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1. Energy requirements and daily food consumption of crabeater seals in the Antarctic winter pack-ice [ASAC_1090]
Although the most abundant of all mammalian predators in the Antarctic marine ecosystem, crabeater seals are also one of the least understood. The most fundamental question of all - how many are ...


2. Important marine habitat off east Antarctica revealed by two decades of multi-species predator tracking [AAS_3227_predicted_habitat]
From the abstract of the referenced paper: Satellite telemetry data are a key source of animal distribution information for marine ecosystem management and conservation activities. We used two decades ...


3. Impacts of the feral house mouse (Mus musculus) on spiders on subantarctic Macquarie Island [ASAC_104_mice]
Macquarie Island is a Nature Reserve under the Tasmanian National Parks and Wildlife Act 1970 and also a World Heritage Area but it has been modified significantly as the result of the introduction ...


4. Changes in vegetation on Macquarie Island 2000 to 2007 [ASAC_1015_macca_veg_change]
Taken from the report in the download file: Plot data and satellite imagery were used to examine changes in vegetation between 2000 and 2007. These data were examined in light of changes in rabbit ...


5. Macquarie Island nature reserve vertebrate pests and reserve management program [ASAC_101]
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 101 See the link below for public details on this project. From the abstracts of some of the referenced papers: The diets of Mus musculus and Rattus rattus ...


6. Energetics of Lactation and Foraging in Antarctic and Subantarctic Fur Seals at Macquarie Island [ASAC_100]
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 100 See the link below for public details on this project. From the abstract of one of the referenced papers: Between November 1988 and March 1989, scats ...


7. Leopard and Weddell seal program [ASAC_1144]
2000/2001 season 31 quad based surveys were conducted along the pack-ice edge to identify where leopard seals could be accessed. 31 one hour aerial surveys were also conducted to identify ...


8. APIS - Antarctic Pack Ice Seals 1994-1999, plus historical data from the 1980's [APIS]
APIS data were collected between 1994 and 1999. This dataset also includes some historical data collected between 1985 and 1987. Both aerial and ship-board surveys were conducted. Studies on the behaviour ...


9. Whale log - observations from ANARE voyages [ANARE_Whale_log]
Ship-based observations of whales sightings from the original 'ANARE Whale Log' books have been recovered into a single repository of sightings. ANARE (Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions) ...


10. PacIOOS Marine Species Spatial Distributions [species_dist]
These datasets represent various marine species whose locations have been identified either via automated satellite tracking of tagged organisms or through direct human observation: surveys (shipborne ...


11. Quantifying the effects of long term environmental change on World Heritage Macquarie Island - Palaeoecological data from a lake sediment core on Macquarie Island. [AAS_3117]
Metadata record for data from AAS (ASAC) Project 3117 See the link below for public details on this project. Public Climate change and feral animals are having profound effects on Macquarie Island, ...


12. Population abundance, trend, structure and distribution of the endangered Antarctic blue whale [AAS_4102]   CHILD DIFs
This is a parent record for data collected from AAS project 4102. Project 4102 also follows on from ASAC project 2683, "Passive acoustic monitoring of antarctic marine mammals" (see the related metadata ...


13. Molecular ecology of key Southern Ocean predators [AAS_2926]
Metadata record for data from AAS (ASAC) project 2926. Public Summary DNA based approaches will be used to study key features of the ecology of whales, penguins and krill. Standard methods cannot ...


14. Archaeological Investigation of Sealing Sites at Heard Island [AAS380]
A report and images taken as part of ASAC (AAS) project 380 - Archaeological Investigation of Sealing Sites at Heard Island. Taken from the report: From November 1986 to January 1987 the authors ...


15. Foraging ecology of fur seals at Iles Kerguelen [AADC-02128]
Public summary for project 2128: The aim of this study is to relate the foraging behaviour of Antarctic fur seals breeding on the Kerguelen Plateau at Iles Kerguelen and Heard Island, to the distribution ...


16. Macquarie Island Cetacean Sightings and Strandings [AADC-00039]
This dataset is a record of sightings and strandings of cetaceans (mainly whales) at Macquarie Island. Results have been reported from 1968 to 1990 on an irregular basis. The species include Southern ...


17. Macquarie Island Elephant Seal Populations 1950 to 1965 [AADC-00101]
This dataset contains the results from studies of the Elephant Seal (Miraunga leomima) at Macquarie Island. Results from branding surveys and photographs between 1950 and 1965 are reported. Numbers, ...


