Document of dataset 3585

Dataset record

Type
Dataset
title in English
Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation Opportunistic Sightings
Description in English
BMMRO has been conducting a long-term study documenting the occurrence, distribution, and abundance of marine mammals around the islands of The Bahamas since 1991. Currently based in Sandy Point on Great Abaco Island, this project provides the only comprehensive documentation of marine mammal fauna in this part of the world. The dataset presented here includes only marine mammal sightings, and other sea turtle sightings and marine mammal strandings and sightings are included in separate datasets in OBIS-SEAMAP. The dataset presented here is a subset of marine mammal sightings between 1988 and 2008, including sightings reported from the public. The dataset also is a subset of BMMRO vessel encounters with marine mammals between 1991 and 2008, comprising 20 different species, with the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin representing 60% of all encounters. The entire dataset includes stranding records between 1944 and 2008. In addition, the entire dataset includes sightings of turtles comprising 3 different species between 1991 and 2008. A sighting is when our vessel was unable to close in on the group of animals while an encounter is when closing was successful and photographs / video recording of the animals were obtained. The dataset includes off-transect sightings and encounters (opportunistic).
Abstract in English
The dataset presented here is a subset of marine mammal sightings between 1988 and 2008, including sightings reported from the public around the islands of The Bahamas since 1991.
License
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bibliographicCitation
2006. Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation, unpublished data
Version
1

Temporal coverage

Temporal
Start date
1988-12-1
End date
2008-9-26

Geographical coverage

Spatial
A, Atlantic

Themes

theme
Biology > Mammals

Taxonomic terms

Taxon keywords

Ownerships

contributor
Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation
contactPoint
Charlotte Dunn
contactPoint
Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation

Dataset references

record
Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations

Document metadata

date created
2012-11-27
date modified
2012-11-27