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UNCW Marine Mammal Aerial Surveys 2006-2007

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Data of aerial surveys conducted for large whales, specifically targeting right whales, during winter and spring off North Carolina and Virginia, United States. 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 December 2006 to May 2007. 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 2007 for aerial surveys conducted in the mid-Atlantic and southeast Atlantic bight.

Biology > Fish, Biology > Mammals, Biology > Reptiles
Marine, A, North Atlantic, Cetacea, Pisces, Testudines

Geographical coverage
A, North Atlantic [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
5 December 2006 - 2 May 2007

Taxonomic coverage
Cetacea [WoRMS]
Pisces [WoRMS]
Testudines [WoRMS]

University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW), moredata owner

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Dataset information:

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2012-11-28
Information last updated: 2012-11-28
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