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Seal database of known-age animals
Entry ID: TAGS

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Abstract: This database is a compendium of histories of known age seals (Weddell and Southern elephant) from observations across the Southern Ocean but focussed on Macquarie Island, Marion Island, Heard Island, Mawson and the Vestfold Hills.

At Macquarie Island 1000 seals were weighed per annum between 1993-2003 at birth and individually marked with two plastic flipper tags in the inter-digital webbing of ... View entire text
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Description: Download the January 2015 snapshot of the Seal Tagging Database
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -42.0   S: -68.0   E: -80.0   W: 35.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Burton, H., McMahon, C. and van den Hoff, J.
Dataset Title: Seal database of known-age animals
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1950-01-01
Stop Date: 2015-01-31
Quality Observations are approximately 95% accurate. Errors in observation and entry possible where animals are misplaced.
Access Constraints A snapshot copy of the database taken in January 2015, but it is not publicly available for download. For access, contact the Australian Antarctic Data Centre.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Fees: Free
Email: c.r.mcmahon at
Contact Address:
University of Wales Swansea
Singleton Park
City: Swansea
Province or State: Wales
Postal Code: SA2 8PP
Country: United Kingdom
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-05-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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