Cetacean Sightings Survey and Southern Ocean cetacean program
Australian Antarctic Data Centre

Dataset credit

iOBIS and Australian Antarctic Data Centre

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Rebecca Gorton

Citation

Gorton, R. 2011. Cetacean Sightings Survey and Southern Ocean cetacean program. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103150150) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from iOBIS (http:www.iobis.org).

Abstract

This dataset includes sightings, resightings and incidental sightings from Australian Antarctic Division voyages of whales in the Southern Ocean. These data will allow us to connect fine scale variability with regional and circum-Antarctic processes, and eventually to understand how the dynamics of the Antarctic ecosystem and environmental change might affect the recovery of whale populations.

Purpose

N/A

Supplemental information

Original data obtained from http://data.aad.gov.au/digir/DiGIR.php and registered into iOBIS on 2006-09-20. 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: 266) 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/ASAC_915_2253.
Data on iOBIS. 2006. http://iobis.org/mapper/?resource_id=150. obtained on 2011-10-11.
Original data source. . http://aadc-maps.aad.gov.au/aadc/biodiversity/. obtained on 2006-09-20.

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 ID103150150
Seabirds0
Marine mammals266
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total266
Date, Begin1995-07-25
Date, End2004-11-13
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude-69.38 - -42.00
Longitude61.00 - 158.98
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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