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Northern Gulf of Mexico Cetacean UME Historical Data
Raw Historical Data
These data are from the NOAA National Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Database. Please acknowledge the Southeast U.S. Marine Mammal Stranding Network for the collection of these data.
These data have not yet been fully validated and may contain errors or may be missing records.
Latitude and Longitude
Latitude and longitude may be in any of three formats:
- decimal degrees
- degrees decimal minutes
- degrees minutes seconds
Latitudes and longitudes have not been validated and may contain errors.
Length may be in either centimeters (cm) or inches (in) and is designated as "actual" or "estimated."
Length will most commonly be that of the entire carcass measured from the tip of the snout to the notch between fluke (tail) blades, but may, in a small number of cases, be a measurement of a partial carcass where the entire carcass was not present.
Blank measurement or a measurement of "0" means that the carcass was not measured.
Previous Unusual Mortality Events (in FL) Included
The historical data include 2 previous UMEs in the Panhandle of Florida:
- March 10-April 13, 2004
- 105 bottlenose dolphins
- 2 unidentified dolphins
- September 2005-April 2006
- 90 bottlenose dolphins
- 3 unidentified dolphins
Download the data (spreadsheet)
Clicking on this link will bring up an Excel spreadsheet containing the historical data (2002-2009) for all cetacean (dolphin and whale) strandings between the Texas/ Louisiana border and the eastern end of Franklin County, Florida, in the Florida panhandle.
* NOTE: If you have trouble opening this Excel file, right-click on the link and select "Save Link As" to download.