South Australian Museum Mammology Collection - marine records

David Stemmer, South Australian Museum

Dataset credit

OBIS and OBIS Australia

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact David Stemmer South Australian Museum N/A
Secondary contact Dave Watts CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

Citation

Stemmer, D. 2020. South Australian Museum Mammology Collection - marine records. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103152356) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/105b3c12-a0c1-497e-bc61-4d8a09c30a69)
Stemmer, D. 2020. South Australian Museum Mammology Collection - marine records. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103152356) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/105b3c12-a0c1-497e-bc61-4d8a09c30a69)

Abstract

There are over 24,000 specimens in this collection, including skulls, skins, skeletons, spirit specimens, photographs and frozen tissue. It includes over 1600 marine mammals and its comprehensiveness makes this collection the best of its kind in Australia.
The collection has also historical importance as it includes many specimens from early expeditions in Australia and to the subantarctic Islands and Antarctica. Well-known people such as Sir Douglas Mawson, Edgar R. Waite and Hedley Finlayson have contributed to the collection.
Data downloaded from ALA (http://collections.ala.org.au/public/show/co126) and non-marine records have been excluded. Taxa have been matched to the World Register of Marine Species.

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/105b3c12-a0c1-497e-bc61-4d8a09c30a69
Data Provider's dataset page:
http://ogc-act.csiro.au/ipt/resource?r=sam_marine_mammalogy

References

Stemmer, D. 2020. South Australian Museum Mammology Collection - marine records. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103152356) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/105b3c12-a0c1-497e-bc61-4d8a09c30a69)

Attributes

Overview

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 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 ID103152356
Seabirds0
Marine mammals4,257
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total4,257
Date, Begin1909-07-01
Date, End2013-11-14
Temporal prec.111000
Latitude-56.73 - 31.90
Longitude54.58 - 177.53
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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