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Cape Hatteras 04-05

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This dataset contains location information of marine mammal, sea bird, sea turtle sightings off of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, in August 2004. more

Our objective is to map the distribution of upper-trophic predators with respect to physical and biological gradients across the North Carolina shelf. A team of observers used standardized population sampling techniques, including line-transect and strip-transect methods, to survey the distribution and abundance of marine mammals, birds and turtles. By repeatedly surveying the study area in conjunction with physical and biological measurements from in-situ and remote-sensing platforms, we will quantify how these predators respond to changes in the oceanography of this dynamic region over short time scales (days) and across seasons (summer - winter). More information is available online: Cape Hatteras: Where Currents Collide; Science - Marine Mammals: Cape Hatteras: Where Currents Collide; Overview - Background:

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

Geographical coverage
A, North Atlantic [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
4 August 2004 - 2 February 2005

Taxonomic coverage
Mammalia [WoRMS]
Aves [WoRMS]
Testudines [WoRMS]

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

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Dataset information:

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2012-11-27
Information last updated: 2012-11-27
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