DWH NRDA Sandy Beach Searcher Efficiency

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

The objective of the Deepwater Horizon Work Plan for the Beach Searcher Efficiency Study (Bird Study #1B) was to estimate the detection probability of carcasses, or the efficiency of wildlife search teams across beach habitats of the northern Gulf of Mexico. This study complemented work done under Bird Study #1C and Bird Study #19, which estimated carcass persistence on beach habitats and searcher efficiency and carcass persistence in marsh habitats of the northern Gulf of Mexico, respectively. The data collected under this work plan were used by the Trustees to help quantify spill-related avian mortality using a Shoreline Deposition Model (SDM). In order to accurately quantify avian injuries the SDM accounts for the number of carcasses missed by observers (searcher efficiency) as well as carcass losses to scavenging and other natural processes (carcass persistence). Data collection for Bird Study #1B was conducted in late Summer 2010 while some of the wildlife search teams were still conducting beached bird surveys. Study teams placed marked, unoiled carcasses along beach transects and recorded how many carcasses were found by search teams. Additional information on the study procedures and data are provided in the end of study report (Detection Probability (Searcher Efficiency) Study Bird Study #1 B End-of-Study Report, July 28, 2013).

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Publisher Fish and Wildlife Service
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Identifier FWS_ServCat_103260
Data First Published 2010-09-28
Data Last Modified 2010-09-28
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Public Access Level public
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Data Quality True
Homepage URL https://ecos.fws.gov/ServCat/Reference/Profile/103260
Program Code 010:094, 010:028
Related Documents https://ecos.fws.gov/ServCat/Reference/Profile/103260
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 26dd8b16cff6bb866e184df4f6f7f769f213e3a4
Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 2010-09-21/2010-09-28

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