Marine Mammal Survey PE 95-02Entry ID: seamap294
Abstract: The cruise period was from 06 August - 07 September 1995. The area of operation was Georges Bank and waters east of Cape Cod.
Purpose: The primary objectives of the survey were to: (1) conduct line-transect population surveys within the study area, and (2) investigate cetacean distribution on the southern portion of Georges Bank, principally between the 30 f isobath and 10 nm beyond the 1000 f curve. Secondary objectives included: (1) collecting information on the relationship cetaceans and oceanographic features, (2) the ... collection of CTD and zooplankton data, (3) conducting marine mammal photographic identification studies using a rigid bottom inflatable boat and (4) collecting biopsy samples for stock identification and contaminant studies.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: In addition to the sighting data, effort data was recorded every half hour or whenever conditions change. This dataset, therefore, should be used with the effort data.
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: 154
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 220.127.116.110
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC)
Dataset Title: Marine Mammal Survey PE 95-02
Dataset Series Name: OBIS-SEAMAP
Dataset Release Date: 2005-08-17 19:24:07.349686-04
Dataset Release Place: http://seamap.env.duke.edu/
Dataset Publisher: OBIS-SEAMAP
Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
Start Date: 1995-08-09Stop Date: 1995-09-05
Latitude Resolution: 0.000167 Decimal degrees
Longitude Resolution: 0.000167 Decimal degrees
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 meter - < 30 meters
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS > CETACEANS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS > CETACEANS > BALEEN WHALES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS > CETACEANS > TOOTHED WHALES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > REPTILES > TURTLES
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. 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 Size: 0.080
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: dpalka at whsun1.wh.whoi.edu, Debra.Palka at noaa.gov
NMFS NORTHEAST FISHERIES SCIENCE CENTER 166 Water St.
City: Woods Hole
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02543
David Potter, National Marine Fisheries Service. CRUISE RESULTS; Cruise No. PE 95-02; Marine Mammal Survey. 1995. Woods Hole, MA.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-05-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-01-13