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iziko South African Museum - Marine Mammals Collection
Entry ID: IZIKO_Marine_Mammals

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Abstract: The iziko South African Museum has a comprehensive collection of cetacean and
Cape fur seal skeletal material. Skeletal material from other marine mammals is
also held. Part of this collection is on exhibition in the museum's Whale Well.

It currently contains 14484 records of 46 families.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 63.69   S: -70.17   E: 174.5   W: -170.48

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: iziko South African Museum, South Africa
Dataset Title: Marine Mammals Collection
Dataset Release Place: Cape Town, South Africa
Dataset Publisher: AfrOBIS, South Africa
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1880-10-14
Stop Date: 1998-01-08
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 100 m
Longitude Resolution: 100 m
Horizontal Resolution Range: 30 meters - < 100 meters
ISO Topic Category
Quality This is a newly digitized data set, so should be of good quality. Many of the
lat/long positions have been sourced from a gazetteer.
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.

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Data Set Progress
Data Center
International Ocean Biogeographic Information System Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: (732) 932-6555 x 565
Fax: (732) 932-8578
Email: evberghe at
Contact Address:
Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Rutgers University
71 Dudley Road
City: New Brunswick
Province or State: NJ
Postal Code: 08901-8521
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema
Fees: None
Phone: +27 21 4813800
Email: hrobertson at
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-03-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23