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Community composition of seabirds in the Prydz Bay region, derived from at-sea observations of seabirds.
Entry ID: WOV_PRYDZ_BIRD_COMMUNITIES

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Summary
Abstract: Observations of seabirds at sea have been made by observers on Australian Antarctic ships in the Prydz Bay region during most seasons since 1980/81. Approximately 32000 observations of 26 main species were made from the 1980/81 to 2001/02 seasons. These observations provide a two-decade history of seabird activity in this region of the Antarctic. This project used clustering techniques to identify the communities within the seabird populations.

Summary of results

We found three distinct communities of seabirds within Prydz Bay. The first comprised all nine species of seabird which breed in the Prydz Bay area (emperor and Adelie penguins, snow, Cape, and Antarctic petrels, southern giant petrels, southern fulmars, Wilson's storm petrel, and south polar skuas). The second comprised those species which breed in sub-Antarctic or temperate regions and forage in Prydz Bay in the summer months (including many species of albatrosses and shearwaters). There was an overlap of these two communities which had a broad mix of species.

The spatial and temporal ranges of these communities is given in this data set.

The raw data for this dataset was generated through ASAC project 2208 - Distribution and abundance of seabirds in the Southern Indian Ocean, 1980/81+ (ASAC_2208_seabirds).

The fields in this dataset are:

Year
Month
Day
Hour
Minute
Voyage
Latitude
Longitude
Assemblage
Constancy
Fidelity

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Geographic Coverage
 N: -60.0 S: -75.0  E: 90.0  W: 60.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1980-07-01
Stop Date: 2001-06-30


Location Keywords
OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN
OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >BIRDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY STRUCTURE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
OCEANS


Platform
SHIPS    [Information]


Access Constraints
Community data are available at the url given below.


Use Constraints
This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided athttp://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=WOV_PRYD... when using these data.


Keywords
ASSEMBLAGE
COMMUNITY COMPOSITION
CONSTANCY
DAY
FIDELITY
HOUR
LATITUDE
LONGITUDE
MINUTE
MONTH
PRYDZ BAY
SEABIRDS
VOYAGE
YEAR


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://data.aad.gov.au

Data Center Personnel
Name: DATA OFFICER AADC
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia



Distribution
Distribution_Media: HTTP
Distribution_Size: 280 kb
Distribution_Format: csv
Fees: free


Personnel
ERIC WOEHLER
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: eric.woehler at gmail.com
Contact Address:
Birds Tasmania
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia


DAVE JOHN WATTS
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 5062
Email: dave.watts at csiro.au
Contact Address:
CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research
Castray Esplanade
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7000
Country: Australia


BEN RAYMOND
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3336
Fax: +61 3 6283 2336
Email: ben.raymond at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia


Publications/References
Woehler, E.J., Raymond, B., and Watts, D.J. (2003), Decadal-scale seabird assemblages in Prydz Bay, East Antarctica., Marine Ecology Progress Series, 251, 299-310

Raymond, B., Woehler, E.J. (2002), Mining Antarctic scientific data: a case study, Simoff, S.J., Williams, G.J., Hegland, M. (ed.) Proceedings Australasian Data Mining Workshop, 29-36, 3rd December 2002, Canberra, Australia

Related publication: Woehler, E., Raymond, B., Watts, D. (2002) Long-term study analyses seabird communities. Elizabeth Haywood, (ed.) Australian Antarctic Magazine 4, Spring 2002 4. 23-24

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-05-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27



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