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Antarctic Fur Seal Populations on Heard Island Summer 1987-1988

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©Gales, Nick 2003
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Gales, Nick

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Simon Goldsworthy
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This dataset contains the results from surveys of Antarctic Fur Seals (Arctocephalus gazella) on Heard Island during the summer of 1987-1988. As well as habitat descriptions, age, sex, count of adults and pups were determined. The three major aims of the study include: to determine accurately the location of pupping sites; to determine the extent of the pupping season, the median date of birth and the number of pups born; and to census fur seals on as much of the island as possible in order to determine the number of animals ashore and to document changes in numbers during the summer.
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Resource Code: - furseals_hi
Resource Name: - Antarctic Fur Seal Populations on Heard Island Summer 1987-1988
Keywords: - age class, bulls, census, cows, heard island, pups, southern ocean
Basis of Record: - Observation

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Subantarctic Island - Heard Island

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Spatial Coverage
52° 57' 58.7" S to 53° 11' 19.3" S | -52.9663° to -53.1887°
73° 18' 19.8" E to 73° 51' 00.0" E | 73.3055° to 73.8500°
Date Range of Collection
25-Nov-1987 to 20-Dec-2006
AADC-00009 - Antarctic Fur Seal Populations on Heard Island Summer 1987-1988
Heard_Island_Report_1987_1988 - The 1987/1988 Field Season at Heard Island