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SEFSC Southeast Cetacean Aerial Survey 1992
NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Unknown. NOAA Southeast Cetacean Aerial Survey 1992; Efforts. OBIS-SEAMAP

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Sightings of cetaceans, sea turtles and other species observed during the Southeast Cetacean Aerial Survey conducted in 1992. more

Southeast Cetacean Aerial Survey, SECAS, was conducted in 1992 by NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) to estimate cetaceans abundance. This data set contains sightings of cetaceans and sea turtles as well as other species, including fish and shark, observed during the aerial survey. Marine mammals and sea turtles observed were:
  • - Atlantic spotted dolphin
  • - Northern right whale
  • - Standard Bottlenose dolphin Sea Turtles:
  • - Green turtle
  • - Hardshell
  • - Kemp's ridley
  • - Leatherback
  • - Loggerhead
This survey's transects are available in the 'SECAS91Efforts' table/shapefile. ESRI coverage and shapefiles are available for this data set. Purpose The purpose of this data set was to collect Cetacean distribution data and allow for estimating Cetacean abundance in the Southeast. These abundance estimates were expected to serve as a basis for estimating Potential Biological Removals (PBR) for the species stocks in the region in support of Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) requirements. More specifically, the survey was to obtain an index of abundance for Tursiops truncatus so as to detect population trends by comparison with historical abundance data (SETS).

Biology > Fish, Biology > Mammals, Biology > Reptiles
Marine, A, North Atlantic, Cetacea, Pisces, Testudines

Geographical coverage
A, North Atlantic [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
20 January 1992 - 2 March 1992

Taxonomic coverage
Cetacea [WoRMS]
Pisces [WoRMS]
Testudines [WoRMS]

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

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Dataset information:

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2012-11-19
Information last updated: 2012-11-19
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