HRC SCC Aerial Shoreline Surveys February 2011

HDR Environmental, Operations and Construction, Inc.

Dataset credit

The U.S. Navy Marine Species Monitoring Program


Primary contact Dana Spontak HDR Environmental, Operations and Construction, Inc.
Secondary contact Todd Mcconchie HDR Environmental, Operations and Construction, Inc.
Data entry Ei Fujioka Duke University



Aerial surveys to monitor marine mammals and sea turtles (MM/ST) were conducted in
conjunction with two training events during the period February 16 to March 5, 2011, including:

(a) U.S. Navy Submarine Commander’s Course (SCC) naval training event in the Hawaii Range
Complex (HRC) on the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) instrumented range between Kauai
and Niihau, Hawaii; and

(b) Undersea Warfare Exercise (USWEX) training event south of Oahu
and Molokai.
Surveys in support of the SCC event occurred on 4 consecutive days from
February 16 to 19, 2011, in waters adjoining Kauai and Niihau where the missile destroyer (DDG) and other ships were operating, followed by shoreline surveys of Kauai and Niihau on 2 separate days thereafter: February 24 and 26, 2011.
This was followed by shoreline surveys of the Four
Islands region in support of the USWEX event on 2 separate days, February 28 and March 5, 2011. The survey methods and sampling design were submitted and approved in advance, per the statement of work (SOW), to the Navy Technical Representative (NTR) and followed previously established protocol (Mobley and Milette 2010; Smultea et al. 2009a,b).


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Supplemental information

This dataset includes sightings during the SCC shoreline surveys.

Sightings during the ship-follow surveys are available:
HRC SCC Aerial-based Shp-follow Surveys February 2011

Sightings during the transect surveys are available:
HRC SCC Aerial-based Transect Surveys February 2011

Data for the USWEX shoreline surveys are available:

HRC USWEX Aerial-based Shoreline Surveys February and March 2011




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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
oiddefinition not provided
sighting_idSighting ID
obs_dateDate of the sighting (local time zone)
obs_timeTime of the sighting (local time zone)
sp_obsSpecies name recorded
sp_tsnTaxonomic Serial Number added by OBIS-SEAMAP
latitudeLatitude in decimal degrees
longitudeLongitude in decimal degrees
obs_countBest estimate of number of animals
grp_highHigh estimate of number of animals (not recorded in this dataset)
grp_lowLow estimate of number of animals (not recorded in this dataset)
calvesNumber of calves
beaufortBeaufort Sea State (not recorded in this dataset)
vert_angleVertical angle (not recorded in this dataset)
bearingBearing (°)
behaviorBehavioral summary
geomdefinition not provided
Marine mammals78
Sea turtles21
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial2
Non species0
Date, Begin2011-02-24
Date, End2011-02-26
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude21.67 - 22.24
Longitude-160.26 - -158.75
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
Data typeAnimal sighting
Traveled (km)0
Contr. throughNavy
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