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Southeast Fisheries Science Center, 2022: Cetacean visual observations using line-transect survey methods onboard the NOAA Ship Gordon Gunter in the Gulf of Mexico, January through March 2018, GoMMAPPS survey (GU1801), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/65428.

Item Identification

Title: Cetacean visual observations using line-transect survey methods onboard the NOAA Ship Gordon Gunter in the Gulf of Mexico, January through March 2018, GoMMAPPS survey (GU1801)
Short Name: GU18-01 Marine Mammal Visual Observations Data
Status: Completed
Creation Date: 2018
Publication Date: 2021
Abstract:

As part of the GoMMAPPS, the SEFSC conducted shipboard surveys of the oceanic waters of the Gulf of Mexico out to the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) between 14 January and 16 March 2018. The survey was designed for a two independent visual observer teams approach with Distance sampling to estimate the detection probabilities for marine mammal sightings. This dataset includes marine mammal visual observation data and effort points with surveying conditions that can be used in abundance and density modeling per visual line-transect survey protocols. This dataset also includes opportunistic marine mammal photographs and non-marine mammal sightings such as sea turtles. Raw and processed files from Conductivity, temperature and depth (CTD) casts performed on a daily basis during the survey are also available.

Purpose:

To collect data on the distribution and abundance of marine mammals in the U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) using two independent visual survey teams.

Other Citation Details:

Cite as: Litz, Jenny; Martinez, Anthony; Rappucci, Gina; Aichinger Dias, Laura; Soldevilla, Melissa; Garrison, Lance; Mullin, Keith (2021). Cetacean visual observations using line-transect survey methods, and environmental parameters collected by CTD and other instruments onboard the NOAA Ship Gordon Gunter (GU) in the Gulf of Mexico, during the Gulf of Mexico Marine Assessment Program for Protected Species (GoMMAPPS survey GU1801) from 2018-01-14 to 2018-03-15 (NCEI Accession 0241032). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.25921/8c6q-g618. Accessed [date].

Supplemental Information:

Related Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Interior (DOI), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)

Related Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC)

This study was funded by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management through Interagency Agreement M17PG00013 with the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

This research was carried out [in part] under the auspices of the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS), a Cooperative Institute of the University of Miami and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, cooperative agreements NA15OAR4320064 and NA20OAR4320472.

All marine mammal data and photographs were collected under the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and Endangered Species Act (ESA) Permit Number: NMFS ESA/MMPA Permit Number 14450

DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.25921/8c6q-g618

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS > CETACEANS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS > CETACEANS > BALEEN WHALES
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS > CETACEANS > TOOTHED WHALES
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > INDICATOR SPECIES
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS > ENDANGERED SPECIES
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > CLIMATE INDICATORS > ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > CLIMATE INDICATORS > PALEOCLIMATE INDICATORS > BIOLOGICAL RECORDS > POPULATION ABUNDANCE
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > WATER DEPTH
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > FLUORESCENCE
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
UNCONTROLLED
cooperative agreement NA15OAR4320064
cooperative agreement NA20OAR4320472
DOI 10.25921/8c6q-g618
ESA/MMPA Permit Number 14450
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords GOMMAPPS > Gulf of Mexico Marine Assessment Program
Interagency Agreement M17PG00013
NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER 0241032
NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER 241032
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS US Department of the Interior
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS US DOC, NOAA, NMFS; Southeast Fisheries Science Center; Miami Lab
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS US DOC; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; Southeast Fisheries Science Center
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS US DOI; Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS BIOLOGICAL DATA
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS cetacean
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS CONDUCTIVITY
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS FLUORESCENCE
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS MARINE MAMMALS
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS OXYGEN
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS SALINITY
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS species abundance
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS SPECIES IDENTIFICATION
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS water depth
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS WATER TEMPERATURE
NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS biological
NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS in situ
NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS marine mammal observation
NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS survey - biological
NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS visual estimate
NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS visual observation
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Gulf of Mexico
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS North Atlantic Ocean
OMAO Project 5177
OMAO Project GU-18-01
OMAO Project Marine Mammal/Seabird Assessment
OMAO Sentence Label ARO - Primary Barometer on Bridge
OMAO Sentence Label BOD - Bearing - Waypoint to Waypoint
OMAO Sentence Label BSP - Barometer
OMAO Sentence Label CHL - Raw Chlorophyll Counts
OMAO Sentence Label DBK - Depth Below Keel
OMAO Sentence Label DBS - Depth Below Surface
OMAO Sentence Label DBT - Depth Below Transducer
OMAO Sentence Label DER - Wind Direction Error
OMAO Sentence Label DERLAT - Derived Latitude Position
OMAO Sentence Label DERLON - Derived Longitude Position
OMAO Sentence Label DPT - Depth of Water
OMAO Sentence Label DRU - Dual Doppler Auxiliary Data
OMAO Sentence Label DVL - Doppler Velocity Log
OMAO Sentence Label EMP - Air Temperature
OMAO Sentence Label GGA - Global Positioning System Fix Data
OMAO Sentence Label GLL - Geographic Position - Latitude/Longitude
OMAO Sentence Label HDT - Heading - True
OMAO Sentence Label IND - Derived True Wind
OMAO Sentence Label MDA - Meteorological Composite
OMAO Sentence Label MRA - Rain
OMAO Sentence Label MTA - Air Temperature
OMAO Sentence Label MTW - Mean Temperature of Water
OMAO Sentence Label MUP - Port Wind
OMAO Sentence Label MUS - Starboard Wind
OMAO Sentence Label MWD - Wind Direction and Speed
OMAO Sentence Label MWF - Wind Speed & Direction
OMAO Sentence Label MWP - Mean Wind Port
OMAO Sentence Label MWS - Wind & Sea State
OMAO Sentence Label MWV - Wind Speed and Angle
OMAO Sentence Label PASHR - Heave Pitch Roll
OMAO Sentence Label PGSSRVC - Camera Platform Altitude
OMAO Sentence Label PGSSRVR - ROV Altitude
OMAO Sentence Label PJKVL - Vessel Log
OMAO Sentence Label PRDID - Pitch and Roll
OMAO Sentence Label PSIMDE - Depth True Bearing, Meters
OMAO Sentence Label RMB - Recommended Minimum Navigation Information
OMAO Sentence Label RMC - Recommended Minimum Navigation Information
OMAO Sentence Label ROT - Rate Of Turn
OMAO Sentence Label SDR - Echo Sounder Depth
OMAO Sentence Label TMP - Air Temperature
OMAO Sentence Label UNG - Meteorological VBW - Dual Ground/Water Speed
OMAO Sentence Label VDR - Set and Drift
OMAO Sentence Label VHW - Water Speed and Heading
OMAO Sentence Label VLW - Distance Traveled through Water
OMAO Sentence Label VTG - Track Made Good and Ground Speed
OMAO Sentence Label XDR - Cross Track Error,, Dead Reckoning
OMAO Sentence Label ZDA - Time & Date - UTC
wmo_categorycode oceanography
None CETACEANS
None CONDUCTIVITY
None DOLPHIN
None FLOURESCENCE
None OCEAN TEMPERATURE
None OXYGEN
None PHOTOGRAPHS
None SALINITY/DENSITY
None SEA TURTLE
None SIGHTING
None VIDEO
None VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
None WATER DEPTH

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None 2018

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
UNCONTROLLED
NODC SEA AREA NAMES ThESAURUS Coastal Waters of Mississippi

Instrument Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
11.5um Radiometer > Nimbus 4 Temperature-Humidity Infrared Radiometer - 11.5 um
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
AEROVANES
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
ANEMOMETERS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
BAROMETERS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
BINOCULAR > BINOCULAR
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
CAMERAS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
CTD > Conductivity, Temperature, Depth
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
ECHO SOUNDERS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
FLUOROMETERS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
GPS RECEIVERS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
HUMIDITY SENSORS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
TEMPERATURE SENSORS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
THERMOSALINOGRAPHS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
VIDEO CAMERA
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
UNCONTROLLED
NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Aerovanes
NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS anemometer
NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS barometers
NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS CTD
NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS echo sounder
NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS fluorometer
NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS GPS
NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Humidity Sensor
NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS photograph
NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Temperature Sensors
NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS thermosalinograph
NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS video camera
None BIG EYE BINOCULAR
None CTD
None DISTANCE SAMPLING
None In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
None LINE-TRANSECT
None SURVEY SHIPS

