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Macquarie Island fur seal database
Entry ID: AADC-00859

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Abstract: The dataset includes data on all fur seals tagged at Macquarie Island since 1989. The dataset includes information on the sex and species of individuals, information on their reproductive histories, resight data and tagging history.

The program began in 1986, but no data are available pre-1989.

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Related URL
Description: Download page for Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -54.4   S: -54.5   E: 158.9   W: 158.8

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Goldsworthy, S.
Dataset Title: Sonar Buoy and Current Data from the Shackleton Ice Shelf
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 1999-10-07
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1994-12-06
Stop Date: 2012-04-01
ISO Topic Category
Quality See the individual reports for further information.

The dates provided in temporal coverage for 2007/2008 are approximate only.

Taken from the 2008-2009 Progress Report:
Variations to work plan or objectives:
Each year since the 2002/03 season, permit restrictions have impacted substantially on both the work plan and ability ... View entire text
Access Constraints These data are publicly available for download from the URL given below or from the OBIS web site.
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
Distribution Size: 16.7 MB
Distribution Format: access, excel, pdf, word, text
Fees: free
Email: goldsworthy.simon at
Province or State: South Australia
Country: Australia
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Shaughnessy P.D., Goldsworthy S.D. (1990), Population size and breeding season of the antarctic fur seal Arctocephalus gazella at Heard Island - 1987/88., Marine Mammal Science, 6, 4, 292-304
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-10-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23