This collection of data consists of two layers related to each other: the Atlantic Wildlife Survey Study Areas (2005-2012) and the Atlantic Wildlife Survey Tracklines (2005-2012). The survey study consist of aerial and shipboard surveys derived from source tracklines and transects. The tracklines, although simplified from the original source data, are the lines that were used to compile the survey study layers. Both are to be used as a general reference and should not be considered definitive or authoritative. Access to the names, sources, and methods of individual surveys is available from within the attribute table of the map layers.