Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey Strandings

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey
Publication_Date: 20060615 12:35:25.36556804
Title: Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey Strandings
Edition:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: OBIS-SEAMAP
Issue_Identification:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: http://seamap.env.duke.edu/
Publisher: OBIS-SEAMAP
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://www.bahamaswhales.org
Description:
Abstract:
The Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey (BMMS) is a long-term study that has been documenting the occurrence, distribution, and abundance of marine mammals around the islands of The Bahamas since 1991. With more than 1900 marine mammal encounters in The Bahamas, we are providing the only comprehensive documentation of the marine mammal fauna in this part of the world. Our research is based on the use of systematic boat-based surveys for describing the distribution and habitat use of different marine mammal species. We employ photo-identification techniques for the recognition of individual whales and dolphins, and we have developed new statistical approaches for using these data to determine abundance estimates and occupancy patterns. This photographic sampling is complemented by the collection of skin and faecal samples for molecular genetic analysis, which are being used to assess levels of genetic diversity and investigate the structuring of marine mammal populations. The dataset presented here includes both marine mammal and turtle sightings. The dataset consists of 89 stranding records between 1944 and 2005, including 15 species with Cuvier's beaked whale being the most common. Marine mammal sightings data includes 444 sightings between 1988 and 2005, including sightings reported from the public. The dataset includes 1,934 BMMS vessel encounters with marine mammals between 1991 and 2005, comprising 20 different species, with the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin representing 60% of all encounters. Finally, the dataset also includes 101 sightings of turtles comprising 3 different species between 1991 and 2005. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: The stranding records have no time recorded. The time 12:00:00 is entered just for administration purpose. Some records do not have the exact date. See DateApprx field, which is not included in the downloadable data for the public. You need to contact to the data provider to ask for permission for additional fields. 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
Purpose:
Not Available
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation, unpublished data. 2006.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19441017
Ending_Date: 20050715
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -79.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -73.04265
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 26.981667
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 20.932667
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS > CETACEANS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > REPTILES > TURTLES
Theme_Keyword: SHIPS
Theme_Keyword: OBIS-SEAMAP > OBIS - SPATIAL ECOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF MEGAVERTEBRATE POPULATIONS
Theme_Keyword: Antillean Manatee
Theme_Keyword: Atlantic Spotted Dolphin
Theme_Keyword: Baleia
Theme_Keyword: Baleines
Theme_Keyword: Ballena De Aleta
Theme_Keyword: Ballena Jorobada
Theme_Keyword: Ballena Menor
Theme_Keyword: Ballena-picuda De Blainsville
Theme_Keyword: Ballena-picuda De Couvier
Theme_Keyword: Beaked Whales
Theme_Keyword: Bladdernose Seal
Theme_Keyword: Blainville's Beaked Whale
Theme_Keyword: Bosse
Theme_Keyword: Bottlenosed Dolphin
Theme_Keyword: Bottlenose Dolphin
Theme_Keyword: Cachalote Pigmeo
Theme_Keyword: Capuchon
Theme_Keyword: Caribbean Manatee
Theme_Keyword: Cetaceans
Theme_Keyword: Cuvier's Beaked Whale
Theme_Keyword: Dauphins
Theme_Keyword: Del Caribe
Theme_Keyword: Dense-beaked Whale
Theme_Keyword: Densebeak Whale
Theme_Keyword: Dolphins
Theme_Keyword: Dwarf Sperm Whale
Theme_Keyword: Finback Whale
Theme_Keyword: Fin Whale
Theme_Keyword: Florida Manatee
Theme_Keyword: Gervais' Beaked Whale
Theme_Keyword: Gervais's Beaked Whale
Theme_Keyword: Golfinho
Theme_Keyword: Goose-beaked Whale
Theme_Keyword: Goosebeak Whale
Theme_Keyword: Hooded Seal
Theme_Keyword: Humpback Whale
Theme_Keyword: Killer Whale
Theme_Keyword: Killer Whales
Theme_Keyword: Manatee
Theme_Keyword: Marine Dolphins
Theme_Keyword: Marine Mammals
Theme_Keyword: Marine Mammals
Theme_Keyword: Marsouins
Theme_Keyword: Minke Whale
Theme_Keyword: N Embridado
Theme_Keyword: Northern Minke Whale
Theme_Keyword: N Tonina
Theme_Keyword: Orca
Theme_Keyword: Paulard
Theme_Keyword: Petit Rorqual
Theme_Keyword: Pilot Whales
Theme_Keyword: Porpoises
Theme_Keyword: Pygmy Sperm Whale
Theme_Keyword: Pygmy Sperm Whales
Theme_Keyword: Res Marins
Theme_Keyword: Rorqual Commun
Theme_Keyword: Short-finned Pilot Whale
Theme_Keyword: Small Sperm Whales
Theme_Keyword: Sperm Whale
Theme_Keyword: Stranding
Theme_Keyword: West Indian Manatee
Theme_Keyword: Whales
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: BOUNDARIES
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: LOCATION
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > BAHAMAS
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:
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.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: EI FUJIOKA
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: BAHAMAS MARINE MAMMAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: LSRC A321
Address: Box 90328
City: Durham
State_or_Province: NC
Postal_Code: 27708
Country: USA
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: P.O. Box AB-20714
City: Marsh Harbour
State_or_Province: Abaco
Country: Bahamas
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 919-613-8021
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 919-684-8741
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: efujioka@duke.edu
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bmms@oii.net
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Browse_Graphic_File_Name: http://seamap.env.duke.edu/prod/images/datasets/dataset_327_l.png
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
Marine Mammal and Turtle Survey
Browse_Graphic_File_Type:
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.000167 Decimal degrees
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000167 Decimal degrees
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: IOBIS/OBIS-SEAMAP > OBIS Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations
Contact_Person: PATRICK N. HALPIN
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Duke University
Address: Box 90328
City: Durham
State_or_Province: NC
Postal_Code: 27708
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 919-613-8062
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: phalpin@duke.edu
Resource_Description: seamap327
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
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http://seamap.env.duke.edu/
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DATA CENTER URL
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http://iobis.org/mapper/?dataset=2094http://seamap...
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http://seamap.env.duke.edu/prod/mapservice/googlem...
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Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070416
Metadata_Review_Date: 20140318
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: EI FUJIOKA
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: LSRC A321
Address: Box 90328
City: Durham
State_or_Province: NC
Postal_Code: 27708
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 919-613-8021
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 919-684-8741
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: efujioka@duke.edu
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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