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Cascadia Research Blue Whale Photo IDs for US West Coast, 1972-2002
Entry ID: seamap99


Summary
Abstract: This dataset consists of over 6,560 sighting records of over 1,803 uniquely identified blue whales. These were collected by Cascadia Research and collaborators from the eastern North Pacific from 1975 through 2004 (data collection is continuing). The primary scope of this dataset includes waters off California, Oregon, and Washington from 1986 to 2004 which accounts for over 6,000 of the records. ... View entire text

Purpose: Data was gathered to document movements, population structure and abundance of blue whales in the eastern North Pacific (see Calambokidis and Barlow 2004, Calambokidis and Steiger 1997, Calambokidis et al. 1990).

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Updated on March 30, 2006, expanding the dataset up to 2004.

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
Related URL
Description: Access data from the OBIS and OBIS-SEAMAP websites.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 59.28   S: -14.43   E: -80.61   W: 168.94

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Cascadia Research
Dataset Title: Cascadia Research Blue Whale Photo IDs for US West Coast, 1972-2002
Dataset Series Name: OBIS-SEAMAP
Dataset Release Place: http://seamap.env.duke.edu/
Dataset Publisher: OBIS-SEAMAP
Version: Not provided
Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Online Resource: http://www.cascadiaresearch.org
Parent DIF
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OBIS-SEAMAP

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1975-12-01
Stop Date: 2004-11-02
Platform
SHIPS Ancillary Description
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 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
COMPLETE
Data Center
OBIS Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://seamap.env.duke.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: PATRICK N. HALPIN
Phone: 919-613-8062
Email: phalpin at duke.edu
Contact Address:
Duke University
Box 90328
City: Durham
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 27708
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Format: Shapefile
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: METADATA AUTHOR
Phone: 919-613-8021
Fax: 919-684-8741
Email: efujioka at duke.edu
Contact Address:
LSRC A321
Box 90328
City: Durham
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 27708
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-01-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-07-30


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