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Title: GoMMAPPS Winter aerial abundance survey from Jan – Mar 2018: Summary Report
Short Name: Survey Summary Report
Status: Completed
Creation Date: 2018
Publication Date: 2021
Abstract:

As part of GoMMAPPS, the Southeast Fisheries Science Center conducted aerial surveys of continental shelf waters (up to the 200-m isobath) in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The survey was conducted between 18 January and 14 March 2018 aboard a NOAA Twin Otter aircraft at an altitude of 600 feet (183 m) and a speed of 100-110 knots(185-204 kph). Survey tracklines were oriented perpendicular to the shoreline and latitudinally spaced 20 km apart. The survey was designed for analysis using Distance sampling with a two-team (independent observer) approach to correct for perception bias in resulting abundance estimates. A total of 8,158 km of trackline were surveyed on effort. Marine mammal records totaled 201 sightings, including two species of cetaceans and one sirenian. Over 97% of the sightings were of common bottlenose dolphins, followed by Atlantic spotted dolphins. Sea turtles totaled 829 sightings of five different species, although over 50% of the sightings were of turtles that could not be identified to species, only classified as “Hardshell.” The data collected during this survey will be analyzed to estimate the abundance and spatial distribution of marine mammals and sea turtles in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

Purpose:

The goal of the survey was to conduct line-transect surveys using the Distance sampling approach to estimate the abundance and spatial distribution of marine mammals and sea turtles in waters over the continental shelf in the U.S. Gulf

of Mexico.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 1095050
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: 1095051
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

Originator

CC ID: 1095053
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: 1095054
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

Principal Investigator

CC ID: 1095056
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: 1095057
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: 1095059
Date Effective From: 2018
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Barry, Kevin
Address: 3209 Frederic St.
Pascagoula, MS 39568
Email Address: kevin.barry@noaa.gov
Phone: 228-549-1608
Fax: 228-769-9200

Publisher

CC ID: 1095060
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

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 1095049
Start Date: 2021
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0242273/1.1/data/0-data/NOAA_SEFSC_GoMMAPPS_TO18Wi_NCEI_DataPackage/NOAA_SEFSC_GoMMAPPS_TO18Wi_NCEI_DataPackage/20210120_GoMMAPPS_Aerial_2018W_SummaryReport_updated.pdf
Distributor: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD) (2021 - Present)
File Name: 20210120_GoMMAPPS_Aerial_2018W_SummaryReport_updated.pdf
Description:

GoMMAPPS Winter aerial abundance survey during January – March 2018: Summary Report

File Date/Time: 2021-10-26 12:33:00
File Type: PDF
File Size: 1.8M
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Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 65747
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:65747
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2021-10-29 16:13+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-11-03 17:07+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-10-29
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2022-10-30