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SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, ORCAWALE 1996, Cruise 1604
Citation
Von Saunder, Alexandra, and Jay Barlow. 1999. A report of the Oregon, California and Washington line-transect experiment (Orcawale) conducted in west coast waters during summer/fall 1996. NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC-264
Contact: Barlow, Jay

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

Description
Data of line-transect survey designed to estimate the abundance of and to describe the distribution of dolphins, whales, and porpoises off the west coast of the United States out to 300 nautical miles (1996). more

This 1996 line-transect survey was designed to estimate the abundance of and to describe the distribution of dolphins, whales, and porpoises off the west coast of the United States out to 300 nautical miles. 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 15,000 kilometers surveyed from mid July to early November 1996. 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 this survey was to estimate the abundance of and to describe the distribution of dolphins, whales, and porpoises off the west coast of the United States out to 300 nautical miles.

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

Geographical coverage
I, Pacific [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
18 July 1996 - 14 October 1996

Taxonomic coverage
Cetacea [WoRMS]
Pinnipedia [WoRMS]
Testudines [WoRMS]

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

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

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Von Saunder, A.; Barlow, J. (1999). A report of the Oregon, California and Washington line-transect experiment (ORCAWALE) conducted in West Coast waters during summer/fall 1996. NOAA Technical Memorandum, 264. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, Southwest Fisheries Center: California. 7 + 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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