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Responses and adaptations by two seal species to variability in the Southern Ocean ecosystem
Entry ID: ASAC_2753

Abstract: Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 2753
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Weddell and southern elephant seals are high-order predators living in the Antarctic marine ecosystem. Their place in that ecosystem is the result of a long history of evolutionary adaptation to a challenging and changing environment. The objective of this study is to understand how ... View entire text
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Description: Download the January 2015 snapshot of the Seal Tagging Database
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -68.3   S: -68.8   E: 78.2   W: 77.7
  N: -66.2   S: -66.5   E: 110.6   W: 110.3

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Hindell, M.A.
Dataset Title: Responses and adaptations by two seal species to variability in the Southern Ocean ecosystem
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2006-09-30
Stop Date: 2012-03-31
Quality The values provided in temporal and spatial coverage are approximate only.

Taken from the 2008-2009 Progress Report:
Field work:
Tagging Leptonychotes weddellii throughout the Casey region.
Tagging: 46 sub-adult male Mirounga leonina in Browning Peninsula region.
Aerial survey of the Casey fast-ice conducted on 30/1/2009

Taken from the 2009-2010 Progress Report:
Field work:
Tagged Weddell seals were observed at Davis and elephant seal numbers collated.
No work was undertaken at Casey this season. The tag resight data collected will be entered into the AADC data bases by Sept 2010.
Access Constraints Data from this project were entered into the TAGS database, but this database has been taken offline due to ongoing maintenance problems. In January, 2015 a snapshot of the database was taken, and this file is available for download from the provided URL. This dataset is incorporated into this larger file.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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Data Set Progress
Data Center
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
Fees: Free
Phone: +61 3 6226 2645
Fax: +61 3 6226 2745
Email: mark.hindell at
Contact Address:
Department of Zoology
University of Tasmania
GPO BOX 252-05
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-05-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24