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BOEM Sperm Whale Seismic Study (SWSS) S-Tag Argos Telemetry
Contact: Epperson, Deborah
Availability: This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Notes: Only data aggregated per 1-degree cell are available through OBIS. The non-aggregated data are available through the OBIS-SEAMAP Portal
Dataset with telemetry and photoID information of sperm whales in the northern Gulf of Mexico. more
Sperm Whale Seismic Study (SWSS) was a multi-institutional, interdisciplinary research project supported by the then Minerals Management Service (MMS; now Bureau of Ocean Energy Management - BOEM) under Cooperative Agreement 1435-01-02-CA-85186 for Cooperative Research on Sperm Whales and their Response to Seismic Exploration in the Gulf of Mexico through the Texas A&M Research Foundation.
The objectives of SWSS were to
The base of this dataset is ARGOS telemetry location data that were deployed in S-Tag cruises in 2002-2005. The TagID (PTT#) and PhotoID, if available, were used to associate additional attributes such as biopsy and fin images with individual animals. These attributes will be released upon data provider's permission.
Biology > Mammals
Marine, ASW, Mexico Gulf, Physeter macrocephalus Linnaeus, 1758
ASW, Mexico Gulf [Marine Regions]
24 June 2002 - 6 October 2006
Physeter macrocephalus Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
OBIS-SEAMAP: Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, more
Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2012-11-12
Information last updated: 2013-04-25