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Alnitak Cetaceans and Sea Turtles Surveys off Southern Spain
Entry ID: seamap429

Abstract: This dataset, belonging as a whole to Alnitak, comprises the work carried out in the Alboran Sea and adjacent areas from 1990 to 2006, and it includes 3712 sightings of cetaceans and 306 sightings of sea turtles, during more than 31,000 nmi (more than 57,000 km) on searching effort.

Purpose: Alnitak is a non governmental non-profit association, founded in 1990 with the main aim of developing studies in cooperation with universities, environmental organisations and other institutions to increment our knowledge on the marine and coastal environment and thereby contribute to the biodiversity conservation strategies. Alnitak focuses most of its research efforts into providing baseline ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 43.98   S: 35.18   E: 9.07   W: -6.41

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: ALNITAK
Dataset Title: Alnitak Cetaceans and sea turtles surveys off Southern Spain
Dataset Series Name: OBIS-SEAMAP
Dataset Release Date: 2007-11-19 13:40:07-05
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Dataset Publisher: OBIS-SEAMAP
Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1990-07-15
Stop Date: 2006-11-20
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.000167
Longitude Resolution: 0.000167
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 meter - < 30 meters
SHIPS Ancillary Description
Access Constraints Open public unless otherwise noted.
Use Constraints 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.
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Data Center
OBIS Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: seamap429

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 919-613-8062
Email: phalpin at
Contact Address:
Duke University
Box 90328
City: Durham
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 27708
Country: USA
Phone: 919-613-8021
Fax: 919-684-8741
Email: efujioka at
Contact Address:
Box 90328
City: Durham
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 27708
Country: USA
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Ca�adas, A., R. Sagarminaga, R. de Stephanis, E. Urquiola and P.S. Hammond. 2005. Habitat selection models as a conservation tool: proposal of marine protected areas for cetaceans in Southern Spain.
Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 15:495-521.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-02-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23