Collection Details

Elephant Seal Sightings, Heard Island

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©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 2002
Catalogue id
IA8826
Caption
Large group of male Southern Elephant Seals, Mirounga leonina, sleep in the windblown sands of the beach adjoining Paddick Valley, Heard Island.
Photographer
Kiefer, Kate

Collection Details

Custodian
Harry Burton
Collection Acronym
Ellie-Heard
Description
At Heard Island, Southern Indian Ocean, seals were branded between 1949-1953. Seal length was measured in feet and inches. Recaptures of seals were made up until 1955, and growth and age-specific survival was calculated.
Domain
Marine
Taxa Groups
Seals,

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Collection Status
Data collection complete
Acknowledgements
Contact Harry Burton for details.
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Resource Code: - ellie_sightings_heard
Resource Name: - Elephant Seal Sightings, Heard Island
Keywords: - elephant seals, tagging, length estimates, resights
Basis of Record: - Observation

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Linked to the following Bioregions

Subantarctic Island - Heard Island

Data Details

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Spatial Coverage
52° 57' 57.6" S to 53° 11' 16.8" S | -52.9660° to -53.1880°
73° 16' 58.8" E to 73° 46' 58.8" E | 73.2830° to 73.7830°
Date Range of Collection
1-Jan-1949 to 1-Jan-1960
Metadata
Tags_heard_1949 - Elephant Seal Sightings, Heard Island (1949 to 1960)