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Title: Atlantic Protected Species Assessment Aerial Surveys
Status: In Work
Abstract:

These data sets include a compilation of aerial line-transect surveys conducted over continental shelf waters of the southeastern U.S. Surveys have been conducted intermittently since 1982. The majority of these surveys are targeted to assess the abundance and spatial distribution of bottlenose dolphins and sea turtles between Florida and New Jersey. Surveys are 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 provide abundance estimates for target species in annual Marine Mammal Protection Act Stock Assessment Reports.

Purpose:

To assess the abundance and spatial distribution of cetaceans in the surveyed area.

Notes:

Surveys include: Southeast Turtle Surveys (SETS, 1982-1984), Mid-Atlantic Tursiops Surveys (MATS, 1992, 1994, 1995), Mid-Atlantic Tursiops Surveys (MATS, 2004-2005), and Atlantic Marine Assessment Program for Protected Species Surveys (AMAPPS, 2010-2014).

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None abundance
None cetaceans
None spatial distribution

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None 1982-present

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None atlantic ocean

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 209977
Date Effective From: 1990
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

Data Steward

CC ID: 209978
Date Effective From: 1982
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

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 209979
W° Bound: -82
E° Bound: -65.5
N° Bound: 40.5
S° Bound: 24.5

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 209976
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1982

Child Items

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Rubric Score Type Title
57
Data Set Atlantic Protected Species Assessment Aerial Surveys

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 25888
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:25888
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2015-07-10 06:37+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-04-29 15:30+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-04-29
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year