NEFSC Survey 1998 2Entry ID: seamap62
Abstract: The survey was performed on the R/V Abel-J from 06 July to 04 August 1998 (Leg I) , and from 08 August to 06 September 1998 (Leg II) starting and ending in Woods Hole, MA. The study areas in Leg I and Leg II, respectively, were from Cape Cod to Virginia, and from Cape Cod to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Both study areas extended from the 100m depth contour to the Gulf Stream.
Purpose: Primary objectives of the survey were: (1) estimate the abundance of strategic species of pelagic dolphins and whales, such as, common, spotted and bottlenose dolphins, and sperm, pilot, and beaked whales, (2) estimate the abundance of all other dolphins and whales detected in these waters.
Secondary objectives included: (1) collect bongo, CTD, water depth and temperature data to correlate with ... the spatial distribution of the marine mammals, (2) conduct marine mammal photographic and video identification studies, and (3) collect biopsy samples.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: In addition to the sighting data, effort data was recorded every half hour or whenever conditions change. This dataset, therefore, should be used with the effort data.
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
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC)
Dataset Title: NEFSC Survey 1998 2
Dataset Series Name: OBIS-SEAMAP
Dataset Release Date: 2004-02-13 15:43:01.279903-05
Dataset Release Place: http://seamap.env.duke.edu/
Dataset Publisher: OBIS-SEAMAP
Data Presentation Form: vector digital dataOnline Resource: http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
Start Date: 1998-08-09Stop Date: 1998-08-31
Latitude Resolution: 0.000167 Decimal degrees
Longitude Resolution: 0.000167 Decimal degrees
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 meter - < 30 meters
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS > CETACEANS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS > CETACEANS > BALEEN WHALES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS > CETACEANS > TOOTHED WHALES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > REPTILES > TURTLES
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
Distribution Format: Shapefile
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: efujioka at duke.edu
LSRC A321 Box 90328
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 27708
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: dpalka at whsun1.wh.whoi.edu, Debra.Palka at noaa.gov
NMFS NORTHEAST FISHERIES SCIENCE CENTER 166 Water St.
City: Woods Hole
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02543
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-12-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-01-13