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Whale log - observations from ANARE voyages
Entry ID: ANARE_Whale_log

Abstract: Ship-based observations of whales sightings from the original 'ANARE Whale Log' books have been recovered into a single repository of sightings. ANARE (Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions) is the historic acronym for these voyages.

Currently there are data from 4 voyages, from the 1990's.

Further data will be entered from existing Whale log datasheets on an ongoing basis.

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -45.0   S: -71.0   E: 159.0   W: 62.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Watts, D.J.
Dataset Title: Whale log - observations from ANARE voyages
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2009-02-10
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Version: 1
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1991-02-07
Stop Date: 1997-03-30
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 250 Metre(s)
Longitude Resolution: 250 Metre(s)
Temporal Resolution: 1 Hour(s)
SHIPS Ancillary Description
Quality The quality of the data vary as they have come from multiple sources and have been combined into one database. No implicit quality levels have been set.

Only observations where the identification of the animal appears certain have been entered. Some positions have not been entered in the original data sheets. The Marine underway database was queried and positions entered against the whale sighting where possible.
Access Constraints The database is accessible via the provided URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the CCBY Attribution License (

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at when using these data.
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Data Set Progress
Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

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
Fees: free
Phone: +61 3 6232 5062
Email: dave.watts at
Contact Address:
CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research
Castray Esplanade
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7000
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-02-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-03