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SEFSC Mid-Atlantic Tursiops Survey, 1995 (1)
Citation
NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Unknown. NOAA Mid Atlantic Tursiops Surveys 1995(1); Efforts. OBIS-SEAMAP. Unknown

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Description
Data of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) sightings and other species in nearshore coastal waters in mid-and southern Atlantic bight. more

Mid Atlantic Tursiops Surveys (MATS) were conducted in 1995 by NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center to examine the distribution and estimate an index of relative abundance for Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) inhabiting the nearshore coastal waters in mid-and southern Atlantic bight. This data set contains sightings of not only the target dolphins but also other species including cetaceans, sea turtles, fish and shark observed during the aerial surveys. The same transects were traced three times on different dates during the survey period. This data set is the first one. The other two are provided, too, with the number following MATS95s indicating the first, second and last. Cetacean and sea turtles observed include as follows. << Cetacean >> Standard Bottlenose dolphin << Sea Turtle >> Hardshell Leatherback Loggerhead Survey's transects information is available in MATS95s1Efforts. Purpose The purpose of this survey was to examine the distribution and estimate an index of relative abundance for Atlantic bottlenose dolphins inhabiting the nearshore coastal waters of the U.S. mid- and southern Atlantic bight.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Fish, Biology > Mammals, Biology > Reptiles
Keywords:
Marine, A, North Atlantic, Cetacea, Pisces, Testudines

Geographical coverage
A, North Atlantic [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
13 July 1995 - 23 July 1995

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

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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: 2012-11-19
Information last updated: 2012-11-19
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