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BLM CETAP AIR Sightings
Citation
Cetacean and Turtle Assessment Program. 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-83-215855.)

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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 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 1829 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_AIR extracting animal sighting records with taxonomic information of species sighted added. The full dataset may be available upon request. Please contact the primary contact person for the proper use of the dataset.

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

Geographical coverage
A, North Atlantic [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
14 November 1978 - 19 January 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: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2012-11-20
Information last updated: 2012-11-30
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