; Eddie Bringenberg; Elisabeth Harrell; Emanuella Guy Sion; Era Horton; Eric Austin Yee; Erica Wirth; Erich Starzinger; Eric Vartio; Evelin Breuers; Ferd Bergholz; Floyd Hayes; Frank Fish; Frank Rotter; Frank Tetreault; Frank Wurtzel; Gabriel Navarro; Gail L Pierce; Geoff Kerr; Ginger Sanders; Glenda; Haley Saxe; Hal Gant; Hannah Crazyhawk; happywhalessab; Heather Orkis; Howard Matis; Irene Kurata; Jack Phelan; jacob martinez; James Coyer; James F C Hyde IV; James Moskito; Jamie Byrne; Jason Salmans; Jay Spring; Jb; Jean-Louis Delezenne; Jeanne Hamilton; Jeff Johnson; Jeffrey Liroff; jenifer gaitan; Jeremy Roberts; Jill Matyuch; Jill Niederberger; Joanne Bertuzzi; Joe Meuleman; Joe Wackerman; John Pachuta; Joshua Meza-Fidalgo; Joshua Tan; Juliane Schlei; Julie Daltrey; Kade; Kaitlyn Page; Karen Wilkinson; Karla Nyquist; Kate Kosman; Katherine McDermott; Kathryn Burrington; Kathy Peavey; Kati; Kátia Silva; Keith Brooks; Kelly Lambeth; Kelly M Coursey Gray; Kimberly Nesbitt; Kirsten; kristine erickson; Kristin Powers; Laney Garcia; Lardeau Annick; Laura Ackley; Laura Lopez; Lee Hazelton; Lione Clare; Loriannah Hespe; Lory Barra; Lotti Keenan; Luciana Fortes Borelli Costa; LV Deventer; Lynda Elkin; Maddy Montgomery; Mandy Moon; Marc Pelissier; Margaret Burks; Marian Herz; Marie O'Shaughnessy; Marion JONCHERES; Mark Girardeau; Mark Harris; Mark OBrien; Martin Tassche; Mason Donny; Matt Jackson; matt ziegler; Max Block; Megan Montes; Megan Savage; Melissa Haylock; Michael Boyd; Michael Druzynski; Michael Nelson; Michael Pierson; Michele Finn; Michelle Watkins; Mike Justa; Mindy Huston; Moira Yip; Nata Lukas; Nic Brown Photo; Nico Heyning; Nicole; Nona Reimer; Olivia Hanstad; Owen Newnan; paige selby; Patrick Sysiong; Pedro Jesus Dominguez Mendez; Peter Acker; Peter Bedrossian; Rand Rudland; Randy D Lord; Raquel Vasquez; Rhys Watkin; Rick Bergstrom; Roberto GDLV; Robert Perry; Robin; Robin Froman; Robin Lowe; Ron Dukat; Ryan Jones; Sam Rawlins; Sara Franson; Sarah Kather; Scott Mercer; Sean Neilson; shannon; Shari Goforth-Eby; Sharon Erickson; Sheri Cohen; Shiree Goins; Shirley Coulson; Simon Cintz; Stephanie; Steve Dodd; Steve Hampton; Steve OToole; Steve Smith; Stewart Rogers; Susan Levinson; Susanna Flaster; Suz; SuzanneSevigny; Sydney Minges; Tammy kirwan; Ted Cheeseman; Terence May; Tim Gannon; Tim Hill; Tomis Filipovic; Tom Kilroy; Tomoko Shimotomai; Tracie M. Sugo; Tracy Desiderio; Travis Murphy; Trevor Derie; Vanessa; Vanuza borges; Veronika Doppelreiter; Vincent von Kaenel; Virginia Caballero Slim; Whale Watch Cabo; Yves Roumazeilles

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
typeAlways 'Event'
modifiedLast modified
languageLanguage. Always 'en'
institution_codeInstitution code. Always 'Happywhale'
basis_of_recordBasis of record. Always 'HumanObservation'
occurrence_idOccurrence ID assigned by Happywhale
catalog_numberCatalog number. A link to Happywhale
recorded_byPerson or organization who recorded the data
individual_countNumber of animal. Always 1
sexGender of the animal if known
preparationsMethod of data collection. Always 'photograph'
occurrence_remarksOccurrence remarks
organism_idOrganism/animal ID assigned by Happywhale
organism_nameOrganism/animal name by provider
organism_remarksOrganism remarks
event_idEvent ID assigned by Happywhale
event_dateDate the picture was taken
event_timeTime the picture was taken in local time zone
higher_geographyOcean the animal was seen
water_bodyDetails of ocean
localityLocation of ocean
verbatim_localityLocation of ocean described by the provider
decimal_latitudeLatitude in decimal degrees
decimal_longitudeLongitude in decimal degrees
geodetic_datumGeodetic datum. Always 'EPSG:4326 WGS84'
coordinate_precisionCoordinate precision
scientific_nameScientific name
taxon_rankTaxon rank
vernacular_nameCommon name
licenseLicense for picture
rights_holderRights holder
external_resourceLink to the picture (mid size)
external_resource_thumbLink to the picture (small size)
OBIS-SEAMAP ID1739
Seabirds0
Marine mammals1,611
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total1,611
Date, Begin2001-03-27
Date, End2022-07-05
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude22.49 - 66.49
Longitude-172.94 - 178.04
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
PlatformBoat
Data typePhoto ID
EffortN/A
Traveled (km)0
0
Contr. throughHappywhale
Registered2018-02-23
Updated2022-09-15
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY-NC (All)
Shared with OBIS
GBIF (via DOI)
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See metadata in FGDC XML
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