minke: Simulated minke whale data


Data simulated from models fitted to 1992/1993 Southern Hemisphere minke whale data collected by the International Whaling Commission. See Branch and Butterworth (2001) for survey details (survey design is shown in figure 1(e)). Data simulated by David Borchers.


data.frame with 99 observations of 5 variables:

Region.Label stratum label ("North" or "South")
Area stratum area
Sample.Label transect identifier
Effort transect length
distance observed distance


Data are included here as both R data and as an Excel spreadsheet to illustrate the "flat file" input method. See flatfile for how to load this data and an example analysis.


Shipped with the DISTANCE Windows application.


Branch, T.A. and D.S. Butterworth (2001) Southern Hemisphere minke whales: standardised abundance estimates from the 1978/79 to 1997/98 IDCR-SOWER surveys. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 3(2): 143-174

Hedley, S.L., and S.T. Buckland. Spatial Models for Line Transect Sampling. Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics 9, no. 2 (2004): 181-199. doi:10.1198/1085711043578.



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