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MMS Central/Northern California Low-altitude birds and mammals
Entry ID: seamap41

Abstract: Principal Investigator(s)/Affiliation: Thomas P. Dohl, Center for Marine Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz.Marine Mammal and Seabird Surveys Of Central And Northern California Studies: -- Central/Northern Calif - Low Aerial [Birds and Mammals] Study Code: CL Contract Number: 14-12-0001-29090

Purpose: To determine species composition, distribution, abundance, and seasonal variation for marine mammal and seabird populations, provide a description of habitat use, and identify areas of special biological importance to these populations in the central and northern California study area.


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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 42.07   S: 34.03   E: -119.43   W: -126.48

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Minerals Management Service
Dataset Title: MMS Central/Northern California Low-altitude birds and mammals
Dataset Series Name: OBIS-SEAMAP
Dataset Release Date: 2006-03-21 17:34:57-05
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Dataset Publisher: OBIS-SEAMAP
Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1980-02-25
Stop Date: 1983-01-29
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.000167 Decimal degrees
Longitude Resolution: 0.000167 Decimal degrees
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 meter - < 30 meters
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Phone: 919-613-8062
Email: phalpin at
Contact Address:
Duke University
Box 90328
City: Durham
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 27708
Country: USA
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Phone: 919-613-8021
Fax: 919-684-8741
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Box 90328
City: Durham
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 27708
Country: USA
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Bonnell, M. L., M. O. Pierson, and G. D. Farrens. 1983. Pinnipeds and Sea Otters of Central and Northern California, 1980-1983: Status, Abundance, and Distribution. Part of Investigator's Final Report, Marine Mammal and Seabird Study, Central and Northern California, Contract No. 14-12-0001-29090. Prepared by Center for Marine Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz, for the Pacific OCS ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-12-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24