The Dolphin ProjectEntry ID: seamap304
Abstract: The Dolphin Project, Inc. conducts quarterly abundance surveys along Georgia estuarine waters to obtain the relative number of dolphins. Also, Photo ID surveys are conducted from January through November to track previously identified dolphin and catalog new individuals.. The dataset includes data of sightings of Atlantic bottlenose dolphin primarily in Georgia estuarine waters from 1992 to 2003.
Purpose: The Dolphin Project seeks to contribute to the understanding of marine mammals, expand the public's knowledge and concern for our marine environment, and add to the knowledge base of bottlenose dolphins through the sharing of collected field data.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Survey effort data, which are points data not lines, are available. Please contact the data provider (contact person) about ... how to use the effort data. Upon permission from the data provider, OBIS-SEAMAP will release the effort data to the user.
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: 5667
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 ArcCatalog 126.96.36.1990
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Dolphin Project, Inc., The
Dataset Title: The Dolphin Project
Dataset Series Name: OBIS-SEAMAP
Dataset Release Date: 2006-02-03 13:23:40-05
Dataset Release Place: http://seamap.env.duke.edu/
Dataset Publisher: OBIS-SEAMAP
Data Presentation Form: vector digital dataOnline Resource: http://www.thedolphinproject.org/index.html
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
Start Date: 1992-04-11Stop Date: 2003-07-20
Latitude Resolution: 0.000167 Decimal degrees
Longitude Resolution: 0.000167 Decimal degrees
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 meter - < 30 meters
Quality VERTICAL POSITIONAL ACCURACY REPORT: Latitude and longitude were originally recorded in degrees, decimal minutes (to within 0.01 decimal minute).
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 Constraints.
Use Constraints 1. Not to use data contained in OBIS-SEAMAP in any publication, product, or commercial application without prior written consent of the original data provider. 2. To cite both the data provider and OBIS-SEAMAP appropriately after approval of use is obtained. Suggested citation: Read, A.J., Halpin, P.N., Crowder, L.B., Hyrenbach, K.D., Best, B.D., Freeman, S.A. (Editors). 2003. OBIS-SEAMAP: mapping ... marine mammals, birds and turtles. World Wide Web electronic publication. http://seamap.env.duke.edu, Accessed on mm/dd/yyyy. 3. To forward the citation of any publication / report that made use of the data / tools provided by OBIS-SEAMAP for inclusion in our list of references. 4. Not to hold OBIS-SEAMAP or the original data providers 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.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Size: 3.224
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: efujioka at duke.edu
LSRC A321 Box 90328
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 27708
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (912) 598-2449
Email: lapolla at uga.edu
30 Ocean Science Circle
Province or State: GA
Postal Code: 31411
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-01-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-01-13