Aerial surveys were flown in parallel lines from the SC/NC border to the south end of Assateague Island, VA from Oct 2005 to April 2006. All large whale, small cetaceans, sea turtles and large fish, and ship sightings were recorded. Surveys were conducted in BSS of 5 or under and in clear weather conditions. Photos of all large whales exist in the VAB LAB photo data base at UNCW. UNCW houses a data base that now extends from 1998 to 2006 for aerial surveys conducted in the mid-Atlantic and SE Atlantic bight.
To conduct systematic aerial surveys for large whales, specifically targeting right whales, during the fall, winter and spring off NC and VA.
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
ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: Open public.
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1. Not to use data contained in OBIS-SEAMAP in any publication, product, or commercial application without prior written consent of the original data provider. 2. To cite both the data provider and OBIS-SEAMAP appropriately after approval of use is obtained. 3. 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.