APIS - Antarctic Pack Ice Seals 1994-1999, plus historical data from the 1980's
Australian Antarctic Data Centre

Dataset credit

iOBIS and Australian Antarctic Data Centre

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Colin Southwell

Citation

Abstract

This dataset contains Antarctic Pack Ice seal (APIS) data collected (both ship based and aerial) between 1994 and 2000. This data also includes some historic data collected between 1985 and 1987. The four species of Antarctic pack ice seals (crabeater, leopard, Weddell, and Ross seals) are thought to comprise up to 50% or more of the world's total biomass of seals. As long-lived, top level predators in Southern Ocean ecosystems, pack ice seals are scientifically interesting because they can assist in monitoring shifts in ecosystem structure and function, especially changes that occur in sensitive polar areas in response to global climate changes.

Purpose

N/A

Supplemental information

Original data obtained from http://data.aad.gov.au/digir/DiGIR.php and registered into iOBIS on 2006-09-14. 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: 9271) harvested into OBIS-SEAMAP on 2011-10-11

References

. . See Metadata record for details http://aadc-maps.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/metadata_redirect.cfm?md=AMD/AU/APIS.
Data on iOBIS. 2006. http://iobis.org/mapper/?resource_id=146. obtained on 2011-10-11.
Original data source. . http://aadc-maps.aad.gov.au/aadc/biodiversity/. obtained on 2006-09-14.

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 ID103150146
Seabirds2,228
Marine mammals45
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total2,273
Date, Begin1994-11-05
Date, End2000-01-10
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude-69.32 - -60.82
Longitude62.04 - 149.24
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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