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Sea Otter Aerial Survey Data from Southeast Alaska, 2002-2003

May 12, 2020

The data package "Sea Otter Aerial Survey Data from Southeast Alaska, 2002-2003" provides raw data for examining abundance and distribution of northern sea otters (Enhydra lutris kenyoni) in Southeast Alaska, based on data collected during a series of population-wide aerial surveys. The USGS aerial sea otter surveys have been completed multiple times using consistent methodology involving aerial-based counts. The surveys provide data and a population estimate that federal and state management agencies use for decision making and planning additional research. This data package includes a series of files with the raw digital data that was used for population estimates and population modeling found in related manuscripts.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2020
Title Sea Otter Aerial Survey Data from Southeast Alaska, 2002-2003
DOI 10.5066/P9PYG92B
Authors George G Esslinger
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Alaska Science Center