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Leopard and Weddell seal program
Entry ID: ASAC_1144

Abstract: 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 the position and number of seals in the region. 36 boat based surveys were conducted to identify the size and sex of leopard seals, whether they were a resight and the possibility of sedating seals. There were a ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -67.5   S: -68.5   E: 78.0   W: 68.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Rogers, T. and Hogg, C.
Dataset Title: Leopard and Weddell seal program
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2008-03-28
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Version: 2
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1999-10-01
Stop Date: 2002-04-01
Quality 2018-08-28 - Original datasheets were reformatted to fit OBIS/GBIF/IPT Biodiversity.AQ standard. The new datasheet "leopard_weddell_seals.csv" contains information from original datasheets and complemented with information from the literature associated to the project. Also it provides the dataset ID, occurrenceID, footprintWKT, eventDate, water body, maximumDephInMeters, sampling protocol, preparations, occurrencestatus, basisOfRecord, and otherCatalogNumbers. Taxonomical organization to the lowest taxonomical rank that could be determined, after matched in WoRMS (World Register of Marine Species).
Access Constraints This dataset is publicly available from the provided URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at when using these data.

Please also contact the Chief Investigator, Dr Tracey Rogers before using or publishing these data.
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Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 641 kb
Distribution Format: excel, csv
Fees: free
Email: at
Contact Address:
University of New South Wales
City: Sydney
Province or State: New South Wales
Postal Code: 2052
Country: Australia
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Gray, R.B., Rogers, T.L. and Canfield, P.J. (2009), Health Assessment of the Leopard Seal, Hydrurga leptonyx, in Prydz Bay, Eastern Antarctica and NSW, Australia, doi:doi:10.1007/978-3-540-93923-8_10, In book: Health of Antarctic Wildlife.

Gray, R.B., Canfield, P.J. and Rogers, T.L. (2005), Serum proteins in the leopard seal, Hydrurga leptonyx, in Prydz Bay, Eastern Antarctica and the coast of NSW, Australia, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part B, 142, 67-78
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-03-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-08-29