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BLM CETAP OPP Sightings
Citation
Cetacean and Turtle Assessment Program, University of Rhode Island. 1982. A characterization of marine mammals and turtles in the mid- and north-Atlantic areas of the U.S. outer continental shelf, Final Report. Contract AA551-CT8-48. Bureau of Land Management, Washington, DC. (NTIS# PB-81-243289.)

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

Description
Data of population surveys conducted by the Cetacean and Turtle Assessment Program to assess the distribution and abundance of whales, dolphins and sea turtles inhabiting the study area. more

The Cetacean and Turtle Assessment Program (CETAP) was sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management and surveys were conducted between October 1978 and January 1982 by the University of Rhode Island in outer continental shelf waters of the northeastern United States from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, to the Gulf of Maine and from shore to 9.3 km (5 nautical miles) seaward of the 1,829 m (1,000 fathoms) isobath. Population surveys were conducted by CETAP to assess the distribution and abundance of whales, dolphins and sea turtles inhabiting the study area. Purpose This dataset is a subset of CETAP sightings, extracting opportunistic sighting records, with the addition of taxonomic information of species sighted. The full dataset may be available upon request. Requests for more data, further details on the dataset, proper use of the dataset, and questions should be directed to the primary contact person.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Fish, Biology > Mammals, Biology > Reptiles
Keywords:
Marine, A, Atlantic, I, Pacific, Mammalia, Pisces, Testudines

Geographical coverage
A, Atlantic [Marine Regions]
I, Pacific [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
25 March 1935 - 21 December 1982

Taxonomic coverage
Mammalia [WoRMS]
Pisces [WoRMS]
Testudines [WoRMS]

Contributors
University of Rhode Island, moredata owner

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

Publication
Based on this dataset:
(1982). Characterization of marine mammals and turtles in the mid- and north Atlantic areas of the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf. Rhode Island University/Bureau of Land Management: Rhode Island. 590 pp., more

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Dataset information:

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2012-11-20
Information last updated: 2012-11-20
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