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Tagged Seal Location Data from SOGLOBEC
Citation
Burns, Jennifer M., Daniel P. Costa. The movements of 35 seals were monitored via satellite, Antarctic, 2001 and 2002, GLOBEC

Access data
Archived data
Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Description
Data of thirty-five seals affixed with radio tags during fall/winter expeditions to the Antarctic in 2001 and 2002. more

The seal's movements were tracked via Argos Service satellites for up to 4 months after release. The seal capture/release area consisted of: the continental shelf to the west of the antarctic Peninsula extending from the northern tip of Adelaide Island to the southern portion of Alexander Island, Crystal Sound, and Marguerite Bay. Ship name/cruise ID/dates of cruise:
  • R/V Laurence M. Gould / LMG0104 / Apr 20 - Jun 06 2001
  • R/V Laurence M. Gould / LMG0106 / Jul 21 - Sep 01 2001
  • R/V Laurence M. Gould / LMG0203 / Apr 07 - May 21 2002
  • R/V Laurence M. Gould / LMG0205 / Jul 29 - Sep 19 2002
Related files documenting the condition of each seal can be found at the above referenced web site. Specific file names are:
  • seals general general seal capture meta data
  • seals phys seal physiology
  • seals morphs seal morphology
  • seals predmass seal mass and age predictions
These same files are described in the DIF Entry ID: seal_obs_SO, which is available at http://gcmd.nasa.gov/getdif.htm?seal_obs_SO. Note: References to dates and geographic areas in this record only refer to capture/release events and do not reflect the movements of the seals.

Scope
Themes:
Biology
Keywords:
Marine, Crabeatersatellite tracking, Leopard seal, Seal, Antarctica, Antarctic Peninsula

Geographical coverage
Antarctica, Antarctic Peninsula [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
20 April 2001 - 19 September 2002
Unknown

Parameters
Presence of biota, Salinity, Temperature in water

Contributors
University of South Florida; College of Marine Science, moredata creator Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), more

Related datasets
Published in:
AntOBIS: Antarctic Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2007-03-29
Information last updated: 2007-03-29
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