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UNCW Aerial Surveys for monitoring of proposed Oslow Bay USWTR site - Left side -

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Description
Dataset of the aerial surveys of a monitoring program that includes aerial, vessel and passive acoustic survey techniques to determine the abundance and distribution of marine mammals and sea turtles within the USWTR in Oslow Bay. more

Onslow Bay, off the coast of North Carolina, is currently the United States Navy's preferred site for an undersea warfare training range (USWTR). To determine the abundance and distribution of marine mammals and sea turtles within the USWTR, a monitoring program that includes aerial, vessel and passive acoustic survey techniques is currently being undertaken by Duke University, St. Andrews University and the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Surveys were flown in a Cessna 337, at 305 m altitude and 185 km/hr speed, with a pilot, co-pilot and two observers. The survey, consisting of ten 74 km long track-lines spaced 6.5 km apart, creating a 5 km boundary around the USWTR site, was flown 1 - 2 times a month.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Fish, Biology > Mammals, Biology > Reptiles
Keywords:
Marine, A, North Atlantic, Cetacea, Pisces, Testudines

Geographical coverage
A, North Atlantic [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
26 June 2007 - 11 December 2007

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

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

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OBIS-SEAMAP: Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, more

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Dataset information:

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2012-11-29
Information last updated: 2012-11-29
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