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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). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0130075. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2003-06-27 to 2003-07-15
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
West: -156.942
East: -146.66
South: 56.056
North: 60.785
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2015-07-29
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Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
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). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0130075. Accessed [date].
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Data Center keywords NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords ICES/SeaDataNet Ship Codes
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Provider Location Names
  • 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). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0130075. Accessed [date].
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-07-29T21:13:11Z - 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.
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  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
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Instrument
  • GPS
  • visual estimate
  • visual observation
Platform
  • NOAA Ship Miller Freeman
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