Data Set (knb-lter-sbc.61.5)

SBC LTER: Reef: Sightings of sea otters (Enhydra lutris) near Santa Barbara and Channel Islands, ongoing since 2007

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.61.5 (in the knb Catalog System)
Alternate Identifier: DOI: 10.6073/pasta/3a4fc182f1f7e88846181e8bc9b06a24
Alternate Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.61

These data describe the number, location and activity or behavior of sea otters (Enhydra lutris) individuals observed along the Santa Barbara Coast and local Channel Islands, during SBC LTER field sampling. Observations began in 2007. Records are collected regularly at SBC core sites and opportunistically while research staff are underway or travelling between sites. Locations are included, but some latitudes and longitudes are approximate.

Short Name: Otter sightings
Publication Date: 2017-12-19
Language: English
Time Period:
Detailed Data Description and Download:
Sea otter sightings, records
Number, location and behavior/activities of sea otters along the Santa Barbara Coast
Sea otter sightings, locations
Names and approximate waypoints for locations of otter sightings
People and Organizations:
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Contact: Information Manager, Santa Barbara Coastal LTER [  email ]
Organization Santa Barbara Coastal LTER
Owner: Reed, Daniel C 
Owner: Harrer, Shannon 
Owner: Nelson, J Clint 

Data Set Citation

How to cite this data set: Reed, D. , S. Harrer and J. Nelson. 2017. SBC LTER: Reef: Sightings of sea otters (Enhydra lutris) near Santa Barbara and Channel Islands, ongoing since 2007. Santa Barbara Coastal Long Term Ecological Research Project. doi:10.6073/pasta/3a4fc182f1f7e88846181e8bc9b06a24

Key Words and Terms

By Thesaurus:
LTER Core Research Areas populations
LTER Controlled Vocabulary v1 abundance, endangered species, forests, long term, LTER, marine, measurements, populations, Santa Barbara Coastal, species
SBC-LTER Controlled Vocabulary Community Structure, Kelp Forest, populations, Reef
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER Places Arroyo Burro Reef, Arroyo Hondo Reef, Arroyo Quemado Reef, Bullito Reef, Carpinteria Reef, Goleta Bay, Isla Vista, Mohawk Reef, Naples Reef, Santa Cruz Island, Diablo, Santa Cruz Island, Twin Harbor West
NBII Biocomplexity Data, Ecological abundance, Location, Marine sciences, Recording, Reefs
Enhydra lutris, LTER, marine mammals, ongoing, sea otters

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