Marine Mammal Aerial Surveys in the Puget Sound 2013
Smultea Environmental Sciences, LLC and HDR, Inc.

Dataset credit

Smultea Environmental Sciences
U.S. Navy
HDR, Inc.


Primary contact Mari Smultea Smultea Environmental Sciences, LLC
Secondary contact Cathy Bacon Smultea Environmental Sciences, LLC



Marine mammal aerial surveys were conducted from 30 August through 4 September 2013 in the Pacific Northwest inland Puget Sound waters. This effort was in support of Marine Mammal Protection Act permit monitoring requirements for the U.S. Navy to conduct marine mammal studies in waters on or adjacent to U.S. Naval installations in the inland Puget Sound Region, as well as offshore in the existing Northwest Training Range Complex (NWTRC) and Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Keyport Dabob Bay Range Complex (together known as the Northwest Training and Testing Study Area). Data are from one survey conducted under contract by Smultea Environmental Sciences (SES) and issued by HDR, Inc. There were 779 marine mammal sightings of over 1,716 animals representing 5,785 km (3,124 nm) of flight (both on and off effort).



Supplemental information



Smultea, M.A., C.E. Bacon, and T.A. Jefferson. 2014. Marine Mammal Aerial Surveys Conducted in the Pacific Northwest, Inland Puget Sound Waters, 30 August – 4 September 2013. Final Report. Prepared for Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Submitted to Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest (NAVFAC NW), Silverdale, WA 98315-1101 under Contract No. N62470-10-D-3011 issued to HDR, Inc., San Diego, CA 92123.



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Attribute (table column)Description
oidUnique ID number (generated by OBIS-SEAMAP)
surveySurvey ID
obs_datetimeDate and time (local time) of observation
obs_dateDate of observation
sp_obsSpecies name recorded
sp_tsnTaxonomic Serial Number added by OBIS-SEAMAP
obs_countGroup size (best estimate)
seastateSea state
waterWater season (warm or cold)
latitudeLatitude in decimal degrees
longitudeLongitude in decimal degrees
altitudeAltitude in ft
geomGeometry field added by OBIS-SEAMAP
Marine mammals779
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2013-08-30
Date, End2013-09-04
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude47.09 - 48.40
Longitude-123.15 - -122.23
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortYES (ID: 1107)
Traveled (km)6,396
Effort hours41
Contr. throughNavy
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