Megafauna sightings off Seychelles

GVI Seychelles & SNPA

Dataset credit

Andy Ezeta, GVI Seychelles

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Andy Ezeta GVI Seychelles
Data entry Ei Fujioka Duke University

Citation

Abstract

Since 2006, various fauna sighted during every dive undertaken
by GVI has been recorded. This data is purely qualitative and
should be taken cautiously as recordings are not systematic
nor standardized, thus vary according to many factors e.g.
visibility, observer, site, dive purpose.

Purpose

N/A

Supplemental information

2020-01-21: Data from July through December 2019 were added.
2019-07-24: Data since January through June 2019 were added.
2019-01-07: Data since August 2018 were added.

The number (obs_count) counts the animals in the same size.

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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.
Only minimum required attributes are visible and downloadable online. Other attributes may be obtained upon provider's permission.

Attributes in dataset

Attribute (table column)Description
oidUnique ID number (generated by OBIS-SEAMAP)
dateDate of the sighting
timeTime of the sighting (valid up to minutes)
categorySpecies group
speciescommonCommon name
specieslatinScientific name
sp_tsnTaxonomic Serial Number added by OBIS-SEAMAP
sizeAnimal size in meters (size 0 means the spotter couldn
numberNumber of animals that had the same size
locationnameLocation name
latitudeLatitude in decimal degrees
longitudeLongitude in decimal degrees
depthDepth in meters
recorderRecorder (always GVI)
geomGeometry field added by OBIS-SEAMAP
OBIS-SEAMAP ID1868
Seabirds0
Marine mammals52
Sea turtles467
Rays and sharks274
Other species551
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total1,344
Date, Begin2018-01-11
Date, End2019-12-11
Temporal prec.111110
Latitude-4.68 - -4.56
Longitude55.36 - 55.43
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
PlatformBoat
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Traveled (km)0
0
Contr. through
Registered2018-08-23
Updated2020-01-21
StatusPublished
Sharing policy Permission required
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