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GulfCet II: Environmental Patterns and Oceanographic Processes
Entry ID: usgsbrdcr_d_GulfCetII_2hydrog

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Abstract: The hydrography data set is part of the overarching GulfCet II
study, Cetaceans, Sea Turtles and Seabirds in the Northern Gulf of Mexico:
Distribution, Abundance and Habitat Associations, which provides synoptic data
and analyses on the species diversity, abundance, and habitat characteristics
for cetaceans, sea turtles and seabirds in the northern Gulf of Mexico.

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 30.0   S: 24.0   E: -84.0   W: -90.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Douglas Biggs, Department of Oceanography, Texas A & M University, College Station
Dataset Title: Environmental patterns and oceanographic processes: hydrography and mesoscale circulation of the continental margin of NortheasternGulf of Mexico
Dataset Release Date: 1999
Dataset Release Place: Galveston, Texas 77843
Dataset Publisher: USGS, BRD by the GulfCet Program, Dept. of Marine Biology, Texas A&M U
Data Presentation Form: spreadsheet
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1996-10-12
Stop Date: 1996-10-29
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SHIPS Ancillary Description
Quality Because the two R/V Gyre cruises surveyed the northeastern Gulf in different
months in 1996 and 1997, between-cruise differences in MLD and 19 C depth
likely reflect within-season differences between mid-summer and late summer
rather than year-to-year differences. The May-June R/V Oregon II cruises,
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Use Constraints Dataset credit required
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf Region, Minerals Management Service, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: (800) 200-GULF
Phone: (504) 736-2519
Fax: (504) 736-2620
Email: DAPSU at
Contact Address:
Minerals Management Service
Gulf of Mexico OCS Region
1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard
City: New Orleans
Province or State: LA
Postal Code: 70123-2394
Country: USA
Phone: 304 724-4507
Fax: 304 724-4505
Email: gary_brewer at
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources
Division, Eastern Regional Office
1700 Leetown Science Center
City: Kearneysville
Province or State: West Virginia
Postal Code: 25430-9407
Country: USA
Eds. Davis, R.W., W.E. Evans, and B. Wursig, eds. 1999, Cetaceans, Sea Turtles
and Seabirds in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Distribution, Abundance and
Habitat Associations. Galveston, Texas. Prepared under U.S. Geological Survey,
Biological Resources Division by the GulfCet Program, Department of Marine
Biology Texas A&M University at Galveston. In cooperation with the U.S.
Department of ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-10-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
Future DIF Review Date: 2000-10-29
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