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Cetacean Sightings Survey and Southern Ocean cetacean program

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Description
Data of cetacean sightings made on Australian Antarctic Division voyages in 2001/2002. more

Our cetacean research is conducted on multidisciplinary cruises aimed at investigating environmental change and ecosystem effects. Our research approach now integrates broad scale acoustic monitoring with fine scale ecology experiments during annual surveys with AMLR. ... These data will allow us to connect fine scale variability with regional and circum-Antarctic processes, and eventually to understand how the dynamics of the Antarctic ecosystem and environmental change might affect the recovery of whale populations. The BROKE WEST multidisciplinary survey to be held in the 2005/2006 season will provide a large-scale simultaneously collected dataset within which to analyse the cetacean distribution, ecological and acoustic data. These sightings were made on Australian Antarctic Division voyages. Codes provided in the file for voyage come in two formats: V70102 - Voyage 7 of the 2001/2002 season KK0102 - Use of the Kapitan Khlebnikov by the Australian Antarctic Division in the 2001/2002 season. The data include sightings, resightings and incidental sightings. These data were collected as part of ASAC projects 915 and 2253 (ASAC_915 and ASAC_2253).

Scope
Keywords:
Marine, PS, Southern Ocean, Cetacea

Geographical coverage
PS, Southern Ocean [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
17 July 1995 - 14 November 2004

Taxonomic coverage
Cetacea [WoRMS]

Contributors
Australian Antarctic Division; Australian Antarctic Data Centredata owner

Related datasets
Published in:
AntOBIS: Antarctic Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more


Dataset status: Completed
Metadatarecord created: 2006-12-11
Information last updated: 2015-01-23
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