NOAA and the U.S. Navy are working to better understand underwater sound within the National Marine Sanctuary System. From 2018-2021, these agencies worked with numerous scientific partners to study sound within seven national marine sanctuaries and one marine national monument, which includes waters off Hawai‘i and the east and west coasts. Standardized measurements were used to assess sounds produced by marine animals, physical processes (e.g., wind and waves), and human activities. Collectively, this information will help NOAA and the Navy measure sound levels and baseline acoustic conditions in sanctuaries. This work is a continuation of ongoing Navy and NOAA monitoring and research, including efforts by NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries.
This dataset includes the SanctSound species detections based on recorded sounds produced by marine animals with those observations aggregated to daily presence. The full resolution SanctSound species detection products can be discovered and accessed at the NCEI Passive Acoustic Data Archive along with the dataset-specific metadata, processing details and citation. Sound sources were extracted from the SanctSound audio dataset also available at the the NCEI Passive Acoustic Data Archive (NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and U.S Navy. 2021. SanctSound Raw Passive Acoustic Data. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/10.25921/saca-sp25).
The data in this occurrence 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 22,928 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.
This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.
The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.
How to cite
Researchers should cite this work as follows:
NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and U.S Navy (2023). Sanctuary Soundscape Monitoring Project (SanctSound) Daily Aggregated Species Detections. Version 1.1. Occurrence dataset. https://ipt-obis.gbif.us/resource?r=noaa_sanctsound_daily_species&v=1.1
Researchers should respect the following rights statement:
The publisher and rights holder of this work is United States Geological Survey. To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.
This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: b3fc1d76-a50d-4a57-a2f3-425adfc59f9f. United States Geological Survey publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.
The resource data is also available in other formats
|NCEI Passive Acoustic Data Archive||https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/maps/passive-acoustic-data/ UTF-8 Mapper|
|SanctSound Raw Passive Acoustic Data||https://doi.org/10.25921/saca-sp25 UTF-8 .wav, .flac|
|Darwin Core crosswalk||https://github.com/ioos/bio_data_guide/tree/main/datasets/SanctSound UTF-8 csv|
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|Bounding Coordinates||South West [21.285, -168.134], North East [48.49, -70.179]|