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|Title:||Marine animal sighting and census data from aircraft and other platforms from the Southeastern Bering Sea and other locations as part of the Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program (OCSEAP) from 07 March 1979 to 04 March 1983 (NODC Accession 8600251)|
|Abstract:||Marine animal sighting and census data were collected from aircraft and other platforms in the Bering Sea and other locations from 07 March 1979 to 044 March 1983. Data were collected by the Battelle Marine Research Laboratory as part of Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program (OCSEAP). Data were processed by NODC to the NODC standard F127 Marine Animal and Census format. Full format description is available from NODC at ww.nodc.noaa.gov/General/NODC-Archive/f127.html.
The F127 format is used for data from field observations of marine animals. Data may be reported either for individual, random sightings or for sightings made as part of systematic ship or aircraft surveys along specified tracks. These data provide information on animal population densities and distributions, activities, migratory routes and breeding locales. Cruise or survey information, start and end positions, start and end times, and platform speed, direction, and altitude are reported for each observation or series of observations. Position, date and time are reported for each sighting location, along with a code indicating presence or absence of animals and, if present, their distance to the observer, shoreline, and ice edge and heading direction. For each sighting location, animal sighting data are reported by species for all observed species. Species identification, total number of individuals, and counts by age group (adults, subadults, juveniles, unknown) may be reported in summary for all animals sighted or by subgroups distinguished by sex, behavior, markings, or other characteristics. A text record is available for comments.
|Seanames:||Bering Sea, Chukchi Sea|
|Instrument types:||biota surveys, meteorological sensors, photograph, salinometer, thermometer, visual estimate, visual observation|
|Datatypes:||AIR TEMPERATURE, ANIMALS - GROUP - BEHAVIOR, ANIMALS - GROUP - NUMBER IN GROUP, ANIMALS - INDIVIDUAL - AGE, ANIMALS - INDIVIDUAL - BEHAVIOR, ANIMALS - INDIVIDUAL - CAUSE OF DEATH, ANIMALS - INDIVIDUAL - COUNTS, ANIMALS - INDIVIDUAL - DIVE TIMES, ANIMALS - INDIVIDUAL - MARKS OR TAGS, ANIMALS - INDIVIDUAL - MASS, ANIMALS - INDIVIDUAL - PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS, ANIMALS - INDIVIDUAL - RELATIVE POSITION, ANIMALS - INDIVIDUAL - STOMACH CONTENTS, ANIMALS - INDIVIDUAL, BIRDS, DEBRIS, GLARE - DIRECTION, GLARE - TYPE, GLARE, HABITAT, HUMAN ACTIVITY, ICE - CHARACTERISTICS, ICE - COVERAGE, ICE - DEFORMATION, ICE - TYPE, ICE, SEA STATE, SPECIES IDENTIFICATION - LIFE STAGE, SPECIES IDENTIFICATION - SEX, SPECIES IDENTIFICATION, TAXONOMIC CODE, TEMPERATURE - SURFACE WATER, TIDE STAGE, VISIBILITY, WATER COLOR, WATER DEPTH, WEATHER, WIND DIRECTION, WIND SPEED, cloud amount/frequency, cloud types|
|Submitting institution:||Battelle Ocean Sciences Laboratory - New England|
|Collecting institutions:||Battelle Ocean Sciences Laboratory - New England|
|Platforms:||AIRCRAFT, VARIOUS SMALL VESSELS|
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|Supplementary information:||These data files are in NODC F127 format. This format is described at
and the codes used in this format are listed at
Note: Metadata for this accession were extracted from a legacy database
maintained by the U.S. National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC). The
design of the database did not exactly reflect the FGDC Content
Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM).
Principal Investigator (PI) and organization contact information
accurately represents all available information from the legacy database
at the time that this description was created. However, proper
attribution of a PI to a specific institution or the role (submitting or
collecting) taken by an institution may not be correct due to inexact
mapping between fields in the legacy database and the CSDGM. Due to this
uncertainty, the contact information was initially recorded in the
Supplemental Information element of the CSDGM description.
To develop more accurate metadata, the NODC reviews metadata for all
accessions on an ongoing basis.
Points of contact for this data set include:
Agency: BATTELLE MARINE RESEARCH LABORATORY - NEW ENGLAND
PI: Gulbransen, Thomas
address: 397 WASHINGTON STREET
country: UNITED STATES
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