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SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, SWAPS 1997, Cruise 1607
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
Contact: Taylor, Barbara L.
Availability: This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
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.
Biology > Mammals
Marine, IN, North Pacific, Cetacea
IN, North Pacific [Marine Regions]
9 March 1997 - 8 June 1997
Occurrence of biota
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