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  • Index of visual monitoring, location, species behavior, and identification of cetaceans from CalCOFI cruises in the California Current System, 2005-2015 (ongoing).
  • CalCOFI - Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Hildebrand, John; Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD
  • 2017-03-28
  • Field observations are carried out to gain understanding of cetacean ecology and habitat. Visual monitoring for cetaceans has been conducted on quarterly CalCOFI cruises since July 2004 using standard line-transect protocol (Burnham et al. 1980;Buckland et al. 1993; Barlow 1995). Visual observers watch during daylight hours, when weather permits (Beaufort sea states 0 to 5 and visibility greater than 1 nautical mile) and while the ship transits between CalCOFI stations.
  • The data available here are intended for scholarly use by the research community, with the express understanding that data users will properly acknowledge the originating investigator. Use or reproduction of any material herein for any commercial purpose is prohibited without prior written permission from the responsible party.
  • doi:10.6073/pasta/9ee6ca9b4a316708ca3d17ddc92debfb

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