Sampling event

Kakila database of marine mammal observation data around the French archipelago of Guadeloupe in the AGOA sanctuary - French Antilles

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Description

Database collected as part of the Lorraine Coché master's 2 internship "Inventory and structuring of marine mammal observation data around Guadeloupe" in 2020 (Master Tropical marine ecosystems at the University of the Antilles). This database centralizes and harmonizes the data collected by the team of the Agoa Sanctuary (Aire Marine Protégée), the OMMAG (Observatory of Marine Mammals of the Guadeloupe Archipelago), the NPO BREACH, and whale-watching companies Cétacés Caraïbes, Guadeloupe Evasion Découverte et Aventures Marines. This work was carried out within the framework of the OHM Littoral Caraïbe and (co)funded by the LabEx DRIIHM, French programme “Investissements d’Avenir" (ANR-11-LABX-0010) which is managed by the ANR, and the Fondation de France (“The future of the coastal and sea worlds” project N° 1940).

Data Records

The data in this sampling event resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 3,248 records.

2 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

Event (core)
3248
ExtendedMeasurementOrFact 
62153
Occurrence 
4703

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Coché L, Arnaud E, Bouveret L, David R, Foulquier E, Gandilhon N, Jeannesson E, Le Bras Y, Lerigoleur E, Lopez P J, Madon B, Sananikone J, Sèbe M, Le Berre I, Jung J (2024). Kakila database of marine mammal observation data around the French archipelago of Guadeloupe in the AGOA sanctuary - French Antilles. Version 1.6. Observatoire Hommes-Milieux Littoral Caraïbe. Samplingevent dataset. https://ipt.gbif.fr/resource?r=kakila&v=1.6

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GBIF Registration

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Keywords

Biodiversity; Marine mammals; Geographical distribution; Species distribution; Sea regions; Ecological stocktaking; Natural area; Landscape; Ecosystems; Animal ecology; Samplingevent; Observation

External data

The resource data is also available in other formats

Kakila source database deposited in the DATA INDORES data repository https://doi.org/10.48579/PRO/FIPAX8 UTF-8 TSV
EML metadata (PNDB portal) of Kakila database of marine mammal observation data around the French archipelago of Guadeloupe in the AGOA sanctuary - French Antilles https://data.pndb.fr/view/doi:10.48502/8bb5-pk85 UTF-8 EML
ISO 19115/ISO19139 metadata (cat.Indores) of Kakila database of marine mammal observation data around the French archipelago of Guadeloupe in the AGOA sanctuary - French Antilles https://cat.indores.fr/geonetwork/OHM_Littoral_Caraibe/fre/catalog.search#/metadata/6d79f9ed-e10e-4eea-8bfe-93c0bdf370dc UTF-8 ISO 19115/ISO19139
ISO 19115/ISO19139 metadata (INDIGEO geocatalogue) of Kakila database of marine mammal observation data around the French archipelago of Guadeloupe in the AGOA sanctuary - French Antilles https://portail.indigeo.fr/geonetwork/srv/fre/catalog.search#/metadata/6d79f9ed-e10e-4eea-8bfe-93c0bdf370dc UTF-8 ISO 19115/ISO19139

Contacts

Lorraine Coché
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Intern
Université de Bretagne Occidentale
Elie Arnaud
  • Originator
Developer
Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
Laurent Bouveret
  • Originator
Director
Observatoire des Mammifères Marins de l'Archipel Guadeloupéen
Romain David
  • Originator
Researcher
ERINHA, European Research Infrastructure on Highly Pathogenic Agents
Eric Foulquier
  • Originator
Associate professor
Université de Bretagne Occidentale
Nadège Gandilhon
  • Originator
Author
BREACH NPO, Ponteilla, France
Etienne Jeannesson
  • Originator
Author
Sanctuaire Agoa, Les trois Ilets, France
Yvan Le Bras
  • Originator
Researcher
Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
Emilie Lerigoleur
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
Engineer
UMR 5602 CNRS GEODE, Toulouse, France
Pascal Jean Lopez
  • Originator
Researcher
Laboratoire BOREA, MNHN/CNRS/SU/IRD/UCN/UA, Paris, France
Bénédicte Madon
  • Originator
Researcher
AMURE, IUEM UBO, Brest, France
Julien Sananikone
  • Originator
Developer
Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
Maxime Sèbe
  • Originator
Researcher
Centre de Recherche en Gestion, École Polytechnique, Paris, Bâtiment Ensta, Palaiseau, France
Iwan Le Berre
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Associate professor
LETG, UMR6554 CNRS, Université de Bretagne Occidentale
Jean-Luc Jung
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Professor
Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Geographic Coverage

