NMML Harbor Porpoise Vessel Survey, SE Alaska, Summer 1993
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Summary
Abstract: In summer 1993, the Alaskan panhandle and Prince William Sound were
surveyed for harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) from the NOAA John N. Cobb
using line transect methodology. The shipboard platform was 28.36 m (93 ft) in
length with a bridge height of 4.27 m (14 ft). To obtain data on seasonal
movements of porpoise, a limited number of transects were made in areas of
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Purpose: Although harbor porpoises, Phocoena phocoena, are known to occur
throughout Alaska waters (Fiscus et al. 1976; Leatherwood and Reeves 1978;
Lawry et al. 1982; Leatherwood et al. 1983), few estimates of abundance exist.
In 1991, the National Marine Mammal Laboratory initiated a 3-yr study on Alaska
harbor porpoises. The objectives of this program were to: 1) Obtain minimum
population estimates in ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 59.01   S: 54.8   E: -131.04   W: -136.93

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Marine Mammal Laboratory
Dataset Title: NMML Harbor Porpoise Vessel Survey, SE Alaska, Summer 1993
Dataset Series Name: OBIS-SEAMAP
Dataset Release Date: 2004-08-09 17:00:29.413786-04
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: 1993-06-07
Stop Date: 1993-06-19
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 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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Fax: 919-684-8741
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City: Durham
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 27708
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-01-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-13
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