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A census of penguin colony counts (provided to OBIS) from the year 1900 to 1996 in the Antarctic Region
Citation
Eric Woehler (2008) A census of penguin colony counts (provided to OBIS) from the year 1900 to 1996 in the Antarctic Region (FAUNA_PENGUIN_COLONY)
Contact: Watts, Dave

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

Description
This dataset is a census of penguin colony counts from the year 1900 in the Antarctic region. It forms part of the Inventory of Antarctic seabird breeding sites within the Antarctic and subantarctic islands. more

The Antarctic and subantarctic fauna database (seabirds) is a database detailing the distribution and abundance of breeding localities for Antarctic and Subantarctic seabirds. Each species' compilation was produced by members of the SCAR Bird Biology Subcommittee. This separate metadata record has been created beacause it represents only the penguin colony counts that have been published to OBIS. Note: The Year (not day or month) date is only relevent in this dataset. The positions that have been published to OBIS include latitude and longitude positions that were not included within the original dataset. The latitude and longitude positions that were not noted by the observer have been created from the locality given by the observer using the Antarctic Composite Gazetteer. Two spreadsheets are available for download, from the URL given below. The original, unmodified spreadsheet is available, as well as a corrected spreadsheet. In the corrected spreadsheet, the AADC has attempted to reconcile the poorly presented localities into a single column. It is possible that some of these localities may not be correct. The fields in this dataset are: SCAR Number Species Region Locality Longitude Latitude Number of Colonies Number of Pairs Type and accuracy of count Data Date References Remarks These data are further referenced in ANARE Research Notes 9 - see reference below.

Scope
Themes:
Biology
Keywords:
Marine, Colonies, Penguins, PS, Southern Ocean, Spheniscidae

Geographical coverage
PS, Southern Ocean [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1 January 1901 - 31 December 1996
Daily

Taxonomic coverage
Spheniscidae [WoRMS]

Parameter
Presence of biota

Contributors
Australian Antarctic Division (AAD), moredata managerdata creator

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

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2008-12-15
Information last updated: 2008-12-15
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