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Results from a February 2007 survey of the Vestfold Hills coastline and offshore islands for used and disused southern elephant seal wallows. The data here are point locations of the wallows, not the extents or boundaries of the wallows.
The table below gives the coordinates (decimal degrees) for the elephant seal wallows found, their unofficial names and the wallow status as used or disused at the time of survey.
Data were used in the 2018 Vestfold Hills/Davis Station Helicopter map:
Wallow name Latitude Longitude Status
Hawker Island -68.637360 77.840040 Used
Hawker Island -68.634950 77.841310 Used
Hawker Island -68.632180 77.841560 Used
Mule Island -68.647860 77.825900 Unused
Mule Island -68.646650 77.823920 Unused
Zappert Point -68.505100 78.081020 Unused
Old Wallow -68.598345 77.937185 Used
Davis beach -68.577926 77.967032 Used
Heidemann Bay -68.592067 77.945325 Used
North of station -68.571916 77.971011 Used
The locations were collected with hand-held Garmin GPS. The point data do not reflect the boundaries of all wallows, the largest of which are Old Wallow and Davis Beach wallow.
These data are publicly available for download from the provided URL. A copy of the data are also pasted into the description section of this record.
This data set conforms to the CCBY Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=AAS_2265_Elephant_seal_wallows_Vestfold_Hills when using these data.