Acoustics short-term passive monitoring using sonobuoys in the Bering, Chukchi, and Western Beaufort Seas conducted by Alaska Fisheries Scientific Center, National Marine Mammal Laboratory from 2007-08-01 to 2015-09-28 (NCEI Accession 0138863)

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The National Marine Mammal Laboratory (NMML) has conducted passive acoustic monitoring in the Bering, Chukchi, and Western Beaufort Seas to determine spatio-temporal distribution of marine mammals as well as environmental and anthropogenic noise. Species and sounds detected on sonobuoys include fin, blue, bowhead, humpback, killer, gray, minke, sperm, beluga, sei, and North Pacific right whales, walrus, ribbon and bearded seals, and seismic airguns. This short-term passive acoustic monitoring was also used to locate vocalizing species of interest for photo-identification, tagging, and behavioral studies. Recordings are available since 2007 in the Bering Sea, since 2010 in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, and in 2013 in the Gulf of Alaska. Both omnidirectional and DiFAR sonobuoys have been used. The vast majority of the sonobuoys were deployed opportunistically along the tracks of research cruises funded by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). In one year (2009), sonobuoys were deployed opportunistically from an aerial survey plane. All sonobuoys were provided by the United States Navy (Naval Operational Logistics Support Center, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crance Division, and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy).
  • Cite as: Berchok, Catherine; Crance, Jessica; Ljungblad, Don; Keating, Jennifer; Grassia, Stephanie; Ives, Eliza; Scattorin, Francesco; Thompson, Jessica; Küsel, Liz; Morse, Laura; Cholewiak, Danielle; Wright, Dana; Hager, Julia; Tucker, Nick; Slack, Megan; Miller, Kelsey; Yack, Tina; Coates, Shannon; Grebner, Dawn (2015). Acoustics short-term passive monitoring using sonobuoys in the Bering, Chukchi, and Western Beaufort Seas conducted by Alaska Fisheries Scientific Center, National Marine Mammal Laboratory from 2007-08-01 to 2015-09-28 (NCEI Accession 0138863). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 2007-08-01 to 2015-09-28
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 72.86938
S: 53.52167
E: -141.62497
W: -177.5925
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2015-12-28
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: J1DU7C
Purpose The purpose of these sonobuoy deployments is to assess short-term presence, distribution, and relative abundance of marine mammals in the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas, and also to locate vocalizing species of interest for photo-identification, tagging, and behavioral studies.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Berchok, Catherine; Crance, Jessica; Ljungblad, Don; Keating, Jennifer; Grassia, Stephanie; Ives, Eliza; Scattorin, Francesco; Thompson, Jessica; Küsel, Liz; Morse, Laura; Cholewiak, Danielle; Wright, Dana; Hager, Julia; Tucker, Nick; Slack, Megan; Miller, Kelsey; Yack, Tina; Coates, Shannon; Grebner, Dawn (2015). Acoustics short-term passive monitoring using sonobuoys in the Bering, Chukchi, and Western Beaufort Seas conducted by Alaska Fisheries Scientific Center, National Marine Mammal Laboratory from 2007-08-01 to 2015-09-28 (NCEI Accession 0138863). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
Cited Authors
  • Berchok, Catherine
  • Crance, Jessica
  • Ljungblad, Don
  • Keating, Jennifer
  • Grassia, Stephanie
  • Ives, Eliza
  • Scattorin, Francesco
  • Thompson, Jessica
  • Küsel, Liz
  • Morse, Laura
  • Cholewiak, Danielle
  • Wright, Dana
  • Hager, Julia
  • Tucker, Nick
  • Slack, Megan
  • Miller, Kelsey
  • Yack, Tina
  • Coates, Shannon
  • Grebner, Dawn
Contributors
Resource Providers
Points of Contact
  • Catherine Berchok
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 > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS
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
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS
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
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN > BERING SEA
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN > GULF OF ALASKA
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Berchok, Catherine; Crance, Jessica; Ljungblad, Don; Keating, Jennifer; Grassia, Stephanie; Ives, Eliza; Scattorin, Francesco; Thompson, Jessica; Küsel, Liz; Morse, Laura; Cholewiak, Danielle; Wright, Dana; Hager, Julia; Tucker, Nick; Slack, Megan; Miller, Kelsey; Yack, Tina; Coates, Shannon; Grebner, Dawn (2015). Acoustics short-term passive monitoring using sonobuoys in the Bering, Chukchi, and Western Beaufort Seas conducted by Alaska Fisheries Scientific Center, National Marine Mammal Laboratory from 2007-08-01 to 2015-09-28 (NCEI Accession 0138863). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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  • 2015-12-28T17:45:18 - NCEI Accession 0138863 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • Data Type: LATITUDE (measured); Units: decimal degree; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: GPS.
  • Data Type: LONGITUDE (measured); Units: decimal degree; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: GPS.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • GPS
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