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Preferred foraging areas of Heard Island albatrosses during chick raising and implications for the management of incidental mortality in fisheries
Entry ID: ASAC_2388_alb_foraging

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Abstract: From the abstract of the referenced paper:

1. Incidental mortality in fisheries is causing declines in many albatross populations around the world. To assess potential interactions with regional fisheries satellite tags were used to track black-browed albatrosses (Thalassarche melanophrys) and light-mantled sooty albatrosses (Phoebetria palpebrata) breeding on Heard Island during the ... View entire text
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Description: Download point for the data - csv file providing details of the trackers placed on birds
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -49.0   S: -56.0   E: 77.0   W: 67.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Kieran Lawton
Dataset Title: Foraging areas of Albatrosses at Heard Island
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-12-21
Stop Date: 2004-02-06
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Quality The figures provided in spatial coverage are approximate only.

The field program for attaching and retrieving the trackers went very smoothly.

For more information, see the referenced papers.

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Access Constraints These data are currently not publicly available.

The pdf copy of the Antarctic Magazine article is available for download from the provided URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference at the provided URL when using these data.
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Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
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Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 1 kb
Distribution Format: csv
Fees: free
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Email: Kieran.Lawton at
Contact Address:
Aspect Ecology
20 Menuggana Road
City: Fern Tree
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7054
Country: Australia
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Lawton K., Kirkwood R., Robertson G and Raymond B. (2007) Preferred foraging areas of Heard Island albatrosses during chick raising and implications for the management of incidental mortality in fisheries, Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems (online)
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-12-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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