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SEFSC GoMex Oceanic 1993 (W)
Citation
NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center. 1993. Cruise Results; Marine Mammals/Ichthyoplankton Survey; NOAA Ship Oregon II Cruise 93-01 (203)

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Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Description
Dataset from a winter marine mammals survey in Gulf of Mexico was conducted in 1993 by NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center more

The purpose of this survey is to examine the distribution and estimate abundance of cetaceans in United States waters. The survey was followed by a similar spring survey in 1993. 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 31 survey days, 10 species were sighted, including: Atlantic spotted dolphin, Clymene dolphin, melon-headed whale, pantropical spotted dolphin, pygmy sperm whale, short/Long-finned pilot whale, sperm whale, standard bottlenose dolphin, and striped dolphin. Specific objectives of this survey are: 1. Complete a line transect survey of the study area for marine mammals during daylight hours following prescribed transects, 2. Collect ichthyoplankton samples for the Southeast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program (SEAMAP) during the non-daylight hours using neuston, bongo and Tucker trawls, and 3. Obtain associated environmental and oceanographic data.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Birds, Biology > Fish, Biology > Mammals, Biology > Plankton
Keywords:
Marine, ASW, Mexico Gulf, Aves, Cetacea, Pisces, Scyphozoa

Geographical coverage
ASW, Mexico Gulf [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
6 January 1993 - 12 February 1993

Taxonomic coverage
Aves [WoRMS]
Cetacea [WoRMS]
Pisces [WoRMS]
Scyphozoa [WoRMS]

Contributors
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

Related datasets
Published in:
OBIS-SEAMAP: Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, more

Publication
Based on this dataset:
NOAA (1993). Cruise results. Marine mammals/ichtyoplankton survey. NOAA ship OREGON II cruise 93-01 (203), 01/05 – 02/13/93. [S.n.]: [s.l.]. 7 + tables + figures + appendices pp., more

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Dataset information:

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