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NMML Killer Whale Vessel, Kodiak Island, 1992
Citation
Dahleim, M. E. and J. M. Waite. 1992. Abundance and distribution of killer whales (Orcinus orca) in Alaska, 1992. National Marine Mammal Laboratory, Seattle, Washington

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Description
Data of waters surrounding Kodiak Island which were surveyed for killer whales (Orcinus orca) in 1992. more

From 9 July to 22 August, 1992, a part of a larger study, the waters surrounding Kodiak Island were surveyed for killer whales (Orcinus orca) from the NOAA Brielyn Marie using line transect methodology. To provide adequate coverage throughout the area, the study was limited to areas of known killer whale concentrations. The vessel was 36.5 m (113 ft) long and had a bridge height of 6.0 m (18.5 feet). The objectives of this study were as follows: 1) Develop a photographic identification catalogue of each killer whale encountered, and its pod, to determine pod identity, distribution, and movements relative to annual survey effort, 2) Obtain minimum population estimated of killer whales in the central/eastern Aleutians and the south side of the Alaskan peninsula, 3) Establish baseline data for detecting annual changes in abundance.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Mammals
Keywords:
Marine, I, North Pacific, Cetacea

Geographical coverage
I, North Pacific [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
9 July 1992 - 30 July 1992

Taxonomic coverage
Cetacea [WoRMS]

Contributors
Duke University, more National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; National Marine Mammal Laboratory, moredata owner

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OBIS-SEAMAP: Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, more

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Dataset information:

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2012-11-13
Information last updated: 2012-11-14
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