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University of Cape Town / iziko South African Museum - Trawl Surveys (2007, 2008)
Entry ID: uct_sam

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Abstract: This dataset the result of collaboration between the University of Cape Town and the iziko South African Museum. Three trawl surveys were undertaken, two on the west coast of South Africa, and one on the east coast of South Africa.

The collection currently contains 1440 records of Crustacea, Echinodermata, Mollusca and Porifera.
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Description: Sub-Saharan African OBIS (AfrOBIS)
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -29.0   S: -39.02   E: 26.78   W: 10.02

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: University of Cape Town / iziko South African Museum
Dataset Title: UCT/SAM Trawl Surveys
Dataset Release Date: September 2010
Dataset Release Place: Cape Town, South Africa
Dataset Publisher: AfrOBIS, South Africa
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2007-01-11
Stop Date: 2008-01-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 400 m
Longitude Resolution: 400 m
ISO Topic Category
Quality Unknown
Access Constraints None.
Use Constraints Acknowledge the use of specific records from contributing databases in the form
appearing in the 'Citation' field thereof (if any); and acknowledge the use of
the OBIS facility.

For information purposes, email to the full
citation of any publication made (printed or electronic) that cites OBIS or any
constituent part.

Recognize the limitations of data in OBIS.
Data Set Progress
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Phone: (732) 932-6555 x 565
Fax: (732) 932-8578
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Contact Address:
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Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-09-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24