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Summary

Short Citation
NMFS Office Of Protected Resources, 2024: 2016-2023 Humpback Whale Unusual Mortality Event along the Atlantic Coast Dead Animal Locations, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/69167.
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Abstract

Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, an unusual mortality event (UME) is defined as "a stranding that is unexpected; involves a significant die-off of any marine mammal population; and demands immediate response." To understand the health of marine mammal populations, scientists study unusual mortality events. Understanding and investigating these events is important because they can serve as indicators of ocean health. To fill this role, NOAA Fisheries established the Working Group on Marine Mammal Unusual Mortality Events in 1991. The working group was formalized in 1992 with amendments to the MMPA amendments. An UME is determined to be "unusual" by the working group if it meets one or more of the seven criteria. The Unusual Mortality Event involving humpback whales along the Atlantic coast started January 15, 2016 and is currently active. The event is being investigated by NOAA Fisheries and partners and was defined as occurring along the Atlantic coast of the United States from Maine to Florida. Metadata for this dataset can be found at: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/69167.

Distribution Information

Use Constraints:

The user assumes the entire risk related to use of these data. NMFS is providing these data "as is," and NMFS disclaims any and all warranties, whether express or implied, including (without limitation) any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. No warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. It is strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data to evaluate dataset limitations, restrictions or intended use. In no event will NMFS be liable to you or to any third party for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary damages, or lost profit resulting from any use or misuse of this data.

Controlled Theme Keywords

biota, environment, health, oceans

Child Items

Type Title
Entity humpback_20230203

Contact Information

Point of Contact
Deborah Fauquier
deborah.fauquier@noaa.gov
301-427-8465

Metadata Contact
Jeff D Adams
jeff.adams@noaa.gov
301-427-8434

Extents

Geographic Area 1

-81.4422° W, -66.816667° E, 44.77374° N, 29.3088° S

Time Frame 1
2016-01-15 00:00:00+0000 - 2023-01-30 00:00:00+0000

Item Identification

Title: 2016-2023 Humpback Whale Unusual Mortality Event along the Atlantic Coast Dead Animal Locations
Status: In Work
Publication Date: 2023-01-23
Abstract:

Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, an unusual mortality event (UME) is defined as "a stranding that is unexpected; involves a significant die-off of any marine mammal population; and demands immediate response." To understand the health of marine mammal populations, scientists study unusual mortality events. Understanding and investigating these events is important because they can serve as indicators of ocean health. To fill this role, NOAA Fisheries established the Working Group on Marine Mammal Unusual Mortality Events in 1991. The working group was formalized in 1992 with amendments to the MMPA amendments. An UME is determined to be "unusual" by the working group if it meets one or more of the seven criteria. The Unusual Mortality Event involving humpback whales along the Atlantic coast started January 15, 2016 and is currently active. The event is being investigated by NOAA Fisheries and partners and was defined as occurring along the Atlantic coast of the United States from Maine to Florida. Metadata for this dataset can be found at: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/69167.

Purpose:

This dataset was created to visualize dead animal locations associated with the 2016-2023 Humpback Whale Unusual Mortality Event along the Atlantic Coast. For information on the proper use of the dataset refer to the Use Constraints metadata section.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
ISO 19115 Topic Category
biota
ISO 19115 Topic Category
environment
ISO 19115 Topic Category
health
ISO 19115 Topic Category
oceans
UNCONTROLLED
None Biology
None Conservation
None Health
None Management
None Marine

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Atlantic Ocean
None United States

Physical Location

City: Silver Spring
State/Province: MD

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
Data Set Credit: Office of Protected Resources (OPR), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 1217852
Date Effective From: 2023-02-03
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Fauquier, Deborah
Address: 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13659
Silver Spring, MD 20910
United States
Email Address: deborah.fauquier@noaa.gov
Phone: 301-427-8465

Distributor

CC ID: 1217853
Date Effective From: 2023-02-03
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NMFS Office Of Protected Resources (OPR)
Address: 1315 East-West Highway, 13th Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301-713-2332
URL: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 1217855
Date Effective From: 2023-02-03
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Adams, Jeff D
Address: 1315 East West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
USA
Email Address: jeff.adams@noaa.gov
Phone: 301-427-8434

Point of Contact

CC ID: 1217854
Date Effective From: 2023-02-03
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Fauquier, Deborah
Address: 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13659
Silver Spring, MD 20910
United States
Email Address: deborah.fauquier@noaa.gov
Phone: 301-427-8465

Extents

Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 1217862
W° Bound: -81.4422
E° Bound: -66.816667
N° Bound: 44.77374
S° Bound: 29.3088

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 1217861
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2016-01-15 00:00:00+0000
End: 2023-01-30 00:00:00+0000

Spatial Information

Reference Systems

Reference System 1

CC ID: 1217858

Coordinate Reference System

CRS Type: Geographic 2D
EPSG Code: EPSG:4326
EPSG Name: WGS 84
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Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Use Constraints:

The user assumes the entire risk related to use of these data. NMFS is providing these data "as is," and NMFS disclaims any and all warranties, whether express or implied, including (without limitation) any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. No warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. It is strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data to evaluate dataset limitations, restrictions or intended use. In no event will NMFS be liable to you or to any third party for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary damages, or lost profit resulting from any use or misuse of this data.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 1217856
Download URL: https://services2.arcgis.com/C8EMgrsFcRFL6LrL/arcgis/rest/services/Pinniped_UME_Stranding_Locations/FeatureServer
Distributor: NMFS Office Of Protected Resources (OPR) (2023-02-03 - Present)
Description:

Data access URL

File Type (Deprecated): File Geodatabase Feature Class
Distribution Format: ESRI File Geodatabase

Technical Environment

Description:

Microsoft Windows 10 Version 10.0 (Build 19044) ; Esri ArcGIS 12.9.4.32739

Child Items

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Rubric Score Type Title
Entity humpback_20230203

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 69167
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:69167
Metadata Record Created By: Jeff D Adams
Metadata Record Created: 2023-01-23 14:02+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2023-10-17 16:12+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2023-02-03
Owner Org: OPR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year