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SEFSC Gomex Shelf 1998
NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center. 1998. Report of a cetacean survey of continental shelf waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico aboard NOAA Ship Gordon Gunter (Cruise 001)

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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 6 survey days, 42 cetacean groups were sighted, including: Atlantic spotted dolphin, bottlenose dolphin, and pilot whale. more

A continental shelf cetacean survey in northern Gulf of Mexico was conducted in 1998 by NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center and Minerals Management Service to examine the distribution and estimate abundance of cetaceans in United States waters. Specific objectives of this survey are: 1. Collect line-transect data to estimate abundance and define distribution of cetacean species in continental shelf waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico, 2. Obtain biopsy samples of skin and blubber from selected cetacean species for genetic and contaminant analysis in order to study the stock structure of Gulf of Mexico cetaceans, and 3. Collect ichthyoplankton samples with bongo and neuston gear for Gulf-wide estimates of abundance, frequency of occurrence, and distribution of larval and small juvenile king and Spanish mackerel, red drum, snappers, and other taxa, and 4. Collect associated environmental data at designated stations in order to define cetacean habitats.

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

Geographical coverage
ASW, Mexico Gulf [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
7 September 1998 - 24 September 1998

Taxonomic coverage
Aves [WoRMS]
Cetacea [WoRMS]
Pisces [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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Based on this dataset:
NOAA (1998). NOAA ship GORDON GUNTER cruise 98-01 (01), September 4, 1998 to September 30, 1998. [S.n.]: [s.l.]. 7 + tables + figures pp., more


Dataset information:

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2012-11-12
Information last updated: 2012-11-13
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