Original provider: Sea Mammal Research Unit, University of St. Andrews Dataset credits: Sea Mammal Research Unit, University of St. Andrews Supplemental information: [2020-09-30] The following invalid species names were corrected according to the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). Turtles: Testudines (173749) => Testudines (948936) Surveys from seven different vessels were merged. Each vessel contained two sightings platforms running concurrently – primary and tracker. This dataset includes sightings from the tracker platform. Sightings from the primary platform are registered in SCANS II cetacean sightings on primary platform of vessel surveys 2005. Effort or vessel tracks for these surveys are provided with the primary platform dataset. Survey conditions such as sea state, glare, swell, wind are found in the effort data. In the tracker platform, Big-eye binoculars were used. The trackers used to track groups of animals as they came passed the boat and record them accordingly. However, this dataset does not contain such duplicates.
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Occurrence,Marine Animal Survey,Marine Biology,Marine mammals,Sea turtles,Visual Sighting,Vessel; Observation; Occurrence
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North Atlantic Ocean,European Atlantic shelf waters
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [35.95, -11.76], North East [62.1, 12.62]|
Scientific names are based on the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).
|Subclass||Elasmobranchii (cartilaginous fishes)|
|Order||Cetacea (cetaceans), Cetacea (cetaceans), Cetacea (cetaceans), Testudines (Turtles), Cetacea (cetaceans)|
|Suborder||Caniformia (pinnipeds), Odontoceti (toothed whales)|
|Family||Delphinidae (dolphins), Delphinidae (dolphins), Delphinidae (dolphins)|
|Genus||Lagenorhynchus (white-beaked dolphins)|
|Species||Tursiops truncatus (Common Bottlenose Dolphin), Cetorhinus maximus (basking shark), Ziphius cavirostris (Cuvier's Beaked Whale), Delphinus delphis (Short-beaked Common Dolphin), Balaenoptera physalus (Fin Whale), Phocoena phocoena (Harbor Porpoise), Halichoerus grypus (Atlantic gray seal), Phocoena phocoena (Harbor Porpoise), Orcinus orca (Killer Whale), Globicephala melas (Long-finned Pilot Whale), Dermochelys coriacea (Leatherback Sea Turtle), Mola mola (ocean sunfish), Balaenoptera acutorostrata (Minke Whale), Phoca vitulina (Harbor Seal), Grampus griseus (Risso's Dolphin), Stenella coeruleoalba (Striped Dolphin), Lagenorhynchus albirostris (White-beaked Dolphin), Lagenorhynchus acutus (Atlantic White-sided Dolphin)|
|Start Date / End Date||2005-06-29 / 2005-07-28|
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|Title||SCANS II cetacean sightings on tracker platform of vessel surveys 2005|
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|Parent Collection Identifier||OBIS-SEAMAP|
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