Perpendicular distance to the animal is not publicly available.
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)
Unique ID number (generated by OBIS-SEAMAP)
Time of the sighing at local time zone
Latitude at decimal degrees
Longitude at decimal degrees
Taxonomic Serial Number added by OBIS-SEAMAP
Beaufort sea state
Perpendicular distance, measured in meters
General sighting quality as seen by the port and starboard observers, where the first number is the port observer and the second number is the starboard observer
Percent cloud cover, usually rounded to 10 degrees