Cook Inlet Beluga Opportunistic Sightings, 1975 to 2015 (NCEI Accession 0142326)

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

As a part of National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) management of the endangered Cook Inlet beluga whale population, a database of opportunistic beluga whale sightings was compiled from reports made by the general public, aircraft patrols, wildlife surveys, and military and industry monitoring studies. Sightings are reported to NMFS Alaska Regional (AKR) office personnel either by voice- or e-mail. Sighting data are then transcribed and sent to the NMFS National Marine Mammal Laboratory (NMML) for entry into the database. Data are first assessed for quality during transcription by NMFS AKR personnel. Secondary review and confirmation is undertaken by NMFS NMML personnel prior to entry of data into the Access Database.

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Metadata Date March 6, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 22, 2016
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) February 25, 2016 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date March 6, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 22, 2016
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) February 25, 2016 (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Cite as: Kim E. W. Shelden; Christy L. Sims; Linda Vate Brattstr\u00c3\u00b6m; Barbara Mahoney (2016). Cook Inlet Beluga Opportunistic Sightings, 1975 to 2015 (NCEI Accession 0142326). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date], NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
Bbox East Long -148.98
Bbox North Lat 61.52
Bbox South Lat 59.07
Bbox West Long -154.17
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
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Guid gov.noaa.nodc:0142326
Harvest Object Id 56ed2818-ca2b-44fe-af32-1e3075545fa1
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence accessLevel: Public
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1975-06-28
Temporal Extent End 2015-11-07

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