Note regarding Archive Explorer
We recommend switching to Archive Explorer only on desktop browsers and later model mobile devices due to heavy processor and memory loads.
To access Archive Explorer, see Sightings, below.
E-mail comments and issues to firstname.lastname@example.org
Markers indicate the location of a Sighting Report.
Currently displayed map markers appear in the map legend with their associated species and sightings count.
Click the Legend box to minify or expand.
Menu tabs include Filters and Functions to manipulate the map display
Move one or both ends of the distance tool. The new distance is displayed in Kilometers and nautical miles in the pop-up window.
When enabled, Click a waterway on the map to display its name.
User Guide displays this document.
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Filters limit the number of reports displayed on a map.
Sightings are initially mapped for an:
NOTE: We only recommend switching to Archive Explorer on desktop browsers and later model mobile devices due to heavy processor and memory loads.
Check to display only sightings with photos, audio or video.
Heatmaps show the distribution and concentration of displayed sightings. The option is a valuable tool when reviewing the spatial distribution of a single species or the range of an ID’d Animal or Pod.
Note: In Archive Explorer, Heatmap is disabled if > 2,000 are displayed. Use filters, below, to limit the number of displayed sightings. For example, try these filters in Archive Explorer:
Start Date: 2016-01-01
The currently displayed Sightings Update Issue No. is shown when launched from a Sightings Update Issue.
In Archive Explorer, a drop-down list of archived Sighting Update issues is displayed. Select an Issue No. to display sightings that appeared in that issue.
The date range of displayed sightings is initially displayed.
Set a shorter period of time using the start and end date filters.
Click Start Date to set a later start date filter to the displayed sightings. Click End Date to set an earlier end date filter.
Limit sightings to one species group or species with the selector. Currently displayed sightings species are listed.
Display sightings where animals were exhibiting a specific Behavior. Currently displayed sightings behaviors are listed.
Find sightings for one or more animals identified by name, ID or Pod.
Currently displayed sightings Animal IDs are listed:
Animal Tracks trace a series of ID’d Animal sightings over time.
NOTE: Animal Track is enabled when the map displays between 1-15 identified animals, each with more than 1 sighting.
For best results:
Click Change Track Color to improve Animal Track visibility against the background imagery.
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