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Description
CSCAPE (Collaborative Survey of Cetacean Abundance and the Pelagic Ecosystem) 2005 was a shipboard survey conducted aboard the NOAA ships David Starr Jordan and McArthur II to assess marine mammals and their ecosystem off the U.S. West Coast. It was designed to survey waters off California, Oregon and Washington from the coast to 300 nmi (556 km) offshore, and to provide additional fine-scale coverage within four of the five West Coast National Marine Sanctuaries (NMS). 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 by the NOAA Ship David Starr Jordan. more

The primary purpose of the survey was to assess the abundance and distribution of marine mammals and seabirds, and to characterize the pelagic ecosystem within the National Marine Sanctuaries and in the ecological context of the broader California Current region.

This dataset is supplemental to the following datasets: SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, CAMMS 1991, Cruise 1426 SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, ORCAWALE 1996, Cruise 1604 SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, ORCAWALE 1996, Cruise 1605 SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, ORCAWALE 2001, Cruise 1617 SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, ORCAWALE 2001, Cruise 1619 SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, CSCAPE 2005, Cruise 1627 SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey, ORCAWALE 2008, Cruise 1635

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Mammals
Keywords:
Marine, INE, USA, Pacific Northwest, Cetacea

Geographical coverage
INE, USA, Pacific Northwest [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
2 August 2005 - 6 December 2005

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: 2015-10-19
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