Platform Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
SHIPS
UNCONTROLLED
ICES/SeaDataNet Ship Codes GORDON GUNTER (ICES code: 33GG)
NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS NOAA Ship Gordon Gunter

Physical Location

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

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Multimedia (digital)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 1089516
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

Distributor

CC ID: 1089519
Date Effective From: 2021
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

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 1089517
Date Effective From: 2021
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Dias, Laura A
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
Email Address: laura.dias@noaa.gov
Phone: (305) 361-4269

Originator

CC ID: 1089522
Date Effective From: 2018
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: 1089504
Date Effective From: 2021
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Rappucci, Gina
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
Email Address: gina.rappucci@noaa.gov
Phone: (305) 361-4283

Point of Contact

CC ID: 1089511
Date Effective From: 2021
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Dias, Laura A
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
Email Address: laura.dias@noaa.gov
Phone: (305) 361-4269

Principal Investigator

CC ID: 1089507
Date Effective From: 2018
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

Principal Investigator

CC ID: 1089509
Date Effective From: 2018
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

Principal Investigator

CC ID: 1089510
Date Effective From: 2018
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Martinez, Anthony
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
USA
Email Address: anthony.martinez@noaa.gov
Phone: 305-361-4486
Fax: 305-361-4478

Principal Investigator

CC ID: 1089506
Date Effective From: 2018
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

Principal Investigator

CC ID: 1089508
Date Effective From: 2018
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Mullin, Keith D
Address: 3209 Frederic St.
Pascagoula, MS 39568
Email Address: keith.d.mullin@noaa.gov
Phone: 228-549-1632
Fax: 228-769-9200

Publisher

CC ID: 1089505
Date Effective From: 2021
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

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 1089514
W° Bound: -96.4715
E° Bound: -81.83917
N° Bound: 29.95483
S° Bound: 23.82317

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 1089515
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2018-01-14
End: 2018-03-15

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

None

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 1089520
Start Date: 2021
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://doi.org/10.25921/8c6q-g618
Distributor: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD) (2021 - Present)
Description:

Files must either be downloaded individually or bulk downloaded via an ftp protocol as NCEI tar file is not available due to its large size

File Type: Unknown

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 1085430
URL: https://www.boem.gov/gommapps
Name: Gommapps Home Page
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 2

CC ID: 1085431
URL: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/southeast/population-assessments/marine-mammal-research-surveys-noaas-southeast-region
Name: NOAA Fisheries Population Assessment of Marine Mammals in SE
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 3

CC ID: 1089528
URL: https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/access/metadata/landing-page/bin/iso?id=gov.noaa.nodc:0171616
Name: (NCEI Accession 0171616)
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Underway meteorological, navigational, optical, physical, profile and time series data collected aboard NOAA Ship Gordon Gunter in the Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic Ocean from 2018-01-14 to 2018-03-16 (NCEI Accession 0171616)

URL 4

CC ID: 1089529
URL: https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/access/metadata/landing-page/bin/iso?id=gov.noaa.nodc:0172376
Name: NCEI Accession 0172376)
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Partial pressure of carbon dioxide, temperature, salinity and other variables collected from the coastal surface underway observations from NOAA Ship Gordon Gunter in the Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic Ocean during 2018 (NCEI Accession 0172376)

URL 5

CC ID: 1089531
URL: https://doi.org/10.25923/8b6m-y457
Name: Cruise Report - NOAA Ship Gordon Gunter Cruise GU18-01 January-March-2018
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Science Center. April 2018. Cruise Report - NOAA Ship Gordon Gunter Cruise GU18-01, January-March-2018, GoMMAPPS Winter 2018 Research Cruise, 20 p.

Data Quality

Conceptual Consistency:

trackline points were plotted to identify errors made when recording effort status

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Data auditing consisted of making corrections based on error log notes from the field, plotting trackline points to identify errors made when recording effort status, and verifying sighting data based on data sheets from the field..

