Cetacean distribution in the South Atlantic and South Pacific Ocean (AR-OBIS)
Argentinean RON

Dataset credit

iOBIS and Argentinean RON


Primary contact Laura Reyes


Reyes, L. 2011. Cetacean distribution in the South Atlantic and South Pacific Ocean (AR-OBIS). Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103150519) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from iOBIS (http:www.iobis.org).


Database containing published information from scientific papers and reports of cetaceans in the Atlantic Ocean, Magellanic region and South Pacific Ocean. Different records encompassing counting, sighting and stranding programs, personal communications with trained individuals, photographs, unpublished abstracts from meetings, books newspaper articles, and specimen collections from academic institutions and museums. The oldest records were accepted by the authors when the documentation and synonymy were reviewed. Distribution at near shore waters of open coast sheltered fjords, bays and river mouths. Peripheral records from farther offshore include reported sightings in Malvinas/Falkland Islands, Drake Passage and the South Shetland islands.



Supplemental information

Original data obtained from http://arobis.cenpat.gov.ar/digir/DiGIR.php and registered into iOBIS on 2008-09-30. 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: 1801) harvested into OBIS-SEAMAP on 2011-10-11


. . Goodall, R. N. P.; Galeazzi, A. R.; Leatherwood, S.; Miller, K. W.; Cameron, I. S.; Kastelein, R. K. and Sobral, A. P.. 1998. Studies of Commerson's Dolphins, Cephalorhynchus commersonii, off Tierra del Fuego, 1976-1984, with a Review of Information on the Species in the South Atlantic. Rep. Int. Whal. Commn. (special isue 9) Rowntree, V. J.; Payne, R. S. and Schell, D. M. 2001. Changing patterns of habitat use by southern right whales (Eubalaena australis) on their nursery ground at Península Valdés, Argentina, and in their long-range movements. J. Cetacean Res. Manage. (Special ISSUE) 2, 133-143. Goodall, R. N. P. and Macnie, S. V. 1998. Sightings of Pilot Whales off South America South of 30º S: A review of data to 1988. Rep. Int. Whal. Cmmn 48. Goodall, R. N. P.; Galeazzi, A. R. and Lichter, A. A. 1988. Exploitation of small cetaceans off Argentina 1979-1986. Rep. Int. Whal. Commn 38. Cristián de Haro, J. and Iñiguez, A. M. 1997. Rep. Int. Whal. Commn 47. De Olivera Santos, M. C.; Siciliano, S.; Pacheco de Souza, S. and Altamayer Pizzorno, J. L. 2001. Occurrence of southern right whales (Eubalaena australis) along southeastern Brazil. J. Cetacean Res. Manage. (Special ISSUE) 2, 153-156. Greig, A. B.; Secchi, E. R.; Zerbini, A. N.; and Dalla Rosa, L. 2001, Stranding events of southern right whale, Eubalaena australis, in southern Brazil. J. Cetacean Res. Manage. (Special ISSUE) 2, 157-179 Goodall, R. N. P.; de Haro, J. C.; Fraga, F; Iñiguez, M. A. and Norris, K. S.. 1997. Shighting and behaviour of Peal`s Dolphins, Lagenorhynchus australis, with notes on Dusky Dolphins, L. obscurus, off southenmost south America. REP. INT. WHAL. CONMMN 47, 757-775. Goodall, R. N. P.; Norris, K. S.; Schevill, W. E.; Fraga, F.; Praderi, R.; Iñiguez, M. A. and de Haro, C.. 1997. Review and update on the biology of Peale`s dolphin, Lagenorhynchus australis. REP. INT. WHAL. COMMN 47, 777-796.
Data on iOBIS. 2008. http://iobis.org/mapper/?resource_id=519. obtained on 2011-10-11.
Original data source. . http://www.iobis.org/. obtained on 2008-10-03.



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
Marine mammals1,801
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin1873-12-31
Date, End2005-02-06
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude-63.50 - -3.68
Longitude-174.00 - -3.00
Coord. prec.5 decimal digits
Data typeAnimal sighting
Contr. throughiOBIS
Sharing policy CC-BY (All)
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