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Distribution ashore and breeding places of southern elephant seals in South America
Entry ID: AROBIS.eseals_II

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Abstract: Database with number of individuals and distribution of the southern elephant
seals (Mirounga leonina) of Península Valdés, Argentina,breeding colony.
Censuses on foot of the entire colony were carried out during the peak of the
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -3.85   S: -54.83   E: -35.9   W: -69.0
Min Altitude: NA Max Altitude: NA
Min Depth: NA Max Depth: NA
  N: -0.31   S: -56.5   E: -66.49   W: -109.26
Min Altitude: NA Max Altitude: NA
Min Depth: NA Max Depth: NA

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: M. Lewis, C. Campagna, M. R. Marin
Dataset Title: Distribution ashore and breeding places of southern elephant seals in South America
Dataset Series Name: Distribution of elephant seals
Dataset Release Date: 2006
Dataset Release Place: Centro Nacional Patagónico
Dataset Publisher: Mirtha Lewis
Version: 1.0
Data Presentation Form: excel file
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1927-01-01
Stop Date: 2005-01-26
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 3.6 meter
Longitude Resolution: 3.6 meter
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 meter - < 30 meters
Vertical Resolution: NA
Temporal Resolution: NA
ISO Topic Category
Quality Historic references of individuals located along South America coast and
offshore islands are opportunistic sightings. When the position ashore was not
reported it was estimated from digitalized maps. Positioned groups during the
breeding season are highly accurate, and belong to long term research on
southern elephant seals in Patagonia.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Acknowledge the use of specific records from contributing databases in the form
appearing in the 'Citation' field thereof (if any); and acknowledge the use of
the OBIS facility.

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Data Center
International Ocean Biogeographic Information System Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: (732) 932-6555 x 565
Fax: (732) 932-8578
Email: evberghe at
Contact Address:
Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Rutgers University
71 Dudley Road
City: New Brunswick
Province or State: NJ
Postal Code: 08901-8521
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: electronic
Fees: None
Phone: +54 2965 451024
Fax: +54 2965 451543
Email: lewis at
Contact Address:
Boulevard Brown 2915
City: Puerto Madryn
Province or State: Chubut
Postal Code: 9120
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LEWIS M., C. CAMPAGNA, M.R. MARIN & T. FERNANDEZ (2006). Southern elephant
seals north of the antarctic polar front. Antarctic Science 18(2):213-221

LEWIS, M. and C. CAMPAGNA. 2002. Los elefantes marinos de Península Valdés.
Ciencia Hoy, Vol 12 (69):12-22
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-08-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
Future DIF Review Date: 2007-03-30
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