AGOA Sanctuary

Bounding Coordinates South West [15.727, -62.05], North East [16.697, -60.66]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Order Cetacea
Family Balaenopteridae, Delphinidae, Kogiidae, Physeteridae, Ziphiidae
Species Balaenoptera acutorostrata, Balaenoptera borealis, Balaenoptera edeni, Balaenoptera physalus, Megaptera novaeangliae, Feresa attenuata, Globicephala macrorhynchus, Grampus griseus, Lagenodelphis hosei, Orcinus orca, Peponocephala electra, Pseudorca crassidens, Stenalla coeruleoalba, Stenella attenuata, Stenella clymene, Stenella frontalis, Stenella longirostris, Steno bredanensis, Tursiops truncatus, Kogia breviceps, Kogia sima, Physeter macrocephalus, Mesoplodon densirostris, Mesoplodon europeaus, Mesoplodon mirus, Ziphius cavirostris

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2000-12-01 / 2019-12-31

Project Data

No Description available

Title TRAFIC
Funding Fondation de France "The future of the coastal and sea worlds" (project N° 1940) LabEx DRIIHM French program “Investissements d’Avenir” (ANR-11-LABX-0010) SO-DRIIHM project (ANR-19-DATA-0022)

The personnel involved in the project:

Iwan Le Berre

Sampling Methods

Sampling consisted first in conducting a preliminary survey of the different associations and professional whale-watchers know to collate cetacean observation data for years aroud the Guadeloupean Archipelago, and whose expertise was previously recognized (e.g. by co-authorship of scientific publications, by the defense of a PhD (Gandhillon 2012) and by the publication of books for the general public. We got in touch with several of these different associations and whale-watchers, to obtain their collaboration and agreement to share their own data in a more global aggregated database using newly designed dataset. Following this first survey, an authorization of use and analysis of the data was sent to each organisation. All agreed to share and open data once the agregated database woud be finalized. The observations were all collected during boat excursions: marine mammals were spotted and identified at a greater or lesser distance from the boat depending mainly on the visibility and the sea state. Geolocation coordinates were also generally collected thanks to a GPS. The observation data were collected in French language. Each collector had its own tabulated file for entering observations with no central data store and access interface. But all these datasets possesed many variables are in common.

Study Extent Sampling Area And Frequency: The data collected were produced by seven different stackeholders. First, two non profit organisations (NPOs) collated marine mammal observations during daily trips regularly made over years by volunteers: OMMAG (Observatoire des Mammifères Marins de l’Archipel Guadeloupéen or Observatory of marine mammals of the Guadeloupe archipelago), and BREACH Antilles, whose observations where part of the dataset analyzed by Nadège Gandhillon. The older data are been recorded in 2000. Second, several professional wale-watchers recorded all the observations made during their daily tours. These wale-watchers are Guadeloupe Evasion Découverte (located in Deshaie), Cétacés Caraïbes (located in Bouillante) and Aventures Marines (located in Gourbeyre). They all gave us a free access to their entire datasets. We also used publicily available data coming from observation campains conducted by the IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) in 1995, 1996, 200 and 2006.
Quality Control The observation data come from multiple sources with varying levels of expertise. A specific level of expertise was assigned to each observer (ie. beginner, intermediate, confirmed levels) in order to attest to the quality of his observation. More globally, an effort to centralize and harmonize siloed data has been made with quality controls checking links between tables with pivot tables. Content quality controls were also used such as a controlled dropdown menu for many fields that avoid potential input errors. Geolocations, often transformed into decimal degrees, were verified using the Geographic Information System QGIS 3.10 Desktop (long term release) software. The structure of the Kakila database was based on the existence of variables common to all datasets and on the functional dependencies between the data. First, variables were defined with the help of a working group constituted by the scientific team who coordinated the project. This new list of variable was approved by the data providers. Then a data dictionnary was defined. The aim of this dictionnary was to produce a precise definition or description of each of the fields, based on validated scientific frameworks. The data dictionary is essential to guarantee the reusability of the database. For example, in the case of future data entry by different operators, the data dictionary ensures the perfect understanding of fields and limits input errors. In addition, data were checked for errors: 10% of the entries were randomly selected and checked by two persons. One person carried out the random draw among the “observation” table and the other operator checked the selected lines in the database against the original datasets provided by the data owners. The data entry was invalidated if it contained an error in any field. The error rate was calculated as follow : it was the rate of the number of data entries containing an error on the total number of checked data entries and was estimated at 0.073 in the Kakila database.

Method step description:

  1. Citizen-science approach. Data integration made into a database complying with the FAIR principles using a step-by-step community approach and a pragmatic method taking into account the constraints of the stakeholders. Observation collected over several years by local NPOs or whale watchers have been integrated in a database named "Kakila".

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Lorraine Coché, Elie Arnaud, Laurent Bouveret, Romain David, Eric Foulquier, Nadège Gandilhon, Etienne Jeannesson, Yvan Le Bras, Emilie Lerigoleur, Pascal Jean Lopez, Bénédicte Madon, Julien Sananikone, Maxime Sèbe, Iwan Le Berre, & Jean-Luc Jung. (2021). Kakila database: Towards a FAIR community approved database of cetacean presence in the waters of the Guadeloupe Archipelago, based on citizen science. Biodiversity Data Journal. Vol. 9. doi:10.3897/BDJ.9.e69022 https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.9.e69022

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers cba4183b-96a1-468a-a1c2-f7c9830f924e
https://ipt.gbif.fr/resource?r=kakila