Sampling event

Marine Mammal Baseline Monitoring, Orange River Basin, Namibia, Block 2913B, Block 2912 - Namibia - 2023 – TotalEnergies E&P Namibia B.V.

Latest version published by TotalEnergies on 15 December 2023 TotalEnergies
Publication date:
15 December 2023
Published by:
TotalEnergies
License:
CC-BY-NC 4.0

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Description

Marine mammals - mainly cetaceans (whales and dolphins) but including pinnipeds (seals) and marine turtles

Data Records

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Bordage V, TotalEnergies Namibia (2023). Marine Mammal Baseline Monitoring, Orange River Basin, Namibia, Block 2913B, Block 2912 - Namibia - 2023 – TotalEnergies E&P Namibia B.V.. Version 1.5. TotalEnergies. Samplingevent dataset. https://ipt.gbif.fr/resource?r=capmarine_nara_venus&v=1.5

Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is TotalEnergies. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC 4.0) License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: a5204501-174a-4c45-9001-1b5304e39c59.  TotalEnergies publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF France.

Keywords

Cetaceans; whales; seals; Southern Namibia; Africa; marine mammals; offshore

Contacts

Vincent Bordage
  • Originator
Biodiversity Support
TotalEnergies Namibia
  • Metadata Provider
Affiliate
TotalEnergies
NA
Steven Dickinson
  • Point Of Contact
Group biodiversity specialist

Geographic Coverage

East: 013°12.9998 (VENUS 1A); 12°9933 (NARA 1X) South: 29°22.4641 (VENUS 1A); 29°3056 (NARA 1X)

Bounding Coordinates South West [-29.374, 12.993], North East [-29.306, 13.216]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Order Cetacea, Testudines
Infraorder Pinnipedia

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2023-04-25 / 2023-06-07
Start Date / End Date 2023-07-06 / 2023-07-22

Sampling Methods

Visual observer stationed on an offshore drilling rig. Lookout duties with binoculars, scanning the water surface for any signs of marine mammals. Only sightings which were positively identified to species level is logged here (i.e. unidentified whale encounters were not included in this dataform)

Study Extent East: 013°12.9998 (VENUS 1A); 12°9933 (NARA 1X) South: 29°22.4641 (VENUS 1A); 29°3056 (NARA 1X)

Method step description:

  1. Continous observation during daylight hours (avg. 8 hours per day)

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers a5204501-174a-4c45-9001-1b5304e39c59
https://ipt.gbif.fr/resource?r=capmarine_nara_venus