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Title: Opportunistic Sightings of Bottlenose Dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, Along the Southeast Florida Coast and Florida Bay, 1992 - 1997.
Short Name: NOAA Tech Memo 435.pdf (Bottlenose Dolphin)
Status: Completed
Abstract:

The bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, is the most common cetacean species found in nearshore waters of the Florida Keys and in Florida Bay. Opportunistic sightings from aerial surveys provide rough estimates of the relative abundance of bottlenose dolphin in these waters. These surveys have been conducted along the southeast Florida coast since September 1992 to document vessel usage in the Keys and since March 1995 to census bird populations in the Florida Bay. Sightings of 1,851 bottlenose dolphins occurred in 109 surveys from inception through December 1997. Herd sizes, seasonality, and encounter rates were compared between the two areas, as well as with previous studies in nearby areas. The total number of bottlenose dolphins per survey was 18.57 (range 0 - 116) in Florida Keys nearshore waters and 13.47 (range 0 - 49) in Florida Bay. Mean herd size was 6.06 dolphins (range 1 -36) in Florida Keys nearshore waters versus 3.03 dolphins (range 1 - 18) in Florida Bay. Seasonality had no effect on numbers observed in either area. Encounter rates were higher in Florida Keys nearshore waters (0.12 per nautical mile) than in Florida Bay (0.04 per nautical mile), suggesting that bottlenose dolphins may be more abundant in nearshore waters of the Florida Keys than in Florida Bay

Purpose:

To provided Opportunistic Sightings of Bottlenose Dolphin, Tursiops

truncatus, Along the Southeast Florida Coast and Florida Bay,

1992 - 1997.

Other Citation Details:

Cited as :

McClellan, D. B., J. A . Browder, J. L. Tobias, G. J. Konoval, M . D. Hear on, O. Bass, and J. Osborne. 2000. Opportunistic Sightings of Bottlenose Dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, Along the Southeast Florida Coast and Florida Bay, 1992 - 1997. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SEFSC-435. 18 pp.

Supplemental Information:

TY -

A2 - Southeast Fisheries Science Center (U.S.)

AB - The bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, is the most common cetacean species found in nearshore waters of the Florida Keys and in Florida Bay. Opportunistic sightings from aerial surveys provide rough estimates of the relative abundance of bottlenose dolphin in these waters. These surveys have been conducted along the southeast Florida coast since September 1992 to document vessel usage in the Keys and since March 1995 to census bird populations in t he Florida Bay. Sightings of 1,851 bottlenose dolphins occurred in 109 surveys from inception through December 1997. Herd sizes, seasonality, and encounter rates were compared between the two areas, as well as with previous studies in nearby areas. The total number of bottlenose dolphins per survey was 18.57 (range 0 - 116) in Florida Keys nearshore waters and 13.47 (rang e 0 - 49) in Florida Bay. Mean herd size was 6.06 dolphins (range 1 -36) in Florida Keys nearshore waters versus 3.03 dolphins (range 1 - 18) in Florida Bay. Seasonality had no effect on numbers observed in either area. Encounter rates were higher in Florida Keys nearshore waters (0.12 per nautical mile) than i n Florida Bay (0.04 per nautical mile), suggesting that bottlenose dolphins may be more abundant in nearshore waters of the Florida Keys than in Florida Bay.

AB - D. B. McClellan, J. A . Browder, J. L. Tobias, G. J. Konoval, M. D. Hearon, O. Bass, and J. Osborne AB - "April 2000."

AB - Also available online in PDF format.

AB - Includes bibliographical references (pages 7-8).

AU - McClellan, David B.

AU - Browder, Joan

AU - Tobias, James L.

AU - Konoval, George J.

AU - Heron, M. D.

AU - Bass, Oron L. (Oron Lamar)

AU - Osborne, J.

AN - noaa:8460

KW - Bottlenose dolphin

KW - Geographical distribution

KW - Bottlenose dolphin

KW - Geographical distribution

PY - 2000

T3 - NOAA technical memorandum NMFS-SEFSC ; 435

TI - Opportunistic sightings of bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, along the southeast Florida coast and Florida Bay, 1992-1997

M3 - Technical Memorandum UR - https://repository.library.noaa.gov/view/noaa/8460 ER -

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus Numeric Data Sets > Biology
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish > Fishing
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Mammals
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Reptiles > Turtles
ISO 19115 Topic Category 002
ISO 19115 Topic Category biota
Taxonomic_Keyword Dolphin > Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus).
None aerial survey
None marine animals occurrences
None vessel usage

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None 1992-1997

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Florida
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Florida > Monroe County > Florida Keys (24N081W0007)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Florida > St. Lucie County > Oculina Deepwater Reef (27N080W0002)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Florida
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Florida Reef Tract > Florida Keys (24N081W0007)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Florida Reef Tract > Oculina Deepwater Reef (27N080W0002)
None Biscayne National Park
None Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
None Oculina Bank
None Pennekamp State Park

Physical Location

Organization: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland
City: Silver Spring
State/Province: MD

Document Information

Document Type: Technical Memorandum (Tech Mem
Format: Microsoft Word
Status Code: Final

Support Roles

Co-Author

CC ID: 783631
Date Effective From: 2000
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Browder, Joan
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
USA
Email Address: Joan.Browder@noaa.gov
Phone: 305-361-4270
Fax: 305-361-4478
Business Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 Pm EST/EDT

Distributor

CC ID: 783625
Date Effective From: 2005
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD)
Address: NOAA/NESDIS E/OC SSMC3, 4th Floor, 1351 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
Phone: (301) 713-3277

Originator

CC ID: 783630
Date Effective From: 2000
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

Point of Contact

CC ID: 1094314
Date Effective From: 2021
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Litz, Jenny
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33139
Email Address: Jenny.Litz@noaa.gov
Phone: 305-361-4224
Fax: 305-365-4102
View Historical Support Roles

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 1094315
Start Date: 2015
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://repository.library.noaa.gov/view/noaa/8460
Distributor:
Description:

Document In NOAA Institutional Repository

Distribution 2

CC ID: 783629
Start Date: 2005
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://ncei.noaa.gov/data/oceans/coris/data/NOAA/nmfs/sefsc/air_surveys/NOAA%20Tech%20Memo%20435.pdf
Distributor: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD) (2005 - Present)
File Name: NOAA Tech Memo 435.pdf
Description:

NOAA Tech Memo 435.pdf

File Date/Time: 2002-05-07 09:47:00
File Type: PDF
File Size: 2.3M
Compression: no compression applied
Review Status: Chked Viruses Inapp Content

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 53956
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:53956
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2018-09-30 13:48+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2022-04-14
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2022-04-14
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2023-04-14