APIS - Antarctic Pack Ice Seals 1994-1999, plus historical data from the 1980's
iOBIS and Australian Antarctic Data Centre
. . . Data downloaded from () on yyyy-mm-dd.
Halpin, P.N., A.J. Read, E. Fujioka, B.D. Best, B. Donnelly, L.J. Hazen, C. Kot, K. Urian, E. LaBrecque, A. Dimatteo, J. Cleary, C. Good, L.B. Crowder, and K.D. Hyrenbach. 2009. OBIS-SEAMAP: The world data center for marine mammal, sea bird, and sea turtle distributions. Oceanography. 22(2):104-115.
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.
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
. . 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 described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
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
|Rays and sharks||0|
|Latitude||-69.32 - -60.82|
|Longitude||62.04 - 149.24|
|Coord. prec.||4 decimal digits|
|Data type||Animal sighting|
|Sharing policy||CC-BY (All)|
|Also availalbe from||None|
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