CRC HRC PMRF Small Vessel-Based Monitoring Surveys February 2014

HDR Environmental, Operations and Construction, Inc.

Dataset credit

The U.S. Navy Marine Species Monitoring Program


Primary contact Kristen Ampela HDR Environmental, Operations and Construction, Inc.
Secondary contact Cathy Bacon HDR Environmental, Operations and Construction, Inc.
Data entry Ei Fujioka Duke University



Data in this datasets represent marine mammal sightings for ten days of Navy funded small boat surveys to photograph and satellite tag marine mammal odontocetes. Surveys were conducted from 1 to 10 February 2014 off Kauai, in and around the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF), within the Hawaii Range Complex (HRC). Work was performed under HDR task order KB26 (IDIQ contract award N62470-10-D-3011, NAVFACPAC).



Supplemental information

2023-11-07: Short-finned pilot whale was linked to spinner dolphin (ITIS TSN 180429) by error. This is fixed. Short-finned pilot whale is now linked to Globicephala macrorhynchus (ITIS TSN 180466).




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
oidUnique ID number (generated by OBIS-SEAMAP)
altitudemAltitude in meters (blank)
areakm2Area in km2 (blank)
aspectslopeAspect slope (blank)
animalspeedAnimal speed (blank)
bearingBearing (blank)
bearingabsAbsolute bearing (blank)
behaviorBehavior (blank)
behavioreventBehavior event (blank)
beaufortscaleBeaufort sea scale
beaufortscaleleftBeaufort sea scale at left side (blank)
beaufortscalerightBeaufort sea scale at right side (blank)
biopsyFlag whether biopsy was sampled (blank)
birdsFlag whether birds were observed (blank)
calvespresentFlag whether calves were present (blank)
countcalvesNumber of calves (blank)
countfemalesNumber of femals (blank)
countjuvenilesNumber of juvelines (blank)
countmalesNumber of males (blank)
countnewbornsNumber of new borns (blank)
counttotbestBest estimate of number of animals
counttotmaxMaximum estimate of number of animals (blank)
counttotminMinimum estimate of number of animals (blank)
countvescargoNumber of cargo vessels (blank)
countvesferriesNumber of ferries (blank)
countvesfishingNumber of fishing vessels (blank)
countvesmilitaryNumber of military vessels (blank)
countvesmotoryachtsNumber of yachts (blank)
countvessailingNumber of sailing vessels (blank)
countvesotherNumber of other vessels (blank)
cueSighingt cue (blank)
datetimeDate and time of the sighting at local time zone
depthDepth (blank)
depthsoundingdefinition not provided
dispmaxdefinition not provided
dispmindefinition not provided
distsightDistance to sighting (blank)
distsightperpPerpendicular distance to sighting (blank)
effortstatusEffort status (ON/OFF)
flightofdayFlight days (blank)
glareGlare (blank)
glareleftGlare at left side (blank)
glarerightGlare at right side (blank)
groupidGroup ID (blank)
headinganimalHeading of animals (blank)
headingplatmagneticdefinition not provided
headingplattruedefinition not provided
horizsundefinition not provided
latanimalLatitude of animals (blank)
latplatformLatitude of the platform in decimal degrees
legidLeg ID (blank)
legnotesLeg notes (blank)
legnumberLeg number (blank)
linearityLinearity (blank)
longanimalLongitude of animals (blank)
longplatformLongitude of the platform in decimal degrees
mitigationMitigation (blank)
mitigationtypeMitigation type (blank)
navydirectedlegdefinition not provided
observerThe observer who first sighted the animal (blank)
observeraftThe observer aft (blank)
observercenterThe observer center (blank)
observerforwardThe observer forward (blank)
observerleftThe observer left (blank)
observerrightThe observer right (blank)
observerrearleftThe observer rear left (blank)
observerrearrightThe observer rear right (blank)
oceanOcean (always Pacific)
opticstypeOptic type (blank)
ordnancedefinition not provided
percentcloudcoverCloud cover in percent (blank)
percentcloudcoverleftCloud cover at left side in percent (blank)
percentcloudcoverrightCloud cover at right side in percent (blank)
photoframesPhoto frame ID (blank)
photographerPhotographer (blank)
photosFlag whether photos were taken (Y or N)
picdefinition not provided
platformdeddefinition not provided
platformmodeldefinition not provided
platformspeedPlatform speed (blank)
platformtypePlatform type (always Vessel)
rangecomplexRange complex (always HRC)
reactioninitInitial reaction (blank)
reactioninitcountdefinition not provided
reactionlaterReaction later (blank)
reactionlatercountdefinition not provided
recorderRecorder (blank)
recorderfocaldefinition not provided
reorientationratedefinition not provided
resolutiondefinition not provided
shoredistDistance to shore (blank)
sicdefinition not provided
sightingdetectionsensordefinition not provided
sightingendloedefinition not provided
sightingmethodSighting method (blank)
sightingmultidefinition not provided
sightingnotesSighting notes
sightingnumberSighting Number
sightingrelmovementdefinition not provided
sightingtimeendEnd time of sighting (blank)
sightingtrialloedefinition not provided
slopeSlope (blank)
sonardefinition not provided
spcscodeSpecies code by provider
spcsconfidencedefinition not provided
spcshauledoutdefinition not provided
spcsitisITIS Taxonomic serial number
spcsnmcomCommon name
spcsnmsciScientific name
surveyidSurvey ID
surveymodeSurvey mode
surveyobjectiveSurvey objective
surveypointSurvey point (blank)
surveytypeSurvey type
swellSwell (blank)
swelldirectionSwell direction (blank)
taggingFlag for tagging
taggingnotesNotes on tagging
taggingtagnumberTag number
taggingtagtypeTag type
theoconvhorzdefinition not provided
theoconvvertdefinition not provided
theorawhorzdefinition not provided
theorawvertdefinition not provided
vertangleorreticledefinition not provided
vertsundefinition not provided
vesselsizedefinition not provided
vesseltypedefinition not provided
videoVideo (blank)
videographerdefinition not provided
visibilityVisibility code (blank)
visibilityleftdefinition not provided
visibilityrightdefinition not provided
waveheightdefinition not provided
winddirectiondefinition not provided
windspeedWind speed (blank)
geomGeometry field added by OBIS-SEAMAP
Marine mammals35
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2014-02-01
Date, End2014-02-10
Temporal prec.111110
Latitude21.89 - 22.23
Longitude-159.97 - -159.62
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortYES (ID: 1959)
Traveled (km)1,195
Effort hours223
Contr. throughNavy
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