Orca observations on Macquarie Island

Dave Watts, Australian Antarctic Division; Australian Antarctic Data Centre

Dataset credit

OBIS and OBIS Secretariat

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Dave Watts Australian Antarctic Division; Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Secondary contact OBIS Secretariat Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO
Secondary contact Dave Connell Australian Antarctic Division (AAD)

Citation

Watts, D. (2006) Orca observations on Macquarie Island, Australian Antarctic Data Centre - CAASM.
Watts, D. 2020. Orca observations on Macquarie Island. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103150149) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/f54e9964-2d7f-4f6e-8977-de46d01c3cfd)

Abstract

This dataset contains sporadic shore based observations of killer whales (Orcinus orca) from Macquarie Island from 1989 to 1998 (inclusive).

Purpose

N/A

Supplemental information

This dataset was downloaded from OBIS (https://obis.org/). The records for only marine mammals, seabirds, sea turtles and rays and sharks were extracted. Records with no longitude/latitude or no date (eventDate) were excluded.
OBIS dataset page:
https://obis.org/dataset/f54e9964-2d7f-4f6e-8977-de46d01c3cfd
Data Provider's dataset page:
http://ipt.obis.org/nonode/resource?r=orca

References

Watts, D. (2006) Orca observations on Macquarie Island, Australian Antarctic Data Centre - CAASM.
Watts, D. 2020. Orca observations on Macquarie Island. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103150149) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/f54e9964-2d7f-4f6e-8977-de46d01c3cfd)
Watts, D. 2020. Orca observations on Macquarie Island. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103150149) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/f54e9964-2d7f-4f6e-8977-de46d01c3cfd)
Watts, D. 2020. Orca observations on Macquarie Island. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103150149) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/f54e9964-2d7f-4f6e-8977-de46d01c3cfd)

Attributes

Overview

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 described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
All attributes are included in the downloadable file (CSV or ESRI File Geodatabase) for "Complete Set of Dataset".

Attributes in dataset

Attribute (table column)Description
oidInternal ID
idRecord ID
dataset_idDataset ID
scientificnameScientific name
vernacularnameVernacular name
aphiaidAphia ID
taxonranktaxononic rank
individualcountGroup size / individual count
eventdateEvent date (precision varies)
eventtimeEvent time
decimallatitudeLatitude in decimal degrees
decimallongitudeLongitude in decimal degrees
coordinateprecisionCoordinate precision
catalognumberCatalog number
collectioncodeCollection code
occurrencestatusOccurrence status
basisofrecordBasis of record (HumanObservation / MachineObservation)
modifiedDate/time the record was modified
node_idNode ID
occurrenceidOccurrence ID
occurrenceremarksOccurrence remarks
eventidEvent ID
institutioncodeInstitution code
lifestageLife stage
sexGender of the animal if known
speciesSpecies by provider
datasetidDataset ID by provider
countryCountry
localityLocation of ocean
waterbodyDetails of ocean
droppedFlag indicating the record was dropped (always false)
absenceFlag indicating the record represents the absence of the species (always false)
marineFlag indicating the record is for marine life (always true)
OBIS-SEAMAP ID103150149
Seabirds0
Marine mammals248
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total248
Date, Begin1989-12-28
Date, End1998-01-23
Temporal prec.111000
Latitude-54.78 - -54.48
Longitude158.79 - 158.98
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
PlatformVarious
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Traveled (km)0
0
Contr. throughiOBIS
Registered2020-06-30
Updated2021-02-05
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY (All)
Also available in None
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