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SEFSC Atlantic surveys 1992
Citation
NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center. 1992. OREGON II Cruise 92-01 (198)

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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 an Atlantic Ocean ship survey was conducted by NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center in 1992 to study marine mammals and pelagic apex predators. more

The purpose of this survey is to examine the distribution and estimate abundance of cetaceans in U.S. waters.The primary area of operation was in the Blake Plateau area of the Atlantic Ocean between 28 degree and 35 degree North latitude and from the coastal boundary to the Exclusive Economic Zone. During 28 survey days, at least 10 cetacean species were sighted, including: 1) Atlantic spotted dolphin 2) Cuvier's beaked whale 3) Dwarf sperm whale 4) False killer whale 5) Pantropical spotted dolphin 6) Pygmy killer whale 7) Globicephala sp. 8) Sperm whale 9) Spinner dolphin 10) Standard Bottlenose dolphin The dataset is accompanied by transect data which is provided as a separate file. Specific objectives of this survey are: 1. Complete a line-transect survey of the study area for marine mammals during the daylight hours, following prescribed course transects. 2. Deploy longline fishing gear during the evening hours for the propose of catching and sampling pelagic apex predators (primarily swordfish, other billfish, tunas, and sharks). 3. Collect associated oceanographic data.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Birds, Biology > Fish, Biology > Mammals
Keywords:
Marine, A, North Atlantic, ASW, Mexico Gulf, Aves, Cetacea, Pisces

Geographical coverage
A, North Atlantic [Marine Regions]
ASW, Mexico Gulf [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
4 January 1992 - 10 February 1992

Taxonomic coverage
Aves [WoRMS]
Cetacea [WoRMS]
Pisces [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 (1992). OREGON II Cruise 92-01 (198), 3 January - 11 February 1992. [S.n.]: [s.l.]. 5 + tables + figures 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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