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

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Title: 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 the communities within the seabird populations. Summary of results We found three distinct communities of seabirds within Prydz Bay. The first comprised all nine species of seabird which breed in the Prydz Bay area (emperor and Adelie penguins, snow, Cape, and Antarctic petrels, southern giant petrels, southern fulmars, Wilson's storm petrel, and south polar skuas). The second comprised those species which breed in sub-Antarctic or temperate regions and forage in Prydz Bay in the summer months (including many species of albatrosses and shearwaters). There was an overlap of these two communities which had a broad mix of species. The spatial and temporal ranges of these communities is given in this data set. The raw data for this dataset was generated through ASAC project 2208 - Distribution and abundance of seabirds in the Southern Indian Ocean, 1980/81+ (ASAC_2208_seabirds). The fields in this dataset are: Year Month Day Hour Minute Voyage Latitude Longitude Assemblage Constancy Fidelity
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REFERENCE: 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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REFERENCE: Raymond, B., Woehler, E.J. 2002 Mining Antarctic scientific data: a case study Simoff, S.J., Williams, G.J., Hegland, M. (ed.) Proceedings Australasian Data Mining Workshop 29-36 3rd December 2002, Canberra, Australia
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REFERENCE: Related publication: Woehler, E., Raymond, B., Watts, D. (2002) Long-term study analyses seabird communities. Elizabeth Haywood, (ed.) Australian Antarctic Magazine 4, Spring 2002 4. 23-24 Woehler, E., Raymond, B., Watts, D. 2002 Long-term study analyses seabird communities. Elizabeth Haywood, (ed.) Australian Antarctic Magazine 4 23-24
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Beginning_Date: 19800701
Ending_Date: 20010630
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
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Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 60.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -60.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.0
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > BIRDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY STRUCTURE
Theme_Keyword: SHIPS
Theme_Keyword: Assemblage
Theme_Keyword: Community Composition
Theme_Keyword: Constancy
Theme_Keyword: Day
Theme_Keyword: Fidelity
Theme_Keyword: Hour
Theme_Keyword: Latitude
Theme_Keyword: Longitude
Theme_Keyword: Minute
Theme_Keyword: Month
Theme_Keyword: Prydz Bay
Theme_Keyword: Seabirds
Theme_Keyword: Voyage
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Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
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Place_Keyword: OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
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This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/). Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided athttp://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=WOV_PRYDZ_BIRD_COMMUNITIES when using these data.
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Contact_Person: BEN RAYMOND
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Address: Australian Antarctic Division
Address: 203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
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Postal_Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +61 3 6283 2336
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ben.raymond@aad.gov.au
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20030523
Metadata_Review_Date: 20140912
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Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: BEN RAYMOND
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Australian Antarctic Division
Address: 203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
State_or_Province: Tasmania
Postal_Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +61 3 6232 3336
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +61 3 6283 2336
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ben.raymond@aad.gov.au
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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