All scientific data collected by the Australian Antarctic program (AAp) are eventually described in the Catalogue of Australian Antarctic and Subantarctic Metadata (CAASM). CAASM can be used to search through AAp data descriptions, and it also provides links to access publicly available datasets, which can either be immediately downloaded or obtained from the Australian Antarctic Data Centre (AADC).
A spreadsheet detailing the analysis of humpback whale biopsy samples including the field:
Duplicate (notes field)
Location sample was taken
Collection date (UTC)
Collection latitude and longitude
Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers
By utilising both mitochondrial and nuclear genetic markers, the population structure and distribution of humpback whales that migrate to separate winter breeding grounds along the north-western and north-eastern coasts of Australia,
and their interaction with the endangered populations of the South Pacific can be examined. Specifically, this dataset was used to look at population structure among putative breeding populations, the mixing of breeding populations on high latitude Antarctic feeding grounds and evidence for sex-specific migration along the eastern Australian migratory corridor.
Australian Antarctic Data Centre Note, 2018-07-10:
Original datasheet was reformatted to fit IPT Biodiversity.AQ standard. The new datasheet "humpbackWhales.csv" provides the dataset ID, decimal latitude and longitude, location, sex, occurrence, and date of event. The taxonomical organisation is provided to the lowest taxonomical rank that could be determined, after matched in WoRMS (World Register of Marine Species).
These data are publicly available for download from the provided URL.
Copies of three publications are available for download from the provided URL to AAD staff only.
The samples collected in 2010 detailed in this dataset were collected under the International Whaling Commission's (IWC) Southern Ocean Research Partnership (SORP). The IWC-SORP ethos is one of open collaboration, communication and data sharing. The Data User will acknowledge the use of the IWC SORP dataset by the following statement:
Data provided by the International Whaling Commission's Southern Ocean Research Partnership were all based upon non-lethal samples collected under a protocol approved by the Australian Antarctic Program Animal Ethics Committee (AAPAEC). These data were provided by the Partnership for the purpose of collaborative investigation.
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_4101_humpback_population_structure_mixing when using these data.
2017-09-13 - record created by Virginia Andrews-Goff. 2018-07-10 - record updated by Dave Connell after a revised dataset was provided by Daniela Farias for GBIF/OBIS compliance,