Bunger Hills, 1999/2000 survey - nest sites of snow petrels Pagodroma nivea

Ben Raymond, Australian Antarctic Division (AAD);Dave Watts, Australian Antarctic Division; Australian Antarctic Data Centre

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


Raymond, B and D. Watts. 2020. Bunger Hills, 1999/2000 survey - nest sites of snow petrels Pagodroma nivea. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103150597) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/5928aef7-a2b7-4c8a-8576-cf6c393ca4ee)


Data of snow petrel (Pagodroma nivea) of the Bunger Hills during the season 1999-2000.

During the 1999/2000 summer a group of four people visited the Bunger Hills, an area of ice-free rock situated in Wilkes Land, eastern Antarctica, with the aim of gathering scientific and other information to support the development of an Environmental Impact Assessment for the use of sites in the area for landings by large aircraft capable of intercontinental flight. The following report, which describes the natural history of the Bunger Hills, was developed from observations made in the field during this visit supplemented by information published previously.



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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
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)
Marine mammals0
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2000-01-01
Date, End2000-01-01
Temporal prec.111000
Latitude-66.34 - -66.19
Longitude100.49 - 101.01
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
Data typeAnimal sighting
Traveled (km)0
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