This dataset provided the list of specimens observed in 49 whale temples, from Hue to Kien Giang provinces of Vietnam.
The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 846 records.
This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.
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How to cite
Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Vu L (2022): Marine mammal specimen from whale temple in Vietnam (2022). v1.1. Center for Biodiversity conservation and Endangered Species (CBES). Dataset/Occurrence. https://ipt.taibif.tw/resource?r=marine_mammal_specimens_from_whale_temple_in_vietnam&v=1.1
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This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: e9e554a2-4a7f-44b3-adc6-884cb14bab91. Center for Biodiversity conservation and Endangered Species (CBES) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Viet Nam.
This dataset contains only records along the Vietnamese coast.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [7.624, 102.393], North East [23.483, 109.951]|
This dataset contains only records of marine mammals, mainly cetaceans
|Start Date / End Date||2020-12-01 / 2022-12-22|
This is one of the deliverables of the BIFA5_027 project
|Title||BIFA5_027 Whale temple Specimen dataset|
|Study Area Description||The study was conducted along the coast of Vietnam|
The personnel involved in the project:
Skull morphological and measurements, photographs, bone DNA extracted
|Study Extent||49 whale temples along the Vietnamese coast, from Hue provinces to Kien Giang province|
|Quality Control||Specimens were identified by multiple experts with vast experiences in cetacean/marine mammal taxonomy. Photographs and measurements of each skull were taken to aid the identification|
Method step description:
- Acquire permission to enter a whale temple and examine the specimen inside. Setup an area for photographing and measuring. Counting and visualising all specimens. If there were fewer than 30 skulls, photographing and measuring all skulls. If there were more than 30 skulls, photographing in detail and measuring skulls of taxonomically challenging groups (Stennella, Delphinid, Kogia). Other skulls were photographed and identified to lowest-possible taxonomic ranks.
|Collection Name||CBES whale temples master collection|
|Parent Collection Identifier||Not applicable|
|Specimen preservation methods||No treatment|