Seabird Broad-Scale Distribution, 2010 (B64)

The goal of this project was to describe the broad-scale distribution of seabirds in conjunction with the Bering Sea Integrated Ecosystem Research Program (BSIERP) funded by the North Pacific Research Board. As a component of BSIERP, observers were placed on selected vessels of opportunity in collaboration with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), projects funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The primary focus was on the Bering Sea, but additional surveys were conducted in collaboration with vessel-based projects in the Arctic (funded by Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE)) and in the Gulf of Alaska. In 2010, there were 20 cruises in the Chukchi/Beaufort seas, Bering Sea, and Gulf of Alaska from March through October. In the Bering Sea, the observers surveyed 29,451 km of transects. In the Arctic and Gulf of Alaska the observers surveyed 3,014 and 4,964km, respectively. The observers used strip-transect methodology and followed USFWS protocol (see observer manual for details). All data have also been submitted to the North Pacific Pelagic Seabird Database (NPPSD).

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  • Begin:  2010-03-01T00:00:00Z
    End:  2010-10-31T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2010-03-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2010-10-31T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 73.00500
Bounding Box South Lat 48.80700
Bounding Box West Long -179.99600
Bounding Box East Long -179.99500
Spatial Representation N/A
Spatial Resolution N/A
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Documentation #1 : B64-Data_2010.html

Documentation #2 : USFWS_MBM_At-Sea_Survey_Manual.pdf

245.B64-003 : supersedes dataset 245.B64-002

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Asset Size 34 MB
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Author Kathy J. Kuletz
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2011-06-02T11:00:00
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier 245.B64-002
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category biota
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2021-10-01T16:05:10Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::245.B64-002
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Kathy J. Kuletz. (2011). Seabird Broad-Scale Distribution, 2010 (B64). 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 04 October 2023.

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