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Citation
Gales, N., Goldsworthy, S., Hindell, M.A., Kirkwood, R., Lawton, K., and Wienecke, B. (2010) Animal Tracking at Heard Island 2003/2004 - ARGOS data, Ver. 1, Australian Antarctic Data Centre - doi:10.4225/15/55C9581205236, Accessed: 2020-10-25
Title
Animal Tracking at Heard Island 2003/2004 - ARGOS data
Data Centre
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia
DOI
doi:10.4225/15/55C9581205236
Created Date
2004-08-04
Revision Date
2017-04-26
Parent record
None

Description

A major goal of a research expedition by the Australian Antarctic Division over the summer of (2003/04) in the Southern Ocean off Heard Island was to answer some of the questions needed to determine what level of exploitation of Southern Ocean fisheries is sustainable. The use of novel equipment, cutting edge technology and some adept logistical co-ordination allowed the Aurora Australis, on the Southern Ocean, to catch the prey of the predators of Heard Island.

This work was accomplished by placing satellite trackers on animals at Heard Island, and then, using the ARGOS system, monitoring their activities in the Southern Ocean around the island. The Aurora Australis assisted in the monitoring and tracking of the animals by searching the areas the animals were foraging for prey species.

The animals tracked in this experiment were:

Light-mantled sooty albatrosses
black-browed albatrosses
king penguins
macaroni penguins
Antarctic fur seals

The columns in this data file are:

individual_id - the identifier of the individual animal
species - the species name of that animal
pttid - the identifier of the PTT tracker deployed on that animal
deployment_longitude - the longitude at which the tracker was deployed
deployment_latitude - the latitude at which the tracker was deployed
observation_date - the date (ISO8601 format) of the position observation
year, month, day, time, time_zone - as per the observation_date, but in separate columns
locationclass - the ARGOS location class of the position (see http://www.argos-system.org/manual/3-location/34_location_classes.htm; value -3 corresponds to a "Z" class, value -2 to "B", value -1 to "A")
latitude - the latitude of the position observation
longitude - the longitude of the position observation

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Access

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Temporal Coverages

Spatial Coverages

Science Keywords

Additional Keywords

  • ANTARCTIC FUR SEAL
  • ARGOS
  • AURORA AUSTRALIS
  • BLACK BROWED ALBATROSS
  • DATE AND TIME
  • HEARD ISLAND
  • KING PENGUIN
  • LATITUDE
  • LIGHT MANTLED SOOTY ALBATROSS
  • LONGITUDE
  • MACARONI PENGUIN
  • PTT
  • SATELLITE TRACKS
  • SEX
  • SPECIES

Locations

  • OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
  • OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN

Platforms

  • SATELLITES

Instruments

  • ARGOS Data Collection and Position Location System

Researchers

  • gales, nick (INVESTIGATOR,TECHNICAL CONTACT)
  • goldsworthy, simon (INVESTIGATOR)
  • hindell, mark (INVESTIGATOR)
  • kirkwood, roger (INVESTIGATOR)
  • lawton, kieran (INVESTIGATOR)
  • wienecke, barbara (INVESTIGATOR)
  • connell, dave (DIF AUTHOR)

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(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=HI_animaltracks_ARGOS when using these data.

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