Oil Industry Marine Mammal Ecology Data

The purpose of the marine mammal ecology survey is to increase current knowledge of the movements, distribution and abundance of marine mammals during the open water season within the study areas. Vessel-based marine mammal data are collected as part of a multi-disciplinary environmental program during the open water season from the end of July to early October in the northeastern Chukchi Sea. Biologist observers, assisted by observers from the native communities, record all marine mammals sighted during daylight hours along north-south oriented transect lines. Besides species information, observers record other environmental data such as behavior, distance and movement of the animal relative to the vessel. The information obtained on marine mammal presence and distribution through visual observations augments the data collected through acoustic call detections. Combining the marine mammal data with information on the physical oceanography and of potential food organisms (plankton, benthos, and fish) contributes to a better understanding of the relationship between marine mammals and their environment. This dataset is part of the Pacific Marine Arctic Regional Synthesis (PacMARS) Project.

This dataset contains the original CSV files, metadata files, shapefiles, and geodatabase files in ZIP files.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2008-07-23T00:00:00Z
    End:  2011-10-14T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2008-07-23T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2011-10-14T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 72.00371
Bounding Box South Lat 64.48332
Bounding Box West Long -167.97465
Bounding Box East Long -157.79164
Spatial Representation grid
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links

Documentation #1 : 2011_Final_Marine_Mammals.pdf

Documentation #2 : 2012_CSESP_MarineMammals_Final_Report.pdf

Documentation #3 : FR_2008_MAM_CanyonCreek_Marine_Mammal_Survey.pdf

Documentation #4 : FR_2009_MAM_CanyonCreek_Marine_Mammal_Survey.pdf

Documentation #5 : FR_2010_MAM_CSESP_MarMam_2010.pdf

Documentation #6 : MMO_MM_EFT_2008_12_Metadata_Ed3.html

Documentation #7 : MMO_MM_OBS_2008_12_Metadata_Ed3.html

Additional Information N/A
Resource Format ZIP: PKZIP (application/zip)
Standardized Resource Format Archive
Asset Size 6 MB
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Software Implementation Language N/A

Resource Support Name EOL Data Support
Resource Support Email datahelp@eol.ucar.edu
Resource Support Organization UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Distributor UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Metadata Contact Name EOL Data Support
Metadata Contact Email datahelp@eol.ucar.edu
Metadata Contact Organization UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory

Author Lisanne A. M. Aerts
Jay Brueggeman
Andrew Cyr
R. Gumtow
Willow Hetrick
Alex V. Kirk
Kate S. Lomac-MacNair
Alexandra E. McFarland
Carissa A. Schudel
Pamela E. Seiser
Sioned Sitkiewicz
David Snyder
Melanie Wahl
Bridget H. Watts
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2013-05-31T20:27:14
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.5065/D60Z71B4
Alternate Identifier 255.045
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category oceans
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-03-08T22:01:27Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::255.045
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Lisanne A. M. Aerts, Jay Brueggeman, Andrew Cyr, R. Gumtow, Willow Hetrick, Alex V. Kirk, Kate S. Lomac-MacNair, Alexandra E. McFarland, Carissa A. Schudel, Pamela E. Seiser, Sioned Sitkiewicz, David Snyder, Melanie Wahl, Bridget H. Watts. (2013). Oil Industry Marine Mammal Ecology Data. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/D60Z71B4. Accessed 23 June 2024.

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