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Southern Elephant Seal Foraging in the Southern Ocean
Entry ID: ASAC_468

Abstract: Twenty three juvenile (8-14 months of age) southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina L.) from Macquarie Island were tracked during 1993 and 1995. Migratory tracks and ocean areas with concentrated activity, presumed to be foraging grounds, were established from location data gathered by attached geolocation time depth recorders. The seals ranged widely (811-3258 km) and foraging activity centred ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -38.0   S: -73.0   E: -20.0   W: 130.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Burton, H. and van den Hoff, J.
Dataset Title: Southern Elephant Seal Foraging in the Southern Ocean
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2003-03-06
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1991-09-30
Stop Date: 1992-03-31
Quality Values provided in temporal coverage are approximate only.
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Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
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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: 75 kb
Distribution Format: Excel
Fees: free
van den Hoff, J., Burton, H.R., Hindell, M.A., Sumner, M.D., McMahon, C.R. (2002), Migrations and foraging of juvenile southern elephant seals from Macquarie Island within CCAMLR managed areas., Antarctic Science, 14, 2, 134-145

Irvine, L.G., Hindell, M.A., van den Hoff, J., Burton, H.R. (2000), The influence of body size on dive duration of underyearling southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina ), Journal of Zoology (London), 251, 463-471
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-07-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24