Marine biological observation data from coastal and offshore surveys around New Zealand

Kevin Mackay, NIWA

Dataset credit

OBIS and SWP OBIS

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Kevin Mackay NIWA N/A

Citation

SWPRON (2014). Marine biological observation data from coastal and offshore surveys around New Zealand. Southwestern Pacific OBIS, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), Wellington, New Zealand, 9092 records, Online http://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource.do?r=mbis_nz released on January 16, 2018.
Mackay, K. 2020. Marine biological observation data from coastal and offshore surveys around New Zealand. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103152536) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/b339f72f-eb69-40c5-b60c-1a37aaffdfb7)

Abstract

Occurrence details of New Zealand marine fauna and flora from around the coastline and offshore. Information is assimilated from a variety of sources including unpublished data sets and digitised from journal articles. Where the source is from a published paper the source paper citation is listed at the record level.

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/b339f72f-eb69-40c5-b60c-1a37aaffdfb7
Data Provider's dataset page:
https://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource?r=mbis_nz

References

SWPRON (2014). Marine biological observation data from coastal and offshore surveys around New Zealand. Southwestern Pacific OBIS, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), Wellington, New Zealand, 9092 records, Online http://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource.do?r=mbis_nz released on January 16, 2018.

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 ID103152536
Seabirds180
Marine mammals366
Sea turtles24
Rays and sharks13
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total583
Date, Begin1872-07-01
Date, End2018-12-17
Temporal prec.100000
Latitude-77.88 - -23.08
Longitude-179.83 - 180.00
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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