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Southeast Fisheries Science Center, 2022: Passive Acoustic Studies of North Atlantic Right Whales, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/26506.

Item Identification

Title: Passive Acoustic Studies of North Atlantic Right Whales
Status: In Work
Abstract:

Passive acoustic monitoring buoys have been deployed in shallow waters between North Carolina and Northern Florida since 2003. These units are bottom mounted recorders that collect data on sound for periods of 3-6 months. The resulting data are analyzed to identify vocalizations that are unique to North Atlantic Right whales to document their occurrence in these waters. These data have been used to evaluate the seasonal occurrence of North Atlantic right whales in waters south of North Carolina during winter months.

Purpose:

To use passive acoustic monitoring to examine the occurrence of North Atlantic Right Whales in waters of the southeast U.S.

Notes:

Passive acoustic monitoring data from long term (3-9 month) deployments of moored units in winter calving habitats of the North Atlantic right whale. Data were collected through contracts with Cornell University. Data types include both raw acoustic so

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: 280907
Date Effective From: 2003
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: 280908
Date Effective From: 2003
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

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 278487
Date Effective From: 2003
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Soldevilla, Melissa
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
USA
Email Address: melissa.soldevilla@noaa.gov
Phone: 305-361-4238
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 278488
Date Effective From: 2003
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

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 284020
W° Bound: -81.5
E° Bound: -74.5
N° Bound: 35
S° Bound: 28.5
Description

Atlantic Ocean, U.S. South

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 284019
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 2003

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

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

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Quality

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Collected sound recordings are reviewed to verify recording quality and file integrity. After the identification of potential right whale vocalizations, individual recordings are 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?: No
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.

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Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 284021
Description:

Units are recovered following a 3-6 month deployment and digital data is downloaded and reviewed for quality and data integrity. Automated software tools are used to identify potential right whale vocalizations, which are then reviewed and verified.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 26506
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:26506
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2015-08-17 17:31+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