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SEFSC Southeast Cetacean Aerial Survey 1995
Citation
Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Unknown. Southeast Cetacean Aerial Survey 1995; Efforts. OBIS-SEAMAP

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

Description
Data from an aerial Southeast Cetacean Aerial Survey conducted to estimate cetacean abundance in 1995. more

Southeast Cetacean Aerial Survey, SECAS, was conducted in 1995 by NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) to estimate cetacean 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. The full taxonomic information for this dataset can be found in the Species tab. Marine mammals and sea turtles observed were:
    Cetaceans:
  • - Atlantic spotted dolphin
  • - Cuvier’s beaked whale
  • - Humpback whale
  • - Northern right whale
  • - Pantropical spotted dolphin
  • - Standard Bottlenose dolphin
  • - Striped dolphin Sea Turtles:
  • - Green turtle
  • - Hardshell
  • - Kemp's ridley
  • - Leatherback
  • - Loggerhead
This survey's transects are available in the 'SECAS95Efforts' 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).

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
27 January 1995 - 6 March 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

Related datasets
Published in:
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: 2012-11-20
Information last updated: 2012-11-20
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