Datasets from Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS)

Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), launched as a data center of the Census of Marine Life and the parent node of OBIS-SEAMAP, collects biogeographic data of any forms of marine life to document the ocean's diversity, distribution and abundance of life.

The data of marine mammals, seabirds, and sea turtles from OBIS (that were not originated from OBIS-SEAMAP) are imported into OBIS-SEAMAP.

OBIS PI: Edward Vanden Berghe


Summary

#datasets73
 #species#records
Marine mammals8281,208
Seabirds185449,742
Sea turtles98,155
Others11
Total277539,106
Time span:1756-06-23 - 2010-11-11

Loading summary map...

Dataset List

The list is sorted by the dataset name.
Please click on the individual dataset titles for more details with an interactive map.
ABBBS Bird Banding records from the Australian Antarctic Territory and Heard Island.
#records: 13,556
Survey dates: 1954-03-27 - 2008-10-20; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderAustralian Antarctic Data Centre
Contact(s)Ben Raymond
A Biological Survey of the Waters of Woods Hole and Vacinity
#records: 56
Survey dates: - ; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderOBIS-USA
Contact(s)Richard Osman
Aerial survey of upper trophic level predators on PLatts Bank, Gulf of Maine
#records: 578
Survey dates: 2005-07-11 - 2005-07-29; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderGulf of Maine Census of Marine Life Program
Contact(s)Nicholas Wolff
Animal Demography Unit - South African Bird Ringing Unit (SAFRING)
#records: 39,096
Survey dates: 1900-01-01 - 2004-12-27; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderAfrOBIS
Contact(s)Michael Brooks
ANTAVIA-TrackingKing
#records: 103,448
Survey dates: 2007-12-16 - 2009-03-05; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderSCAR-MarBIN
Contact(s)Céline Le Bohec
ANTXXIII-8 Birds and Mammals
#records: 392
Survey dates: 2006-11-23 - 2007-01-28; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderSCAR-MarBIN
Contact(s)Anton Van De Putte
Bruno Danis
Gauthier Chapelle
APIS - Antarctic Pack Ice Seals 1994-1999, plus historical data from the 1980's
#records: 2,273
Survey dates: 1994-11-05 - 2000-01-10; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderAustralian Antarctic Data Centre
Contact(s)Colin Southwell
ARGOS Satellite Tracking of animals
#records: 195,136
Survey dates: 1991-11-25 - 2004-03-13; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderAustralian Antarctic Data Centre
Contact(s)Ben Raymond
Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre
#records: 346
Survey dates: 1929-07-02 - 2001-08-08; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderOBIS Canada
Contact(s)Stefen Gerriets
Australian Museum
#records: 181
Survey dates: 1849-06-21 - 2001-07-10; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderOZCAM
Contact(s)Ajay Ranipeta
Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) - Namibia
#records: 91
Survey dates: - ; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderAfrOBIS
Contact(s)Anja van der Plas
Benthic species from the tropical Pacific surrounding New Caledonia
#records: 7
Survey dates: - ; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderNew_Caledonia
Contact(s)Bertrand Richer de Forges
British Antarctic Survey Argos satellite tracking data
#records: 35,808
Survey dates: 1990-08-25 - 2004-03-24; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderSCAR-MarBIN
Contact(s)Helen Peat
Bunger Hills, 1999/2000 survey - nest sites of snow petrels Pagodroma nivea
#records: 140
Survey dates: 2000-01-01 - 2000-01-01; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderAustralian Antarctic Data Centre
Contact(s)Ben Raymond
Cetacean distribution in the South Atlantic and South Pacific Ocean (AR-OBIS)
#records: 1,801
Survey dates: 1873-12-31 - 2005-02-06; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderArgentinean RON
Contact(s)Laura Reyes
Cetacean sightings in the Black Sea, Sea of Azov and Kerch Strait
#records: 879
Survey dates: 1993-08-15 - 2010-09-20; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderEurOBIS
Contact(s)
Cetacean Sightings Survey and Southern Ocean cetacean program
#records: 266
Survey dates: 1995-07-25 - 2004-11-13; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderAustralian Antarctic Data Centre
Contact(s)Rebecca Gorton
CSIRO Marine Data Warehouse
#records: 2
Survey dates: 1984-02-25 - 1984-03-23; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderOBIS Australia
Contact(s)Tony Rees
DFO Pacific Groundfish Synoptic Trawl Surveys
#records: 1
Survey dates: 2007-07-15 - 2007-07-15; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderOBIS Canada
Contact(s)
FPN-EH-AVES
#records: 431
Survey dates: 1972-07-01 - 2005-07-02; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderArgentinean RON
Contact(s)Pablo Yorio
Great Barrier Reef Seabed Biodiversity Study 2003-2006
#records: 5
Survey dates: 2003-12-10 - 2005-11-25; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderCMAR_ANACC
Contact(s)
