NOAA Caribbean Sea Cetacean Survey 1995; Sightings

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Originator: NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Publication_Date: 20040603 13:55:39.00529804
Title: NOAA Caribbean Sea Cetacean Survey 1995; Sightings
Edition:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
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Series_Name: OBIS-SEAMAP
Issue_Identification: SEFSC
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: http://seamap.env.duke.edu/
Publisher: OBIS-SEAMAP
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Online_Linkage: http://www.sefsc.noaa.gov/
Description:
Abstract:
A Caribbean cetacean survey was conducted in 1995 by NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center to examine the distribution and estimate abundance of cetaceans in U.S. waters, especially in the Caribbean Sea and adjacent North Atlantic. 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 day cruise with 4,274 transect kilometers surveyed, nine cetaceans were identified, including Humpback whale, Minke whale, Mesoplodon sp. Ziphiidae, Pilot whale, Bottlenose dolphin, Atlantic spotted dolphin, Pantropical spotted dolphin, Striped dolphin. The dataset is accompanied by transect data which is provided as a separate file. The purpose of this survey is to examine the distribution and estimate abundance of cetaceans in U.S. waters, especially in the Caribbean Sea and adjacent North Atlantic, which should meet the responsibility under the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act. Specific objectives of this survey are: 1. Collect line transect data to estimate abundance and define the distributions of cetaceans in the northern Caribbean Sea and adjacent Atlantic Ocean. 2. Collect ichthyoplankton samples in an Atlantic swordfish longline fishing area and throughout the survey area. 3. Collect associated environmental data at designated stations. 4. Obtain biopsy samples of skin and blubber from selected cetacean species in U.S. waters. 5. Collect data on the distribution and abundance of seabirds and other marine life. 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: 1528 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 8.3.0.800
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Mullin, K. D. 1995. Oregon II Cruise 215 (95-01). Southeast Fisheries Science Center, NOAA.
Time_Period_of_Content:
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19950129
Ending_Date: 19950308
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: -82.4368
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -54.0128
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 22.7092
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 16.1565
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Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > USA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > FLORIDA
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Contact_Voice_Telephone: (305) 361-4488
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