Happywhale - Humpback Whale in North Atlantic Ocean

Happywhale

Dataset credit

Happywhale and contributors

Contacts

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

Citation

Happywhale. 2022. Happywhale - Humpback Whale in North Atlantic Ocean. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/1764) 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 548 contributors in alphabetic order:

aalilith; Abigail R Van Hemmen; Adam Rheborg; Adrian Boyle; Agne; Agostino Mirone; Aisha Yousuf; Alan Charlton; Alayna Hawkins; Alessandro Verga; Alethea Leddy; Alexander Moriarty; Alexandra Plüss Schmidlin; Alex Brenner; Alex Vogel; Alisa Schulman-Janiger (California Killer Whale Project); Allied Whale - Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company; Allied Whale North Atlantic Humpback Whale Catalog; Allison Smith; Al Weishar; Amanda Smith; Amy; Amy Fowler; Amy Tudor; Anastasia Kunitsa; Anatoly; Andreas Huppert; Andrea Stover; andrew stevenson; Andrew Stevenson; Andrzej Karon; Andy Hollingsworth; Andy Vallans; Andy Williams; Angelo Fernandez; Angie M; Anik Boileau (CERSI); Anke; Annette Bombosch; Antoine Viot; Anton Chaiko; Antonio; Aquatic Adventures Citizen Scientists; Ashley Hamilton; Atlantiangra - whale watching; Audrey; Audun Rikardsen; Avner Chen; Azores Experiences; Barbara Angarone; Barbara Hall Blumer; Barbara Stabile; Bar Harbor Whale Watch; Barry Gutradt; Barry Skinner; Ben; Berit Solstad; Bernard Bergeron; Beth Simmons; Betsy Kelly; bev dant; Beverly Orthwein; Bill Cork; bill hunnewell; Bill Mick; Bill Tucker; Bill Vlcek; Bjarki; Bonnie Gretz; Bonnie Moreschi; Boyd Taylor; Brenda Tregunna; Brett; Brian Doherty; Brian Martin; Brian Weber; Bruce Meldrum; Bruce Schuette; Bryan Payne; Bryan Reif; Caitlin Fitzmaurice; Cameron Reid; Cape Ann Whale Watch; Capt Gary Dunzelman; Carina Gsottbauer; Caroline Kelley; Carol Irwin; Carolyn Egazarian; Cascadia Research Collective; Catherine MacRae; Catherine Marck; Charlotte; Chelsea pugh; Cheryl; Chloé Chartrand; Chris Canipe; Chris Croxson; Chris DeVivo; Chris Sprague; Christian Engelke; Christian Turek; Christina McMahon; Christine Ellsworth; Claire Gatherall; Claude Joiris; Claudia Villa; Claudia Wagner; Colby Brokvist; Colleen Humphries; Conor Ferrin; Conor Ryan; Corey Leamy; Cristin McKee; Dale Frink; Damon Mullins; dana Landesman; Dana Matson; Dan Carmen; Dan Galea; Dan Harville; Dani Chow; Daniel Aurelio Reyes; Dan M; Daria; DarrenJew; Dave Harryman; DAVID ALLAN; David Glassberg; David Kaposi; david lambert; David Orr; David Simms; Dawn; Dawn Devitt; Deana Glenz; Dean Dey; Debbie Rumbolt; Debbie Thompson; Deb Stewart; Deb Young; Denison Church; Dennis Boon; De Wulf Maurina (maluga); Diane Byrd; Divya Singh; Dominique Caverly; Don Davison; Don Kaplan; Donna Ikenberry; Don Pepperell; Doug Cheeseman; Douglas Gochfeld; Dr Mike Gibson; Dulon Nicolas; Durlan Ingersoll; Eddy Thys; edporopat; Elaine Green; Elena Bjerre Nielsen; Eline van Aalderink; Elizabeth Purcell; Elizabeth Sparrow; Elizabeth Zwamborn; Elke; Ellen Gomez; Emer Keaveney; Emma Webb; Era Horton; Eric Austin Yee; Eric