NMML 1999 Bering Sea Shelf Cetacean Survey
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Summary
Abstract: Visual line-transect surveys for cetaceans were conducted in the
central-eastern Bering Sea (CEBS) from 5 July to 5 August 1999, in association
with a pollock stock assessment survey aboard the NOAA ship Miller Freeman.
Observers scanned for cetaceans with 25x (Big Eye) binoculars form the flying
bridge (platform height = 12m) at survey speeds of 18.5-22 km h-1 (10-12
knots). Transect survey ... View entire text

Purpose: Cetacean distribution and abundance in the Bering Sea is poorly
described, with even recent reviews of cetaceans' role in the ecosystem reliant
on data from the commercial whaling era (e.g. Springer et al., 1999; Springer,
McRoy, & Flint, 1996). Commercial harvests of baleen whales (mysticetes) were
extensive in the North Pacific and Bering Sea (Miyashita, Kato, & Kasuya,
1995), especially between ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 63.01   S: 53.96   E: -163.46   W: -178.87

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Marine Mammal Laboratory
Dataset Title: NMML 1999 Bering Sea Shelf Cetacean Survey
Dataset Series Name: OBIS-SEAMAP
Dataset Release Date: 2004-06-23 19:57:14.4825-04
Dataset Release Place: http://seamap.env.duke.edu/
Dataset Publisher: OBIS-SEAMAP
Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Online Resource: http://nmml.afsc.noaa.gov/
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1999-07-07
Stop Date: 1999-08-04
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.000167 Decimal degrees
Longitude Resolution: 0.000167 Decimal degrees
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 meter - < 30 meters
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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
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Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF 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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Publications/References
Cetacean distribution and relative abundance on the central-eastern and the
southeastern Bering Sea shelf with reference to oceanographic domains. 2002.
Progress in Oceanography. 55: 249-261.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-01-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-12
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