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Nest and colony locations for albatross and giant petrels on Macquarie Island
Entry ID: AAS_4112_Nest_Colony_Locations

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Abstract: These data were collected as part of project 4112 - Status and trends of Macquarie Island Albatrosses and Giant Petrels: management and conservation of threatened seabirds. These data constitute the data for nesting sites for the 2012-2013 season.

The waypoints are provided for all accessible nests of albatross and northern giant petrels that form part of the long term population and demographic study on Macquarie Island. Refer to accompanying annual report for further context and details.

For Southern Giant Petrels (which are susceptible to disturbance) the waypoint refers to the location used to census the colony remotely and approximates their actual position.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -54.6   S: -54.63   E: 158.87   W: 158.85

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Gales, R. and Alderman, R.
Dataset Title: Nest and colony locations for albatross and giant petrels on Macquarie Island
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2012-08-01
Stop Date: 2013-03-01
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GPS RECEIVERS Ancillary Description
Quality The following personnel were involved with the collection of this dataset:

Jaimie Cleeland and Julia Back (primary field personnel for project 4112 in 2012-13)
Richard Dakin and Paul Black (Macquarie Island PWS Ranger personnel in 2012-13)
Rachael Alderman and Rosemary Gales - co and chief investigator for project.
Access Constraints These data are not yet publicly available.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 114 kb
Distribution Format: Excel
Fees: Free
Phone: +61 3 6233 3865
Fax: +61 3 6233 3477
Email: rgales at
Contact Address:
Wildlife and Marine Conservation Section
Department of Primary Industry and Water
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-12-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18

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