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SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, SWAPS 1997, Cruise 1607
Citation
Barlow, Jay and Barbara L. Taylor. 2005. Estimates of sperm whale abundance in the northeastern temperate Pacific from a combined acoustic and visual survey. Marine Mammal Science. 21(3):429–445

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Description
The 1997 Sperm Whale Abundance and Population Structures (SWAPS) line-transect survey was designed to census sperm whales near the end of their breeding season in the North Pacific Ocean from the west coast of the U.S. out to 158 degrees west longitude. This survey was conducted by the NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center aboard the NOAA ship McArthur for a total of approximately 12,000 kilometers surveyed from early March to early June 1997. This dataset provides the time-date and geographical coordinates, by species/stock, of all cetaceans detected during the survey, as well as the daily and intra-daily start and end points of the line-transect survey. more

The primary objective was to census sperm whales near the end of their breeding season in the North Pacific Ocean from the west coast of the U.S. out to 158 degrees west longitude. Supplemental information: Data of SWFSC Marine Mammal Sightings from 1997 to 2009 were put together and submitted to OBIS-SEAMAP by Tim Gerrodette, NOAA SWFSC. The data are registered separately per cruise.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Mammals
Keywords:
Marine, IN, North Pacific, Cetacea

Geographical coverage
IN, North Pacific [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
9 March 1997 - 8 June 1997

Taxonomic coverage
Cetacea [WoRMS]

Parameter
Occurrence of biota

Contributors
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Fisheries Service; Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC), moredata creator

Related datasets
Published in:
OBIS-SEAMAP: Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2015-04-13
Information last updated: 2015-04-13
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