Happywhale - Humpback Whale in South Atlantic Ocean


Dataset credit

Happywhale and contributors


Primary contact Ted Cheeseman Happywhale
Data entry Ei Fujioka Duke University


Happywhale. 2021. Happywhale - Humpback Whale in South Atlantic Ocean. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/1766) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from Happywhale.com.


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



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 136 contributors in alphabetic order:

Adrian Boyle; Agustina Ramirez; Alan Henry; Alan Johanson; Alan Jones; Aleksandr Trach; Alex Vogel; Aline de Jesus Lobo; Amy Kennedy; Andrea Klaussner; Andrew Thompson; Anita Fuentes; Anna Astafurova; Anna Belcher; Annette Bombosch; Ashley Hamilton; Beluga Zeng; Benjamin Wambergue; Ben Osborne; Brian Dolan; British Antarctic Survey (BAS) research staff; Bruce Pailthorpe; Byron Elvin Berger; Carina Gsottbauer; Carla Fiorito; Carl Henry; Carlos Martins; Carmen; Caroline Weir; Carolyn Dankowski; Chris Croxson; Christian Engelke; Chris Wilkinson; Cindy Marple; Claude Peffer; Claudia Weber-Gebert; Conor Ryan; Crawford Anderson; Daiana Paula da Silva Cabral; Daniela Abras; David Cummings; David Pechey; Deborah Komatsu; Dmitrii Kiselev; Dolores Muff; Dyer Island Cruises; Eli Konen; Ella Crowie; Ella Potts; Els Vermeulen; Érika Coelho; Fabio; Fabio Daura; Frank Tetreault; Gabriela Fernandes; Genna Roland; Gerald Friesen; Hans Verdaat; Heidi Krajewsky; Helen Ahern; Helen Moore; Holly Harper; HUMPBACK WHALE INSTITUTE - BRAZIL; James F C Hyde IV; James William Lynn; Jamie Coleman; Jeannine Winkel; Jean-Paul Hafner; Jeff; Jeff Higgott; Jim Wilson; jlddt; Jo Feldman; John Belchamber; John Dickens; Julio Cardoso; Karen Backer; Kendra Chittenden; Ken " The Whale-man " Moore; Kurtis Randall; Lauren Farmer; Leiv Poncet; Liliane Lodi; LUIZ OTAVIO FREITAS MAIA JUNIOR; Madelyn Caltabiano; Marcel Vinicius de Morais; Marcus Bergström; Maria Isabel Carvalho Gonçalves; Marijke Nita de Boer; Marilia Olio; Mark Andrew Cornish; Mark Doing; Mark Harris; Markus Tamm; Martin Collins; Mike Greenfelder; Miranda; Natalie Ensor; Nereida Paris; Nikki; Nir Shaviv; Pamela Le Noury; Paul Lipschitz; Peter Amster; Pieter Gorzeman; Pippa Low; Plancius; Rachel Rodell; Renata Sousa-Lima; Richard Ingels; Ruben Fijn; Sacha Viquerat; Santiago Imberti; Sarah Keenan; Sara Jenner; Shreya; Siyu Liu; Southern Right Charters; Steph & Oli Prince; Sue Flanagan; Susan Albrecht; Susan Portnoy; Ted Cheeseman; Thomas Ronge; Tobias Brehm; Tom Barcley; Tony Chewter; Tony wright; Troels Jacobsen; Trond Elde; Umesh Madan; Vahe Guzelimian; Valeria D'Agostino; Virginia Mach; Vivian Lambert; Wayne Brown




Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
Only minimum required attributes are visible and downlodable online. Other attributes may be obtained upon provider's permission unless otherwise noted below.

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 in dataset provided

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)
Marine mammals1,148
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2005-09-21
Date, End2021-02-17
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude-60.00 - 0.00
Longitude-67.25 - 19.35
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
Data typePhoto ID
Traveled (km)0
Contr. throughHappywhale
Sharing policy CC-BY-NC (All)
Also available in OBIS
GBIF (via DOI)
See metadata in static HTML
See metadata in FGDC XML
See download history / statistics