Whale log - observations from ANARE voyagesEntry ID: ANARE_Whale_log
Abstract: Ship-based observations of whales sightings from the original 'ANARE Whale Log' books have been recovered into a single repository of sightings. ANARE (Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions) is the historic acronym for these voyages.
Currently there are data from 4 voyages, from the 1990's.
Further data will be entered from existing Whale log datasheets on an ongoing basis.
... Observing platforms currently only include the ship, Aurora Australis.
The quality and quantity of abiotic data associated with observations such as air temperature, sea ice cover etc vary immensely from voyage to voyage. Where possible these data have been entered.
This dataset contains no information on estimates of survey effort and cannot be used to derive useful presence/absence spatial coverages of species during this period. It is purely sighting data only.
Species distribution data are made available to SCAR-MarBIN (http://www.scarmarbin.be), OBIS and GBIF via the DiGIR protocol and Darwin Core schema.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Watts, D.J.
Dataset Title: Whale log - observations from ANARE voyages
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2009-02-10
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Version: 1Online Resource: https://data.aad.gov.au/metadata/records/ANARE_Whale_log
Start Date: 1991-02-07Stop Date: 1997-03-30
Latitude Resolution: 250 Metre(s)
Longitude Resolution: 250 Metre(s)
Temporal Resolution: 1 Hour(s)
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE
CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > SEA ICE CONCENTRATION
OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS > CETACEANS
Quality The quality of the data vary as they have come from multiple sources and have been combined into one database. No implicit quality levels have been set.
Only observations where the identification of the animal appears certain have been entered. Some positions have not been entered in the original data sheets. The Marine underway database was queried and positions entered against the whale sighting where possible.
Access Constraints The database is accessible via the provided URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the CCBY Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided athttp://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=ANARE_Wh... when using these data.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 5062
Email: dave.watts at csiro.au
CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Castray Esplanade
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7000
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-02-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-03