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The Dolphin Project
Entry ID: seamap304

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Abstract: The Dolphin Project, Inc. conducts quarterly abundance surveys along Georgia estuarine waters to obtain the relative number of dolphins. Also, Photo ID surveys are conducted from January through November to track previously identified dolphin and catalog new individuals.. The dataset includes data of sightings of Atlantic bottlenose dolphin primarily in Georgia estuarine waters from 1992 to 2003.

Purpose: The Dolphin Project seeks to contribute to the understanding of marine mammals, expand the public's knowledge and concern for our marine environment, and add to the knowledge base of bottlenose dolphins through the sharing of collected field data.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Survey effort data, which are points data not lines, are available. Please contact the data provider (contact person) about ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 32.33   S: 30.71   E: -80.7   W: -81.58

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Dolphin Project, Inc., The
Dataset Title: The Dolphin Project
Dataset Series Name: OBIS-SEAMAP
Dataset Release Date: 2006-02-03 13:23:40-05
Dataset Release Place:
Dataset Publisher: OBIS-SEAMAP
Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Online Resource:
Parent DIF
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1992-04-11
Stop Date: 2003-07-20
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.000167 Decimal degrees
Longitude Resolution: 0.000167 Decimal degrees
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 meter - < 30 meters
SHIPS Ancillary Description
Quality VERTICAL POSITIONAL ACCURACY REPORT: Latitude and longitude were originally recorded in degrees, decimal minutes (to within 0.01 decimal minute).
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. Suggested citation: Read, A.J., Halpin, P.N., Crowder, L.B., Hyrenbach, K.D., Best, B.D., Freeman, S.A. (Editors). 2003. OBIS-SEAMAP: mapping ... View entire text
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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
Distribution Size: 3.224
Fees: Free
Phone: 919-613-8021
Fax: 919-684-8741
Email: efujioka at
Contact Address:
Box 90328
City: Durham
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 27708
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-01-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-12-07
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