Killer whale (Orcinus orca) sightings in the Canadian Arctic

A GIS-database of killer whale sightings has been compiled, which currently holds > 400 records. Data are opportunistic sightings of killer whales collected from peer-reviewed journal articles, government reports, consulting documents, newspapers, and personal communications with northern residents and researchers, including 105 semi-directed interviews conducted in 11 Nunavut communities. The database records are scored for quality (spatial, temporal, and identification quality) and include information on killer whale distirbution, movements, group size, ecology, and life-history.

Identifier
Source https://www.polardata.ca/pdcsearch/PDCSearchDOI.jsp?doi_id=10412
Metadata Access http://www.polardata.ca/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=fgdc&identifier=10412_fgdc
Provenance
Creator Steven H. Ferguson;Jeff W. Higdon
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Publication Year 2014
Rights Public
Contact steve.ferguson@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Representation
Language English
Discipline Environmental Research
Spatial Coverage (55N-85N,140W-55W)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2005-09-15T11:59:59Z
Temporal Coverage End 9999-12-31T11:59:59Z