Periodicity in foraging areas of leopard seals in the region south of Macquarie Island
Entry ID: ASAC_2268

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Leopard seals are usually seen in the pack-ice where they pup on the ice and where they must first face life at sea. However at Macquarie Island, well to the north of the ice, for 50 years now there has been the odd phenomenon of 'Leopard seal years'. At seemingly semi-regular periods (~3-4 years) considerable numbers (can be greater than 100) of leopard ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -54.62   S: -54.62   E: 158.86   W: 158.85

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1900-01-31
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Quality The data quality is variable between years, some years had dedicated data collectors and others did not - hence data were collected only sporadically in those years, if at all.

The detail of information recorded on the sightings also varied between year to year, as did the format of the recordings. The format and the physical condition of the records resulted ... View entire text
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Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Publications/References
Rounsevell, D. (1988) Periodic irruptions of itinerant leopard seals within the Australasian sector of the Southern Ocean, 1976-86. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 122(1). 189-191


Rounsevell, D., Eberhard, I. (1980) Leopard seals, Hydrurga leptonyx (Pinnipedia), at Macquarie Island from 1949 to 1979. Australian Journal of Wildlife Research 7. 403-415
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-01-10
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