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Gray Whale Survey Data

Metadata Updated: March 1, 2024

Gray whale calf production is estimated from data collected during the northbound migration as whales return to their feeding grounds in the Arctic. Counts of adult female whales with calves are made by observers and used to make the estimates.

Gray whale abundance is estimated from data collected during the southbound migration from feeding grounds in the Arctic to breeding grounds in the lagoons of Mexico. Observers record counts of whales as they pass the long-term study site at Granite Canyon, California.

Gray whale abundance is estimated from data collected during the southbound migration from feeding grounds in the Arctic to breeding grounds in the lagoons of Mexico. Counts of whales made from thermal imagery recorded during the migration are used to estimate abundance.

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Dates

Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date October 15, 2021
Metadata Updated Date March 1, 2024
Reference Date(s) 1990 (creation), (publication)
Frequency Of Update annually

Metadata Source

Harvested from NMFS SWFSC

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date October 15, 2021
Metadata Updated Date March 1, 2024
Reference Date(s) 1990 (creation), (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:30820
Access Constraints Cite As: Southwest Fisheries Science Center, [Date of Access]: Gray Whale Survey Data [Data Date Range], https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/30820., Access Constraints: FISMA controls are in place to protect stored data from unauthorized access and/or disclosure., Use Constraints: User must read and fully comprehend the metadata prior to use. Acknowledgement of NOAA SWFSC, as the source from which these data were obtained, in any publications and/or other representations of these data is requested. The user is responsible for the results of any application of these data for other than its intended purpose.
Bbox East Long -121.16
Bbox North Lat 35.7
Bbox South Lat 35.6
Bbox West Long -121.3
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update annually
Harvest Object Id 80c9d919-3872-4df6-8bde-ffb5e4c3e1e3
Harvest Source Id bc62ff6c-c119-4409-94c7-7dd202b24462
Harvest Source Title NMFS SWFSC
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.
Lineage The lineage and processing steps will be documented for data at the entity level.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-121.3, 35.6], [-121.16, 35.6], [-121.16, 35.7], [-121.3, 35.7], [-121.3, 35.6]]]}
Progress onGoing
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1994

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