CRC HRC PMRF Aerial Ship-follow Surveys February 2015 and 2016

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 dataset represent animal sightings and focal-follows for four days of Navy funded aerial, ship-follow surveys to identify, observe and document the presence and behavioral response of marine mammals and sea turtles in and around a sonar producing Navy ship. Surveys were conducted on 17 and 18 February in both years 2015 and 2016 off Kauai, in and around the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF), within the Hawaii Range Complex (HRC). Manta ray in GIS data not included in report sightings totals. Work was performed under HDR task order KB28 (IDIQ contract award N62470-10-D-3011, NAVFACPAC).



Supplemental information





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)
objectidObject ID
altitudemAltitude in meters
areakm2Area in km2 (blank)
aspectslopeAspect slope (blank)
animalspeedAnimal speed (blank)
bearingabsAbsolute bearing
behavioreventdefinition not provided
beaufortscaleavgBeaufort sea scale (average)
beaufortscaleleftBeaufort sea scale at left side
beaufortscalerightBeaufort sea scale at right side
biopsyFlag whether biopsy was sampled (blank)
birdsFlag whether birds were observed (blank)
calvespresentFlag whether calves were present
countcalvesNumber of calves
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
counttotminMinimum estimate of number of animals
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
datetimeutcDate and time of the sighting at UTC
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
glareleftGlare at left side
glarerightGlare at right side
groupidGroup ID (blank)
headinganimalHeading of animals
headingplatmagneticdefinition not provided
headingplattruedefinition not provided
horizsundefinition not provided
latanimalLatitude of animals in decimal degrees
latplatformLatitude of the platform in decimal degrees
legidLeg ID
legnotesLeg notes (blank)
legnumberLeg number
legtypeLeg type
linearityLinearity (blank)
longanimalLongitude of animals in decimal degrees
longplatformLongitude of the platform in decimal degrees
mitigationMitigation (blank)
mitigationtypeMitigation type (blank)
navydirectedlegdefinition not provided
observerThe observer who first sighted the animal
observeraftThe observer aft (blank)
observercenterThe observer center (blank)
observerforwardThe observer forward (blank)
observerleftThe observer left
observerrightThe observer right
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
photosFlag whether photos were taken (Y or N)
picdefinition not provided
platformdeddefinition not provided
platformmodelPlatform model
platformspeedPlatform speed (blank)
platformtypePlatform type (always Aerial)
rangecomplexRange complex (always HRC)
reactioninitInitial reaction (blank)
reactioninitcountdefinition not provided
reactionlaterReaction later (blank)
reactionlatercountdefinition not provided
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 (not used)
spcsnmcomCommon name
spcsnmsciScientific name
sp_tsnTaxonomic Serial Number added by OBIS-SEAMAP
surveyidSurvey ID
surveymodeSurvey mode
surveyobjectiveSurvey objective
surveypointSurvey point (blank)
surveytypeSurvey type
swellSwell (blank)
swelldirectionSwell direction (blank)
taggingdefinition not provided
theoconvhorzdefinition not provided
theoconvvertdefinition not provided
theorawhorzdefinition not provided
theorawvertdefinition not provided
vertangleorreticleVertical angle or reticle
vertsundefinition not provided
vesselsizedefinition not provided
vesseltypedefinition not provided
videoFlag for video
visibilityVisibility code
visibilityleftVisibility code left
visibilityrightVisibility code right
waveheightWave height (blank)
winddirectionWave direction (blank)
windspeedWind speed (blank)
geomGeometry field added by OBIS-SEAMAP
Marine mammals84
Sea turtles12
Rays and sharks1
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2015-02-17
Date, End2016-02-18
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude21.87 - 22.61
Longitude-160.10 - -159.28
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
Data typeAnimal sighting
Traveled (km)0
Contr. throughNavy
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