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The Sargasso Sea cruise surveyed marine birds and mammals in the northeast Atlantic Ocean, during the summer of 2004. This survey, onboard the Valiant 40 ocean-going research vessel Balaena, consisted of two survey legs: a sail from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Beaufort, North Carolina (May 5 - 27), and a round trip from Beaufort, North Carolina to offshore waters north of the Bahamas (June 2 - 22). Sperm whales were surveyed during both legs by members of the Hal Whitehead laboratory. The purpose of this cruise was to study the behavior (principally social organization), ecology, and population biology of sperm whales.
Biology > Mammals
Marine, A, North Atlantic, Cetacea
A, North Atlantic [Marine Regions]
6 May 2004 - 15 June 2004
OBIS-SEAMAP: Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, more
Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2012-11-20
Information last updated: 2012-11-20