Sargasso cruise - bird sightingsEntry ID: seamap310
Abstract: The Sargasso Sea cruise surveyed marine birds and mammals in the
Northeast Atlantic Ocean, during the summer of 2004. This survey onboard the
Valiant 40 ocean-going research vessel Balaena, consisted of two survey legs: a
sail from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Beaufort, NC (May 5 - 27), and a round-trip
from Beaufort, NC to offshore waters north of the Bahamas (June 2 - 22).
Seabirds were surveyed during the second leg of this cruise by Lesley Thorne, a
graduate student from the Duke University Marine Laboratory.
Purpose: The seabird survey data summarize the distribution and abundance of
marine birds during the Sargasso Sea cruise.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: This dataset includes survey effort and sightings
during includes (on effort) and during focal follows of sperm whale schools
(off effort). The survey track was recorded by logging a position every 10
minutes using the vessel's GPS.
CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: ground condition
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
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Dalhousie University
Dataset Title: Sargasso cruise - bird sightings
Dataset Series Name: OBIS-SEAMAP
Dataset Release Date: 2005-08-15 21:08:58.231442-04
Dataset Release Place: http://seamap.env.duke.edu/
Dataset Publisher: OBIS-SEAMAP
Data Presentation Form: vector digital dataOnline Resource: http://whitelab.biology.dal.ca
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
Start Date: 2004-06-01Stop Date: 2004-06-21
Latitude Resolution: 0.000167 Decimal degrees
Longitude Resolution: 0.000167 Decimal degrees
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 meter - < 30 meters
Access Constraints ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: All limits on data accessibility pertaining to the
OBIS-SEAMAP system apply to this database.
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 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. 3. 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.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Format: Shapefile
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
Email: hwhitehe at dal.ca
Department of Biology Dalhousie University 1355 Oxford St.
Province or State: Nova Scotia
Postal Code: B3H 4J1
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-04-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-01-13