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. 2023. 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 358 contributors in alphabetic order:

adam maire; Aeon for Ocean; Agnes Chareton; Albert Lipson; Alexia Skrbic; Alicia dilva; Alisa Kiva; Alisa Schulman-Janiger (California Killer Whale Project); Allie Smith; Alondra Jardon; Alvaro Jaramillo; Alyssa Engiles; Amanda Gaylard; Amber Schmalz; Amy Houghton; Amy Serafino; Andrea Esteban Martinez; Andrew Hickok; Angelika Ludwiczak; ANGEL SOLE; Ann; Anna Astafurova; Annabelle Lee; Anne Jones; Anthony Benedetto; Anthony Harris; Ashley Ruis; aurora leal; Autumn Harms; Becci Jewell; Ben Hagler; Ben Shanafelt; Bert Davis; Bert van den Belt; Bettina; Blain Anderson; Blake Kremer; B Lee; Bob Brown; Bonnie Gretz; B Padgett; Bradley Vanston; Brad Mongeau; Brad T. Weals; Breck Morrison; Brendon Bissonnette; Brett; Brett Banditelli; Brian Carpenter; Britt_Tulin; Caitlyn Nieblas; Capt Nicholas robbins; Cara Gallagher; Carin Berolzheimer; Carlos Enrique Pérez; Catherine MacRae; Cecilia Ruiz; Chad Carlson; Charles Landers; Charlie Pingree; chelsea bradley; Chloe Robinson; Chris Biertuempfel; Chris Campo; Chris Canipe; Chris Hill; Chris Johnson; Christina; Christine Diamond Santiago; Christine Kitchen; Cindy Belko; Cindy Marple; Cindy Miller Hopkins; Cit Rubio; Clara Elliott; Cole Coker; Cynthia; Dale Frink; Damon Holley; Dane McDermott; Daniel Cayton; Daniel Genuth; Daniel Gillies; Dan Kaler; David Buettner; David Hadley; Dawn Hurley; Dayne Knowles; Debbie O'Hare; Debbie Pedersen; Deb Hooyman; Debi Thompkins-Neisius; Deborah Komatsu; Denise Hill; Denise Odion; Derek Hallum; Derek Zandvliet; Derrick Snell; Don Heffern II; Donna Shumaker; Douglas Burke; Drew Jackson; Duncan Armour; Eddie Bringenberg; Elisabeth Harrell; Elwood Marshall; Emanuella Guy Sion; Emily Race; Emily Tate; Emma John; Era Horton; Eric Austin Yee; Erica Wirth; Erich Starzinger; Eric Niskanen; Eric Vartio; Evelin Breuers; Ferd Bergholz; Florian Sauer; Floyd Hayes; Fran Bloom; Frank Fish; Frank Rotter; Frank Tetreault; Frank Wurtzel; Fusa; Gabby Garcia; Gabriel Navarro; Gail L Pierce; Geoff Kerr; Ginger Sanders; Glenda; Grace Apfel; Haley Saxe; Hal Gant; Hannah Crazyhawk; Hans Swift; happywhalessab; Heather Orkis; HELENE COLLIN; Howard Matis; Irene Kurata; Jack Phelan; jacob martinez; Jaden Martinez; James Coyer; James F C Hyde IV; James Moskito; James Pembrook; Jamie Byrne; Jason Salmans; Jay Spring; Jb; Jean-Louis Delezenne; Jeanne Hamilton; Jeff Fairbanks; Jeff Johnson; Jeffrey Liroff; jenifer gaitan; Jennie Geil; Jeremy Roberts; Jerry Zhang; Jill Matyuch; Jill Niederberger; Jim McKone; Joanne Bertuzzi; Joe Bybee; Joe Meuleman; Joe Wackerman; John F Linder; John Pachuta; John Straw; Joshua Meza-Fidalgo; Joshua Tan; Judith Young; Juliana Vignale; Juliane Schlei; Julie Daltrey; Julie Kondor; Julie Priestley; Kade; Kaitlyn Page; Karen Brand; Karen Wilkinson; Karla Nyquist; Kate