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Snow Petrel nest census, Mawson region 2004/05

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Description
Dataset containing locations of Snow petrel nests, mapped in the Mawson region during 2004-2005 season. more

Census of Mawson region nesting sites for snow petrels and some wilson storm petrels. Very little information is known about the distribution and abundance of Snow petrels at the regional and local scales. This dataset contains locations of Snow petrel nests, mapped in the Mawson region during 2004-2005 season. Location of nests were recorded with handheld Trimble Geoexplorer GPS receivers, differentially corrected and stored as an Arcview point shapefile (ESRI software). Descriptive information relating to each bird nest was recorded and a detailed description of data fields is provided in description of the shapefile (word document). A tekst file also provide the attribute information (formatted for input into R statistical software). Original data obtained from http://data.aad.gov.au/digir/DiGIR.php and registered into iOBIS on 2009-05-26. This dataset on OBIS-SEAMAP is a subset of marine mammal, seabird and/or sea turtle records from the dataset on iOBIS (Total number of records: 5588) harvested into OBIS-SEAMAP on 2011-10-11.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Birds
Keywords:
Marine, PS, Southern Ocean, Procellariidae

Geographical coverage
PS, Southern Ocean [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
9 December 2004 - 13 January 2005

Taxonomic coverage
Procellariidae [WoRMS]

Parameter
Occurrence of biota

Contributors
Australian Antarctic Division (AAD), more Australian Antarctic Division; Australian Antarctic Data Centre, moredata owner

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Published in:
OBIS-SEAMAP: Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, more


Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2012-11-19
Information last updated: 2015-08-28
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