HMAP-History of Marine Animal Populations
#records: 64,763
Survey dates: 1901-04-14 - 1999-03-06; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderCoML
Contact(s)Anne Husum Marboe
ICES contaminants and biological effects
#records: 888
Survey dates: 1983-10-01 - 2001-06-01; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderEurOBIS
Contact(s)
ICES Database of trawl surveys
#records: 1
Survey dates: 2007-10-30 - 2007-10-30; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderEurOBIS
Contact(s)
IndOBIS, Indian Ocean Node of OBIS
#records: 150
Survey dates: 1757-07-02 - 1956-07-01; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderIndOBIS
Contact(s)Vishwas Chavan
Inventory of Antarctic seabird breeding sites
#records: 2,782
Survey dates: 1900-01-01 - 1998-01-01; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderAustralian Antarctic Data Centre
Contact(s)Ben Raymond
iziko South African Museum - Fish Collection
#records: 2
Survey dates: 1965-03-02 - 1965-03-02; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderAfrOBIS
Contact(s)Leonard J. V. Compagno
iziko South African Museum - Marine Mammal Collection
#records: 722
Survey dates: 1897-11-16 - 1998-01-08; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderAfrOBIS
Contact(s)Leonard J. V. Compagno
King penguin census data, Gadget Gully, Macquarie Island (1993-2008)
#records: 607
Survey dates: 1993-09-28 - 2008-08-01; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderAustralian Antarctic Data Centre
Contact(s)Ben Raymond
Kittlitzs_murrelet
#records: 21
Survey dates: - ; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderArcOD/AOOS
Contact(s)Falk Huettmann, Canadian Wildlife Service
KOBIS database
#records: 4
Survey dates: 2008-07-01 - 2008-11-15; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderKOBIS
Contact(s)Sung Dae Kim
MADAGASCAR National Oceanographic Data Centre - Fish
#records: 1
Survey dates: 2001-08-15 - 2001-08-15; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderAfrOBIS
Contact(s)
MAR-ECO 2004 - Mammals and birds
#records: 1,133
Survey dates: 2004-06-08 - 2004-07-01; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderEurOBIS
Contact(s)EurOBIS Data Management Team
Odd Bergstad
Thomas de Lange Wenneck
Marine and Coastal Research Institute - INVEMAR, Colombia,IABIN
#records: 7
Survey dates: 2005-07-02 - 2007-07-02; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderINVEMAR
Contact(s)Julio Naranjo
Marine birds and mammals of the Southern Ocean (a census for the CAML)
#records: 612
Survey dates: 2008-12-26 - 2008-12-26; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderSCAR-MarBIN
Contact(s)Anton Van De Putte
Marine Birds MZUSP
#records: 243
Survey dates: 1898-04-24 - 2007-08-29; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderTropical and Subtropical Western South Atlantic OBIS
Contact(s)Alexandre Marino
Marine Life List of Ireland
#records: 1
Survey dates: 2008-05-14 - 2008-05-14; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderEurOBIS
Contact(s)Maciejewska, Barbara
Marine Nature Conservation Review (MNCR) and associated benthic marine data held and managed by JNCC
#records: 4
Survey dates: 1985-09-01 - 1992-06-02; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderEurOBIS
Contact(s)
Marine Turtles
#records: 1,956
Survey dates: 1756-06-23 - 2007-12-30; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderEurOBIS
Contact(s)
MARMAP Yankee Trawl 1990-2009
#records: 2
Survey dates: 1978-01-07 - 1978-01-12; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderOBIS-USA
Contact(s)Marcel Reichert
MV Mammals
#records: 207
Survey dates: 1866-08-01 - 2004-08-12; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderOZCAM
Contact(s)
MV Ornithology
#records: 7,386
Survey dates: 1853-02-13 - 2004-11-23; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderOZCAM
Contact(s)
National Institute of Marine Sciences and Technologies - Trawl Surveys
#records: 1
Survey dates: 2000-05-22 - 2000-05-22; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderAfrOBIS
Contact(s)Malika bel Hassen-Abid
National Whale and Dolphin Sightings and Strandings Database
#records: 2,020
Survey dates: 1955-05-15 - 1999-08-09; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderAustralian Antarctic Data Centre
Contact(s)Ben Raymond
Nest census, Windmill Islands 2002/03
#records: 4,652
Survey dates: 2002-11-12 - 2003-02-16; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderAustralian Antarctic Data Centre
Contact(s)Ben Raymond
NOAA Southeast Fishery Science Center (SEFSC) Commercial Pelagic Observer Program (POP) Data
#records: 1,416
Survey dates: 1980-02-23 - 2005-12-30; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderSEFSC_POP
Contact(s)Guillermo Diaz
NOAAs Southeast Fishery Science Center (SEFSC) Fisheries Log Book System (FLS) Commercial Pelagic Logbook Data
#records: 4,341
Survey dates: 1992-01-07 - 2005-12-17; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderSEFSC_LogBook
Contact(s)Guillermo Diaz
Northeast Fisheries Science Center Bottom Trawl Survey Data
#records: 64
