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SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, MOPS 1989, Cruise 1268
Citation
Hill, P. Scott, Alan Jackson, and Tim Gerrodette. 1990. Report of a marine mammal survey of the Eastern Tropical Pacific aboard the R/V Mcarthur, July 29-December 7, 1989. NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFC-143

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Description
Data of an eastern tropical Pacific cetacean line-transect survey designed to monitor and detect trends in populations of dolphins killed in the yellowfin tuna purse seine fishery (1986-1990). more

This 1989 eastern tropical Pacific cetacean line-transect survey was the fourth in a series of annual surveys (1986-1990) designed to monitor and detect trends in populations of dolphins killed in the yellowfin tuna purse seine fishery. This survey was conducted by the NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center aboard NOAA ships David Starr Jordan and McArthur for a combined total of approximately 27,000 kilometers surveyed from late July to early December 1989. This dataset provides the time-date and geographical coordinates, by species/stock, of all cetaceans detected during the survey, as well as the daily and intra-daily start and end points of the line-transect survey. Purpose The primary purpose of the survey was to collect the information necessary to calculate the relative abundance of those dolphin stocks in the eastern tropical Pacific that are taken as a bycatch of the yellowfin tuna purse seine fishery.

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

Geographical coverage
I, Pacific [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
31 July 1989 - 6 December 1989

Taxonomic coverage
Cetacea [WoRMS]

Contributors
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Fisheries Service; Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC), moredata owner

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

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Hill, P.S. et al. (1990). Report of a marine mammal survey of the Eastern Tropical Pacific aboard the research vessel McArthur July 29-December 7, 1989. NOAA Technical Memorandum, 143. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, Southwest Fisheries Center: California. iv, 10 + tables + figures pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2012-11-14
Information last updated: 2015-04-13
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