Strandings of Marine Mammals in Alabama from 16 Dec 1978 - 31 Dec 2015 (NCEI Accession 0117461)

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This dataset contains information about marine mammal strandings documented in Alabama waters between 1978 and 2015. Data include identity, size, condition, sex, and location where the animal was found.
  • Cite as: Carmichael, Ruth; Dauphin Island Sea Lab (2016). Strandings of Marine Mammals in Alabama from 16 Dec 1978 - 31 Dec 2015 (NCEI Accession 0117461). Version 2.2. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Time Period 1978-12-16 to 2015-12-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 33.3667
S: 29.35
E: -87
W: -88.35
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2016-05-23
  • revision: 2016-06-10
Edition 2.2
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
In this accession, NCEI has archived multiple versions of these data. The latest (and best) version of these data has the largest version number.
Purpose Collection and dissemination of high quality data from stranding events throughout the range is essential for informing management and conservation of bottlenose dolphin and other marine mammals. The primary goal of the Alabama Marine Mammal Stranding Network, established on May 1 2011, is to enhance reporting and response effort for marine mammal strandings in Alabama waters by reducing response time and improving data quality and consistency. The network provides a unified reporting and data management outlet, and a high level of quality assurance and control for data collection. ALMMSN makes data available to end-users, provides long-term data storage and retrieval capacity, and supports training for local personnel to build an enduring and sustainable network.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Carmichael, Ruth; Dauphin Island Sea Lab (2016). Strandings of Marine Mammals in Alabama from 16 Dec 1978 - 31 Dec 2015 (NCEI Accession 0117461). Version 2.2. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS > CETACEANS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NMFS/SEFSC > Southeast Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
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Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Carmichael, Ruth; Dauphin Island Sea Lab (2016). Strandings of Marine Mammals in Alabama from 16 Dec 1978 - 31 Dec 2015 (NCEI Accession 0117461). Version 2.2. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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  • 2016-05-23T16:56:30 - NCEI Accession 0117461 v1.1 was published.
  • 2016-06-10T17:06:12 - NCEI Accession 0117461 was revised and v2.2 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this data set. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
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  • visual analysis
  • visual observation
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