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). ... This project also incorporates several other ASAC projects. These are:
ASAC_533 - The Distribution and Abundance of Seabirds at Sea in Prydz Bay in Relation to Physical and Biological Parameters
ASAC_657 - Prey Consumption by Seabirds around Heard Island in Relation to Physical and Biological Oceanographic Parameters
ASAC_725 - The role of the marginal ice zone in the consumption of marine resources by Antarctic seabirds in the Southern Indian Ocean
Data from these projects were fed directly into project 2208.