Kosman; Kate Pennington; Katherine McDermott; Kathryn Burrington; Kathy Peavey; Kati; Kátia Silva; Keith Brooks; Kelly Lambeth; Kelly M Coursey Gray; Kerstin Ko; Kevin Lee; Kimberly Nesbitt; Kim Thái; Kirsten; Klaus Beher; kristine erickson; Kristine Semsar; Kristin Powers; Kylee Walterman; Kylie West; Laney Garcia; Lardeau Annick; Laura Ackley; Laura Lopez; Laura Walsh; Lee Hazelton; Lione Clare; Liz Ramsey; Loriannah Hespe; Lory Barra; Lotti Keenan; Loyce Clark; Luciana Fortes Borelli Costa; LV Deventer; Lynda Elkin; MACHI YOSHIDA; Maddy Montgomery; Madeline Bahr; Maia Smith; Mandy Moon; Marc Pelissier; Margaret Burks; Marian Herz; Marie O'Shaughnessy; Marion JONCHERES; Mark Girardeau; Mark Harris; Mark OBrien; Martin Tassche; MaryAnn Boylan; Mary Woodruff; Mason Donny; Matthew Chadwick; Matt Jackson; matt ziegler; Max Block; Megan Glasmann; Megan Montes; Megan Savage; Melanie Phelps; Melissa Haylock; Meri-K Ritter; Michael Boyd; Michael Druzynski; Michael McGuire; Michael Nelson; Michael Pierson; Michele Finn; Michelle McCune, DVM; Michelle Watkins; Mike Justa; Mindy Huston; Moira Yip; Molly Batts; Monika Wieland Shields; Nanci Lewis; Nancy Rhodes; Nata Lukas; Nath; Nic Brown Photo; Nico Heyning; Nicole; Nona Reimer; Olivia Hanstad; Owen Newnan; paige selby; Pamela L Stahlak; Patrick Sysiong; Pedro Jesus Dominguez Mendez; Peter Acker; Peter Bedrossian; Phil Lane; Randolph Peck; Rand Rudland; Randy D Lord; Raquel Vasquez; Rhys Watkin; Richard Holmes; Rick Bergstrom; Robert J Glowitz; Roberto GDLV; Robert Perry; Robin Alexis; Robin Froman; Robin Lowe; Ron Dukat; Ryan Jones; Sam Rawlins; Sam Wallace; Sara Franson; Sarah Eslinger; Sarah Grimes; Sarah Kather; Sarah Wolf; Scott Mercer; Scott Yungeberg; Sean Neilson; shannon; Shari Goforth-Eby; Sharon Erickson; Shelley Johnson; Sheri Cohen; Shiree Goins; Shirley Coulson; Simon Cintz; Sophie Shelbourne; Stephanie; steve; Steve Dodd; Steve Hampton; Steven Hamburger; Steven Samp Puras; Steve OToole; Steve Saville; Steve Smith; Stewart Rogers; Susana Saja; Susan Endres; Susan Levinson; Susanna Flaster; Susie Jensen; Suz; Suzanne Sevigny; SWFSC - Southwest Acoustic Ecology Lab; Sydney Minges; TabathaPearlAnn; Tammy Ash; Tammy kirwan; Taylour Arami; Ted Cheeseman; Terence May; Tim Gannon; Tim Hill; Tom Hansen; Tom Kilroy; Tomoko Shimotomai; Tony Ernst; Tracie M. Sugo; Tracy Desiderio; Travis Murphy; Trevor Derie; Vanessa; Vanuza borges; Veronika Doppelreiter; Vincent von Kaenel; Virginia Caballero Slim; Weixiao Fu; Whale Watch Cabo; Wouter Verwee; Yves Roumazeilles; Zachariah; Zack Springer

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 mammals2,280
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total2,280
Date, Begin2001-03-27
Date, End2023-11-03
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
Updated2023-11-15
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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