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Post weaning dispersal and survival in the southern elephant seal
Entry ID: ASAC_862

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Abstract: The objectives for this project were:

The project aims to quantify the patterns of dispersal and survival of newly weaned southern elephant seal pups to provide information on position at sea and foraging behaviour of the pups once they leave Macquarie Island, and to examine how this is related to position at sea and foraging behaviour in the second year. This information will be used to test the ... View entire text
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Description: Download the January 2015 snapshot of the Seal Tagging Database
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -54.0   S: -54.5   E: 159.0   W: 158.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Burton, H.
Dataset Title: Post weaning dispersal and survival in the southern elephant seal
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-09-30
Stop Date: 1997-03-31
Quality Values provided in temporal coverage are approximate only.
Access Constraints These data are now part of a snapshot copy of the seal tagging database taken in January 2015, but are not publicly available for download. For access, contact the Australian Antarctic Data Centre.
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
Fees: free
Hindell, M.A., McConnell, B.J., Fedak, M.A., Slip, D.J., Burton, H.R., Reijnders, P.J.H., McMahon, C.R. (1999), Environmental and physiological determinants of successful foraging by naive southern elephant seal pups during their first trip to sea., Canadian Journal of Zoology, 77, 1807-1821
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-01-26
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