Florida Offshore Cetacean Observations by FAU HBOI Stranding and Population Assessment

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Florida Atlantic University

Dataset credit

Steve Burton, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Florida Atlantic University

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Steve Burton Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Florida Atlantic University
Data entry Ei Fujioka Duke University

Citation

Abstract

Our current five-year General Authorization (LOC #23069) for scientific research (Level B Harassment) to perform monthly vessel-based photo identification surveys of cetaceans in the IRL and the Atlantic Ocean from Sebastian Inlet to Jupiter Inlet, Florida. We propose to take a maximum of 700 bottlenose dolphins in the IRL annually. Offshore we propose a
maximum of 100 takes on bottlenose dolphins, 20 takes on pygmy sperm whales, 20 takes on humpback whales, 100 takes on pilot whales, 100 takes on Risso’s dolphins, 100 takes on Atlantic spotted dolphins, 100 takes on pantropical spotted dolphins, and 100 takes on rough-toothed dolphins annually. Research will occur year-round from 2021 through 2026.

Purpose

N/A

Supplemental information

New sightings will be added quarterly.

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.
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)
cetacean_species_nameSpecies name
sp_tsnTaxonomic Serial Number added by OBIS-SEAMAP
dateDate of the sighting
sighting_startStart time of the sighting
sighting_endEnd time of the sighting
at_latitudeLatitude at decimal degrees
at_longitudeLongitude at Decimal degrees
group_sizeGroup size
geomGeometry field added by OBIS-SEAMAP
OBIS-SEAMAP ID2170
Seabirds0
Marine mammals30
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total30
Date, Begin2021-06-18
Date, End2021-09-07
Temporal prec.111110
Latitude27.21 - 27.86
Longitude-80.36 - -80.03
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
PlatformBoat
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Traveled (km)0
0
Contr. through
Registered2021-12-02
Updated2021-12-08
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY-NC (All)
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