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Female Antarctic fur seal isotope data from Marion Island
Entry ID: ASAC_2940_Marion_Island_Isotopes

Abstract: To quantify the dietary preferences and trophic level consumption of post-breeding adult female Antarctic fur seals (Arctocephalus gazella), we analysed the carbon:nitrogen composition of whiskers and blood samples from the females. Females were captured towards the end of the lactation period (March/April) and whiskers and a blood sample were collected at this time. Females were generally recaptured just prior to or after giving birth the following season and a further whisker and blood sample were collected at this time.

Metadata for each individual include:
Site, GLS ID, year, flipper tag number, season, sampling date, tissue type, whisker segment number, cumulative length along whisker of the segment, d15N, d13C, percentage N, percentage C and CN ratio.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -37.87   S: -37.87   E: 46.89   W: 46.89

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Hindell, M.A., Virtue, P., Lea, M.A., Walters, A., Besther, M., de Bruyn, P.J.N. and Oosthuizen, C.
Dataset Title: Female Antarctic fur seal isotope data from Marion Island
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2017-08-14
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-03-14
Stop Date: 2008-12-10

Start Date: 2009-03-15
Stop Date: 2009-12-31
Access Constraints These data are publicly available for download from the provided URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License (

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Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 9 kb
Distribution Format: ASCII, csv
Fees: Free
Phone: +61 3 6226 2645
Fax: +61 3 6226 2745
Email: mark.hindell at
Contact Address:
Department of Zoology
University of Tasmania
GPO BOX 252-05
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2014-03-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-07-10