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Marine birds and mammals of the Southern Ocean (a census for the CAML)
CAML bird and mammal census in the Southern Ocean. I.R.Sc.N.B. / I.P.F. supported by "Fond Léopold III"

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Marine bird and mammal survey for CAML, on board of the ice breaker "Ivan Papanin" in the Southern Ocean, with the International Polar Foundation. more

A specific part of the CAML programme deals with the top predators (birds and mammals) and calls to contributions from observers from all Antarctic voyages during the International Polar Year 2007-2009. An opportunity to contribute to the CAML synoptic network of top predators observations was offered to RBINS by the International Polar Foundation during the Cape Town-Antarctic voyage of the relief ship Ivan Papanin which will bring construction materials to the new Belgian Antarctic “Princess Elisabeth station” to Queen Maud Land. Observations of birds and marine mammals will be systematically conducted onboard according to the protocols established by CAML. Quantitative and qualitative data will be reported to CAML and made publicly accessible through the SCAR-Marine Biodiversity Information Network (

Biology > Birds, Biology > Mammals
Marine/Coastal, Ice breakers, PSW, Antarctic Ocean, Mammalia, Aves

Geographical coverage
PSW, Antarctic Ocean [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
7 December 2008 - 14 January 2009

Taxonomic coverage
Mammalia [WoRMS]
Aves [WoRMS]

Occurrence of biota
Presence of biota

Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen (IRScNB/KBIN), moredata creatordata managerdata owner
Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen; Operationele Directie Natuurlijk Milieu (OD Natuur), more

Related datasets
Published in:
AntOBIS: Antarctic Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more
(Partly) included in:
RAS: Register of Antarctic Species, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2008-11-19
Information last updated: 2023-10-16
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