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GulfCet II: Visual Surveys of Cetaceans and Sea Turtles from Aircraft
Entry ID: usgsbrdcr_d_GulfCetII_4visair

Abstract: The visual survey of cetaceans and sea turtles from aircraft 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
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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: Keith D. Mullin, and Wayne Hoggard
Dataset Title: Visual Surveys of Cetaceans and Sea Turtles from Aircraft
Dataset Release Date: 1999-01-01
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: 1996-07-11
Stop Date: 1996-07-30
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Aircraft Ancillary Description
Quality During the aerial surveys, cetaceans and sea turtles were identified to the
lowest taxonomic level possible based on descriptions in field guides and
scientific literature (e.g., Leatherwood and Reeves 1983, Carwardine 1995).
The ability to make an identification was dependent upon water clarity, sea
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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
Distribution Format: Excel spreadsheet
Fees: none
Phone: 228 762-4591
Fax: 228 769-9200
Email: kmullin at
Contact Address:
National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
National Marine Fisheries Service
Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Mississippi Laboratory
City: Pascagoula
Province or State: Mississippi
Postal Code: 39568
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: 2017-08-23
Future DIF Review Date: 2000-10-29