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AFSC/NMML: Cetacean Assessment and Ecology Program Humpback Whale Catalog

Metadata Updated: September 2, 2022

Since 1980, the Cetacean Assessment and Ecology Program of the National Marine Mammal Laboratory has been collecting photos of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in Alaskan waters. Photo-identification is a useful method to gain insight into stock structure, life history, habitat use and movements. Some of the images were collected during humpback whale specific projects while others have been documented on an opportunistic basis. Photos have been collected within Southeast Alaska, along the Alaskan Peninsula, Kodiak Island, the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea sides of the Aleutian Chain, as well as, the Bering Sea, Bering Strait and Chukchi Sea.

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Dates

Metadata Date August 9, 2022
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date September 2, 2022
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date August 9, 2022
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date September 2, 2022
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:17942
Access Constraints Cite As: Alaska Fisheries Science Center, [Date of Access]: AFSC/NMML: Cetacean Assessment and Ecology Program Humpback Whale Catalog [Data Date Range], https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/17942., Access Constraints: The dataset is in the process of being submitted to NCEI. | Use Constraints: User must read and fully comprehend the metadata prior to use. Applications or inferences derived from the data should be carefully considered for accuracy. Acknowledgement of NOAA/NMFS/AFSC, as the source from which these data were obtained in any publications and/or other representations of these, data is suggested. | Distribution Liability: The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose. NOAA denies liability if the data are misused.
Bbox East Long -130
Bbox North Lat 72
Bbox South Lat 54
Bbox West Long -172
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Harvest Object Id a2184f9d-f0e9-463e-9bfa-7004b29e7ba6
Harvest Source Id 26a29bb9-50b0-47fd-920b-edc74aa6ec76
Harvest Source Title NMFS AFSC
Licence NOAA provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete, incorrect, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading use of the data. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-172.0, 54.0], [-130.0, 54.0], [-130.0, 72.0], [-172.0, 72.0], [-172.0, 54.0]]]}
Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1980
Temporal Extent End 2012

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