NOAA Oceanic Gulf of Mexico Cetacean Survey 1996; SightingsEntry ID: seamap25
Abstract: The first of two spring vessel surveys of the GulfCet II Program was
conducted in 1996 in oceanic and upper continental slope waters of U.S. Gulf of
Mexico by NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center to examine the distribution
and estimate abundance of cetaceans in U.S. waters. This dataset contains
sightings of not only cetaceans but also other species including sea turtles,
fish and shark ... observed during the ship survey. During the 44 survey days, at
least 16 species were sighted, including Bryde's whale Sperm whale Pygmy sperm
whale Dwarf sperm whale Cuvier's beaked whale Striped dolphin Spinner dolphin
Clymene dolphin Pantropical spotted dolphin Atlantic spotted dolphin Bottlenose
dolphin Risso's dolphin Killer whale Pilot whale Melon-headed whale The dataset
is accompanied by transect data which is provided as a separate file.
Purpose: The purpose of this survey is to examine the distribution and estimate
abundance of cetaceans in U.S. waters. Specific objectives of this survey are:
1. Collect line-transect data to estimate abundances and define the
distributions of cetacean species in oceanic and selected continental shelf
waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico. 2. Obtain biopsy samples of skin from
selected cetacean species for ... genetic analysis in order to study the stock
structure of Gulf of Mexico cetaceans. 3. collect associated environmental data
at designated stations in order to define cetacean habitats. 4. Collect data on
the distribution and abundance of seabirds and other marine life. 5. Collect
data on species identity, distribution and abundance, and stock structure of
CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: ground condition
SPATIAL DATA ORGANIZATION INFORMATION
Direct Spatial Reference: Vector
SDTS Point and Vector Object Type: Entity point
Point and Vector Object Count: 7204
SPATIAL REFERENCE INFORMATION - GEODETIC MODEL
Horizontal Datum Name: D_WGS_1984
Ellipsoid Name: WGS_1984
Semi-major Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator of Flattening Ratio: 298.257224
NATIVE: Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.0 (Build 2195) Service Pack 4; ESRI
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC)
Dataset Title: NOAA Oceanic Gulf of Mexico Cetacean Survey 1996; Sightings
Dataset Series Name: OBIS-SEAMAP
Dataset Release Date: 2005-06-28 20:42:32.58953-04
Dataset Release Place: http://seamap.env.duke.edu/
Dataset Publisher: OBIS-SEAMAP
Issue Identification: SEFSC
Data Presentation Form: vector digital dataOnline Resource: http://www.sefsc.noaa.gov
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
Start Date: 1996-04-17Stop Date: 1996-06-08
Latitude Resolution: 0.000167 Decimal degrees
Longitude Resolution: 0.000167 Decimal degrees
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 meter - < 30 meters
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Two records were corrected for obvious mistypes in
HORIZONTAL POSITIONAL ACCURACY REPORT: Based on GPS device
Access Constraints ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: Open public unless otherwise noted.
DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: Not to hold OBIS-SEAMAP liable for errors in the data.
While we have made every effort to ensure the quality of the database, we
cannot guarantee the accuracy of these datasets. Also please refer to Use
Use Constraints The datasets should be used with the corresponding transects dataset. Not to
use data contained in OBIS-SEAMAP in any publication, product, or commercial
application without prior written consent of the original data provider. To
cite both the data provider and OBIS-SEAMAP appropriately after approval of use
is obtained. Also please refer to Distribution Liability.
Data Set Progress
Phone: +64 7 856 7026
Fax: +64 7 856 0151
Email: v.cummings at niwa.co.nz
NIWA PO Box 11-115
Country: New Zealand
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Antarctica New Zealand Private Bag 4745
Country: New Zealand
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Schwarz, A.-M. 2003. Life in the dark: plant growth beneath the sea ice. Water and atmosphere 11(3): 14-15, 2003.
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Sutherland DL. Surface-associated diatoms from marine habitats at Cape Evans, Antarctica, including the first record of living Eunotogramma marginopunctatum. Polar Biology DOI 10.1007/s00300-008-0426-z, 2008.
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Cummings, V.J., 2008. Ice conditions structure marine communities. NZ Science Teacher 118: 26-28. June.
Meadows, J. Under the ice with Rod Budd. Water & Atmosphere 16(1) 2008: 27.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-10-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-12-08