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DFO Maritimes Region Sable Island Seals
Citation
Bowen, D. 2011. DFO Maritimes Region Sable Island Seals. OBIS Canada Digital Collections. OBIS Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, Version 1, Digital, retrieved from http://iobis.org/.

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

Description
The core of the data in this database is brand re-sightings from a rigorous annual census of Grey Seals on Sable Island (Eastern Scotian Shelf, NW Atlantic) between late December and early February, and opportunistic sightings in areas where branded seals have temporarily or permanently migrated, including the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Western Scotian Shelf, Bay of Fundy and Gulf of Maine. Harbour Seal brand re-sight data and ecology data from the active research program from the late 80's to early 90's also included. more

The core of the data in this database is brand re-sightings from a rigorous annual census of Grey Seals on Sable Island (Eastern Scotian Shelf, NW Atlantic) between late December and early February, and opportunistic sightings in areas where branded seals have temporarily or permanently migrated, including the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Western Scotian Shelf, Bay of Fundy and Gulf of Maine. Harbour Seal brand re-sight data and ecology data from the active research program from the late 80's to early 90's also included. Monitoring Utility & Uniqueness: This unique database includes 40 years of sightings data from permanently marked individuals of a large, long-lived marine mammal. This data allows for monitoring population size, estimating vital rates, and research on foraging ecology and life history theory. Understanding of the predator-prey interactions of this top marine predator is important for ecosystem based management. The re-sightings data and other individual life history data are used to monitor population size, estimate vital rates, and support research on foraging ecology and life history of Grey Seals. Study animal information including lengths, weights and other measurements for various projects on life history and foraging ecology.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Mammals
Keywords:
Marine, ANW, Canada, Nova Scotia, Sable I., Pinnipedia

Geographical coverage
ANW, Canada, Nova Scotia, Sable I. [Marine Regions]

Taxonomic coverage
Pinnipedia [WoRMS]

Contributors
Government of Canada; Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), moredata owner
Government of Canada; Department of Fisheries and Oceans; Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO), moredata provider

Related datasets
Published in:
OBIS-Canada: Canadian Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more


Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2013-03-18
Information last updated: 2013-03-19
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