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SIO Marine Bird and Mammal Survey 2004

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Description
Data of marine birds ans mammals surveyed in a research cruise through the Madagascar Channel and across the Southern Indian Ocean. more

In January 2004, investigators from CUNY-Staten Island (Richard Veit, Marie Caroline Martin) and Duke Marine Lab (David Hyrenbach) embarked on a research cruise spanning through the Madagascar Channel and across the Southern Indian Ocean. The cruise departed from La Reunion Island, and visited Madagascar, the French territories of Mayotte, Crozet, and Kerguelen, and returned to La Reunion. During this cruise, we surveyed marine birds and mammals across a large-scale gradient of ocean productivity and water mass characteristics, spanning from tropical to Antarctic waters (from 12 to 60 degrees S). Purpose This cruise is part of an interdisciplinary project, in collaboration with George Hunt (University of California at Irvine), Henri Weimerskirch (CNRS-CEBC), and Nicolas Metzl (Institut Pierre Simon Laplace), to understand the way oceanographic variability influences the dispersion and community structure of upper-trophic marine predators in the Southern Indian Ocean.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Birds, Biology > Mammals
Keywords:
Marine, ISW, South Indian Ocean, Aves, Mammalia

Geographical coverage
ISW, South Indian Ocean [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
5 January 2004 - 9 February 2004

Taxonomic coverage
Aves [WoRMS]
Mammalia [WoRMS]

Contributor
Duke University; Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences; Marine Laboratory, more

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Dataset information:

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2012-11-26
Information last updated: 2012-11-26
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