Whale log - observations from ANARE voyages
Australian Antarctic Data Centre

Dataset credit

iOBIS and Australian Antarctic Data Centre

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Ben Raymond

Citation

Raymond, B. 2011. Whale log - observations from ANARE voyages. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103150607) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from iOBIS (http:www.iobis.org).

Abstract

On many voyages, a seperate whale log was kept on the bridge for crew or expeditioners to note any incidental whale sightings. This collection aggregates all known whale log entries into one set with links to each voyage. Databases such the Wildlife on Voyage also contain whale observations as extras from the primary purpose of seabird observations and are kept with that collection. Covers six whale species - Blue, Fin, Sei, Minke, Orca and Humpback. Any whale observations which were not identified at the species level, or cannot be georeferenced have been excluded from this collection.

Purpose

N/A

Supplemental information

Original data obtained from http://data.aad.gov.au/digir/DiGIR.php and registered into iOBIS on 2009-03-05. 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: 113) harvested into OBIS-SEAMAP on 2011-10-11

References

. . See Metadata record http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/metadata_redirect.cfm?md=AMD/AU/ANARE_whale_logs Contact Dave Watts for details on citation details.
Data on iOBIS. 2009. http://iobis.org/mapper/?resource_id=607. obtained on 2011-10-11.
Original data source. . http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/biodiversity/display_collection.cfm?collection_id=130. obtained on 2009-04-13.

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 ID103150607
Seabirds0
Marine mammals113
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total113
Date, Begin1991-02-07
Date, End1997-03-24
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude-69.04 - -45.08
Longitude61.80 - 158.97
Coord. prec.3 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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