Marion Island Wanderers & Winds
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
Nicholls D. 2016. Marion Wanderers. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/392) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT; http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=209).
Coyne, M. S., and B. J. Godley. 2005. Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT): an integrated system for archiving, analyzing and mapping animal tracking data. Marine Ecology Progress Series. Vol. 301: 1-7.
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.
Wandering albatross fly enormous distances but only with the assistance of the wind. Typically they reach or run with the wind on the longest fastest flights. However, they can also fly at almost all angles to the wind. Presumably the bird must make a greater effort and or the flight ground speed is slower.
In the 1990s, MD Murray and DG Nicholls explored many of these relationships. New satellite with sensors directly measuring wind speed and direction will allow increased precision in studies of the relationship between bird flight and the wind.
Visit STAT's project page for additional information.
Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
This section explains attributes included in the original dataset. OBIS-SEAMAP restricts the attributes available to the public to date/time, lat/lon and species names/counts only. Should you need other attributes described here, you are encouraged to contact the data provider.
Attributes in dataset provided
|Rays and sharks||0|
|Latitude||-71.11 - -34.91|
|Longitude||27.75 - 64.91|
|Coord. prec.||3 decimal digits|
|Data type||Telemetry location|
|Tracklines||YES (ID: 393)|
|Contr. through||Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool|
|Sharing policy||Permission required|
|Also availalbe from||None|
|See metadata in static HTML|
|See metadata in FGDC XML|
|See download history / statistics|