NOAA Atlantic Cetacean Survey 1999; SightingsEntry ID: seamap5
Abstract: An Atlantic Ocean ship survey was conducted by NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center in 1999 to evaluate abundance, distribution and stock structure of cetaceans in southeastern U.S. Atlantic waters. Data gathered on this survey will provide abundance estimates for calculating the Potential Biological Removal for U.S. Atlantic waters as required by the 1994 amendments to the Marine Mammal ... Protection Act.
During the 32 survey days, at least 12 cetacean species were sighted, including
Atlantic spotted dolphin
Pantropical spotted dolphin
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. Obtain minimum abundance estimate for calculating Potential Biological Removal for each species.
2. Collect biopsy tissue samples to evaluate stock structure.
3.Establish and build time-series databases for monitoring trends in abundance.
4. ... Examine distribution in relation to physiographic and oceanographic features.
5. Obtain photographs and video images of selected species for photo-identification studies.
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: 1250
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 18.104.22.1680
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC)
Dataset Title: NOAA Atlantic Cetacean Survey 1999; Sightings
Dataset Series Name: OBIS-SEAMAP
Dataset Release Date: 2005-06-10 07:55:07.256674-04
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: 2002-09-13Stop Date: 2005-07-16
Latitude Resolution: 0.000167 Decimal degrees
Longitude Resolution: 0.000167 Decimal degrees
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 meter - < 30 meters
Quality 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 Constraints.
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
Distribution Size: 0.407
Distribution Format: zip
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: (305) 361-4488
Email: Lance.Garrison at noaa.gov
NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center 75 Virginia Beach Dr.
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33149
Carol Roden. Cruise Results; Summer Atlantic Ocean Marine Mammal Survey; NOAA Ship Oregon II Cruise OT 99-05 (236). Southeast Fisheries Science Center, Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA. 1999.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-02-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-01-13