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Duke North Atlantic Harbor Porpoise Tracking
Entry ID: seamap83


Summary
Abstract: These data were obtained from harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) equipped with satellite-linked transmitters in the Gulf of Maine. All porpoises were obtained from herring weirs on the island of Grand Manan, New Brunswick Canada (44°45 N 67°45 W) during the summer months (July to September). Details on each porpoise are given in the summary table. Positional data are obtained via Service ARGOS (http://www.argosinc.com/). See Read and Westgate (1997) for complete details of tagging methods.

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
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 50.29   S: 40.71   E: -59.41   W: -72.44

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Duke University Marine Laboratory
Dataset Title: Duke North Atlantic Harbor Porpoise Tracking
Dataset Series Name: OBIS-SEAMAP
Dataset Release Date: 2004-03-26 15:22:30.576871-05
Dataset Release Place: http://seamap.env.duke.edu/
Dataset Publisher: OBIS-SEAMAP
Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Online Resource: http://www.nicholas.duke.edu/marinelab
Parent DIF
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OBIS-SEAMAP

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-08-13
Stop Date: 2000-11-22
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.000167 Decimal degrees
Longitude Resolution: 0.000167 Decimal degrees
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 meter - < 30 meters
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
COMPLETE
Data Center
OBIS Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://seamap.env.duke.edu/

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
Distribution
Distribution Format: Shapefile
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 919-613-8021
Fax: 919-684-8741
Email: efujioka at duke.edu
Contact Address:
LSRC A321
Box 90328
City: Durham
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 27708
Country: USA
Publications/References
Read, A.J. and A.J. Westgate. 1997. Monitoring the movements of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) with satellite telemetry. Marine Biology. 130:315-322.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-01-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-01-05


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