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Citation
Burton, H. and Watts, D.J. (2018) Elephant Seal Sightings, Heard Island (1949 to 1960), Ver. 2, Australian Antarctic Data Centre - doi:10.4225/15/5b35cea358e76, Accessed: 2021-12-06
Title
Elephant Seal Sightings, Heard Island (1949 to 1960)
Data Centre
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia
DOI
doi:10.4225/15/5b35cea358e76
Created Date
2006-01-30
Revision Date
2018-06-29
Parent record
TAGS

Description

At Heard Island, Southern Indian Ocean, seals were branded between 1949-1953. Seal length was measured in feet and inches. Recaptures of seals were made up until 1955, and growth and age-specific survival was calculated.

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Quality

Data were transcribed from paper cards into a database long after field data were collected. Data are therefore of unknown quality.

Access

These data are publicly available for download from the provided URL and from the SCAR-MarBIN, OBIS and GBIF websites.

Temporal Coverages

Spatial Coverages

Science Keywords

Additional Keywords

  • ELEPHANT SEALS
  • LENGTH ESTIMATES
  • RESIGHTS
  • TAGGING

Locations

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

Platforms

  • FIELD SURVEYS

Instruments

  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS

Researchers

  • burton, harry (INVESTIGATOR)
  • watts, dave (TECHNICAL CONTACT,DIF AUTHOR)

Use Constraints

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