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USWTR Onslow Bay Aerial Survey -Left side- 2008-2010
Citation
McLellan, W. 2010. UNCW USWTR Onslow Bay Aerial Survey -Left side- 2008-2010

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Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Description
Data from aerial survey to study marine mammals in Onslow Bay, North Carolina. more

The protected species monitoring program, initiated in response to Onslow Bay, North Carolina, United States being identified as a potential site for the United States Navy’s Undersea Warfare Training Range (USWTR), is now into its third year. To estimate marine mammal density, distribution, and seasonality, a multi-platform approach was implemented using traditional visual line transect survey methods from aerial and vessel platforms along with passive acoustic monitoring from vessels and moored instruments. This project represents a long term data set used to assess residency and abundance patterns of this offshore area in the waters off North Carolina. The original survey data are separated into two datasets, from left and right observers. This dataset is from the left side sightings data. The right side sightings data are available on OBIS-SEAMAP in the USWTR Onslow Bay Aerial Survey -Right side- 2008-2010 dataset.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Fish, Biology > Mammals, Biology > Reptiles
Keywords:
Marine, A, North Atlantic, Balaenoptera physalus, Caretta caretta, Dermochelys coriacea, Grampus griseus, Mola mola (Linneaus, 1758), Steno bredanensis, Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821)

Geographical coverage
A, North Atlantic [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
25 February 2008 - 12 April 2010

Taxonomic coverage
Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Caretta caretta (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Dermochelys coriacea (Vandelli, 1761) [WoRMS]
Grampus griseus (G. Cuvier, 1812) [WoRMS]
Mola mola (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Steno bredanensis (G. Cuvier in Lesson, 1828) [WoRMS]
Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821) [WoRMS]

Contributors
University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW), moredata owner

Related datasets
Published in:
OBIS-SEAMAP: Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, more
Other relation:
USWTR Onslow Bay Aerial Survey -Right side- 2008-2010, more

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Dataset information:

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