[Keyword='pantropical spotted dolphin']
PIROP Northwest AtlanticEntry ID: seamap280
Abstract: The PIROP (Programme Intégré de recherches sur les oiseaux pélagiques) data set, Atlantic subset, consists of geo-referenced vessel-based surveys to monitor pelagic seabirds. Most surveys were carried out by R.G. B. Brown from 'vessels of opportunity' supplied by the Bedford Institute for Oceanography (BIO) in Dartmouth/Halifax, but many other platforms and observers were used, too. During these ... surveys observations other than seabirds were also recorded, e.g. Waterfowl, Waterbirds, Songbirds, Raptors, Owls, Sea Mammals, and other sightings of interest (weather, oceanography, vessel activities, bird behaviour, etc.). The data collection period covers all seasons of 1966-1992, with most surveys being conducted between (late) summers of 1975-1987. The survey protocol originally consisted of unlimited width 10min transects, but was changed appr. 1984 towards a Tasker et al. (1984) type of survey (fixed-width strip transect). However, data and results from the PIROP database need to be interpreted as relative, and not absolute, abundance.
Purpose: The PIROP data were collected for Canadian seabird monitoring purposes, focusing on the Canadian Atlantic, but also on other areas relevant to Canadian birds such as waters off Peru, off West Africa and off Europe.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Puffinus creatopus (Pink-footed Shearwater; ITIS: 174547) observed on 1982-08-16 12:00:00 at 53.9000:-55.5000 (id=151664) changed to Procellariidae ... (Shearwaters; ITIS: 174532) as P. creatopus does not occur in the Atlantic. The PIROP data set is a large pool of seabird data, which got extended and modified over the years, e.g. due to changes of objectives and staff. Appr. in 1998 the data were merged by CWS-Dartmouth office with the Manomet Bird Observatory Seabird database, which cover mostly the Gulf of Maine region.
CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: ground condition
SPATIAL DATA ORGANIZATION INFORMATION
Indirect Spatial Reference: Ship logs, stored at Bedford Institute for Oceanography
Direct Spatial Reference: Point
SDTS Point and Vector Object Type: Entity point
Point and Vector Object Count: 10 minute transects: 73,628; Sightings: 223,942
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: IBM PC and MacIntosh, specifically designed PIROP database software and entry mask (Huettmann and Lock 1997); it is also possible to use PIROP data with FoxPro or dbASE.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Canadian Wildlife Service
Dataset Title: PIROP Northwest Atlantic
Dataset Series Name: OBIS-SEAMAP
Dataset Release Date: 2006-03-21 18:32:15-05
Dataset Release Place: http://seamap.env.duke.edu/
Dataset Publisher: OBIS-SEAMAP
Data Presentation Form: vector digital dataOnline Resource: http://www.cws-scf.ec.gc.ca/index_e.cfm
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
Start Date: 1965-01-22Stop Date: 1992-09-30
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > BIRDS > PENGUINS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS > CARNIVORES > SEALS/SEA LIONS/WALRUSES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > COASTAL HABITAT
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE HABITAT
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Data Set Progress
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: zulma at cerlap.edu.ar
CERLAP Calle 8 No. 1467
City: LA PLATA
Postal Code: 1900
Email: dvergani at cerlap.edu.ar
CERLAP Calle 8 No. 1467
City: LA PLATA
Postal Code: 1900
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population of Arctocephalus gazella at Laurie Is. South Orkney. CEMP -8 SC- CAMLR-VI/BG/42. Autores: Vergani D F, Coria N R.
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-Working Group for the CCAMLR Ecosystem Monitoring Program, Academie of
Sciences, Estocolmo, Suecia 1990. "Sexing of adult adelie penguins by
discriminant analysis of morphometrics measurements". Scolaro J A, Stanganelli Z.B, Galelli H, Vergani D.F. "Raw data and development of an annual index for parameter A1 Adult Weight on Arrival at Breeding Colony ". Stanganelli Z.B, Galelli H, Scolaro J.A, Vergani D.F.
-Meeting of the SCAR Subcommittee on Birds. Bariloche Argentina, 1992. "What is the key factor in breeding success of Adelie Penguins at Antarctic Peninsula Area?" Stanganelli Z.B, Vergani D.F. "Changes on Adelie penguin population between 1963- 1992 breeding seasons at Hope Bay." Carlini A, Vergani D.F, Gasco M.A.
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-12-27