Carr; Eric Clark; Eric DesRosiers; Eric Hynes; Eric Robinson; Erin Robertson; Esther Connock; evelyn dumka; Ewa Malinowska; Faan Weldhagen; Felicia Capelle; Floris van Haarst; fm5050; Franck Hollander; François Hogue; Frank Hennicke; Frederik Van de Perre; Gabrille Lopez; Gail Koza; Gale McCullough; Gary Gittis; Gavin Pattison; Genna Roland; Geoff Kerr; George Penokie; Germán Orizaola; Gerry Runte; Gina Marie Greer; Gleb; GordieBryce; Gordon Glen; GothamWhale; Grace Guiney; grant james-thomas; Greg MARTIN; Gregory P. Key; Guy DiRoma; Guylaine Marchand; Gwenda; Hal Whitehead; Hannah Lawson; Hans Verdaat; Heather Reser; Helen Ahern; Hella Martens; Henk Meeuwes; Herman de Jongh; Holly A Hogan; Iain Allison; Ian Winter; Ibrahim Urooj Saeed; Ingo Huber; Ivan Smirnov; Jack Lawson; Jaime Bennett; James Coyer; James Deakin; James F C Hyde IV; Jamie McWilliams; Jan Factor; Janita van Timmeren; Jan Laufer; Jan P. Zegarra; Jason Medd; Jason Romanus; Javier Cotin; Jeannine Winkel; Jeff Bates; Jeff Bjornson; Jeff Friedman; Jeff Litton; Jeffrey Stewart; Jen; Jenna Stoddard; Jennifer Curley; Jerry Meyers; Jessica Bauman; Jessica Bonosky; Jim Curran; Jim Scarff; Jim Tchobanoff; Jim Wilson; Joachim Larssen; Joanne Buddle; Jo Clark; Jodi Frediani; Jody Collins; Joel Sheppard; jofree; Johan Carlsson; Johanne Thomas; John Chardine; John Ellert; John J King II; Johnny Giese; Joonas Kinni; Joseph Pender; Jo Shackleton; Josh Dyck; Josh Wallace; Joy van der Beek; JT; Judith Scott; Judy Leclerc; Julia; Julia Huebner; Juliane Schlei; Julianne Taylor; julie Boccaccio; Justin Brown; Karen Francis; Karen Hayes; Karen Wilson Baptist; Karl-Heinz Müller; Kate Draa; Kate Stafford; Katharine; Kathie Rokita; Kathleen Gloria; Kelly Plaas; Ken Balcomb; Kerstin Langenberger; Kike Calvo; Kimberly Irish; Kimberly Nesbitt; Kimberly Randal; Kim LeBlanc; Kim Miller; Kim Reuselaars; Kim Sawicki; Kirill; Kirsten MacTaggart; Kirstine Østerby Najbjerg; Kirstin Jones; Kjersti Holmang; Kristen Culp; Kristi Cernohous; Kristin Rayfield; Kristy Morley; Kurt Johnson; Kurt Tometich; Kyle Arvin; Lacy Cramer; Lambert Family Adventure Tours; Lara Eade; Larry Bradfish; Lars Maltha Rasmussen; Laura Hale-Lawler; Laura Jourdan; LAURA RODRIGUEZ; Laure; Laurel McClean; Lauren Farmer; Laverne E Goering; Lester Green; Libby Orcutt; Linda Burback; Linda Ulak; Lindsay Curtis; Linnet Tse; Lisa Embree; Lisa Hildebrand; Lisa Hofmann; Lisa Steiner; Liza Clark; logan schoppert; LucieP; Lucile Sachot; Lucky; Luisa Longo; Luís MD Barcelos; Maartend; Madalena; Mandy Gibson; Mandy Houston; mandy mcgrew; Marcin Solowiej; Marc Pelissier; Marcus Bergström; Margaret Easton; Mariann Cyr; Mariel Murazzi; Marie Mrusczok; Marilia Olio; Marjanne Claassen; Marjorie Hawkins; Mark Bos; Mark Harris; Mark Malchoff; Mark Morse; Mark OBrien; Marko Oudenaarden; Mark Rentz; Mark Schlaefer; Martin Lipman; martin p goodey; Matteo; Matthew; Matthew lambert; Matt whitbeck; Memorial University of Newfoundland; Menkab, il respiro del mare; Meredith Jack; Michael Burn; Michael Farkas; Michael Jackson; Michael O'Brien; Michael Scott; Michael