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1. SMRU Grey Seal Tracking in the North Sea, 1991-1993 [seamap71]   PARENT METADATA
The movements of 14 grey seals Halichoerus grypus Fab. caught at the Farnes in north-east England (12) and Abertay in eastern Scotland (2) between August 1991 and July 1993 were investigated using ...


2. SMRU Southern Elephant Seal pup telemetry from Macquarie Island, 1995-1996 [seamap70]   PARENT METADATA
The Ocean Biogeographic Information System - Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertabrate Populations (OBIS-SEAMAP) is a spatially referenced database of data related to marine mammals, birds and ...


3. BLM Cetacean and Turtle Assessment Program (CETAP) OPP Sightings [seamap284]   PARENT METADATA
The Cetacean and Turtle Assessment Program (CETAP) was sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management and conducted between October 1978 and January 1982 by the University of Rhode Island in outer continental ...


4. Marine Mammal Survey PE 95-02 [seamap294]   PARENT METADATA
The cruise period was from 06 August - 07 September 1995. The area of operation was Georges Bank and waters east of Cape Cod.


5. SWFSC Cetacean Sightings during a Marine Mammal Survey in the Eastern Tropical Pacific (1468) [seamap211]   PARENT METADATA
This 1992 line-transect survey was designed to make abundance estimates of the central stock of common dolphin, Delphinus delphis, in the eastern Pacific. This stock of dolphin is taken in the tropical ...


6. SWFSC Cetacean Sightings during a Marine Mammal Survey in the Eastern Tropical Pacific (1509) [seamap215]   PARENT METADATA
This 1993 line-transect survey was designed to make abundance estimates of the northern stock of common dolphin, Delphinus delphis, in the eastern Pacific. This stock of dolphin is taken in the tropical ...


7. SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey of the Eastern Tropical Pacific (1268) [seamap201]   PARENT METADATA
This 1989 eastern tropical Pacific cetacean line-transect survey was the fourth in a series of annual surveys (1986-1990) designed to monitor and detect trends in populations of dolphins killed in ...


8. SWFSC Marine Mammal Survey of the Eastern Tropical Pacific (1370) [seamap205]   PARENT METADATA
This 1990 eastern tropical Pacific cetacean line-transect survey was the fifth and final in a series of annual surveys (1986-1990) designed to monitor and detect trends in populations of dolphins ...


9. SWFSC Oregon, California and Washington Line-Transect Experiment (Orcawale) (1604) [seamap219]   PARENT METADATA
This 1996 line-transect survey was designed to estimate the abundance of and to describe the distribution of dolphins, whales, and porpoises off the west coast of the United States out to 300 nautical ...


10. ANTXXIII-8 Birds and Mammals Observations [SCAR-MarBIN] [scarmarbin_ANTXXIII8TP]   PARENT METADATA
This dataset is a compilation of observation recorded by Henri Robert (Royal Belgian Instiute of Natural Sciences) and Gauthier Chapelle (International Polar Foundation) during the ANTXXIII-8 ...


11. 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 ...


12. Arctic Marine Fish Museum Specimens [ArcOD_2007F1]   PARENT METADATA
Mecklenburg, C. W., T. A. Mecklenburg, B. A. Sheiko, and N. V. Chernova. 4 July 2006. Arctic marine fish museum specimens. Database submitted to ArcOD, Institute of Marine Science, University of Alaska ...


13. Arctic Ocean Biodiversity [ArcOD]   CHILD METADATA
The Arctic Ocean is unique on Earth in its physical and biological properties. It is the most extreme ocean in regard to the seasonality of light and its year-round existing ice cover. Current knowledge ...


14. Arctic Ocean: Amundsen and Nansen basins – July-August 2001. Vertical and stratified zooplankton sampling onboard the Swedish icebreaker Oden, program FAMIZ [ArcOD_2006P8]   PARENT METADATA
Studies of distribution and abundance of zooplankton were performed in a) Amundsen basin (89-88oN drift) and b) Nansen basin (four stations in the MIZ and two stations in the open water). In Amundsen ...


15. Arctic benthic invertebrate collection of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Science [ArcOD_2006B3]   PARENT METADATA
This dataset describes the Arctic component of the marine invertebrate collection of the Zoological Institute RAN (in Russian; in English: ZIN RAS Russian Academy of Sciences), one of the largest ...


16. Arctic soft-sediment macrobenthos (EUROBIS) [Eurobis_533]
Samples of the macrobenthic fauna of soft sediments were collected from around Svalbard during the 1991 Arctic EPOS cruise of RVPolarstern. Although faunal variability could be related to sediment ...


