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Southeast Fisheries Science Center, 2022: Cetacean and sea turtle visual observations using line-transect survey methods aboard a NOAA DeHavilland DHC-6 Twin Otter (TO) aircraft in the Gulf of Mexico, during the Gulf of Mexico Marine Assessment Program for Protected Species (GoMMAPPS survey TO17Su) from 6/29/2017 to 8/17/2017., https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/65828.

Item Identification

Title: Cetacean and sea turtle visual observations using line-transect survey methods aboard a NOAA DeHavilland DHC-6 Twin Otter (TO) aircraft in the Gulf of Mexico, during the Gulf of Mexico Marine Assessment Program for Protected Species (GoMMAPPS survey TO17Su) from 6/29/2017 to 8/17/2017.
Status: Completed
Creation Date: 2017
Publication Date: 2021
Abstract:

As part of the Gulf of Mexico Marine Assessment Program for Protected Species (GoMMAPPS), the Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) conducted aerial surveys of the U.S. continental shelf waters (up to the 200-m isobath) in the Gulf of Mexico from 2017-06-29 to 2017-08-17. The survey was designed for a two-team independent visual observer approach with distance sampling to estimate abundance and characterize spatial distribution of marine mammals and sea turtles. This dataset includes marine mammal and sea turtle 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 marine mammal photographs used to aid in species identification

Purpose:

The primary goal was to collect data on the distribution and abundance of marine mammals and sea turtles in the U.S. continental shelf waters of the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) using two independent visual survey teams.

Notes:

Additional staff support was provided by the NOAA Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Science Center and NOAA Aircraft Operations Center. We would also like to thank the airplane's crew and observers that were involved in collecting these data

Other Citation Details:

Cite as: Litz, Jenny; Barry, Kevin; Aichinger Dias, Laura; Rappucci, Gina; Martinez, Anthony; Soldevilla, Melissa; Garrison, Lance; Mullin, Keith. (2021). Cetacean and sea turtle visual observations using line-transect survey methods aboard a NOAA DeHavilland DHC-6 Twin Otter (TO) aircraft in the Gulf of Mexico, during the Gulf of Mexico Marine Assessment Program for Protected Species (GoMMAPPS survey TO17Su) from 6/29/2017 to 8/17/2017 (NCEI Accession 0243469). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.25921/mdc3-3246. Accessed [date].

Supplemental Information:

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.

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/mdc3-3246

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 > PALEOCLIMATE INDICATORS > BIOLOGICAL RECORDS > POPULATION ABUNDANCE
UNCONTROLLED
cooperative agreement NA15OAR4320064
cooperative agreement NA20OAR4320472
DOI 10.25921/mdc3-3246
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 0243469
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; Southeast Fisheries Science Center
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS cetacean
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS MARINE MAMMALS
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS species abundance
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS SPECIES IDENTIFICATION
NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS biological
NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS in situ
NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS marine mammal observation
NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS visual estimate
NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS visual observation
NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Gulf of Mexico Marine Assessment Program for Protected Species (GOMMAPPS)
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Gulf of Mexico
NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; Southeast Fisheries Science Center; Miami, FL Laboratory
wmo_categorycode oceanography
None CETACEANS
None DOLPHIN
None PHOTOGRAPHS
None SEA TURTLE
None SIGHTING
None VIDEO
None VISUAL OBSERVATIONS

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None 2017

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 > GULF OF MEXICO

Instrument Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
BINOCULAR > BINOCULAR
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
CAMERAS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
VIDEO CAMERA
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
UNCONTROLLED
NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS binoculars
NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS camera
NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS photograph
NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS video camera
None AIRCRAFT
None DISTANCE SAMPLING
None LINE-TRANSECT SURVEY

Platform Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
AIRCRAFT
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
NOAA Twin Otter > NOAA De Havilland DHC-6-300 Twin Otter
UNCONTROLLED
None DeHavilland DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft

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: 1096909
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: 1096911
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: 1096910
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: 1096912
Date Effective From: 2017
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: 1096902
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: 1096908
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: 1096904
Date Effective From: 2017
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: 1096905
Date Effective From: 2017
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: 1096906
Date Effective From: 2017
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

Principal Investigator

CC ID: 1096907
Date Effective From: 2017
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: 1096903
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: 1096922
W° Bound: -96.93520934
E° Bound: -82.44092755
N° Bound: 30.412986948
S° Bound: 27.658528425

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 1096921
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2017-06-29
End: 2017-08-17

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.

Data Use Constraints:

Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.

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 No.14450. If a photo displaying a marine mammal is used, please include the permit number in the captions and acknowledge NOAA Fisheries.

Cite as: Litz, Jenny; Barry, Kevin; Aichinger Dias, Laura; Rappucci, Gina; Martinez, Anthony; Soldevilla, Melissa; Garrison, Lance; Mullin, Keith. (2021). Cetacean and sea turtle visual observations using line-transect survey methods aboard a NOAA DeHavilland DHC-6 Twin Otter (TO) aircraft in the Gulf of Mexico, during the Gulf of Mexico Marine Assessment Program for Protected Species (GoMMAPPS survey TO17Su) from 6/29/2017 to 8/17/2017 (NCEI Accession 0243469). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.25921/mdc3-3246. Accessed [date].

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 1096913
Start Date: 2021
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/archive-management-system/OAS/bin/prd/jquery/accession/download/243469
Distributor: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD) (2021 - Present)
File Name: 243469.1.1.tar.gz
Description:

NCEI tar file containing all files of NCEI Accession TBD

File Type: NCEI Archived Data Accession
File Size: 2199.592 MB
Compression: TAR
Review Status: Chked Viruses Inapp Content

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 1096914
URL: https://www.boem.gov/gommapps
Name: Gommapps Home Page
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 2

CC ID: 1096915
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: 1096916
URL: https://doi.org/10.25921/mdc3-3246
Name: Landing Page NCEI Accession 0243469
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: html
Description:

Cetacean and sea turtle visual observations using line-transect survey methods aboard a NOAA DeHavilland DHC-6 Twin Otter (TO) aircraft in the Gulf of Mexico, during the Gulf of Mexico Marine Assessment Program for Protected Species (GoMMAPPS survey TO17Su) from 6/29/2017 to 8/17/2017.

Data Quality

Completeness Report:

While still on the plane, observers across both teams discuss and agree upon species identification, group size and behavioral observations for mammal sightings.

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

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 1096919
Description:

Parameter or Variable: CETACEANS, VISUAL OBSERVATIONS (measured); Units: NA; Observation Category: In Situ/Laboratory Instruments, SPECIES DISTRIBUTION MODELS, POPULATION ABUNDANCE; Sampling Instrument: AIRCRAFT, LINE-TRANSECT SURVEY, DISTANCE SAMPLING; Sampling and Analyzing Method: 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. A two-team independent observer approach was used to correct for perception bias in resulting abundance estimates. Survey tracklines were oriented perpendicular to the shoreline and latitudinally spaced 20 km apart.; 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: Rappucci, Gina
Phone (Voice): (305) 361-4283
Email Address: gina.rappucci@noaa.gov

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 65828
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:65828
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2021-11-23 12:54+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2022-01-03
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2022-01-03
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2023-01-03