Blue Ocean Society Spotters - Powered by Anecdata.org

Occurrence
Latest version published by The Community Environmental Health Laboratory at MDI Biological Laboratory on Mar 23, 2023 The Community Environmental Health Laboratory at MDI Biological Laboratory

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Description

About this project We are looking for sightings of whales and marine debris in the Gulf of Maine, to expand our knowledge about species distribution and human impacts. https://www.blueoceansociety.org/ Project goal Study the distribution of whales in the Gulf of Maine and learn about human impacts. What participants do: Report sightings and photos of whales and marine debris in the Gulf of Maine Since the late 1990s, Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation has been studying whales and other marine life in the Gulf of Maine. We are looking for your help to provide more eyes on the water, so that we can better track the distribution and behavior of whales over time. We are also looking for information on litter spotted at sea so that we can work to prevent future pollution. Thank you for your help!

Data Records

The data in this occurrence 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 21 records.

1 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.

Occurrence (core)
21
Multimedia 
21

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Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Kennedy J, Schulte D, Downing N, Anecdata.org Contributors, Disney J, Bailey C, Taylor A, Garretson A (2023). Blue Ocean Society Spotters - Powered by Anecdata.org. Version 1.2. The Community Environmental Health Laboratory at MDI Biological Laboratory. Occurrence dataset. https://ipt.gbif.us/resource?r=blue-ocean-1042&v=1.2

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is The Community Environmental Health Laboratory at MDI Biological Laboratory. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0) License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 25aaf4f6-dc54-4a9a-80df-92f29f872efb.  The Community Environmental Health Laboratory at MDI Biological Laboratory publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

Occurrence; Observation

Contacts

Jen Kennedy
  • Originator
Project Administrator
Anecdata.org
Dianna Schulte
  • Originator
Project Administrator
Anecdata.org
Nicole Downing
  • Originator
Project Administrator
Anecdata.org
Anecdata.org Contributors
  • Originator
Data Contributors
Anecdata.org
Jane Disney
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Associate Professor of Environmental Health
MDI Biological Laboratory
159 Old Bar Harbor Rd.
04609 Bar Harbor
ME
US
Cait Bailey
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Systems Developer
MDI Biological Laboratory
159 Old Bar Harbor Rd.
04609 Bar Harbor
ME
US
Ashley Taylor
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Community Manager
MDI Biological Laboratory
159 Old Bar Harbor Rd.
04609 Bar Harbor
ME
US
Alexis Garretson
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • User
  • Point Of Contact
Community Environmental Health Laboratory Manager
MDI Biological Laboratory
159 Old Bar Harbor Rd.
04609 Bar Harbor
ME
US
Anecdata.org
  • Point Of Contact
Anecdata.org
Community Environmental Health Laboratory
  • Point Of Contact
Community Environmental Health Laboratory
MDI Biological Laboratory
159 Old Bar Harbor Rd.
04609 Bar Harbor
ME
US

Geographic Coverage

Maine, United States

Bounding Coordinates South West [44.285, -68.844], North East [44.955, -66.975]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2022-04-13 / 2022-11-15

Project Data

Anecdata is a free online citizen science platform developed by the Community Lab at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine. Anecdata is used by hundreds of individuals and organizations to gather and access citizen science observations and provides a platform to easily collect, manage, and share their citizen science data. How Anecdata works: Project managers create projects, creating datasheets that participants fill out to share their observations. Participants join projects and use the Anecdata website or mobile app to share their observations with the project. Project data is now available for anyone to view and download!

Title Anecdata.org
Identifier Anecdata.org

The personnel involved in the project:

Cait Bailey
  • Principal Investigator
Ashley Taylor
  • Curator

Sampling Methods

About this project We are looking for sightings of whales and marine debris in the Gulf of Maine, to expand our knowledge about species distribution and human impacts. https://www.blueoceansociety.org/ Project goal Study the distribution of whales in the Gulf of Maine and learn about human impacts.

Study Extent Since the late 1990s, Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation has been studying whales and other marine life in the Gulf of Maine. We are looking for your help to provide more eyes on the water, so that we can better track the distribution and behavior of whales over time. We are also looking for information on litter spotted at sea so that we can work to prevent future pollution. Thank you for your help!

Method step description:

  1. What participants do: Report sightings and photos of whales and marine debris in the Gulf of Maine

Additional Metadata