NWTRC JP02 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.

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Mari Smultea Smultea Environmental Sciences, LLC
Primary contact Kristen Ampela HDR Environmental, Operations and Construction, Inc.
Secondary contact Cathy Bacon HDR Environmental, Operations and Construction, Inc.

Citation

Smultea, M. and C. Bacon. 2014. NWTRC JP02 Marine Mammal Aerial Surveys in the Puget Sound 2013. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/1106) on yyyy-mm-dd.
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.

Abstract

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).

Purpose

N/A

Supplemental information

[2017-07-05] The data format was updated to be consistent with other Navy datasets.

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Attributes

Overview

Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
Only minimum required attributes are visible and downlodable online. Other attributes may be obtained upon provider's permission unless otherwise noted below.

This section explains attributes included in the original dataset. OBIS-SEAMAP restricts the attributes available to the public to date/time, lat/lon and species names/counts only. Should you need other attributes described here, you are encouraged to contact the data provider.

Attributes in dataset provided

Attribute (table column)Description
oidUnique ID number (generated by OBIS-SEAMAP)
objectidUnique ID number
altitudemAltitude in meters
animalspeedAnimal speed (blank)
areakm2Area (blank)
aspectslopeAspect slope
bearingBearing (L or R or degrees or clock-face)
bearingabsRelative bearing in degrees from the platform to the sighting, where the front of the platform is zero degrees. Formats include clock face, degrees, etc. degrees; 1
beaufortscaleBeaufort sea scale
beaufortscaleleftBeaufort sea scale (left side)
beaufortscalerightBeaufort sea scale (right side)
behaviorBehavior of the animal when initially sighted
behavioreventBehavior event (blank)
biopsyIndicate if biopsy was taken (blank)
birdsIndicate if birds were obseved
calvespresentIndicator for calves present (blank)
countcalvesThe number of calves
countfemalesCount of females (blank)
countjuvenilesCount of juveniles (blank)
countmalesCount of males (blank)
countnewbornsCount of new borns (blank)
counttotbestThe best estimate of the group size
counttotmaxThe maximum of the group size
counttotminThe minimum of the group size
countvescargoCount of cargos (blank)
countvesferriesCount of ferries (blank)
countvesfishingCount of fishing vessels (blank)
countvesmilitaryCount of miliary vessels (blank)
countvesmotoryachtsCount of yachts (blank)
countvesotherCount of other vessels (blank)
countvessailingCount of sailing ships (blank)
cueCue of the sighting (blank)
datetimeobservation date time in local time
datetimeutcobservation dateand time in UTC (blank)
depthBotom depth in meters
depthsounding(blank)
dispmaxdefinition not provided
dispmindefinition not provided
distsightdefinition not provided
distsightperpdefinition not provided
effortstatusEffort status
flightofdayFlight of day
glareleftGlare at left side
glarerightGlare at right side
groupidGroup ID (blank)
headinganimalHeading of the animals in degrees
headingplatmagneticHeading magnetic angle (blank)
headingplattrueHeading true angle
horizsun(blank)
latanimalLatitude of the animals in degrees
latplatformLatitude of the platform in degrees
latvessel(blank)
legidLeg ID (blank)
legnotesLeg notes (blank)
legnumberLeg number (blank)
linearity(blank)
longanimalLongitude of the animals in degrees
longplatformLongitude of the platform in degrees
longvessel(blank)
mitigation(blank)
mitigationtype(blank)
navydirectedleg(blank)
observerObserver name
observeraftObserver at aft (blank)
observercenterObserver at center
observerforwardObserver at forward (blank)
observerleftObserver on the left side
observerrearleftObserver at rear left (blank)
observerrearrightObserver at rear right (blank)
observerrightObserver on the right side
oceanOcean (always Pacific)
opticstype(blank)
ordnance(blank)
percentcloudcoverCloud cover in percentage
percentcloudcoverleftCloud cover at left side in percentage (blank)
percentcloudcoverrightCloud cover at right side in percentage (blank)
photoframes(blank)
photographerPhotographer name
photosIndicate if a photo was taken
picPhotographer name
platformdeddefinition not provided
platformmodelPlatform model (blank)
platformspeedPlatform speed (blank)
platformtypePlatform type (always Aerial)
rangecomplexRange complex (always NWTRC)
reactioninitInitial reaction
reactioninitcountReaction count
reactionlaterReaction of the animals later
reactionlatercountLater reaction count
recorderRecorder name
recorderfocal(blank)
reorientationrate(blank)
resolution(blank)
shoredistDistance to shore
sic(blank)
sightingdetectionsensor(blank)
sightingendloe(blank)
sightingmultiIndicate if multiple species were sighted
sightingnotesNotes of the sighting
sightingnumberSighting number
sightingrelmovement(blank)
sightingtimeendThe end time of the sighting (blank)
sightingtrialloe(blank)
slopeSlope
sonarSonar (blank)
spcscodeSpecies code (blank)
spcsconfidenceConfidence of the species identification
spcshauledoutSpecies hauled out
spcsitisSpecies ITIS number (blank)
spcsnmcomSpecies common name
spcsnmsciSpecies scientific name
sp_tsnTaxonomic Serial Number added by OBIS-SEAMAP
surveyidSurvey ID
surveypointSurvey point (blank)
swellswell height ( (blank))
swelldirectionSwell direction (blank)
taggingIndicate if tagging was made (blank)
theoconvhorz(blank)
theoconvvert(blank)
theorawhorz(blank)
theorawvert(blank)
trkdist(blank)
vertangleorreticleVertical angle to the animal
vertsundefinition not provided
vesselsize(blank)
vesseltype(blank)
videodefinition not provided
videographerVideograpeher (blank)
visibilityVisibility
visibilityleftVisibility code of the left side
visibilityrightVisibility code of the right side
waveheight(blank)
winddirection(blank)
windspeed(blank)
geomGeometry field added by OBIS-SEAMAP
OBIS-SEAMAP ID1106
Seabirds0
Marine mammals779
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks1
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species18
Total798
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
PlatformPlane
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortYES (ID: 1107)
Traveled (km)6,424
Effort hours56
Contr. throughNavy
Registered2014-02-10
Updated2017-07-05
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY (All)
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