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Allied Whale North Atlantic Finback Whale Catalogue
Entry ID: seamap72

Abstract: The North Atlantic Finback Whale Catalogue is a sightings based, life history dataset of individual finback whales, inhabiting the Western North Atlantic Ocean. Established in 1986 as a collaborative repository for several independent collections of photographically-identified finback whales, the NAFWC is comprised of photographic sightings, referenced by a whale identifying number, and date and ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 44.97   S: 43.79   E: -65.14   W: -68.88

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: College of the Atlantic, Allied Whale
Dataset Title: Allied Whale North Atlantic Finback Whale Catalogue
Dataset Series Name: OBIS-SEAMAP
Dataset Release Date: 2004-03-11 13:19:55.828648-05
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Dataset Publisher: OBIS-SEAMAP
Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Online Resource:
Parent DIF
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1977-07-22
Stop Date: 1991-09-29
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.000167 Decimal degrees
Longitude Resolution: 0.000167 Decimal degrees
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 meter - < 30 meters
SHIPS Ancillary Description
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 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.
Data Set Progress
Data Center
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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
Distribution Format: Shapefile
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
Agler et al. 1992. The Use of Photographic-Identification for Studying Individual Fin Whale, Balaenoptera physalus, in the Gulf of Maine. Rep. Int. Whal. Commn. 42:711-722.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-01-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23