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Distribution and abundance of seabirds in the Southern Indian Ocean, 1980/81+
Entry ID: ASAC_2208_seabirds

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Abstract: This dataset comprises data on the distribution and abundance of seabirds in the Southern Indian Ocean since 1980/81.

Approximately 150000 observations of 26 main species were made from the 1980/81 to 2005/06 seasons. A subset is served by SCAR-MarBIN (ca. 90,000 records).

This work was completed as part of ASAC project 2208 (ASAC 2208).

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Description: Wildlife on Voyage (WOV) Database
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -40.0   S: -70.0   E: 160.0   W: 60.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1981-01-01
Stop Date: 2005-12-31
ISO Topic Category
SHIPS Ancillary Description
Quality The data were collected from research cruises and resupply vessels in the southern Indian Ocean. The majority of the records were collected between October and March. The technique used for collection is that prescribed by the Biological Investigation of Marine Antarctic Systems and Stocks (BIOMASS) Working Party on Bird Ecology. Meteorological and oceanographic data were also collected concurrently.
Access Constraints This dataset is held in a database (Wildlife on Voyage) by the Australian Antarctic Data Centre, and is accessible from the URL given below.

Distribution records of validated species are published via DiGIR web services to SCAR-MarBIN, OBIS and GBIF data portals.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at the URL below when using these data.
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://data.aad.gov.au

Data Center Personnel
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 Media: HTTP
Fees: free
Email: eric.woehler at gmail.com
Contact Address:
Birds Tasmania
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-10-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-08-29

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