NOAA Mid Atlantic Tursiops Surveys 1995 (3); SightingsEntry ID: seamap88
Abstract: Mid Atlantic Tursiops Surveys (MATS) were conducted in 1995 by NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center to examine the distribution and estimate an index of relative abundance for Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) inhabiting the nearshore coastal waters in mid-and southern Atlantic bight. This data set contains sightings of not only the target dolphins but also other species ... including cetaceans, sea turtles, fish and shark observed during the aerial surveys. The same transects were traced three times on different dates during the survey period. This data set is the last one. The other two are provided, too, with the number following MATS95s indicating the first, second and last. Cetacean and sea turtles observed include as follows.
<< Cetacean >>
Atlantic spotted dolphin
False killer whale
Standard Bottlenose dolphin
<< Sea Turtle >>
Survey's transects information is available in MATS95s3Efforts.
Purpose: The purpose of this survey was to examine the distribution and estimate an index of relative abundance for Atlantic bottlenose dolphins inhabiting the nearshore coastal waters of the U.S. mid- and southern Atlantic bight.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Records with no common name are some pollution observed (e.g. plastic). Records were assigned a sequential number LineNo. LineNo can be used to match ... observations with corresponding transects, each of which has BegLineNo and EndLineNo fields. Observation records with their LineNo between BegLineNo and EndLineNo in a transect are related to that transect. A duplicated LineNo indicates more than one species were observed at the same time. Records include 'off-effort' sightings as well. Card 'F' indicates the observation was done while off-effort. Card D was used for observation while on effort. When searching for a specific species, note that some records don't identify animals observed at a species level. If this is the case, the common/scientific name may be genus/family or higher (e.g. Balaenoptera sp.).
CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: ground condition
SPATIAL DATA ORGANIZATION INFORMATION
Direct Spatial Reference: Vector SDTS
Point and Vector Object Type: Entity point
Point and Vector Object Count: 1140
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
NATIVE: Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.0 (Build 2195) Service Pack 4; ESRI ArcCatalog 18.104.22.1680
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC)
Dataset Title: NOAA Mid Atlantic Tursiops Surveys 1995 (3); Sightings
Dataset Series Name: OBIS-SEAMAP
Dataset Release Date: 2005-06-28 21:37:27.211758-04
Dataset Release Place: http://seamap.env.duke.edu/
Dataset Publisher: OBIS-SEAMAP
Issue Identification: Unknown
Data Presentation Form: vector digital dataOnline Resource: http://www.sefsc.noaa.gov
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
Start Date: 1995-07-31Stop Date: 1995-08-13
Latitude Resolution: 0.000167 Decimal degrees
Longitude Resolution: 0.000167 Decimal degrees
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 meter - < 30 meters
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH > RAY-FINNED FISHES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH > RAY-FINNED FISHES > PERCH-LIKE FISHES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH > SHARKS/RAYS/CHIMAERAS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH > RAY-FINNED FISHES > NEEDLEFISHES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH > RAY-FINNED FISHES > ANCHOVIES/HERRINGS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS > CETACEANS > TOOTHED WHALES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > REPTILES > TURTLES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > CNIDARIANS > JELLYFISHES
Quality HORIZONTAL POSITIONAL ACCURACY REPORT: Depends on GPS
VERTICAL POSITIONAL ACCURACY REPORT: Depends on GPS
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 The datasets should be used with the corresponding transects dataset. 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 Size: 0.334
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
Phone: (305) 361-4488
Email: Lance.Garrison at noaa.gov
NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center 75 Virginia Beach Dr.
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33149
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-05-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-01-13