18. Macquarie Island Elephant Seal Populations 1985 Onwards [AADC-00102]
This dataset contains the results from studies of the Elephant Seal (Miraunga leomima) at Macquarie Island. Results from branding surveys and photographs from 1985 onwards are reported. Numbers, life ...


19. Macquarie Island fur seal database [AADC-00859]
The dataset includes data on all fur seals tagged at Macquarie Island since 1989. The dataset includes information on the sex and species of individuals, information on their reproductive histories, ...


20. Weddell Seals of the Vestfold Hills Antarctica [AADC-00048]   CHILD DIFs
This dataset contains the results from studies of the Weddell Seal (Lepotonychotes weddellii) in the Vestfold Hills region, Antarctica. Results from tagging surveys, photographs and aerial surveys ...


21. Antarctic Fur Seal Populations on Heard Island Summer 1987-1988 [AADC-00009]
Abstract from ANARE Research Notes 72 The Antarctic fur seal Arctocephalus gazella has increased in numbers at Heard Island since the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) station ...


22. Aerial surveys of Weddell seals throughout Prydz Bay. [wed_aerial]
This data set is from aerial surveys conducted by helicopter over Weddell seal habitat throughout Prydz Bay in February 1999, and again in February 2001. Ice conditions differed dramatically between ...


23. Annual population estimates of Southern Elephant Seals at Macquarie Island from censuses made annually on October 15th. [SOE_elephant_seals]
INDICATOR DEFINITION Count of all adult females, fully weaned pups and dead pups hauled out on, or close to, the day of maximum cow numbers, set for October 15. TYPE OF INDICATOR There are three ...


24. Antarctic State of the Environment Bibliography [SOE_Bibliography]
State of the Environment bibliography, compiled by Ewan McIvor. Contains 51 records. The fields in this dataset are: author year journal title volume pages publisher place of publication copy on ...


25. Apparent twin pups of the weddell seal near Mawson, Antarctica [twin_pups]
Phocid seals give birth annually, generally to a single pup. Twins have been reported occasionally, either from observations made in utero or from observations of live pups in the field. Examples ...


26. Behaviour of Weddell seals during winter recorded by satellite tracking. [wed_sat_99]
This data set contains the results from a study of the behaviour of Weddell seals (Leptonychotes weddelli) at the Vestfold Hills, Prydz Bay, Antarctica. Three satellite transmitters were deployed ...


27. Bibliography of satellite tracking of animals [STA_Bibliography]
This bibliography contains references to satellite tracking of animals in the southern hemisphere - primarily seabirds, marine birds and marine mammals (eg albatross, penguins, seals and whales). ...


28. Biology of the Sea Elephant (Elephant Seal), Heard Island, 1951 [sea_elephant_biology_1951]
This is a copy of a scanned document which contains a report, as well as tabulated data compiled by K. Brown on Sea Elephants (Elephant Seals) at Heard Island in 1951. The data are biological in ...


29. Distribution of Weddell seals pupping at the Vestfold Hills. [Wed_distrib]   PARENT DIF
The information in the dataset is the location of Weddell seals with pups at the Vestfold Hills. Resolution of locations is 0.63 sq. kilometres because the data are recorded as x-y coordinates of ...


30. Elephant Seal Sightings, Heard Island (1949 to 1960) [Tags_heard_1949]
At Heard Island, Southern Indian Ocean, seals were branded between 1949-1953. Seal length was measured in feet and inches. Recaptures of seals were made up until 1955, and growth and age-specific ...


31. Emigration of tagged Weddell seals from the Vestfold Hills. [wed_emigrat]
This dataset is from a study of the proportion of tagged seals at increasing distance from the Vestfold Hills. We have three years of data from the moulting season (January to March). In 1997, 1 870 ...


32. Environmental determinants of fecundity and pup growth in fur seals [SOE_fur_seals]
This indicator is no longer maintained, and is considered OBSOLETE. INDICATOR DEFINITION The fecundity (pupping rates) of female fur seals and the growth rates of their pups relative to changes in ...


33. GIS data derived from 'Distribution of Weddell seals pupping at the Vestfold Hills' dataset [vestfold_seals_gis]
This dataset represents Weddell Seal haulout and pupping sites in the Vestfold Hills, Antarctica. The data were sourced from a dataset compiled by Samantha Lake and described by the metadata record ...


