SOCAL FZN4 Marine Mammal Aerial Monitoring 2013
HDR Environmental, Operations and Construction, Inc.

Dataset credit

The U.S. Navy Marine Species Monitoring Program

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Kristen Ampela HDR Environmental, Operations and Construction, Inc.
Secondary contact Cathy Bacon HDR Environmental, Operations and Construction, Inc.
Data entry Ei Fujioka Duke University

Citation

Abstract

Records in 2013 represent animal sightings that occurred during two aerial surveys for marine mammals performed March-July 2013 in the SOCAL Range Complex. Survey dates are 25-30 March 2013, 22-26 May 2013, and 24-29 July 2013. Work was performed under HDR task order FZN4 (IDIQ contract award N62470-10-D-3011, NAVFAC LANT).

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Attributes

Overview

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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
depthsoundingdefinition not provided
dispmax(blank)
dispmin(blank)
distsight(blank)
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
horizsundefinition not provided
latitudeLatitude in decimal degrees
latplatformLatitude of the platform in degrees
latvesseldefinition not provided
legidLeg ID (blank)
legnotesLeg notes
legnumberLeg number (blank)
linearity(blank)
longitudeLongitude in decimal degrees
longplatformLongitude of the platform in degrees
longvesseldefinition not provided
mitigation(blank)
mitigationtype(blank)
navydirectedlegdefinition not provided
observerObserver name
observeraftObserver at aft (blank)
observercenterObserver at center (blank)
observerforwardObserver at forward (blank)
observerleftObserver on the left side (blank)
observerrearleftObserver at rear left (blank)
observerrearrightObserver at rear right (blank)
observerrightObserver on the right side (blank)
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 (blank)
photosIndicate if a photo was taken
picdefinition not provided
platformded(blank)
platformmodelPlatform model (blank)
platformspeedPlatform speed (blank)
platformtypePlatform type (always Aerial)
rangecomplexRange complex (always SOCAL)
reactioninitInitial reaction
reactioninitcountReaction count (blank)
reactionlaterReaction of the animals later (blank)
reactionlatercountLater reaction count (blank)
recorderRecorder name (blank)
recorderfocal(blank)
reorientationrate(blank)
resolution(blank)
shoredistDistance to shore
sic(blank)
sightingdetectionsensor(blank)
sightingendloe(blank)
sightingmultiIndicate if multiple species were sighted (blank)
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 (blank)
spcsitisSpecies ITIS number (blank)
spcsnmcomSpecies common name
spcsnmsciSpecies scientific name
sp_tsnTaxonomic Serial Number added by OBIS-SEAMAP
surveyidSurvey ID
surveypointSurvey point
swellswell height (values = 0 - 8; 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
vertsun(blank)
vesselsize(blank)
vesseltype(blank)
videoIndicate if video was taken
videographer(blank)
visibility(blank)
visibilityleftVisibility at the left side
visibilityrightVisibility at the right side
waveheightWave height (blank)
winddirectionWind direciton (blank)
windspeedWind speed (blank)
geomGeometry field added by OBIS-SEAMAP
OBIS-SEAMAP ID1421
Seabirds0
Marine mammals558
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total558
Date, Begin2013-03-25
Date, End2013-07-29
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude32.57 - 33.46
Longitude-119.25 - -117.27
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
PlatformPlane
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortYES (ID: 1422)
Traveled (km)15,169
Effort hours1,444
Contr. throughNavy
Registered2016-11-18
Updated2017-03-22
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY (All)
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