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Sargasso 2005 - cetacean sightings

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Description
Data of a cruise survey conducted to study the behavior, ecology, and population biology of sperm whales. more

The Sargasso Sea cruise surveyed marine mammals in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean, during the spring and summer of 2005. This survey onboard the Valiant 40 ocean-going research vessel Balaena, consisted of two survey legs: a sail from the Caribbean to offshore waters north of the Bahamas (April 19 - June 2), and a sail north to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Sperm whales were surveyed using acoustics and visual techniques during both cruise 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. This is the second study year, after a similar cruise in the summer of 2004.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Mammals
Keywords:
Marine, A, Atlantic, Cetacea

Geographical coverage
A, Atlantic [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
16 April 2005 - 23 June 2005

Taxonomic coverage
Cetacea [WoRMS]

Contributors
Dalhousie University, moredata owner Duke University; Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences; Marine Laboratory, more

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Dataset information:

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2012-11-26
Information last updated: 2012-12-07
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