Fauna Atlas N.T. - marine records, Northern Territory, Australia

Alaric Fisher, Northern Territory Department of Land Resource Management

Dataset credit

OBIS and OBIS Australia


Primary contact Alaric Fisher Northern Territory Department of Land Resource Management


Data supplied by Dept. Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport. Northern Territory of Australia
Fisher, A. 2020. Fauna Atlas N.T. - marine records, Northern Territory, Australia. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103152479) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/81052564-3563-4036-9031-872cb056e936)


Record fauna observational summary data within the N.T. Taxonomic and collection data for observed mammals, birds, reptiles, frogs. Includes presence/absence info, date, time, and location of sighting. Data collected after 1995 may also include counts.
Records were downloaded from the Atlas of Living Australia (https://collections.ala.org.au/public/show/dr361). Taxa have been matched to the World Register of Marine Species. Non-marine records based on that register have been excluded from this version.



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.
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Data supplied by Dept. Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport. Northern Territory of Australia



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
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 mammals2,010
Sea turtles2,858
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species-953
Date, Begin1906-08-08
Date, End2017-10-22
Temporal prec.111000
Latitude-25.71 - -8.00
Longitude121.00 - 142.08
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
Data typeAnimal sighting
Traveled (km)0
Contr. throughiOBIS
Sharing policy CC-BY (All)
Shared with None
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