CoML Whaling vessels encountered
This table from logbook entries includes information from logbooks from American offshore whaling voyages. These data were extracted from the original whaling logbooks during a scientific research project conducted by a team from the Census of Marine Life project (CoML, www.coml.org) led by Tim Denis Smith between 2000 and 2010.
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Whaling vessels encountered—Column Definitions
|VoyageID||Voyage Identification Number|
|Day||Day of Year|
|Month||Month of Year|
|Jul||Number of days since 1 Jan 1600|
|VID.Spo||VOYAGEID for spoken vessel|
|Vessel.Spo||Name of spoken vessel|
|Captain.Spo||Name of spoken captain|
|Port.Spo||Home port of spoken vessel|
|Rig.Spo||Rigging of spoken vessel|
|Months.Spo||Months out from home port|
|Sperm.Spo||Barrels of sperm oil on spoken vessel|
|Whale.Spo||Barrels of whale oil on spoken vessel|
|Unspecifiedbbls||Barrels of unspecified oil on spoken vessel|
|InCoWith||Name of vessel working in company with spoken vessel|
|Comment.x||Text by transcriber|
|Vessel||Name of vessel completing logbook|
|VesselID||ID of vessel completing logbook|