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Weddell Seal underwater calling rates during the winter and spring near Mawson Station, Antarctica
Entry ID: ASAC_1132-1

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Abstract: During the winter and spring of 2002, underwater calling rates were measured near mid-day on an opportunistic basis at 7 breeding sites and, at two breeding sites, over 24 hour periods once a month. The data were analysed with respect to reproductive season (early ice formation, prebreeding, pupping and mating) and if the recordings were made when it was dark or twilight/light.

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -67.4   S: -67.65   E: 63.7   W: 62.2

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Terhune, J.T., Rouget, P.A. and Burton, H.
Dataset Title: Weddell Seal underwater calling rates during the winter and spring near Mawson Station, Antarctica
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2007-06-20
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-05-29
Stop Date: 2002-12-11
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Access Constraints These data are available for download from the provided URL. Two separate files are available - an excel spreadsheet of data, and a pdf copy of a publication providing further details about the project. The excel spreadsheet has been saved in both excel format and csv format.
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Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 112 kb
Distribution Format: Excel, csv, jpg, png
Fees: free

Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 4,044 kb
Distribution Format: pdf
Fees: free
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Fax: +1 506 648 5811
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University of New Brunswick
City: Saint John
Province or State: New Brunswick
Postal Code: E2L 4L5
Country: Canada
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Rouget, P.A., Terhune, J.M. and Burton, H.R. (unknown), Weddell seal underwater calling rates during the winter and spring near Mawson Station, Antarctica., Marine Mammal Science, 23, 508-523

Rouget, P.A. (2004), Diurnal and seasonal trends in the vocal behavioir of the Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddellii)., M.Sc. thesis, 120, University of New Brunswick, Saint John, NB, Canada
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-06-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24