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Ocean Biogeographic Information System - Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations (OBIS-SEAMAP)

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Abstract: The Spatial Ecological Analysis of Marine Megavertebrate Populations (SEAMAP) initiative, a node of the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), has developed a digital database of geo-referenced marine mammal, seabird and sea turtle distribution and abundance data.

SEAMAP seeks to augment the public understanding of the ecology of marine megavertebrates by: (1) facilitating study of ... View entire text
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Description: OBIS-SEAMAP Map Service
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Read, A.J., Halpin, P.N., Crowder, L.B., Hyrenbach, K.D., Best, B.D., Fujioka, E., Coyne, M.S.
Dataset Title: OBIS-SEAMAP: mapping marine mammals, birds and turtles. World Wide Web electronic publication.
Dataset Series Name: OBIS-SEAMAP
Dataset Release Date: 2003-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Durham, NC USA
Dataset Publisher: Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab, Duke University
Version: Not provided
Data Presentation Form: online
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1935-01-01
Stop Date: 2006-10-27
Data Center
OBIS Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 919-613-8062
Email: phalpin at
Contact Address:
Duke University
Box 90328
City: Durham
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 27708
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-10-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-07-30