Strandings of Marine Mammals in Alabama 1978-2020

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This dataset contains information about marine mammal strandings documented in Alabama waters between 1978 and 2020. Data include identity, size, condition, sex, and location where the animal was found.

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Author Ruth Carmichael
Last Updated November 29, 2022, 16:13 (UTC)
Created July 22, 2022, 22:51 (UTC)
Content Create Date 2020-10-15 Data Management Specialist <>
ISO.custodian Mackenzie Russell <>
ISO.pointOfContact DISL Data Management
ISO.principalInvestigator Ruth Carmichael <>
Place Keywords Dauphin Island Sea Lab, DISL, Alabama, Gulf of Mexico, Mobile Bay, Mississippi Sound, Perdido Bay
Temporal Begin 1978-01-01
Temporal End 2020-10-01
Theme Keywords dolphins, whales, strandings, marine mammals, cetaceans, citizen science
Use Constraints Acknowledgment of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL), the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, The John H. Prescott Award, the Northern Gulf Institute, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency is required in products developed from these data, and such acknowledgment as is standard for citation and legal practices for data source is expected by users of these data. Users should be aware that comparison with other data sets for the same area from other time periods may be inaccurate due to inconsistencies resulting from changes in mapping conventions, data collection, and computer processes over time. The distributor shall not be liable for improper or incorrect use of these data, based on the description of appropriate/inappropriate uses described in the metadata document. These data are not legal documents and are not to be used as such.
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