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Measuring the effects of human activity on Weddell Seals (Leptonychotes weddellii)
Entry ID: ASAC_1148_Weddells

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Abstract: The number of people travelling to Antarctica is growing, with much of the recent increase in visitor numbers attributable to an expansion in commercial tourism (Enzenbacher 1992; 1994). Most visitors to the region seek direct interactions with the wildlife and so visit breeding groups of seals and seabirds (Stonehouse 1965; Muller-Schwarze 1984). Invariably, this involves travelling to breeding ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -66.0   S: -67.0   E: 111.0   W: 110.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Giese, M. and van Polanaen Petel, T.
Dataset Title: Measuring the effects of human activity on Weddell Seals (Leptonychotes weddellii)
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2015-03-03
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-10-27
Stop Date: 2000-12-10
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Australian Antarctic Division
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City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Distribution Size: 14 MB
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Province or State: Australian Capital Territory
Postal Code: 2601
Country: Australia
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Giese, M.A and van Polanen Petel, T.D. (2001), Minimising the Disturbance to Antarctic Wildlife, Australian Antarctic Magazine, 1, 14-15
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-01-02
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23