Boisseau, O. 2020. Acoustic detections from R/V Song of the Whale during the spring 2019 MAPS survey (NMFS permit 14809). Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/2056) on yyyy-mm-dd.
The dataset contains sperm whale acoustic detections made during the MAPS spring cruise in Apr/May 2019 (NMFS permit 14809). Each datapoint represents an acoustic detection of an individual sperm whale.
The MAPS (Marine Mammal Passive Acoustics and Spatial Ecology) cruises form part of a BOEM project to describe the distribution and behaviour of deep-diving cetaceans in the offshore waters of North Carolina (NMFS permit 14809). MAPS is a cooperative agreement between the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the University of North Carolina Wilmington in partnership with Duke University.
Visual sightings made in the same survey and survey tracklines are available at http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/2001
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.