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: No
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: Unknown
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: Yes
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: No
Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: NCEI-MD

Lineage

Sources

NOAA Ship Gordon Gunter Cruise Report GU18-01

CC ID: 1112026
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Person
Contact Name: Gina Rappucci
Publish Date: 2019-12-01
Citation URL: https://doi.org/10.25923/8b6m-y457
Citation URL Name: NOAA Ship Gordon Gunter Cruise GU18-01 January – March 2018

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 1089523
Description:

Parameter or Variable: CETACEANS, VISUAL OBSERVATIONS (measured); Units: NA; Observation Category: In Situ/Laboratory Instruments, SPECIES DISTRIBUTION MODELS, POPULATION ABUNDANCE; Sampling Instrument: SHIPS, LINE-TRANSECT SURVEY, DISTANCE SAMPLING, BIG EYE BINOCULAR; Sampling and Analyzing Method: The goal of the research was to conduct line-transect surveys using the Distance sampling approach to estimate the abundance and spatial distribution of marine mammals in the oceanic waters of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. A two-team independent observer approach using pedestal-mounted 25x150 mm “big eye” binoculars was used to correct for perception bias in resulting abundance estimates. Survey tracklines were oriented perpendicular to bathymetry lines and followed a “sawtooth” pattern from approximately the 100m-isobath to the Exclusive Economic Zone. https://www.boem.gov/sites/default/files/environmental-stewardship/Environmental-Studies/GOMR/Oceanography/GoMAPPS/NOAA-Ship-Survey-January-March-2018.pdf; Data Quality Method: Data auditing consisted of making corrections based on error log notes from the field, plotting trackline points to identify errors made when recording effort status, and verifying sighting data based on data sheets from the field.

Process Contact: Dias, Laura A
Phone (Voice): (305) 361-4269
Email Address: laura.dias@noaa.gov
Source: NOAA Ship Gordon Gunter Cruise Report GU18-01

Process Step 2

CC ID: 1089524
Description:

Parameter or Variable: CONDUCTIVITY, OCEAN TEMPERATURE, WATER DEPTH, SALINITY/DENSITY, OXYGEN, FLUORESCENCE, ACOUSTIC VELOCITY (measured); Units: See below in Method; Observation Category: In Situ/Laboratory Instruments, SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS; Sampling Instrument: SHIPS, CTD; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Environmental data were collected at predetermined stations using a conductivity, temperature and depth sensor (CTD) unit. CTD casts recorded vertical profiles of salinity, temperature, and oxygen content to a maximum depth of 500 m. CTD casts were made daily, typically at the end of the mammal survey day. https://www.boem.gov/sites/default/files/environmental-stewardship/Environmental-Studies/GOMR/Oceanography/GoMAPPS/NOAA-Ship-Survey-January-March-2018.pdf Units: Temperature [ITS-90, deg C]; Fluorescence, WET Labs WETstar [mg/m^3]; Beam Transmission, WET Labs C-Star [%]; Sound Velocity [Chen-Millero, m/s]; Oxygen, SBE 43 [mg/l]; Oxygen, SBE 43 [% saturation]; Depth [salt water, m]; Salinity, Practical [PSU]; Density [density, kg/m^3].; Data Quality Method: None.

Process Contact: Dias, Laura A
Phone (Voice): (305) 361-4269
Email Address: laura.dias@noaa.gov
Source: NOAA Ship Gordon Gunter Cruise Report GU18-01

Acquisition Information

Instruments

Instrument 1

CC ID: 1111880
Identifier: Big Eye Binocular
Instrument / Gear: Instrument
Instrument Type: binoculars
Description:

25x150 mm

Platforms

Platform 1

CC ID: 1111881
Identifier: Gordon Gunter (GU)
Docucomp UUID: 84e3f970-a143-11e2-9e96-0800200c9a66
Description:

The NOAA Ship Gordon Gunter primarily serves the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), assisting NMFS in accomplishing its responsibilities for conserving and managing our Nation's living marine resources. The ship's homeport is located at the NMFS Pascagoula Laboratory in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The Gordon Gunter operates primarily in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean, and Caribbean Sea. The ship conducts scientific surveys of the health and abundance of fishery resources and marine mammals. The vessel is operated by NOAA Marine and Aviation Operations.

Mounted Instrument 1

Identifier: Big Eye Binocular

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 65428
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:65428
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2021-09-09 03:15+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-09-23 10:55+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2022-09-23
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2021-10-04
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2022-10-04