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Occurrence record: 514

of Rhincodon typus | Whale Shark

Dataset

Data resource SharkBase
Occurrence ID 514
Basis of record Not supplied
Sex unknown
Individual count 1
License CC-BY-NC-Int
Data generalizations Location in Western Australia is already generalised to 0.1 degrees. Sensitive in WA, Name: Western Australia, Zone: STATE [Sensitive, WA DEC]
Country conservation Vulnerable,
Occurrence status present
Abcd identification qualifier Not provided

Event

Record date Year: 2015, Month: 04, Day:
Date precision Day

Taxonomy

Scientific name Rhincodon typus
Taxon rank species
Common name Whale Shark
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Chondrichthyes
Order Orectolobiformes
Family Rhincodontidae
Genus Rhincodon
Species Rhincodon typus
Taxonomic issue No issues
Name match metric Exact match
The supplied name matched the name exactly.
Name parse type wellformed

Geospatial

Country Australia
State / Province Western Australia
Latitude -22.2
Longitude 113.8
Geodetic datum EPSG:4326
Water body Indian Ocean
Coordinate precision Unknown
Coordinates generalised Location in Western Australia is already generalised to 0.1 degrees. Sensitive in WA, Name: Western Australia, Zone: STATE [Sensitive, WA DEC]
Verbatim depth 3.0
Supplied as 3 m
Biome Marine

Additional properties

conditions Choppy
dcterms:bibliographic citation Kempster RM and Egeberg CA (2015). SharkBase citizen science global chondrichthyan sighting database. Support Our Sharks Ocean Conservation Society. Version 2015.07. www.shark-base.org (consulted on 29/06/2015)
sighting type Diving/Snorkelling
visibility Good

User flagged issues 

User Assertion Status:

    Data quality tests

    Test name Result
    Occurrence status assumed to be present Warning
    Geodetic datum assumed WGS84 Warning
    Country inferred from coordinates Warning
    Invalid collection date Passed
    Incomplete collection date Passed
    First of the month Passed
    Data are generalised Passed
    Name not supplied Passed
    Name not recognised Passed
    Invalid scientific name Passed
    Name not in national checklists Passed
    Decimal coordinates not supplied Passed
    Depth out of range Passed
    Depth value non-numeric Passed
    Depth value supplied in feet Passed
    Coordinates are transposed Passed
    Coordinates are out of range for species Passed
    Supplied coordinates are zero Passed
    Zero latitude Passed
    Zero longitude Passed
    Location not supplied Passed
    Supplied coordinates centre of state Passed
    Coordinates centre of country Passed
    Missing geodetic datum Passed
    Habitat incorrect for species Passed
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    Additional political boundaries information

    Area Management
    Australian Coral Ecoregions Ningaloo Reef & NW Western Australia
    CAPAD 2012 Marine Ningaloo
    CAPAD 2014 Marine Ningaloo
    Collaborative Australian Protected Areas Database (CAPAD) marine 2010 Ningaloo
    Global 200 priority ecoregions - Marine Western Australia Marine
    NRM Regions Rangelands
    NRM Regions 2014 Rangelands
    NRM Regions 2015 Rangelands
    Biodiversity
    IMCRA 4 Regions Central Western Shelf Transition
    IMCRA Meso-scale Bioregions Ningaloo
    Marine
    FAO Fishery Statistical Areas 57
    Geomorphology of the Australian Margin and adjacent seafloor Slope
    Global Seagrass Species Richness (2003) 11.00000000
    Marine Ecoregions of the World Ningaloo
    States including coastal waters Western Australia (including Coastal Waters)
    Territorial Sea Territorial Sea

    Environmental sampling for this location

    Biodiversity
    Acacia – Miller et al 2012 - 0.5 degree 0.5719
    Amphibians (global) – Pyron & Wiens 2011 - 0.5 degree 0.0
    Endemism 0.0131397955
    Endemism (Non-marine) 0.011028897
    Mammals – Fritz et al 2009 - 0.5 degree 0.0
    Occurrence Density 0.7777778 frequency
    Shannon Diversity (H) 2.6440375 index
    Species Richness 1.654321 frequency
    Distance
    Euclidean Distance to Coast (metres) 2921.4417 m
    Marspec Distance to Shore 5.0 km
    Hydrology
    Water Observations From Space 0.0 Percentage
    Marine
    GEOMACS - geometric mean 3.2E-5 Pascals
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Salinity 0.21 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Temperature 4.71 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Salinity 0.48999998 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Temperature 2.7419999 10,000 x degrees C
    Marspec Bathymetric Slope 1.0 10 x degrees
    Marspec Concavity -0.004 1000 x degrees
    Marspec East/West Aspect -0.98999995 radians
    Marspec Maximum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 35.219997 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Salinity 35.11 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Temperature 24.699999 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Minimum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 35.01 100 x psu
    Marspec North/South Aspect 0.11 1 x radians
    Marspec Plan Curvature -2.0E-4 x 10000
    Marspec Profile Curvature 2.0E-4 x 10000
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the coldest ice-free month 22.58 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the warmest ice-free month 27.289999 100 x degrees C
    Sea Surface Temperature - MODIS Terra 24.920494 Degrees C
    SeaWIFS K490 Mean 0.056132 Kd@490nm/m^2
    SeaWiFS Chlorophyll Mean 0.34565055 mg/m^3
    Topography
    Averaged Topographic Relief 332.70834 metres
    Bathymetry and Topography 9 sec -132.0 m
    Topographic Slope (degrees) 1.7677957 degrees