GoM Coastal and Estuarine Biopsy Surveys

Metadata Updated: February 8, 2018

Small vessel surveys are conducted within estuarine and nearshore coastal waters to collect tissue biopsy samples from bottlenose dolphins. Visual surveys are conducted to find bottlenose dolphin groups, and then close approaches are made to collect tissue samples using specialized darts that are deployed using either air rifles or crossbow. Photographs are collected during the encounter to identify individuals and document the response to the sample collection. The skin and blubber samples collected support genetics, stable isotope, and contaminant analyses. These data have been used to delineate different stocks of bottlenose dolphins in estuaries of the Gulf of Mexico.

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Metadata Date July 18, 2017
Metadata Created Date March 21, 2016
Metadata Updated Date February 8, 2018
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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date July 18, 2017
Metadata Created Date March 21, 2016
Metadata Updated Date February 8, 2018
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact); Southeast Fisheries Science Center (Custodian)
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Bbox East Long -80.5
Bbox North Lat 31
Bbox South Lat 24.5
Bbox West Long -98
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Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:26494
Harvest Object Id 4bf78bca-6f53-4ae0-8b3b-46c44764a3b0
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
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Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress onGoing
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Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2012

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