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Citation
Woehler, E. (1999, updated 2019) Distribution and abundance of breeding seabirds at Heard Island and the McDonald Islands Australian Antarctic Data Centre - CAASM Metadata (https://data.aad.gov.au/metadata/records/Seabirds_HIMI)
Title
Distribution and abundance of breeding seabirds at Heard Island and the McDonald Islands
Data Centre
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia
Created Date
1999-12-16
Revision Date
2019-07-11
Parent record
None
Child record
ASAC_1219_HIMI_Alb
ASAC_1219_HIMI_Pen
ASAC_1219_HIMI_Pet

Description

Distribution and abundance of breeding seabirds at Heard I and the McDonald Is.

This dataset comprises a broad range of component datasets derived from ground surveys aerial photography and oblique photography. Since the data have also been derived from old station logs for the 1947-54 period, and from published and unpublished records for the 1947-present day period.

Aerial and oblique photography has been used to obtain supplementary information on distribution and abundance of seabirds in the region.

Recent surveys, 2000/01 onwards, have made use of GPS for more precise geographic information on seabird nests and colonies.

At present there are a number of child metadata records attached to this record. See the link above for details.

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Temporal Coverages

Spatial Coverages

Science Keywords

Additional Keywords

  • BURROWING PETRELS
  • DIVING-PETRELS
  • ALBATROSSES
  • GULLS
  • HEARD ISLAND
  • LARIDS
  • MCDONALD ISLANDS
  • PENGUINS
  • PETRELS
  • SEABIRDS
  • SKUAS
  • SOUTHERN OCEAN
  • TERNS

Locations

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

Platforms

  • FIELD SURVEYS
  • GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
  • AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS

Instruments

  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
  • CAMERAS

Researchers

  • woehler, eric (INVESTIGATOR,TECHNICAL CONTACT,DIF AUTHOR)

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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=Seabirds_HIMI when using these data.

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