Sherry; Michael Taylor; Michele Kelly; Michelle Gallaher; Mike Desiderio; Mike Kimpton; Mike Woolfolk; Millie LaPierre; Mirko Lischer; Mitch Doucet; Mithriel MacKay; Mr. Ronald Henry Cooper; MS Fridtjof Nansen; MS Otto Sverdrup; Nacho Oria; Nadine Habib; nancy johnson; Nathan M Appel; Neil McEntaggart; New England Aquarium; Nick King; Nicola Day; Nicolas Mejía Toribio; Nicole Boudreau; Nicole Chouinard; Nicole Leavitt; Nicole Slabonik; Nikki; NymeriaSand; Ocean Research and Education Society (OERS); OMMAG; Oswaldo Vasquez; Pacific Whale Foundation; Pádraig Whooley; Pamela Le Noury; Pat O'Flaherty; Patricia Mezzina; Patrick Scherer; Patrick Sysiong; Patterson Hunte; Paul James; Paul.Peluso; Paul Soulby; Payal S; Penny Ruvelas; Peter Diegutis; Peter Freeman; Peter Nelson; Peter Wilson; Petra; Philip Buzby; Philip Graham; Philip Shearer; Rachael Barber; Rae Ann Quirion; Rafael Martins; Raghavan Nair; Raina Burke; Ralph Lee Hopkins; Renata Gilarova; Renato; Rhonda Buxton; Ricardo Ventura; Richard Allan; Richard Simon; Richard W Dolan; Richard White; Richard Winston; Rich MacNeil; Rick Bergstrom; Ric Rens; Riley Aronson; Robert A. Boas; Robert Andrew Ferguson; Robert Mann; Robert Ryan; Robin Leuthardt; Rob Sherrell; Rodrigo A. Martinez Catalan; Rodrigo Castro; Ron Macdonald; Rory Jackson West Cork Ocean Tours; rosalie c walrack; Rosemary Hillis; Rozanne Mackie; Rupert Kirkwood; Sabina Boon; Sabrina Voswinkel; Sally Walton; Sam Tedcastle; Sanne Bakkers; Sara Brautigam; Sara Franson; Sarah Heldt; Sarah Hyde; Sarah Kather; Sarah Pressley; Sarah Robinson; Sara Shimazu; sawer; Scott Pudwell; Sean Brady; Seraf van der Putten; Serguei Ponomarenko; Shannon; S. Helgu; Shelley Lonergan; Sierra Brown; Simon Berrow; Simone Panigada; Simon villeneuve; S&N; Soazic Dacal; Sophie Casa; Soren Despain; SOS Dolfijn; Special Tours; Spyros Zacharioudakis; Stacey Boss; Staffan Bjornesjo; Steffo Polar; Stephanie Newkirk; Stephanie Stack; stephen crouch; Steve J; Steve Morse; Steve Willetts; Stu simpson; Sue McMullen; Sue Soldoff; Sukho Kongtawong; Suranjith Peiris; Susan Hale; Susanne; Suzanne Conant; Sveta; Sylvia; Tanja Bayer; Tatiana; Ted Cheeseman; Terra Azul; Terry Godfrey; Tesia Smith; The Humpback Dive Shack; Theo Vickers; Thomas Kohn; Thomas Olufson; Tilly Royden; Tobias Brehm; Tom; Tom and Lindsay Bell; Tom Conlin; Tom Green; T. Pieper; Trent Stubbs; Trinity Eco-tours; Trish; Turks and Caicos Islands Whale Project; Valerie shore; Veronika Doppelreiter; Victoria Stokes; Victor Wiens; Vincent von Kaenel; Wageningen Marine Research; Walter Churchill; Whale Wise; Will Ganza; Wolfgang Jaekel; Wolfgang Schonberger; Years of the North Atlantic Humpback whale (YoNAH); Yves Fleuriot

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 ID1764
Seabirds0
Marine mammals7,630
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total7,630
Date, Begin1972-06-28
Date, End2022-07-08
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude5.09 - 79.65
Longitude-155.80 - 47.33
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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