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MMS Seabird Ecology Study
Entry ID: seamap49

Abstract: California Seabird Ecology Study Studies: -- Seabird Ecology Study [Birds and Mammals] Study Code: SE Contract Number: 14-12-001-30183
Principal Investigator(s)/Affiliation: Kenneth T. Briggs, Institute of Marine Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz; portions of this work were done by D. G. Ainley and others at Point Reyes Bird Observatory, Stinson Beach, CA, and by L. B. Spear and others at Science Applications International Corporation, Monterey, CA.

Purpose: OBJECTIVES: To study the feeding and foraging ecology of seabirds nesting in California through 1) synthesis of the existing literature, 2) analysis of unpublished data on diet, feeding behavior, and distribution of flocks, 3) identification of data gaps, and 4) conduct of additional studies to map seabird distribution and describe correlative oceanographic conditions.

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 38.12   S: 36.05   E: -121.66   W: -124.29

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Minerals Management Service
Dataset Title: MMS Seabird Ecology Study
Dataset Series Name: OBIS-SEAMAP
Dataset Release Date: 2004-02-12 23:12:38.4823-05
Dataset Release Place: http://seamap.env.duke.edu/
Dataset Publisher: OBIS-SEAMAP
Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Online Resource: http://www.gomr.mms.gov/
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1985-03-12
Stop Date: 1985-05-28
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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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.
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Data Center
OBIS Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://seamap.env.duke.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 919-613-8062
Email: phalpin at duke.edu
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
Email: efujioka at duke.edu
Contact Address:
Box 90328
City: Durham
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 27708
Country: USA
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Briggs, K. T., D. G. Ainley, D. R. Carlson, D. B. Lewis, W. B. Tyler, L. B. Spear, and L. A. Ferris. 1987. Final Report: California Seabird Ecology Study. Prepared by the Institute of Marine Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz, for the Pacific OCS Region, Minerals Management Service, Contract No. 14-12-001-30183. vii and 153 pp.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-12-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24

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