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SIO Marine Bird and Mammal Survey 2003

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Data of marine birds and mammals surveyed during a research cruise in the Southern Indian Ocean, 2003. more

In January 2003, investigators from Duke Marine Lab (David Hyrenbach) and CUNY-Staten Island (Richard Veit) embarked on a research cruise spanning the Southern Indian Ocean, from La Reunion Island, to the French territories of Crozet, Kerguelen and Amsterdam, and finishing in Perth, Western Australia. 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 sub-Antarctic waters (from 21 to 49 degrees S). 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.

Biology > Birds, Biology > Mammals
Marine, ISW, South Indian Ocean, Aves, Mammalia

Geographical coverage
ISW, South Indian Ocean [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
4 January 2003 - 21 January 2003

Taxonomic coverage
Aves [WoRMS]
Mammalia [WoRMS]

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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