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SEFSC GoMex Oceanic 1992 (199)

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Observations of a spring marine mammals survey in the Gulf of Mexico was conducted in 1992 by NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center. more

A spring marine mammals survey in the Gulf of Mexico was conducted in 1992 by NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center to examine the distribution and estimate abundance of cetaceans in United States waters. The survey was taken place along with the Southeast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program (SEAMAP) ichthyoplankton survey in coordination with Minerals Management Service. This dataset contains sightings of not only cetaceans but also other species including sea turtles, fish and shark observed during the ship survey. During the planned 54 survey days, 20 species were sighted, including: Atlantic spotted dolphin, Blainville’s beaked whale, Bryde’s whale, Clymene dolphin, dwarf sperm whale, dwarf/pygmy sperm whale, false killer whale, Fraser’s dolphin, killer whale, melon-headed whale, pantropical spotted dolphin, pygmy killer whale, Risso’s dolphin, rough-toothed dolphin, short/long-finned pilot whale, sperm whale, spinner dolphin, standard bottlenose dolphin, and striped dolphin.

Biology > Birds, Biology > Mammals, Biology > Reptiles
Marine, ASW, Mexico Gulf, Aves, Cetacea, Testudines

Geographical coverage
ASW, Mexico Gulf [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
22 April 1992 - 7 June 1992

Taxonomic coverage
Aves [WoRMS]
Cetacea [WoRMS]
Testudines [WoRMS]

Federal Government of the United States of America; Department of Commerce; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; National Marine Fisheries Service; Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC), moredata owner

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Dataset information:

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2012-11-07
Information last updated: 2012-11-08
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