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MMS Low Altitude Survey for Seabirds, Southern California Bight
Entry ID: seamap48

Abstract: Marine Mammal and Seabird Surveys Of The Southern California Bight Studies: -- So. Calif. Bight Low Aerial [Birds] Study Code: SB Contract Number: AA550-CT7-36
Principal Investigator(s)/Affiliation: K. S. Norris and B. J. Le Boeuf, University of California, Santa Cruz, and G. L. Hunt, University of California, Irvine.

Purpose: OBJECTIVES: Objectives of the study were to characterize the marine mammal and seabird fauna of the Southern California Bight, estimate abundance of species, describe the distribution, determine the timing and routes of migrations and movements, and document seasonal changes in numbers or patterns of habitat-use. In addition, studies were conducted to determine the size and status of breeding ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 34.47   S: 32.04   E: -117.5   W: -121.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Minerals Management Service
Dataset Title: MMS Low Altitude Survey for Seabirds, Southern California Bight
Dataset Series Name: OBIS-SEAMAP
Dataset Release Date: 2006-03-21 17:40:50-05
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: 1975-05-16
Stop Date: 1978-03-18
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
Distribution Format: Shapefile
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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Bonnell, M. L., B. J. Le Boeuf, M. O. Pierson, D. H. Dettman, and G. D. Farrens. 1981. Pinnipeds of the Southern California Bight. Part I of Investigator's Reports, Summary of Marine Mammal and Seabird Surveys of the Southern California Bight Area, 1975-1978. Final Report prepared by the University of California, Santa Cruz, for the Bureau of Land Management, Contract No. AA550-CT7-36. National ... View entire text
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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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