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Species Distribution: Pygmy Sperm Whale - Hawaii

Metadata Updated: December 9, 2023

This dataset contains a collection of known point locations of pygmy sperm whales identified through direct human observation via shipborne surveys. This can be useful for assessing species abundance, population structure, habitat use, and behavior. This collection is aggregated from multiple survey periods. Each data point contains attributes for further information about the time and source of the observation. This dataset was compiled by the Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS) and may be updated in the future if additional data sources are acquired.

Cascadia Research Collective (CRC) has been undertaking shipborne surveys for odontocetes in Hawaiian waters since 2000. Pygmy sperm whales have been sighted much less frequently in Hawaiian waters than dwarf sperm whales.

For further information, please see: http://www.cascadiaresearch.org/hawaiian-cetacean-studies/dwarf-and-pygmy-sperm-whales-hawaii

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License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Dates

Metadata Date December 22, 2022
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 9, 2023
Reference Date(s) January 31, 2018 (creation), January 31, 2018 (issued), July 13, 2020 (revision)
Frequency Of Update

Metadata Source

Harvested from ioos

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Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date December 22, 2022
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 9, 2023
Reference Date(s) January 31, 2018 (creation), January 31, 2018 (issued), July 13, 2020 (revision)
Responsible Party Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS) (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid hi_pacioos_all_whale_sperm_pygmy
Access Constraints
Bbox East Long -155.9606
Bbox North Lat 21.9046
Bbox South Lat 19.2501
Bbox West Long -160.0015
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Frequency Of Update
Graphic Preview Description Sample image.
Graphic Preview File http://pacioos.org/metadata/browse/hi_pacioos_all_whale_sperm_pygmy.png
Harvest Object Id 18993d64-3cba-4973-b201-f60b090f97f1
Harvest Source Id 54e15a6e-6dde-4c9c-a8f0-345cc0dfccfb
Harvest Source Title ioos
Licence
Lineage 2018-01-31T00:00:00Z OGC web services (WMS and WFS) enabled by PacIOOS via GeoServer. Original data from source provider may have been reformatted, reprojected, or adjusted in other ways to optimize these capabilities.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Progress
Spatial Data Service Type Open Geospatial Consortium Web Feature Service (WFS)
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True

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