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NEFSC 1999 aj9902
David Potter, National Marine Fisheries Service. 1999

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Data of survey conducted in summer 1999 to study different aspects of marine mammals. more

The survey was conducted on the R/V ABEL-J from 28 July to 31 August 1999. It started and returned in Woods Hole, MA. The southern border of the study area was Muscungus Bay, Maine, the northern border was north of Grand Manan Island, Nova Scotia, and the eastern border was Liverpool, Nova Scotia.
    Primary objectives of the survey were: (1) determine the spatial distribution and abundance of harbor porpoises, (2) determine the spatial distribution and abundance of other strategic species, such as white-sided dolphins, minke whales, fin whales, humpback whales and right whales. Secondary objectives were: (1) to investigate if a porpoise acoustic detection system, developed by the International Friends for Animal Welfare (IFAW), can passively detect the location of porpoises, which then can be used to improve the abundance estimate of the harbor porpoises, 2) to compare the distribution and abundance of cetaceans with water depth, temperature, salinity, zooplankton and phytoplankton distribution, (3) obtain biopsy samples of cetaceans.

Biology > Mammals, Biology > Reptiles
Marine, A, North Atlantic, Mammalia, Testudines

Geographical coverage
A, North Atlantic [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
29 July 1999 - 27 August 1999

Taxonomic coverage
Mammalia [WoRMS]
Testudines [WoRMS]

Federal Government of the United States of America; Department of Commerce; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; National Marine Fisheries Service; Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), moredata owner
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), more

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Dataset information:

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2012-11-22
Information last updated: 2012-11-22
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