17. Area - population relationships for Adelie Penguin colonies at Mawson. [ASAC_1219_AAT_APen_M_Area]   PARENT METADATA
The relationship between colony area and population density of Adelie Penguins Pygoscelis adeliae was examined to determine whether colony area, measured from aerial or satellite imagery, could be ...


18. Argos PTT Tracking Database [DB_Argos_PTT_Tracking]
A repository of all ARGOS satellite messages from 1982 to present. Trackers have been used on AWS stations, buoys and numerous species of whales, seals and seabirds. ARGOS is a means of sending data ...


19. Atlantic Reference Centre Museum of Canadian Atlantic Organisms - Invertebrates and Fishes Data (OBIS Canada) [OBIS.ARC]   PARENT METADATA
This is the OBIS version of the Atlantic Reference Centre museum database for Canadian Atlantic marine organisms. Specimens represent invertebrates from sponges to tunicates, and fishes. The ichthyoplankton ...


20. Atlantic Zone Monitoring Program (AZMP) DFO Maritimes region plankton dataset (OBIS Canada) [OBIS.AZMP-Maritimes]
The AZMP was implemented in 1998 with the aim of collecting and analyzing the biological, chemical, and physical data to detect and monitor seasonal and interannual variability in eastern Canadian ...


21. Atlantic Zone Monitoring Program (AZMP) DFO Quebec region plankton dataset [OBIS.AZMP-Quebec]
The AZMP was implemented in 1998 with the aim of collecting and analyzing the biological, chemical, and physical data to detect and monitor seasonal and interannual variability in eastern Canadian ...


22. Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment – Benthic [AGRRA_Benthic]
Survey of health of reef communities in the Western Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico The Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment (AGRRA) Program is an international collaboration of ...


23. Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment – Fish [AGRRA_Fish]
The Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment (AGRRA) Program is an international collaboration of scientists and mangers aimed at determining the regional condition of reefs in the Western Atlantic ...


24. Australian Institute of Marine Science - Baited Remote Underwater Video Stations (BRUVS) [aims_reef_bruvs]   PARENT METADATA
Recordings of marine organism attracted to baited underwater video cameras (BRUVS). BRUVS are deployed in groups of 4-6, separated by approximately 450 m, for approximately 60 minutes. The spacing ...


25. Australian Institute of Marine Science – Bioresources Library. [AIMS_REEF_Bioresource_Library]   PARENT METADATA
Collection of marine organisms for bioactivity screening, focused in the shallow waters off the coastlines of Queensland and Western Australia, beginning in 1987 and continuing to the present. Small ...


26. Australian Institute of Marine Science – CReefs: Heron Island Biodiversity Expedition [AIMS_CReefs_HeronIsland]
CReefs, a project of the Cenus of Marine Life, is an international cooperative effort to increase tropical taxonomic expertise, conduct a taxonomically diversified global census of coral reef ecosystems, ...


27. Australian Institute of Marine Science – CReefs: Lizard Island Biodiversity Expedition [AIMS_CReefs_LizardIsland]
CReefs, a project of the Cenus of Marine Life, is an international cooperative effort to increase tropical taxonomic expertise, conduct a taxonomically diversified global census of coral reef ecosystems, ...


28. Australian Institute of Marine Science – CReefs: Ningaloo Reef Biodiversity Expedition [AIMS_CReefs_NingalooReef]
CReefs, a project of the Cenus of Marine Life, is an international cooperative effort to increase tropical taxonomic expertise, conduct a taxonomically diversified global census of coral reef ecosystems, ...


29. Australian Institute of Marine Science – Great Barrier Reef nearshore coral diversity [AIMS_GBR_NSCorals]   PARENT METADATA
Surveys of coral community structure, composition and diversity were carried out at nearshore reefs of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. 466 sites on 96 reefs between Mackay and Cooktown (latitude ...


30. Australian Institute of Marine Science – Long-term monitoring Program: Nearshore corals of the Great Barrier Reef [AIMS_LTM_NS]   PARENT METADATA
Surveys of coral species richness were carried out at nearshore reefs of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia in conjunction with surveys of size structure and percentage cover of hard and soft coral ...


31. Australian Institute of Marine Science – Long-term monitoring Program: Visual Census Fish Data (Great Barrier Reef) [aims_ltm_fish]
Data Summary - About 50 selected reefs throughout the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) are sampled in the AIMS Long-term Monitoring Project (LTMP). A visual census of fish on fixed transects (3 sites per ...


32. Australian Institute of Marine Science – Summer planktonic communities of North West Cape, Western Australia [AIMS_Copepods_NWCape]
The community composition of pelagic copepods near Australia's North West Cape was studied during the austral summers of 1997/1998 and 1998/1999 from sampling from a set of 8 stations along a 36km ...


