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HLY-08-01 and HLY-08-02 Observations of Marine Mammals of Beringia [Ray, G.C.]

Summary

This dataset contains marine mammal observations onboard the US Coast Guard Cutter Healy during the Bering Sea Ecosystem Study-Bering Sea Integrated Ecosystem Research Program (BEST-BSIERP) 2008 0801 and 0802 cruises in the Bering Sea. BEST-BSIERP together are the Bering Sea project. The objective of this project has been to observe marine mammals in the context of their sea-ice "seascape" habitat. Emphasis has been placed on the winter-spring period during which Pacific walruses and ribbon seals use sea ice for reproduction, molting, rest, and as a platform for feeding and migration. The thesis is that marine mammals partition sea-ice habitat according to their life-history requirements: for Pacific walruses, "broken pack" and for ribbon seals "loose pack" provide this habitat. The data files are in Excel, csv and jpg format.

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  • 1.0 (2009-10-29)
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Language English
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  • biota
  • oceans
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2008-03-15 00:00:00
End datetime 2008-05-04 23:59:59

Spatial coverage


Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 66.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 59.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -180.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -165.00

Primary point of contact information

G. Carleton Ray <cr@virginia.edu>

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Citation

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Ray, G., et al. 2009. HLY-08-01 and HLY-08-02 Observations of Marine Mammals of Beringia. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/D6DV1GVN. Accessed 05 May 2021.

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