Collections

List of latest 10 biodiversity data collections.

Included are those collections that are published via the DiGIR protocol to SCAR-MarBIN - SCAR Marine Biodiversity Information Network, OBIS - Ocean Biogeographic Information System and GBIF - Global Biodiversity Information Facility.

The reference to SCAR-MarBIN is the count of records that fall within the spatial coverage of the SCAR-MarBIN portal. This was defined as the CCAMLR statistical reporting subareas (view map from SCAR Map Catalogue) but has now been extended to further north to include significant breeding sites such as Macquarie Island. See current region of interest map.

Collection NameCustodianView Map and DataStatistics
Cetacean Sightings Survey and Southern Ocean Cetacean Program - BROKE-West

The SOCEP research objective is to detect and document cetacean sightings and relevant environmental and other information throughout the voyage. The BROKE-West multidisciplinary voyage provides an opportunity to correlate sightings data with oceanographic and biology research conducted by other programs. Search effort is conducted over a broad range of weather conditions. The majority of Antarctic species are medium to large whales, with cues that can be detected in relatively high Beaufort sea states up to and including Beaufort Sea State 7.

Collection published on 9-Jul-2011

Taxa - Whales,

Habitat Domain - Marine,


DiGIR Resource name [whale_survey_broke_west] Date activated - 9-June-2011
Deborah Thiele

Data Search page

Statistics
Taxa: 11
Records: 321
SCAR-MarBIN: 321
Extents
Latitude: - 69.1 to - 60.1
Longitude: 30.0 to 81.3
Years: 2006 to 2006
Phytoplankton samples - 2006/07 V3 SAZ-Sense

Collection published on 1-Jul-2011

Taxa - Phytoplankton,

Habitat Domain - Marine,


DiGIR Resource name [phyto_sazsense] Date activated - July 2011
Miguel De Salas

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Statistics
Taxa: 26
Records: 562
SCAR-MarBIN: 116
Extents
Latitude: - 54.1 to - 45.3
Longitude: 140.4 to 153.7
Years: 2007 to 2007
Phytoplankton samples - 2005/06 V3 BROKE-West

The BROKE-West survey was conducted from 30 degrees E and 80 degrees E between January and March 2006. It consisted of 1 east-west transect at the northernmost limit of the survey between 60 degrees S and 62 degrees S between the 10 and 19 of January, followed by 11 meridional transects separated by 5 degrees of longitude and extending from approximately 62 degrees S to the Antarctic continental shelf between the 19 January and 3 March. This dataset details research undertaken to determine the identity, composition and abundance of protists in the survey area.

Collection published on 1-Jul-2011

Taxa - Phytoplankton,

Habitat Domain - Marine,


DiGIR Resource name [phyto_broke_west] Date activated - July 2011
Andrew Davidson

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Statistics
Taxa: 59
Records: 1,386
SCAR-MarBIN: 1,386
Extents
Latitude: - 69.1 to - 59.8
Longitude: 30.0 to 80.0
Years: 2006 to 2006
Phytoplankton samples - 2001/02 V3 CLIVAR

Locations of sampling sites for ASAC project 40 on voyage 3 of the Aurora Australis in the 2001/2002 season. The dataset also contains information on chlorophyll, carotenoids, coccolithophorids and species indentification and counts.

Collection published on 1-Jul-2011

Taxa - Phytoplankton,

Habitat Domain - Marine,


DiGIR Resource name [phyto40_clivar] Date activated -
Harvey Marchant

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Statistics
Taxa: 29
Records: 417
SCAR-MarBIN: 271
Extents
Latitude: - 62.4 to - 44.0
Longitude: 139.8 to 146.3
Years: 2001 to 2001
Phytoplankton samples - 2001/02 V7 LOSS

Locations of sampling sites for ASAC project 40 on voyage 7 of the Aurora Australis in the 2001/2002 season. The dataset also contains information on chlorophyll, carotenoids, coccolithophorids and species indentification and counts.

