[MARMAM] Whale watching data collection programs - response requested
jrobbins at coastalstudies.org
Sun Apr 19 07:35:47 PDT 2009
The Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission
reviews whale watching activities world-wide, including associated
data collection programs. To facilitate that work, we are requesting
the following basic information from organizations that collect or
receive cetacean data from commercial platforms of opportunity. We
are attempting to keep this information current, so if you responded
to this request in previous years please confirm that your
information still applies in 2008. In the future, we hope to have an
on-line interface that will allow you to keep your own information up-to-date.
1) Name of scientific organization
2) Location in which data were collected
3) Years of study
4) Cetacean species studied
5) Type of commercial opportunistic platform used: a) whale watching
vessel, b) ferry, c) fishing vessel, d) other-please specify.
6) Type(s) of data collected (list any that apply): a) cetacean
sighting data, b) survey effort data, c) animal behavior, d),
photo-ID, e) management oriented data (fisheries interactions, ship
strikes, harassment), f) scat/prey collection, g) environmental data
7) Category of person responsible for collecting the data: a)
captain, b) crew, c) naturalist, d) dedicated scientific observer, e)
8) Were data contributed to another archive (such as an oceanic
catalog)? If so, please indicate which one.
9) Will this data collection program continue in 2009?
Please e-mail your response as soon as possible and no later than
April 30, 2009. Responses should be addressed to Jooke Robbins
<jrobbins at coastalstudies.org>.
Jooke Robbins, Ph.D.
Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies
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