iziko South African Museum - Marine Mammal Collection
AfrOBIS

Dataset credit

iOBIS and AfrOBIS

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Leonard J. V. Compagno

Citation

J. V. Compagno, L. 2011. iziko South African Museum - Marine Mammal Collection. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103150130) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from iOBIS (http:www.iobis.org).

Abstract

The Iziko South African Museum has a comprehensive collection of cetacean and Cape fur seal skeletal material. Skeletal material from other marine mammals is also held. Part of this collection is on exhibition in the museum’s Whale Well. It currently contains 1184 records of 12 families.

Purpose

N/A

Supplemental information

Original data obtained from http://fred.csir.co.za:8000/digir/DiGIR.php and registered into iOBIS on 2006-07-07. This dataset on OBIS-SEAMAP is a subset of marine mammal, seabird and/or sea turtle records from the dataset on iOBIS (Total number of records: 1184) harvested into OBIS-SEAMAP on 2011-10-11

References

. . iziko South African Museum - Fish Collection.
Data on iOBIS. 2006. http://iobis.org/mapper/?resource_id=130. obtained on 2011-10-11.
Original data source. . http://www.iobis.org/. obtained on 2006-07-07.

Attributes

Overview

Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
Only minimum required attributes are visible and downlodable online. Other attributes may be obtained upon provider's permission unless otherwise noted below.

The attributes of this dataset are compatible with the OBIS Schema, then reformatted to the OBIS-SEAMAP schema. If you would like to get the data in the OBIS Schema, please visit iOBIS Portal.

Attributes in dataset provided

Attribute (table column)Description
OBIS-SEAMAP ID103150130
Seabirds0
Marine mammals722
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total722
Date, Begin1897-11-16
Date, End1998-01-08
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude-55.65 - -8.05
Longitude-70.92 - 174.50
Coord. prec.4 decimal digits
PlatformVarious
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Contr. throughiOBIS
Registered2011-08-11
Updated2011-10-12
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY (All)
Also availalbe from None
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