Southeast Alaska cetacean vessel surveys conducted by Alaska Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Mammals Laboratory from 1991-04-20 to 2012-07-20 (NCEI Accession 0140931)

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In 1991, NMML initiated cetacean studies with vessel coverage throughout inland waters of Southeast Alaska. Between 1991 and 1993, line-transect methodology was used to: 1) obtain population estimates of both harbor porpoise and Dalls porpoise, 2) establish a baseline for detecting trends in porpoise abundance, and 3) define porpoise distributional patterns and seasonality. Three line-transect surveys were carried out each year spanning spring, summer, and fall. To update abundance and trends for both harbor porpoise and Dalls porpoise, NMML once again initiated line-transect surveys in 2006 (spring and summer), 2007 (spring, summer and fall), 2010 (summer and fall), 2011 (summer and fall), and 2012 (summer) using methods comparable to those used in the early 1990s.
  • Cite as: Dahlheim, Marilyn; Waite, Janice; Clapham, Phillip (2016). Southeast Alaska cetacean vessel surveys conducted by Alaska Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Mammals Laboratory from 1991-04-20 to 2012-07-20 (NCEI Accession 0140931). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1991-04-20 to 2012-07-20
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 59.135
S: 54.6775
E: -130.90167
W: -137.06
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2016-02-02
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: 8BE95G
Purpose Assess cetacean distribution, group size, seasonal occurrence, abundance and population trends.
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Dahlheim, Marilyn; Waite, Janice; Clapham, Phillip (2016). Southeast Alaska cetacean vessel surveys conducted by Alaska Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Mammals Laboratory from 1991-04-20 to 2012-07-20 (NCEI Accession 0140931). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
Cited Authors
  • Dahlheim, Marilyn
  • Waite, Janice
  • Clapham, Phillip
Principal Investigators
  • Marilyn Dahlheim
    US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; Alaska Fisheries Science Center; National Marine Mammal Laboratory (NMFS/AFSC National Marine Mammal Laboratory - NMFS/AFSC/NMML)
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Publishers
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND DIRECTION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND SPEED
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS > CETACEANS
  • 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
  • SHIPS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • BINOCULAR > BINOCULAR
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Dahlheim, Marilyn; Waite, Janice; Clapham, Phillip (2016). Southeast Alaska cetacean vessel surveys conducted by Alaska Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Mammals Laboratory from 1991-04-20 to 2012-07-20 (NCEI Accession 0140931). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Lineage information for: dataset
Processing Steps
  • 2016-02-02T14:20:09 - NCEI Accession 0140931 v1.1 was published.
Output Datasets
Lineage information for: dataset
Processing Steps
  • Data Type: DLong (measured); Units: Decimal degrees; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: GPS.
  • Data Type: Dlat (measured); Units: Decimal Degrees; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: GPS.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • binoculars
  • GPS
Platform
  • AQUILA
  • JOHN N. COBB
  • Medeia
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