This dataset is a subset of the Wildlife on Voyage dataset, and comprises the wildlife observations made onboard the Aurora Australis on the IDIOTS cruise of 1999-2000. There were 45 observed species from 3222 observations. The technique used for collection was that prescribed by the Biological Investigation of Marine Antarctic Systems and Stocks (BIOMASS) Working Party on Bird Ecology.
This work was incorporated into ASAC (AAS) projects 1101 and 2208.
1101 - Biology of the Mertz Glacier Polynya 2208 - Variability in the distribution and abundance of seabirds in the Southern Indian Ocean