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MMS Surveys in the Southern California Bight
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Abstract: Aerial Surveys of Marine Birds And Mammals In Support of Oil Spill Response And Injury Assessment Studies: -- So. Calif Bight/MMS Surveys [Birds and Mammals] Study Code: SX Contract Number: FG7407-OS with California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG), Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR); and 14-35-0001-30758 (Task 13293) with the Coastal Marine Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Principal Investigator(s)/Affiliation: Michael L. Bonnell, Ph.D. Institute of Marine Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz

Purpose: OBJECTIVES: Develop and maintain a capability to provide aerial surveys of marine bird and mammal distribution and abundance for oil spill response and post-spill injury assessment.


TIME PERIOD: June 1994 through October 1998
STUDY AREA: Coastal and inland marine waters of California.

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Caption:  Aerial Surveys of Marine Birds And Mammals
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: 35.46   S: 33.96   E: -118.85   W: -121.17

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Minerals Management Service
Dataset Title: MMS Surveys in the Southern California Bight
Dataset Series Name: OBIS-SEAMAP
Dataset Release Date: 2006-03-21 17:46:12-05
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-02-15
Stop Date: 1997-08-14
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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DIF Creation Date: 2007-12-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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