BLM Cetacean and Turtle Assessment Program (CETAP) SHIP Sightings
Entry ID: seamap285

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Summary
Abstract: The Cetacean and Turtle Assessment Program (CETAP) was sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management and conducted between October 1978 and January 1982 by the University of Rhode Island in outer continental shelf waters of the northeastern United States from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, to the Gulf of Maine and from shore to 9.3 km (5 nautical miles) seaward of the 1829 m (1000 fathoms) isobath. Population surveys were conducted by CETAP to assess the distribution and abundance of whales, dolphins and sea turtles inhabiting the study area.

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SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: This dataset is a sub set of CETAP extracting animal sighting records from ship surveys with taxonomic information of species sighted added. The full dataset may be available upon request. Please cantact the contact person. Also note that the metadata is in edits. For further details of the dataset or ... View entire text
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Caption:  CETAP Sightings
 
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 45.02   S: 31.9   E: -58.87   W: -79.7

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: University of Rhode Island
Dataset Title: BLM Cetacean and Turtle Assessment Program (CETAP) SHIP Sightings
Dataset Series Name: OBIS-SEAMAP
Dataset Release Date: 2005-08-02 15:09:16.272989-04
Dataset Release Place: http://seamap.env.duke.edu/
Dataset Publisher: OBIS-SEAMAP
Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Online Resource: http://www.uri.edu/
Parent DIF
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
OBIS-SEAMAP

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1978-11-03
Stop Date: 1980-12-26
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.000167 Decimal degrees
Longitude Resolution: 0.000167 Decimal degrees
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 meter - < 30 meters
Platform
SHIPS Ancillary Description
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
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 Size: 3.631
Distribution Format: ZIP
Fees: Free
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
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-05-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-18
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