Bowhead Whale Feeding Ecology Study (BOWFEST): Aerial Survey in Chukchi and Beaufort Seas conducted from 2007-08-23 to 2011-09-16 (NCEI Accession 0131425)

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The Bowhead Whale Feeding Ecology Study (BOWFEST) was initiated in May 2007 through an Interagency Agreement between the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) (formerly Minerals Management Service (MMS)) and the National Marine Mammal Laboratory (NMML). This was a multi-disciplinary study involving oceanography, acoustics, tagging, stomach sampling and aerial surveys and included scientists from a wide range of institutions (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), University of Rhode Island (URI), University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), University of Washington (UW), Oregon State University (OSU), North Slope Borough (NSB), and NMML. The data described and presented here are only from the aerial survey component of this larger study. The focus of the aerial survey was to document patterns and variability in the timing and locations of bowhead whales. Using a NOAA Twin Otter, scientists from NMML conducted aerial surveys from mid-August to mid-September during this five year study between years 2007-2011. Surveys were conducted in the BOWFEST study area (continental shelf waters between 157 degree W and 152 degree W and from the coastline to 72 degree N, with most of the effort concentrated between 157 degree W and 154 degree W and between the coastline and 71 degree 44'N).
  • Cite as: Kim E. W. Shelden; Julie A. Mocklin; Kimberly T. Goetz; David J. Rugh; Linda Vate Brattström (2015). Bowhead Whale Feeding Ecology Study (BOWFEST): Aerial Survey in Chukchi and Beaufort Seas conducted from 2007-08-23 to 2011-09-16 (NCEI Accession 0131425). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 2007-08-23 to 2011-09-16
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 72.05
S: 70.79
E: -151.84
W: -157.33
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2015-09-10
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: MCLCU9
Purpose Basic research
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Kim E. W. Shelden; Julie A. Mocklin; Kimberly T. Goetz; David J. Rugh; Linda Vate Brattström (2015). Bowhead Whale Feeding Ecology Study (BOWFEST): Aerial Survey in Chukchi and Beaufort Seas conducted from 2007-08-23 to 2011-09-16 (NCEI Accession 0131425). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
Cited Authors
  • Kim E. W. Shelden
  • Julie A. Mocklin
  • Kimberly T. Goetz
  • David J. Rugh
  • Linda Vate Brattström
Collaborators
  • Julie Mocklin
    NOAA-NMFS-AFSC-NMML
Contributors
Resource Providers
Points of Contact
  • Kim Shelden
    NOAA-NMFS-AFSC-NMML
Publishers
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 > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE
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
  • AIRCRAFT
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • INCLINOMETERS
  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > BEAUFORT SEA
  • OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > CHUKCHI SEA
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Kim E. W. Shelden; Julie A. Mocklin; Kimberly T. Goetz; David J. Rugh; Linda Vate Brattström (2015). Bowhead Whale Feeding Ecology Study (BOWFEST): Aerial Survey in Chukchi and Beaufort Seas conducted from 2007-08-23 to 2011-09-16 (NCEI Accession 0131425). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-09-10T12:26:16 - NCEI Accession 0131425 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • Data Type: LATITUDE (measured); Units: decimal degrees; Observation Type: other; Sampling Instrument: GPS.
  • Data Type: LONGITUDE (measured); Units: decimal degrees; Observation Type: other; Sampling Instrument: GPS.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • GPS
  • inclinometer
  • visual observation
Platform
  • AIRCRAFT
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