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Marine Mammal Aerial Surveys in the Puget Sound 2013
Citation
Smultea, M.A., C.E. Bacon, and T.A. Jefferson. 2014. Marine Mammal Aerial Surveys Conducted in the Pacific Northwest, Inland Puget Sound Waters, 30 August – 4 September 2013. Final Report. Prepared for Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Submitted to Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest (NAVFAC NW), Silverdale, WA 98315-1101 under Contract No. N62470-10-D-3011 issued to HDR, Inc., San Diego, CA 92123. Unknown
Contact: HDR Environmental, Operations and Construction, Inc., more ; Smultea, Mari ; U.S. Navy, more

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Description
Marine mammal aerial surveys were conducted from 30 August through 4 September 2013 in the Pacific Northwest inland Puget Sound waters. This effort was in support of Marine Mammal Protection Act permit monitoring requirements for the U.S. Navy to conduct marine mammal studies in waters on or adjacent to U.S. Naval installations in the inland Puget Sound Region, as well as offshore in the existing Northwest Training Range Complex (NWTRC) and Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Keyport Dabob Bay Range Complex (together known as the Northwest Training and Testing Study Area). Data are from one survey conducted under contract by Smultea Environmental Sciences (SES) and issued by HDR, Inc. There were 779 marine mammal sightings of over 1,716 animals representing 5,785 km (3,124 nm) of flight (both on and off effort).

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Mammals
Keywords:
Marine, INE, USA, Washington, Puget Sound, Cetacea, Phocoenidae, Pinnipedia

Geographical coverage
INE, USA, Washington, Puget Sound [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
30 August 2013 - 4 September 2013

Taxonomic coverage
Cetacea [WoRMS]
Phocoenidae [WoRMS]
Pinnipedia [WoRMS]

Parameter
Occurrence of biota

Contributors
HDR Environmental, Operations and Construction, Inc., more
Smultea Environmental Sciences, moredata creator U.S. Navy, more

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

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2015-04-16
Information last updated: 2015-04-23
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