Survey dates: 1979-08-02 - 2008-09-12; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderOBIS-USA
Contact(s)Linda Despres
North Pacific Groundfish Observer
#records: 5,630
Survey dates: 1993-07-02 - 2004-07-01; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderOBIS-USA
Contact(s)Karen Stocks
Orca observations from the shores of Macquarie Island
#records: 248
Survey dates: 1989-12-28 - 1998-01-23; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderAustralian Antarctic Data Centre
Contact(s)Ben Raymond
Pacific Shrimp Trawl Survey
#records: 1
Survey dates: 2007-05-01 - 2007-05-01; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderOBIS Canada
Contact(s)Jim Boutillier
Penguins of Antarctica
#records: 8
Survey dates: - ; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderSCAR-MarBIN
Contact(s)
Royal penguin Eudyptes schlegeli census and observations at North Head, Macquarie Island 1952/53
#records: 156
Survey dates: 1952-10-01 - 1953-03-13; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderAustralian Antarctic Data Centre
Contact(s)Ben Raymond
Royal penguin Eudyptes schlegeli census, Macquarie Island, 1984
#records: 56
Survey dates: 1983-01-01 - 1984-01-01; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderAustralian Antarctic Data Centre
Contact(s)Ben Raymond
SAM Herpetology
#records: 22
Survey dates: - ; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderOZCAM
Contact(s)
SAM Mammals
#records: 573
Survey dates: - ; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderOZCAM
Contact(s)
Seabird 2000
#records: 21,477
Survey dates: 1994-07-02 - 2003-05-25; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderEurOBIS
Contact(s)
Seabird nearshore winter survey in South-West England 1994-95
#records: 911
Survey dates: 1994-11-28 - 1995-03-23; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderEurOBIS
Contact(s)
Seasearch Marine Surveys
#records: 46
Survey dates: 1994-07-30 - 2007-07-15; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderEurOBIS
Contact(s)
Snow Petrel census, Reeve Hill, Windmill Island, East Antarctica (1984-2003)
#records: 6,697
Survey dates: 1984-11-14 - 2003-09-01; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderAustralian Antarctic Data Centre
Contact(s)Ben Raymond
Snow Petrel nest census, Mawson region 2004/05
#records: 5,578
Survey dates: 2004-12-09 - 2005-01-13; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderAustralian Antarctic Data Centre
Contact(s)Ben Raymond
South American Antarctic Marine Biodiversity Literature
#records: 59
Survey dates: 1985-12-31 - 2008-07-01; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderSCAR-MarBIN
Contact(s)Anton Van De Putte
Wim Decock
Andre Anunciante
South BR Mangrove
#records: 8
Survey dates: 2007-08-08 - 2008-07-29; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderTropical and Subtropical Western South Atlantic OBIS
Contact(s)
Southeast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program (SEAMAP) South Atlantic
#records: 498
Survey dates: 1990-04-23 - 2010-11-11; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderOBIS-USA
Contact(s)
Southeast BR Mangrove
#records: 189
Survey dates: 1966-09-15 - 2007-04-25; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderTropical and Subtropical Western South Atlantic OBIS
Contact(s)
Southern Giant Petrel census data within the Australian Antarctic Territory.
#records: 121
Survey dates: 1956-01-01 - 2007-12-10; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderAustralian Antarctic Data Centre
Contact(s)Ben Raymond
Southern right whales distribution in Bahía Nueva, Puerto Madryn, Argentina
#records: 725
Survey dates: 2003-11-15 - 2005-09-28; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderArgentinean RON
Contact(s)Daniel Perez
Taxonomic Information System for the Belgian coastal area
#records: 183
Survey dates: 1844-01-01 - 1844-01-01; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderEurOBIS
Contact(s)EurOBIS Data Management Team
Klaas Deneudt
Leen Vandepitte
Ward Appeltans
Video Annotation and Reference System (VARS) database
#records: 14
Survey dates: 2000-02-02 - 2000-12-21; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderOBIS-USA
Contact(s)Judith Connor
Volunteer sightings data held by the DASSH Data Archive Centre
#records: 48
Survey dates: 2000-08-06 - 2007-08-01; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderEurOBIS
Contact(s)
Whale catches in the Southern Ocean
#records: 7,122
Survey dates: 1932-01-01 - 1980-01-01; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderAustralian Antarctic Data Centre
Contact(s)Ben Raymond
Whale log - observations from ANARE voyages
#records: 113
Survey dates: 1991-02-07 - 1997-03-24; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderAustralian Antarctic Data Centre
Contact(s)Ben Raymond
Whale Observations from the British, Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) voyages 1929-30 and 1930-31
#records: 144
Survey dates: 1929-10-21 - 1931-03-10; added: 2011-08-11
ProviderAustralian Antarctic Data Centre
Contact(s)Ben Raymond