34. Macrobenthos of the North Sea - World Biodiversity Database CD-ROM Series [WBD_Macrobenthos_North_Sea]
This metadata record has been created to describe a commercial CD product of the Expert Center for Taxonomic Identification. This CD has in no way been produced by the Australian Antarctic Division ...


35. Marine Mammals of the World - World Biodiversity Database CD-ROM Series [WBD_Marine_Mammals]
This metadata record has been created to describe a commercial CD product of the Expert Center for Taxonomic Identification. This CD has in no way been produced by the Australian Antarctic Division ...


36. Population segregation and birth-site fidelity of Weddell seals at the Vestfold Hills [Wed_biopsy]   PARENT DIF
This collection of biopsy samples, and the associated tag and resight data set, will contribute to an investigation of the degree of population segregation of Weddell seals. Biopsy samples were collected ...


37. Prawns (Chorismus antarcticus) caught by mesh traps at the Vestfold Hills [Wed_fish]
This record describes the collection of marine fauna sampled from coastal areas of the Vestfold Hills in 1999. The project was undertaken to compile morphometric data on Weddell seal prey species. ...


38. Reproductive rate as an index of the environment: 28 years of monitoring Weddell seals in east Antarctica. [wed_index]
Publication of these results is currently in progress with the Journal of Animal Ecology. Summary 1.An efficient method of describing change in Antarctic marine ecosystems is long-term monitoring ...


39. Seal database of known-age animals [TAGS]
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, ...


40. Sight surveys of Weddell seals during winter made by tracked vehicle. [wed_survey]
This data set contains the results from a study of the haul-out distribution of Weddell seals (Leptonychotes weddelli) at the Vestfold Hills, Prydz Bay, Antarctica during winter. The distribution ...


41. Southernmost Whale Catch Positions [Whaling]
&Abrupt Mid-Twentieth Century Decline in Antarctic Sea-Ice Extent from Whaling Records&. Format is a WinZip'ed Microsoft Access 2000 database. The northernmost edge of the sea ice was derived from ...


42. Survey Report, Heard Island, Surveying and Mapping Field Season 2000-2001 [survey_2000-2001_Heard]
Taken from sections of the report: This report details survey work carried out in the Australian Territory of Heard Island as part of Voyage 2 during October and November 2000 by LANDINFO on behalf ...


43. The Commercial Biology of the Elephant Seal (Mirounga leonina linn) on Macquarie Island - 1948 [sea_elephant_biology_1948]
Taken from the report prepared by R Kenny: In this report our comparatively brief knowledge of the Elephant Seal at Macquarie Island (based only on one year's observations) have been augmented by ...


44. The number of Antarctic species that are protected under an international agreement. [SOE_Conservation_status]
This indicator is no longer maintained, and is considered OBSOLETE. INDICATOR DEFINITION The number of Antarctic species that are protected under an international agreement. TYPE OF INDICATOR There ...


45. The track of the VWHALE voyage of the Australian Antarctic Program, February - March 2013 [VWHALE_voyage_track_2013]
Voyage track information for the VWHALE voyage of the Australian Antarctic program, February-March, 2013. The data are available as either NMEA files or shapefiles. Voyage objective - Whale acoustics ...


46. Trophic Ecology of the Antarctic Nearshore Zone [TRENZ]   CHILD DIFs
Project Objectives 1) To describe trophic relationships in near shore marine benthic ecosystems of East Antarctica and determine the importance of environmental forces (such as sea ice and primary ...


47. Trophic Ecology of the Antarctic Nearshore Zone - Stable Isotope datasets [TRENZ_Stable_Isotopes]   CHILD DIFs   PARENT DIF
Project Objectives 1) To describe trophic relationships in near shore marine benthic ecosystems of East Antarctica and determine the importance of environmental forces (such as sea ice and primary ...


48. Weddell seal diet data and samples collected and compiled by Sam Lake [wed_diet]   PARENT DIF
This data set consists of Weddell seal prey identifications made using the remains of prey recovered from faecal samples. The data are stored in an ACCESS database, and available from Harry Burton ...


49. Weddell seal distribution of in the vicinity of Casey station [wed_casey]
Observations on the distribution of Weddell seals in the vicinity of Casey Station were made from a helicopter November 5, 1998. This is during the pupping season. The weather was sunny, wind 15kts, ...


50. Weddell seal reporting grid of the Vestfold Hills, Antarctica [Wed_map]   PARENT DIF
This is a digital version of the grid reference map used to plot all sightings of Weddell seals in the Vestfold Hills. The point of origin is the same as the original map and each grid cell is numbered ...


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