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UNCW Right Whale Aerial Survey 05-06
Contact: McLellan, William
Availability: This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Data of aerial survey sightings from the South Carolina/North Carolina border to the south end of Assateague Island, Virginia, United States from October 2005 to April 2006. more
Aerial surveys were flown in parallel lines from the South Carolina/North Carolina border to the south end of Assateague Island, Virginia, United States from October 2005 to April 2006. All large whale, small cetaceans, sea turtles and large fish, and ship sightings were recorded. Surveys were conducted in Beaufort sea states of 5 or under and in clear weather conditions. Photos of all large whales exist in the VAB LAB photo data base at University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW). UNCW houses a data base that now extends from 1998 to 2006 for aerial surveys conducted in the mid-Atlantic and southeast Atlantic bight. Purpose To conduct systematic aerial surveys for large whales, specifically targeting right whales, during the fall, winter and spring off North Carolina and Virginia, United States.
Biology > Fish, Biology > Mammals, Biology > Reptiles
Marine, A, North Atlantic, Cetacea, Pisces, Testudines
A, North Atlantic [Marine Regions]
27 October 2005 - 20 April 2006
OBIS-SEAMAP: Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, more
Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2012-11-27
Information last updated: 2012-11-27