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Biscayne Bay Florida Bottlenose Dolphin Studies

Metadata Updated: August 19, 2022

These data sets include a compilation of small vessel based studies of bottlenose dolphins that reside within Biscayne Bay, Florida, adjacent estuaries and nearshore coastal waters. The data consist primarily of photo-identification studies that use natural markings on animal dorsal fins to identify individuals over time. Surveys consist of line transects aboard small boats with concentrated effort to collect photographs of individuals. These photographs are reviewed to identify and catalog individual animals. In addition, several targeted studies have been conducted within this program to collect tissue biopsy samples for genetic and contaminant analyses. These data are used to examine demographic structure and population dynamics of the Biscayne Bay Estuarine System stock of bottlenose dolphins.

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Metadata Date August 9, 2022
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date August 19, 2022
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Frequency Of Update

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Harvested from NMFS SEFSC

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date August 9, 2022
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date August 19, 2022
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:26453
Access Constraints Cite As: Southeast Fisheries Science Center, [Date of Access]: Biscayne Bay Florida Bottlenose Dolphin Studies [Data Date Range],, Access Constraints: None |
Bbox East Long -80.1
Bbox North Lat 25.9
Bbox South Lat 25.18
Bbox West Long -80.5
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update
Harvest Object Id bc0916f3-7e6e-4495-9b6e-3c813ac7ad2b
Harvest Source Id ca759a40-507d-4d0c-8f8c-64b3c5e05066
Harvest Source Title NMFS SEFSC
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": [[[-80.5, 25.18], [-80.1, 25.18], [-80.1, 25.9], [-80.5, 25.9], [-80.5, 25.18]]]}
Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1990

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