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Rays in the northern Gulf of Mexico: Aerial Survey and Satellite Telemetry 2008-2012 (NCEI Accession 0129495)

The dataset contains distribution and abundance data for rays in the Gulf of Mexico collected through aerial
surveys and satellite telemetry. Aerial survey data includes the date, time, latitude and longitude where
rays were observed, and number and species of rays observed during 32 surveys which took place from 2008 to

2011. Satellite telemetry data contains data for 11 cownose rays that were fitted with Smart Positioning or
Temperature satellite transmitters between March and November 2011. The satellite telemetry data includes
information about the cownose rays that were tracked, including the location they were caught, disk length,
disk width, weight, sex, the number of days that the satellite tag remained attached to the ray, the
calculated total distance traveled by each ray while fitted with the tag, and the calculated mean and
maximum rate of movement for each ray while fitted with the satellite tag. The data from ARGOS that was used
to calculate total distance and rates of movement for the tagged cownose rays is included in this data set
and includes location date, satellite that received the signal, latitude, longitude, number of messages
received and data ARGOS used to calculate the error ellipse for each location.

Belongs to network: 
Country where the service is managed: 
United States of America
Percentage of records about agriculture: 
Current / updated
agINFRA The RING is part of the agINFRA project EC 7th framework program INFRA-2011-1.2.2 - Grant agr. no: 283770