Distribution and abundance of seabirds in the Southern Indian Ocean, 1980/81+Entry ID: ASAC_2208_seabirds
Abstract: This dataset comprises data on the distribution and abundance of seabirds in the Southern Indian Ocean since 1980/81.
Approximately 150000 observations of 26 main species were made from the 1980/81 to 2005/06 seasons. A subset is served by SCAR-MarBIN (ca. 90,000 records).
This work was completed as part of ASAC project 2208 (ASAC 2208).
... This project also incorporates several other ASAC projects. These are:
ASAC_533 - The Distribution and Abundance of Seabirds at Sea in Prydz Bay in Relation to Physical and Biological Parameters
ASAC_657 - Prey Consumption by Seabirds around Heard Island in Relation to Physical and Biological Oceanographic Parameters
ASAC_725 - The role of the marginal ice zone in the consumption of marine resources by Antarctic seabirds in the Southern Indian Ocean
Data from these projects were fed directly into project 2208.
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Start Date: 1981-01-01Stop Date: 2005-12-31
Quality The data were collected from research cruises and resupply vessels in the southern Indian Ocean. The majority of the records were collected between October and March. The technique used for collection is that prescribed by the Biological Investigation of Marine Antarctic Systems and Stocks (BIOMASS) Working Party on Bird Ecology. Meteorological and oceanographic data were also collected concurrently.
Access Constraints This dataset is held in a database (Wildlife on Voyage) by the Australian Antarctic Data Centre, and is accessible from the URL given below.
Distribution records of validated species are published via DiGIR web services to SCAR-MarBIN, OBIS and GBIF data portals.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at the URL below when using these data.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: eric.woehler at gmail.com
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-10-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-02-27