Vessel line-transect surveys of Arctic cetaceans in the Chuckchi Sea, Arctic Marine Biodiversity Observing Network (AMBON) research cruise on the vessel Norseman II, 2015-08-09 - 2015-09-03

Sampling event
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Description

This dataset contains cetacean observation data conducted during shipboard transects in the Chukchi Sea during the 9 August - 3 September 2015 Arctic Marine Biodiversity Observing Network (AMBON) research cruise. The dataset is two comma-separated values (csv) files describing the dates, times, latitude, longitude, species and best-high-low estimates of numbers for each cetacean (whales). This dataset was exported from the marine bird and mammal observation software WinCruz from the entire survey, and later transformed from the WinCruz format into Darwin Core formatted tables (DwC, occurrence core), with DwC term names as column names.

Data Records

The data in this sampling event resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 50 records.

1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

Event (core)
50
Occurrence 
156

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GBIF Registration

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Keywords

Samplingevent; Samplingevent

Contacts

Kate Stafford
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Affiliate Associate Professor, Oceanography
Pole Star Ecological Research LLC
Sue Moore
  • Originator
Senior Scientist
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Katrin Iken
  • Originator
Professor
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Chris Turner
  • Metadata Provider
Data Librarian
Axiom Data Science
Abigail Benson
  • Publisher
Biologist
U.S. Geological Survey
Mathew Biddle
  • Distributor
Physical Scientist
United States Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (US MBON)
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Geographic Coverage

Chukchi Sea, Alaska, USA

Bounding Coordinates South West [67.617, -168.943], North East [72.494, -164.113]

Additional Metadata

marine, harvest by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers f4b56e69-4ff5-4cd2-bc48-ec273232d9e0
https://www1.usgs.gov/obis-usa/ipt/resource?r=ambon_cetaceans_2015