Right Whale Sightings Advisory System (RWSAS)

Metadata Updated: December 11, 2021

The Right Whale Sighting Advisory System (RWSAS) is a NOAA Fisheries program which was designed to reduce collisions between ships and the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) by alerting mariners to the presence of the right whales. These reports are obtained from a variety of sources including aerial surveys, shipboard surveys, whale watch vessels, and opportunistic sources (Coast Guard, commercial ships, fishing vessels, and the general public).

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Dates

Metadata Date November 30, 2021
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 11, 2021
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Frequency Of Update daily

Metadata Source

Harvested from NMFS NEFSC

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 30, 2021
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 11, 2021
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:23305
Access Constraints Cite As: Northeast Fisheries Science Center, [Date of Access]: Right Whale Sightings Advisory System (RWSAS) [Data Date Range], https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/23305., Access Constraints: Requester needs network access for direct query. |
Bbox East Long -39.7
Bbox North Lat 51.7
Bbox South Lat 25.7
Bbox West Long -81.5
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update daily
Harvest Object Id 423b28ca-3ad5-48a4-8530-62140e7e79d0
Harvest Source Id 523189fa-8edc-48e1-9ec5-f571e7dd923c
Harvest Source Title NMFS NEFSC
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
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Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2002-02-06

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