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Citation
Double, M., Miller, B.S., Gales, N. and de la Mare, B. (2014) Population abundance, trend, structure and distribution of the endangered Antarctic blue whale, Ver. 1, Australian Antarctic Data Centre - https://data.aad.gov.au/metadata/records/AAS_4102, Accessed: 2021-09-17
Title
Population abundance, trend, structure and distribution of the endangered Antarctic blue whale
Data Centre
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia
Created Date
2014-08-14
Revision Date
2017-04-26
Parent record
None
Child record
AAS_4102_Audio2013
AAS_4102_longTermAcousticRecordings
AAS_4102_Video_Tracking2013

Description

This is a parent record for data collected from AAS project 4102. Project 4102 also follows on from ASAC project 2683, "Passive acoustic monitoring of antarctic marine mammals" (see the related metadata record at the provided URL).

Public Summary:

Half a century ago the Antarctic blue whale was perilously close to extinction. Over 350,000 were killed before the remaining few were fully protected. A decade ago this elusive and poorly understood species was estimated to be less than 5% of its pre-whaling abundance. This multi-national, circumpolar project will develop and apply powerful new techniques to survey these rare whales and gain an insight into their recovery and ecology. The project is the flagship of the Southern Ocean Research Partnership - an International Whaling Commission endorsed collaborative program.

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Quality

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Access

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Temporal Coverages

Spatial Coverages

Science Keywords

Additional Keywords

  • Blue Whales

Locations

  • CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
  • OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR

Platforms

  • SHIPS

Instruments

    None

Researchers

  • double, mike (INVESTIGATOR)
  • miller, brian (INVESTIGATOR)
  • gales, nick (INVESTIGATOR)
  • de la mare, bill (INVESTIGATOR)
  • connell, dave (DIF AUTHOR)

Use Constraints

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_4102 when using these data.

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