At-Sea Observations of Seabirds 1969 to 1990, Tasman Sea, New Zealand and Australian waters

Victoria Leachman, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Dataset credit

OBIS and OBIS Australia

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Victoria Leachman Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa N/A

Citation

If you publish, distribute or otherwise disseminate this work to the public without adapting it, the following attribution to Te Papa should be used: Source: Te Papa and licensed by Te Papa for re-use under the Creative Commons BY 4.0 International licence If you adapt this work in any way or include it in a collection, and publish, distribute or otherwise disseminate that adaptation or collection to the public, the following attribution to Te Papa should be used: ‘This [work/product/application/etc] uses data sourced from Te Papa.’
Leachman, V. 2020. At-Sea Observations of Seabirds 1969 to 1990, Tasman Sea, New Zealand and Australian waters. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103152379) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/29ea15ed-8f76-40ca-bd14-58c62e10b2ef)

Abstract

This is a dataset of at-sea observations of seabirds dating from 1969 to 1990.
The data was recorded using guidelines for the Australasian Seabird Mapping Scheme and counts seabirds seen from a ship during a 10 minute period. The data includes geolocations of the sightings, bird species, numbers and behaviour, observer and ship name, and observation date and time.
It has been built from data elements extracted by Te Papa staff from the at-sea bird observations recorded in the logbooks of Captain John Arthur Francis Jenkins (1928-1989) and count cards held by the convenor of the Australasian Seabird Mapping Scheme. Metadata record is https://catalogue.data.govt.nz/dataset/at-sea-observations-of-seabirds-1969-to-1990
The logbooks of Captain Jenkins are held by the Archives of the Auckland War Memorial Museum.

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/29ea15ed-8f76-40ca-bd14-58c62e10b2ef
Data Provider's dataset page:
http://ogc-act.csiro.au/ipt/resource?r=asms_nz

References

If you publish, distribute or otherwise disseminate this work to the public without adapting it, the following attribution to Te Papa should be used: Source: Te Papa and licensed by Te Papa for re-use under the Creative Commons BY 4.0 International licence If you adapt this work in any way or include it in a collection, and publish, distribute or otherwise disseminate that adaptation or collection to the public, the following attribution to Te Papa should be used: ‘This [work/product/application/etc] uses data sourced from Te Papa.’
Leachman, V. 2020. At-Sea Observations of Seabirds 1969 to 1990, Tasman Sea, New Zealand and Australian waters. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103152379) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/29ea15ed-8f76-40ca-bd14-58c62e10b2ef)

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 ID103152379
Seabirds18,216
Marine mammals0
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total18,216
Date, Begin1969-07-31
Date, End1990-12-21
Temporal prec.111000
Latitude-68.50 - -19.50
Longitude50.50 - 179.98
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
PlatformVarious
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Traveled (km)0
0
Contr. throughiOBIS
Registered2020-06-29
Updated2021-02-05
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY (All)
Also available in None
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