Marine mammals line-transect survey conducted in the Gulf of Alaska from 2003-06-27 to 2003-07-15 (NCEI Accession 0130075)

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Three marine mammal observers participated on a cetacean survey from 26 June to 15 July 2003, aboard NOAA Ship Miller Freeman as a piggyback project during a RACE acoustic-trawl survey for pollock (see RACE's Midwater Assessment and Conservation Engineering report here: http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/Quarterly/jas2003/divrptsRACE2.htm). A total of 2,242 km of trackline were surveyed with 364 cetacean sightings (1,079 individuals). An additional 28 cetacean sightings were made (175 individuals) during off effort periods. Species included harbor porpoise, Dall's porpoise, Pacific white-sided dolphins, killer whales, minke whales, fin whales, humpback whales, sperm whales, Baird's beaked whales, and Cuvier's beaked whales. See link for details: http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/Quarterly/jas2003/divrptsNMML2.htm.
  • Cite as: Waite, Janice; Friday, Nancy; Moore, Sue (2015). Marine mammals line-transect survey conducted in the Gulf of Alaska from 2003-06-27 to 2003-07-15 (NCEI Accession 0130075). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 2003-06-27 to 2003-07-15
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 60.785
S: 56.056
E: -146.66
W: -156.942
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2015-07-29
Edition 1.1
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
Submission Package ID: 97FKW2
Purpose The primary objective was to document the distribution of cetacean species occurring on the shelf of the Gulf of Alaska and to collect line-transect data for abundance estimation of cetacean species.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Waite, Janice; Friday, Nancy; Moore, Sue (2015). Marine mammals line-transect survey conducted in the Gulf of Alaska from 2003-06-27 to 2003-07-15 (NCEI Accession 0130075). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
Cited Authors
  • Waite, Janice
  • Friday, Nancy
  • Moore, Sue
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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 > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND SPEED
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > SWELLS
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/AFSC/NMML > National Marine Mammal Laboratory, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • Earth Remote Sensing Instruments > Passive Remote Sensing > Positioning/Navigation > GPS
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Photon/Optical Detectors > VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN > GULF OF ALASKA
Sea areas or Regions
  • Gulf of Alaska
Project keywords Related Projects and/or Programs
  • AFSC 2003 Gulf of Alaska Echo-Integrated Trawl Survey
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Waite, Janice; Friday, Nancy; Moore, Sue (2015). Marine mammals line-transect survey conducted in the Gulf of Alaska from 2003-06-27 to 2003-07-15 (NCEI Accession 0130075). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-07-29T21:13:11 - NCEI Accession 0130075 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • Data Type: LATITUDE (measured); Units: degrees N and decimal minutes; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: GPS.
  • Data Type: LONGITUDE (measured); Units: degrees W and decimal minutes; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: GPS.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • GPS
  • visual estimate
  • visual observation
Platform
  • MILLER FREEMAN
Last Modified: 2018-03-06T13:19:30
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