Short Citation:
Alaska Fisheries Science Center, 2021: AFSC/NMML: Cetacean line-transect survey in the eastern Bering Sea shelf; 1999, 2000, 2002, and 2004, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/26276.

Item Identification

Title: AFSC/NMML: Cetacean line-transect survey in the eastern Bering Sea shelf; 1999, 2000, 2002, and 2004
Short Name: AFSC/NMML: Cetacean line-transect survey in the eastern Bering Sea shelf; 1999, 2000, 2002, and 2004
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2015
Abstract:

Visual surveys for cetaceans were conducted on the eastern Bering Sea shelf along transect lines, in association with the AFSC.s echo integration trawl surveys for walleye pollock. Surveys in 2000 and 2004 were from early June to early July, the survey in 2002 was from early June to late July, and the survey in 1999 was from early July to early August. Searches for cetaceans were conducted from the flying bridge of the NOAA ship Miller Freeman at a platform height of 12 m above the sea surface and survey speed of 18.5 22.0 km/h (10 12 kts). North south transect lines were spaced 37 km apart and defined by the historical acoustic survey for walleye pollock. Insufficient funding precluded including cetacean observers on all legs except in 2002. See Friday et al. 2012. Cetacean distribution and abundance in relation to oceanographic domains

on the eastern Bering Sea shelf: 1999-2004 (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0967064512000100).

Purpose:

The primary objective was to document the distribution of cetacean species occurring on the shelf of the eastern Bering Sea and to collect line-transect data for abundance estimation of cetacean species.

Notes:

Loaded by FGDC Metadata Uploader, batch 7075, 09-15-2015 17:49

The following FGDC sections are not currently supported in InPort, but were preserved and will be included in the FGDC export:

- Taxonomy (FGDC:taxonomy)

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
ISO19115 Biota
ISO19115 Oceans
None abundance
None distribution
None line-transect survey

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None summer

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Gulf of Alaska

Physical Location

Organization: National Marine Mammal Laboratory
City: Seattle
State/Province: WA
Country: United States

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: CSV Files
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)
Distribution Liability:

The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.

NOAA denies liability if the data are misused.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 226862
Date Effective From: 1999
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Waite, Janice
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way, NE
Seattle, WA 98115-6349
Email Address: janice.waite@noaa.gov
Phone: 206-526-6554

Distributor

CC ID: 218833
Date Effective From: 2015-09-15
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): National Centers For Environmental Information (Boulder) (NCEI-Boulder)
Address: E/GC 325 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80305-3328
Phone: 303-497-6826
URL: https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 218831
Date Effective From: 2015-09-15
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): MC, Metadata Coordinators
Email Address: AFSC.metadata@noaa.gov

Originator

CC ID: 218834
Date Effective From: 2015-09-15
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC)
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way N.E., Building 4
Seattle, WA 98115
USA
URL: http://www.afsc.noaa.gov
Business Hours: 0700-1700 Pacific Time

Point of Contact

CC ID: 218832
Date Effective From: 2015-09-15
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Clapham, Phillip
Email Address: phillip.clapham@noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 218830
W° Bound: 178
E° Bound: -160
N° Bound: 61
S° Bound: 51
Description

Eastern Bering Sea shelf

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 218829
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1999-07
End: 2004-06

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

NODC Accession Number 0131862. Data are publicly accessible online via the NODC Ocean Archive System at http://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0131862.

Data Access Constraints:

There are no data access constraints.

Data Use Constraints:

User must read and fully comprehend the metadata prior to use. Applications or inferences derived from the data should be carefully considered for accuracy. Acknowledgement

of NOAA/NMFS/AFSC, as the source from which these data were obtained in any publications and/or other representations of these, data is suggested.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 238927
Download URL: http://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0131862
Distributor: National Centers For Environmental Information (Boulder) (NCEI-Boulder) (2015-09-15 - Present)
Description:

Three csv files with effort and sighting data (1999MF, 2000MF, and 2002_2004MF).

File Type: csv (comma-separated values)

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 238936
URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2012.02.006
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Nancy A. Friday, Janice M. Waite, Alexandre N. Zerbini, Sue E. Moore. 2012. Cetacean distribution and abundance in relation to oceanographic domains on the eastern Bering Sea shelf: 1999–2004. Deep-Sea Research II 65-70 (2012) 260–272.

Technical Environment

Description:

spreadsheet

Data Quality

Conceptual Consistency:

In 1999, 2002 and 2004, the survey program Wincruz was used to collect data (Windows Real Time Sighting-Effort Event Logger developed by Robert Holland at Southwest Fisheries Science Center). In 1999, the Wincruz version was a precursor to the one used in the following years. In 2000, Survey data were recorded using a Turbo PASCAL (Borland Software Corp., Austin, TX) language-based software. The software included a proprietary routine (Survey, Cascadia Research, Olympia, WA).

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Accuracy was ensured by reviewing and editing the data in the field on a daily basis. Post cruise processing included data extraction and error checking using customized software for data collected in 2002 and 2004 (Paul Wade, National Marine Mammal Laboratory). Tracklines and sightings were plotted in ArcMap to check for accuracy.

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?: Yes
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: No
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: Unknown
Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: NCEI-MD
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: Unknown
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

IT Security and Contingency Plan for the system establishes procedures and applies to the functions, operations, and resources necessary to recover and restore data as hosted in the Western Regional Support Center in Seattle, Washington, following a disruption.

Lineage

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 218838
Description:

For years 2002 and 2004, daily data files from Wincruz were merged (http://swfsc.noaa.gov/uploadedFiles/Divisions/PRD/WinCruz.pdf)

Process Step 2

CC ID: 218839
Description:

For years 2002 and 2004, data was extracted with customized FORTRAN program (written by Paul Wade, NMML) to create csv files

Child Items

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Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 26276
Metadata Record Created By: Janice Waite
Metadata Record Created: 2015-08-06 19:57+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-11-27
Owner Org: AFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-11-28