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Title: GoM Estuarine Bottlenose Dolphin Photo-identification studies
Status: In Work

These data have been used to study the long term residency of bottlenose dolphins in Mississippi Sound.


To examine residency patterns of bottlenose dolphins in Mississippi Sound.


mall boat based photo-identifcation studies of bottlenose dolphins in various estuaries of the Northern Gulf of Mexico, with a focus on Mississippi Sound. Some of these data are incorporated into the Natural Resources Damage Assessment associated with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and therefore may have restrictions on their public distribution. Data include information on the location and group size of animals, survey effort, and identification photographs with associated documentation on matching of images of individual animals. These photos and associated data are incorporated into a custom database system based upon an Access database structure (FINBASE).


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None bottlenose dolphins
None Deepwater Horizon
None group size
None location
None photographs
None survey effort

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None 1995-present

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Mississippi Sound.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 210225
Date Effective From: 1995
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Garrison, Lance
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Dr
Miami, FL 33149
Email Address:
Phone: 305-361-4488
Fax: 305-361-4478
Business Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST/EDT

Point of Contact

CC ID: 210215
Date Effective From: 2014
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Sinclair, Carrie
Address: 3209 Frederic St.
Pascagoula, MS 39568
Email Address:
Phone: 228-549-1606
Fax: 228-769-9200


Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 210216
W° Bound: -89.5
E° Bound: -88.1
N° Bound: 30.4
S° Bound: 30

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 210217
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1995

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 25881
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:25881
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2015-07-10 06:25+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Do Not Publish?: N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