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Marine mammal sightings off Galápagos

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Description
This dataset contains sightings of marine mammals (whales, dolphins, otariids) collected off the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador, during three expeditions by the Ocean Alliance in 1988-1989, 1993-1994, and 2000, aboard research vessels Siben (1988-1989) and Odyssey (1993-1994, 2000). Some records do not have time recorded. In this case, it is filled with "00:00:00" and noted in the [Notes] field. Some records do not have group size recorded. In this case, it is filled with "1" and noted in the [Notes] field.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Mammals
Keywords:
Marine, I, Pacific, ISE, Ecuador, Galapagos Is., Cetacea

Geographical coverage
I, Pacific [Marine Regions]
ISE, Ecuador, Galapagos Is. [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
7 October 1988 - 5 May 2000

Taxonomic coverage
Cetacea [WoRMS]

Contributors
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Fisheries Service; Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC), moredata owner

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

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Dataset information:

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2012-11-23
Information last updated: 2012-11-23
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