SIO Marine Bird and Mammal Survey 2003
National Science Foundation
Hyrenbach, D. 2007. SIO Marine Bird and Mammal Survey 2003. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/95) 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.
In January 2003, investigators from Duke Marine Lab (David Hyrenbach) and CUNY-Staten Island (Richard Veit) embarked on a research cruise spanning the Southern Indian Ocean, from La Reunion Island, to the French territories of Crozet, Kerguelen and Amsterdam, and finishing in Perth, Western Australia. During this cruise, we surveyed marine birds and mammals across a large-scale gradient of ocean productivity and water mass characteristics, spanning from tropical to sub-Antarctic waters (from 21 to 49 degrees S).
This cruise is part of an interdisciplinary project, in collaboration with George Hunt (University of California at Irvine), Henri Weimerskirch (CNRS-CEBC), and Nicolas Metzl (Institut Pierre Simon Laplace), to understand the way oceanographic variability influences the dispersion and community structure of upper-trophic marine predators in the Southern Indian Ocean.
The data presented here are marine bird and mammal counts averaged into contiguous 9-km transects.
This cruise, was funded and supported by the following agencies:
The U.S. National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs (http://www.nsf.gov/home/polar/), the French Polar Institute (http://www.ifremer.fr/ifrtp/), and the French Ocean Indien Service 'Observation(http://www.ipsl.jussieu.fr/services/Observations/fr/OISO.htm).
Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
Attributes from FID to IO03_ID are for shapefile only.
Attributes in dataset provided
|Rays and sharks||0|
|Latitude||-49.77 - -21.79|
|Longitude||51.95 - 113.03|
|Coord. prec.||3 decimal digits|
|Data type||Animal sighting|
|Effort||YES (ID: 225)|
|Sharing policy||CC-BY-NC (Minimum)|
|Also available from||iOBIS|
|See metadata in static HTML|
|See metadata in FGDC XML|
|See download history / statistics|