Slide Menu
InPort and its associated services will be under maintenance and unavailable for the deployment of InPort Release 5.2.3. Downtime Schedule Tuesday, November 29, 2022 12:00pm - 1:30pm Eastern / 10:00am - 11:30pm Pacific / 7:00am - 8:30pm Hawaii Impacted Areas - InPort Website: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport - InPort WAF: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inportserve/waf What's...
View All
Search Help Show/Hide Menu
Short Citation:
Southeast Fisheries Science Center, 2022: Gulf of Mexico Marine Mammal Assessment Aerial Surveys - NRDA, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/25874.

Item Identification

Title: Gulf of Mexico Marine Mammal Assessment Aerial Surveys - NRDA
Status: Completed
Creation Date: 2010
Abstract:

Aerial surveys were conducted during the spring-summer of 2010 and seasonally during 2011-2012 to assess the abundance and spatial distribution of marine mammals and sea turtles within the region impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Surveys were conducted in high-winged twin engine aircraft flying at altitudes of 600-750 feet. Visual observations of marine mammals, sea turtles, birds, and other species are recorded including species identifications, counts of animals. Surveys are conducted along line transects oriented perpendicular to the shoreline and follow protocols consistent with analysis using Distance approaches to estimate detection probability and abundance. These data have been used to evaluate the potential impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on protected species.

Purpose:

To assess the abundance and spatial distribution of cetaceans in the area impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Notes:

Aerial surveys were conducted during April -September 2010 and April 2011 - February 2012 as part of the Natural Resources Damage Assessment associated with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Survey data include visual observation data sets, photographs,

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES DOC; NOAA; NMFS; Southeast Fisheries Science Center; Miami, FL Laboratory

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None 2010-2012

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
NODC SEA AREA NAMES Gulf of Mexico

Physical Location

Organization: Southeast Fisheries Science Center
City: Miami
State/Province: FL
Country: USA
Location Description:

Location Of The Main Office Of The South East Fisheries Science Center

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 277629
Date Effective From: 2010
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Garrison, Lance
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Dr
Miami, FL 33149
Email Address: Lance.Garrison@noaa.gov
Phone: 305-361-4488
Fax: 305-361-4478
Business Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST/EDT
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Distributor

CC ID: 280188
Date Effective From: 2010
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC)
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
USA
Phone: (305)361-5761
URL: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/about/southeast-fisheries-science-center
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 283296
Date Effective From: 2010
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Mullin, Keith D
Address: 3209 Frederic St.
Pascagoula, MS 39568
Email Address: keith.d.mullin@noaa.gov
Phone: 228-549-1632
Fax: 228-769-9200
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 277632
Date Effective From: 2010
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Garrison, Lance
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Dr
Miami, FL 33149
Email Address: Lance.Garrison@noaa.gov
Phone: 305-361-4488
Fax: 305-361-4478
Business Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST/EDT
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 277635
W° Bound: -98
E° Bound: -80.5
N° Bound: 31
S° Bound: 24.5
Description

Gulf Of Mexico

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 277634
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2010
End: 2012

Access Information

Security Class: Sensitive
Data Access Procedure:

The data will be available from a public web server once an access methodology has been developed.

Data Access Constraints:

Waiver Needed

Data Quality

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Visual sightings are reviewed by the field party chief to verify species identifications and group size counts. Effort and sightings data from digital records are reviewed post-survey and compared to field notes and error logs. Corrected survey effort shapefiles are visually reviewed and verified.

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: No
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: 0
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: No
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: Yes
If Distributor (Data Hosting Service) is Needed, Please Indicate: No
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: 365
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:

N/A

Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: To Be Determined
If To Be Determined, Unable to Archive, or No Archiving Intended, Explain:

The archival process is currently under development.

Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: 365
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

The data resides on a secure government network requiring multi-factor authentication for network access.

Lineage

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 283301
Description:

Trackline and visual sightings are collected using real-time data collection programs. Field notes are recorded by observers and written onto paper datasheets which are then key entered into digital databases.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 25874
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:25874
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2015-07-10 06:13+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-04-29
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2021-04-29
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2022-04-29