|Title:||Biscayne Bay Dolphin Photo ID System|
It has been shown through a variety of photo-identification studies that populations of bottlenose dolphin inhabit the various embayments along the coast of Florida.
Knowledge of population stock structure is critical to developing management plans and understanding how stressors impact individual populations.
Researchers have found that photo-identification is one of the best ways to study populations of bottlenose dolphin in near shore environments. Unlike aerial and ship-board surveys, individual dolphins can be identified and tracked temporally and spatially, giving investigators a more comprehensive picture of population stock structure
The bottlenose dolphin is a heterogenous species found throughout temperate and tropical waters. In past years, aerial surveys, photo-identification studies, and, more recently, genetic studies have begun to divide this worldwide species into population stocks. In 1998, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) reported to the Marine Mammal Commission that there appears to be at least four discrete population stocks of bottlenose dolphin in the U.S. Atlantic waters:
a nearshore migratory population that migrates seasonally between North Carolina and northern Florida; year-round resident populations in coastal embayments; an offshore population inhabiting deep water; and an intermixing resident and migratory population that overlap seasonally.
Dolphin sighting surveys are conducted by boat. Environmental conditions are recorded and linked back to sightings of individuals, which are identified by photos, which are also stored in an Oracle database.
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|Organization:||Southeast Fisheries Science Center|
Point of Contact
|Date Effective From:||2000-01-01|
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|Contact (Person):||Contillo, Joeseph|
75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149-1003
Extent Group 1
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Photos cover dolphins in Florida from Port Everglades through Florida Bay and the lower Keys.
Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1
|Time Frame Type:||Continuing|
|Data Access Policy:||
To fishery Scientists and other qualified researchers upon request.
|Data Access Procedure:||
Contact someone who has one of the support roles
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NOAA Data Quality Act Documentation and Pre-Dissemination guidelines
|Data Use Constraints:||
Data set is not for use in litigation. While efforts have been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages or misrepresentations caused by inaccuracies in these data, or as a result of these data being used on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does distribution constitute any such warranty
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|Data Set||Biscayne Bay Dolphin Photo ID System|
|Catalog Item ID:||3739|
|Metadata Record Created By:||Lee M Weinberger|
|Metadata Record Created:||2007-03-20 08:12+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|
|Metadata Publication Status:||Published Externally|
|Do Not Publish?:||N|
|Metadata Review Frequency:||1 Year|