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

Metadata Updated: February 5, 2017

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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Metadata Date May 18, 2016
Metadata Created Date May 31, 2016
Metadata Updated Date February 5, 2017
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

Metadata Source

Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date May 18, 2016
Metadata Created Date May 31, 2016
Metadata Updated Date February 5, 2017
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Responsible Party National Marine Mammal Laboratory (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints 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
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:17942
Harvest Object Id 7f0ba83a-f98d-45d6-9326-10e251c43a9a
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress onGoing
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1980
Temporal Extent End 2012

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