[Location: Location_Category='CONTINENT', Location_Type='ANTARCTICA', Detailed_Location='Vestfold Hills']
GIS data derived from 'Distribution of Weddell seals pupping at the Vestfold Hills' datasetEntry ID: vestfold_seals_gis
Abstract: This dataset represents Weddell Seal haulout and pupping sites in the Vestfold Hills, Antarctica.
The data were sourced from a dataset compiled by Samantha Lake and described by the metadata record 'Distribution of Weddell seals pupping at the Vestfold Hills'. She used a reporting grid described by the metadata record 'Weddell seal reporting grid of the Vestfold Hills, Antarctica' to show ... observations made over 24 years (pupping areas) and 28 years (non-breeding areas). The map Samantha produced of pupping areas is linked to the metadata record 'Distribution of Weddell seals pupping at the Vestfold Hills'. A draft map Samantha produced of non-pupping areas is available from a Related URL below.
Polygons were generated by copying relevant grid rectangles from a digital version of the reporting grid, referring to the maps produced by Samantha; the grid rectangles used were those in which there had been greater than 20 observations (pupping), 17 observations (non-breeding).
The data was used in an A3 map of the Vestfold Hills published by the Australian Antarctic Data Centre in October 2001 and which is available from a Related URL below.
The data are included in the data available for download from a Related URL below.
The data conform to the SCAR Feature Catalogue which includes data quality information. See a Related URL below.
Data described by this metadata record has Dataset_id = 155.
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Start Date: 1973-09-30Stop Date: 1999-03-31
Access Constraints These data are available for download at the provided URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
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Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 14
Distribution Format: shapefile
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-10-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-12-22