Collection Details

APIS - Antarctic Pack Ice Seals 1994-1999, plus historical data from the 1980's

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©Hosung Chung 2007
Catalogue id
Voyage 4
Chung, Hosung

Collection Details

Colin Southwell
Collection Acronym

This dataset contains Antarctic Pack Ice seal (APIS) observations (both ship and aerial based) collected between 1994 and 2000.

This data also includes some historic data collected between 1985 and 1987. The four species of Antarctic pack ice seals (crabeater, leopard, Weddell, and Ross seals) are thought to comprise up to 50% or more of the world's total biomass of seals. As long-lived, top level predators in Southern Ocean ecosystems, pack ice seals are scientifically interesting because they can assist in monitoring shifts in ecosystem structure and function, especially changes that occur in sensitive polar areas in response to global climate changes.

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Collection Status
Data collection complete
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Resource Code: - apis
Resource Name: - APIS - Antarctic Pack Ice Seals 1994-1999, plus historical data from the 1980's
Keywords: - adelie penguin, age, apnoea, approach, arousel level, blood, blubber, crabeater seal, date, distance, drugs, emperor penguins, girth, group, hair, heart rate, latitude, longitude, length, leopard seal, minke whale, movement, nasal swab, number, orca whale, pack ice, penguin, respiration rate, ross seal, scat, seals, sedation level, sex, skin, sothern elephant seal, sothern ocean, species, time, time at depth, tooth, wcid, weddel seal, weight, whale, width, wildlife computers identification name
Basis of Record: - Observation

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Data Details

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Spatial Coverage
58° 55' 59.9" S to 69° 20' 25.8" S | -58.9333° to -69.3405°
48° 52' 59.9" E to 150° 25' 31.4" E | 48.8833° to 150.4254°
Date Range of Collection
11-Nov-1984 to 10-Jan-2000
Data collected from the following voyage(s)
VoyageObservation countSearch
1984/85 V3 (details) 19 search
1985/86 V1 ADBEX3 (details) 591 search
1987/88 V3 (details) 561 search
1994/95 V1 BESET (details) 157 search
1994/95 V2 (details) 143 search
1995/96 V2 (details) 427 search
1996/97 V2 LIMP (details) 810 search
1997/98 V2 ON-ICE (details) 602 search
1997/98 V4 SEXY (details) 1362 search
1998/99 V4 SEXY II (details) 676 search
1999/2000 V4 (details) 5157 search
APIS - APIS - Antarctic Pack Ice Seals 1994-1999, plus historical data from the 1980's
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