Original provider: NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) Dataset credits: Carol Roden, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service Abstract: An Atlantic Ocean ship survey was conducted by NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center in 1999 to evaluate abundance, distribution and stock structure of cetaceans in southeastern U.S. Atlantic waters. Data gathered on this survey will provide abundance estimates for calculating the Potential Biological Removal for U.S. Atlantic waters as required by the 1994 amendments to the Marine Mammal Protection Act. During the 32 survey days, at least 12 cetacean species were sighted, including Atlantic spotted dolphin Bottlenose dolphin Clymene dolphin Common dolphin Fraser's dolphin Melon-headed whale Pantropical spotted dolphin Pilot whale Risso's dolphin Rough-toothed dolphin Sperm whale Striped dolphin The dataset is accompanied by transect data which is provided as a separate file. Purpose: The purpose of this survey is to examine the distribution and estimate abundance of cetaceans in U.S. waters. Specific objectives of this survey are: 1. Obtain minimum abundance estimate for calculating Potential Biological Removal for each species. 2. Collect biopsy tissue samples to evaluate stock structure. 3.Establish and build time-series databases for monitoring trends in abundance. 4. Examine distribution in relation to physiographic and oceanographic features. 5. Obtain photographs and video images of selected species for photo-identification studies. Supplemental information: [2020-09-30] The following invalid species names were corrected according to the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). Bridled Tern: Sterna anaethetus (176897) => Onychoprion anaethetus (824104) Caspian Tern: Sterna caspia (176924) => Hydroprogne caspia (176935) Laughing Gull: Larus atricilla (176837) => Leucophaeus atricilla (824079) Royal Tern: Sterna maxima (176922) => Thalasseus maximus (824142) Sandwich Tern: Sterna sandvicensis (176927) => Thalasseus sandvicensis (176932) Sooty Tern: Sterna fuscata (176894) => Onychoprion fuscatus (824105)
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|Bounding Coordinates||South West [28.52, -81.142], North East [39.163, -73.05]|
Scientific names are based on the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).
|Superclass||Osteichthyes (bony fishes), Osteichthyes (bony fishes)|
|Class||Aves (Birds), Scyphozoa (jellyfish), Aves (Birds), Aves (Birds)|
|Subclass||Elasmobranchii (cartilaginous fishes)|
|Order||Cetacea (cetaceans), Cetacea (cetaceans), Cetacea (cetaceans), Rajiformes (rays)|
|Suborder||Odontoceti (toothed whales)|
|Family||Istiophoridae (billfishes), Scombridae (albacores), Anatidae (Ducks), Ardeidae, Exocoetidae (flyingfishes), Laridae (Gulls), Sphyrnidae (bonnethead sharks), Cheloniidae (Sea Turtles), Delphinidae (dolphins), Procellariidae (Fulmars), Procellariidae (Fulmars), Laridae (Gulls), Scombridae (albacores)|
|Genus||Delphinus (common dolphins), Fregata, Phalaropus, Globicephala (pilot whales), Scomberomorus (Spanish mackerels), Opisthonema (thread herrings), Phalacrocorax|
|Species||Stenella frontalis (Atlantic Spotted Dolphin), Puffinus lherminieri (Audubon's Shearwater), Oceanodroma castro (Band-rumped Storm Petrel), Pterodroma hasitata (Black-capped Petrel), Chlidonias niger (Black Tern), Thunnus thynnus (Atlantic bluefin tuna), Onychoprion anaethetus (Bridled Tern), Pelecanus occidentalis (Brown Pelican), Stomolophus meleagris, Hydroprogne caspia (Caspian Tern), Stenella clymene (Clymene Dolphin), Sterna hirundo (Common Tern), Calonectris diomedea (Cory's Shearwater), Sterna forsteri (Forster's Tern), Lagenodelphis hosei (Fraser's Dolphin), Puffinus gravis (Great Shearwater), Chelonia mydas (Green Sea Turtle), Larus argentatus (Herring Gull), Leucophaeus atricilla (Laughing Gull), Dermochelys coriacea (Leatherback Sea Turtle), Caretta caretta (Loggerhead Sea Turtle), Peponocephala electra (Melon-headed Whale), Tursiops truncatus (Common Bottlenose Dolphin), Stenella attenuata (Pantropical Spotted Dolphin), Phalaropus lobatus (Red-necked Phalarope), Grampus griseus (Risso's Dolphin), Steno bredanensis (Rough-toothed Dolphin), Thalasseus maximus (Royal Tern), Thalasseus sandvicensis (Sandwich Tern), Onychoprion fuscatus (Sooty Tern), Physeter macrocephalus (Sperm Whale), Tursiops truncatus (Common Bottlenose Dolphin), Stenella coeruleoalba (Striped Dolphin), Mola mola (ocean sunfish), Tursiops truncatus (Common Bottlenose Dolphin), Oceanites oceanicus (Wilson's Storm Petrel)|
|Start Date / End Date||1999-08-09 / 1999-09-25|
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|Title||SEFSC Atlantic surveys 1999|
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|Parent Collection Identifier||OBIS-SEAMAP|
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|Purpose||The purpose of this survey is to examine the distribution and estimate abundance of cetaceans in U.S. waters. Specific objectives of this survey are: 1. Obtain minimum abundance estimate for calculating Potential Biological Removal for each species. 2. Collect biopsy tissue samples to evaluate stock structure. 3.Establish and build time-series databases for monitoring trends in abundance. 4. Examine distribution in relation to physiographic and oceanographic features. 5. Obtain photographs and video images of selected species for photo-identification studies.|