Marine Mammals and Turtles: Deepwater Horizon Support
This data is organized by date, and is cumulative. The latest data package contains all of the data from all previous dates (see maps below). You can view a list of all dates if you would like to access data from a specific date, as it was submitted to us.
ESRI GIS shape and supporting files
The following files are necessary to access the GIS data.
- .dbf - Attribute information
- .lyr - Display information
- .prj - Projection information
- .sbn - Spatial indexing
- .sbx - Spatial indexing
- .shp - Geometrical information (i.e., the main file)
- .shx - Indexing information
ESRI metadata files
- .htm - FGDC metadata containing the ESRI profile in Hyper Text Markup Language
- shp.xml - FGDC metadata containing the ESRI profile in Extensible Markup Language
Marine Mammal Strandings as of October 19, 2010
This dataset contains confirmed marine mammal stranding locations in the northern Gulf of Mexico (see time period of content for date range). A stranding is defined as a dead or debilitated animal that washes ashore or is found in the water. Stranding locations are collected and verified in the field by a network of responders. Stranded individuals are externally swabbed for oil residue and, when possible, tissue samples are collected to assess the potential role of oil exposure in the stranding.
Turtle Strandings as of October 19, 2010
This dataset contains confirmed sea turtle observation locations in the northern Gulf of Mexico (see time period of content for date range). Observations include sea turtle strandings (dead or debilitated animals that wash ashore or are found in the water) and sea turtles encountered during on-water turtle search and rescue operations. Stranding locations are collected and verified in the field by a network of responders and on-water turtle search and rescue operations are conducted by NOAA, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and other partners.