Collection published on 1-Jul-2011

Taxa - Phytoplankton,

Habitat Domain - Marine,


DiGIR Resource name [phyto_loss] Date activated - July 2011
Simon Wright

Data Search page

Statistics
Taxa: 12
Records: 203
SCAR-MarBIN: 198
Extents
Latitude: - 69.0 to - 44.7
Longitude: 66.3 to 143.6
Years: 2002 to 2002
Adelie penguin census from records from 1931 to 2007 AAT region

A catalogue of penguin colony census records from 1931 to the present day and limited geographically to the Australian Antarctic Territory. The present set is from 40E to Gaussberg.

Collection published on 1-May-2011

Taxa - Penguins,

Habitat Domain - Marine,

Colin Southwell

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Statistics
Taxa: 1
Records: 486
SCAR-MarBIN: 294
Extents
Latitude: - 69.6 to - 65.8
Longitude: 38.3 to 78.4
Years: 1931 to 2006
Squid collection from 1995/96 V4 BROKE

Squid collected as a product of fish surveys. Some records here are not in the RMT trawl collection of pelagic fish for this voyage.

Collection published on 1-Dec-2010

Taxa - Cephalopods, Other invertebrates,

Habitat Domain - Marine,


DiGIR Resource name [broke_squid] Date activated - Dec 2010
Clive Crossley

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Statistics
Taxa: 5
Records: 53
SCAR-MarBIN: 52
Extents
Latitude: - 65.5 to - 62.6
Longitude: 80.0 to 150.0
Years: 1996 to 1996
Survey of benthic and other marine invertebrates of Prydz Bay, 1990/91 Voyage 6

Collection of marine invertebrate specimens from the bycatch of pelagic and benthic trawls conducted by ANARE personnel. Collection methods included IYGPT net (88 samples from 39 sites), benthic trawls (22 samples from 21 sites), RMT net (5 samples from 5 sites), one drift net sample, one mud grab and several specimens from CTD winch wire.

Collection published on 1-Dec-2010

Habitat Domain - Marine,


DiGIR Resource name [aamber2_invertebrates] Date activated - Dec 2010
Wolfgang Zeidler, Karen Gowlett-Holmes

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Statistics
Taxa: 9
Records: 242
SCAR-MarBIN: 242
Extents
Latitude: - 69.0 to - 65.0
Longitude: 67.6 to 77.9
Years: 1991 to 1991
Annotated Atlas of the Vascular Flora of Macquarie Island - 1979

The atlas shows the known distribution and abundance of each vascular species on Macquarie Island immediately prior to the commencement of control measures against rabbits in 1978. It gives a baseline against which changes in the vegetation can be monitored. The effects of the introduced vertebrates on the vegetation are discussed. Additional data are given on the habitat, gregarious performance and phenology of some species.

Collection published on 1-Nov-2010

Taxa - Vascular plants,

Habitat Domain - Terrestrial,


DiGIR Resource name [plant_census_macca] Date activated - Nov 2010
Geoff Copson

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Statistics
Taxa: 37
Records: 3,159
SCAR-MarBIN: 0
Extents
Latitude: - 54.8 to - 54.5
Longitude: 158.8 to 158.9
Years: 1978 to 1979
Biology and population studies of two endemic orchid species on sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island

Two endemic orchid species, Nematoceras dienemum and N. sulcatum, are known from sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island. Several additional orchid populations on the island are reported and cleistogamy is documented in N. dienemum for the first time. The known population sizes, habitats and locations for both orchid species are documented here, and new information on their biology and population ecology is provided.

Collection published on 1-Nov-2010

Taxa - Vascular plants,

Habitat Domain - Terrestrial,


DiGIR Resource name [orchids] Date activated - Nov 2010
Mary Skotnicki

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Statistics
Taxa: 2
Records: 20
SCAR-MarBIN: 0
Extents
Latitude: - 54.7 to - 54.5
Longitude: 158.8 to 158.9
Years: 1976 to 2009
Total records:     6,849
Records to SCAR-MarBIN:     2,880