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Abandoned Elephant Seal Colonies in Antarctica: Integration of Genetic, Isotopic, and Geologic Approaches toward Understanding Holocene Environmental Change
Entry ID: NSF-ANT04-39906

Abstract: During previous NSF-sponsored research, the PI's discovered that southern elephant seal colonies once existed along the Victoria Land coast (VLC) of Antarctica, a region where they are no longer observed. Molted seal skin and hair occur along 300 km of coastline, more than 1000 km from any extant colony. The last record of a seal at a former colony site is at ~A.D. 1600. Because abandonment ... View entire text
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Description: NSF Award Abstract #0439906
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  N: -72.0   S: -78.0   E: 168.0   W: 162.0

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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2005-09-15
Stop Date: 2009-08-31
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-10-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-11-12