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Citation
Watts, D.J. (2006) Orca observations on Macquarie Island, Ver. 1, Australian Antarctic Data Centre - https://data.aad.gov.au/metadata/records/Orcas_observations_MI, Accessed: 2021-12-06
Title
Orca observations on Macquarie Island
Data Centre
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia
Created Date
2006-08-14
Revision Date
2018-08-22
Parent record
None

Description

This dataset contains sporadic shore based observations of killer whales (Orcinus orca) from Macquarie Island from 1989 to 1998 (inclusive). The following data are included in the dataset:

Date and time of observation (Australian Eastern Standard Time) The name of the observer The location of the observation (the beach or bay from which the observation was made). The latitude and longitude of the sighted animal (WGS84). The sex of the animal (M=Male, F=Female) (where available). Lifestage of the animal (where available). The observed individual count. Extra notes relating to the observation.

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Quality

Values provided in temporal and spatial coverage are approximate only.
Observations were only made on a sporadic and opportunistic basis.

Access

These data are publicly available via the Biodiversity Database at the provided URL.

Temporal Coverages

Spatial Coverages

Science Keywords

Additional Keywords

  • Orcas
  • Killer Whales
  • Macquarie Island
  • Orcinus orca

Locations

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

Platforms

  • FIELD SURVEYS

Instruments

  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS

Researchers

  • watts, dave (INVESTIGATOR,TECHNICAL CONTACT)
  • 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=Orcas_observations_MI when using these data.

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