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Gulf of Mexico sperm whale photo-ID catalog

Metadata Updated: April 1, 2024

Photo-identification data on sperm whales occupying the north central Gulf of Mexico have been collected during vessel surveys. Photographs of sperm whales are taken during encounters and markings on tail flukes can be used to identify individual animals. These images have been reviewed and individuals cataloged to evaluate residency and demographic patterns in sperm whales in the northern Gulf of Mexico.

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Dates

Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date July 28, 2023
Metadata Updated Date April 1, 2024
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Frequency Of Update

Metadata Source

Harvested from NMFS SEFSC

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date July 28, 2023
Metadata Updated Date April 1, 2024
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:26432
Access Constraints Cite As: Southeast Fisheries Science Center, [Date of Access]: Gulf of Mexico sperm whale photo-ID catalog [Data Date Range], https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/26432., Access Constraints: None
Bbox East Long -80.5
Bbox North Lat 31
Bbox South Lat 24.5
Bbox West Long -98
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update
Harvest Object Id 93119826-aa0c-47e4-a5ff-2de925b2f48c
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.
Lineage
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-98.0, 24.5], [-80.5, 24.5], [-80.5, 31.0], [-98.0, 31.0], [-98.0, 24.5]]]}
Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1994

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