Marine Birds from Coastal Alaska and Puget Sound Data (1974-1982): Feeding Flock (F037)Entry ID: NODC_F037
Abstract: Feeding Flock (F037) is one of a group of seven datasets related to
Marine Birds from Coastal Alaska and Puget Sound Data (1974-1982).
Each dataset uses the NODC Taxonomic Code to indicate species.
Feeding Flock (F037) data type contains data from field observations
of marine bird feeding flocks made during air or ship surveys. These
data are collected to provide information on marine bird ... feeding
dynamics, community structure, and trophic relationships. Start and
end positions, date and elapsed time, course, speed, distance,
altitude, platform type and observing techniques are reported for each
survey. Environmental information may include meteorological and sea
surface conditions, distances to the shoreline and shelf break, ice
characteristics, and surface debris, including oil slicks. Flock
information may include flock height and dimensions, number of
species, number of individuals per species, distance to land, species
and number of associated marine mammals, flock behavior, interaction
with other species, and arrival/departure activities. These data were
collected in 1975 - 1976 for coastal Alaska.
NOAAServer Codes: [OL 72 48 -130 -180] ; nodateline obtain
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA/NESDIS/National Oceanographic Data Center; Multiple contributors
Dataset Title: NODC Standard Format Marine Birds from Coastal Alaska and Puget Sound Data (1974-1982): Feeding Flock (F037)
Dataset Release Date: Unknown
Start Date: 1974-01-01Stop Date: 1982-12-31
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > BIRDS
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > COASTAL HABITAT
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE HABITAT
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS > SPECIES PREDATION
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS > POPULATION DYNAMICS
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS > TROPHIC DYNAMICS
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY STRUCTURE
Use Constraints NOAA and NODC would appreciate recognition as the resource from which
these data were obtained in any publications and/or other
representation of these data.
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov
NODC Users Guide. 1992. Washington, DC: US Dept. of Commerce.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-08-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-08-10