33. Australian Institute of Marine Science – Zooplankton community composition of Darwin Harbour, Northern Territory [AIMS_Copepods_DarwinHarbour]
The composition of the zooplankton community in a macrotidal, tropical estuarine system (Darwin Harbour, Northern Territory, Australia) was studied over a 2 year period. In all, 32 copepod species ...


34. Australian Institute of Marine Science – Zooplankton community structure in Nearshore waters of the Great Barrier Reef [AIMS_Copepods_GBR]
A study of zooplankton from 10 stations located in nearshore waters adjacent to two catchments (one near-pristine and the other intensely farmed) of the Great Barrier Reef. CTD casts were made near ...


35. Australian Museum marine faunal data via OZCAM [OBIS_OZCAM_AM]   PARENT METADATA
The Australian Museum has an international reputation in the fields of natural history and indigenous studies research, community programs and exhibitions. The Museum was established in 1827 and is ...


36. Australian National Algae Culture Collection [CMAR_ANACC]
The Australian National Algae Culture Collection (ANACC) is housed at the Hobart laboratories of CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Australia. The collection consists of 1000 strains of ...


37. BLM Cetacean and Turtle Assessment Program (CETAP) AIR Sightings [seamap283]   PARENT METADATA
The Cetacean and Turtle Assessment Program (CETAP) was sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management and conducted between October 1978 and January 1982 by the University of Rhode Island in outer continental ...


38. BLM Cetacean and Turtle Assessment Program (CETAP) SHIP Sightings [seamap285]   PARENT METADATA
The Cetacean and Turtle Assessment Program (CETAP) was sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management and conducted between October 1978 and January 1982 by the University of Rhode Island in outer continental ...


39. Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey Aerial Sightings [seamap330]   PARENT METADATA
The Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey (BMMS) is a long-term study that has been documenting the occurrence, distribution, and abundance of marine mammals around the islands of The Bahamas since 1991. With ...


40. Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey On-transect Sightings [seamap328]   PARENT METADATA
The Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey (BMMS) is a long-term study that has been documenting the occurrence, distribution, and abundance of marine mammals around the islands of The Bahamas since 1991. With ...


41. Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey Opportunistic Sightings [seamap329]   PARENT METADATA
The Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey (BMMS) is a long-term study that has been documenting the occurrence, distribution, and abundance of marine mammals around the islands of The Bahamas since 1991. With ...


42. Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey Strandings [seamap327]   PARENT METADATA
The Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey (BMMS) is a long-term study that has been documenting the occurrence, distribution, and abundance of marine mammals around the islands of The Bahamas since 1991. With ...


43. Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey Turtles Sightings [seamap326]   PARENT METADATA
The Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey (BMMS) is a long-term study that has been documenting the occurrence, distribution, and abundance of marine mammals around the islands of The Bahamas since 1991. With ...


44. Baltic Seabirds Transect Surveys [seamap358]   PARENT METADATA
Seabirds transect surveys were conducted in Baltic Sea from 1992 to 1999.


45. Bay of Fundy Species Information System (OBIS Canada) [obis.bofetf]   PARENT METADATA
The Bay of Fundy Species Information System provides taxonomic, biological and ecological information on diatoms, dinoflagellates, marine algae, most invertebrate groups, fishes, shore birds, ...


46. Bay of Puck dataset (EUROBIS) [Eurobis_611]
Macrobenthic data from the Polish Academy of Sciences; Institute of Oceanology; Departement of Marine Ecology. This dataset was provided as part of the MARBEF theme 1 database. Size ...


47. Beaufort Sea Zooplankton (CASES) 2003-2004 [ArcOD_2007P1]   PARENT METADATA
This dataset will serve to describe the overwintering dynamics of zooplankton in Franklin bay, southern Beaufort Sea. The CASES (Canadian Arctic Shelf Exchange Study) overwintering station was sampled ...


48. Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) - Namibia [bclme_namibia]
The BCLME Programme is designed to improve the structures and capacities of Namibia, Angola and South Africa to deal with the environmental problems that occur across the national boundaries, in order ...


49. Benthic biodiversity along the central coast in the Brazilian EEZ (OBIS South America, BRAZIL) [Bentos_Score_Central]   PARENT METADATA
The main objectives of the REVIZEE Program were the species inventory and the evaluation of the sustainable yield of living resources from the Brazilian Exclusive Economic Zone. In this context, the ...


50. Benthic community structure in the Chirikov Basin, northern Bering Sea: A comparison between 1986 and 2002 [ArcOD_2007B2]   PARENT METADATA
Macrobenthic infauna collections were made to investigate potential changes in community structure (abundance, biomass, diversity) in the Chirikov Basin, northern Bering Sea between 1986 and 2002; ...


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