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

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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 ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -60.0   S: -75.0   E: 90.0   W: 60.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1980-07-01
Stop Date: 2001-06-30
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Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 280 kb
Distribution Format: csv
Fees: free
Email: eric.woehler at
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Birds Tasmania
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
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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
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-05-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18

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