Southeast Gulf of Mexico Sperm Whale Study

Metadata Updated: March 26, 2021

Large vessel surveys were conducted during the summers of 2012 and 2014 in the southeastern Gulf of Mexico north of the Dry Tortugas. Data were collected on the abundance and spatial distribution of sperm whales and other marine mammals in this region. Satellite telemetry tags were deployed on sperm whales occupying these waters to examine residency and movement patterns. This aggregation of sperm whales may be distinct from those occupying the rest of the northern Gulf of Mexico and are associated with unique physical oceanographic features in this area. These data were used to evaluate the residency and habitat use patterns of this aggregation of sperm whales.

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Metadata Date March 18, 2021
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 26, 2021
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Harvested from NMFS SEFSC

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date March 18, 2021
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 26, 2021
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:26504
Access Constraints Cite As: Southeast Fisheries Science Center, [Date of Access]: Southeast Gulf of Mexico Sperm Whale Study [Data Date Range], https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/26504., Access Constraints: None |
Bbox East Long -81
Bbox North Lat 28
Bbox South Lat 23.8
Bbox West Long -88.5
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update
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Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-88.5, 23.8], [-81.0, 23.8], [-81.0, 28.0], [-88.5, 28.0], [-88.5, 23.8]]]}
Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2012
Temporal Extent End 2014

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