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NEFSC 1995 pe9501
David Potter, National Marine Fisheries Service. 1995. CRUISE RESULTS; Cruise No. PE 95-01; Marine Mammal Abundance Survey - Leg1
Contact: Palka, Debra

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Data of marine mammal sightings in 1995 starting in Norfolk, VA and ending in Woods Hole, part of a large scale survey. more

The survey was performed from 09 July 1995 to 03 August 1995, starting in Norfolk, VA and ending in Woods Hole, MA. The study area, covering approximately 39,200 nmi2, was in the slope waters from Chesapeake Bay, VA to Cape Cod, MA. Most of the survey was between 10 nautical miles (nmi) inshore of the 50 fathom contour and 10nmi offshore of the 1000 fathom contour. This survey was part of a large scale marine mammal sighting survey which consisted of two legs (each approximately a month long) where two ships were used during each leg, with an addition leg in which a plane was used to survey for six weeks. The entire study area was from Chesapeake Bay, VA, USA to the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada.
    The objectives of this leg of the survey were to: 1) Determine the spatial distribution and estimate the abundance of marine mammals found in the above study area. 2) Determine if spatial distribution patterns of marine mammals are correlated with hydrographic features, such as, water depth, temperature or salinity, or with biological features, such as zooplankton distribution.

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

Geographical coverage
A, North Atlantic [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
10 July 1995 - 2 August 1995

Taxonomic coverage
Cetacea [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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