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Historic ANARE ship-based wildlife observations from 1947 to 1982.
Entry ID: DB_Historic_WoV

Abstract: Ship-based observations of birds, seals and whales from the original 'ANARE Bird Log' books have been recovered into a single repository of sightings and associated abiotic information. ANARE (Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions) is the historic acronym for these voyages. A few voyages have been included that were not part of ANARE but have Australian observers or volunteer
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Geographic Coverage
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  N: -30.0   S: -70.0   E: 170.0   W: 60.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Watts, D.J. and Woehler, E.
Dataset Title: Historic ANARE ship-based wildlife observations from 1947 to 1982.
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2012-06-06
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Version: 1
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1947-06-01
Stop Date: 1982-12-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 10 Kilometre(s)
Longitude Resolution: 10 Kilometre(s)
SHIPS Ancillary Description
Quality The quality of the data are varied as they have originate 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. There are however many observations that are recorded against generic species types such as Shearwater sp. or Prion sp.

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Use Constraints This data set conforms to the CCBY Attribution License

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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
Distribution Size: 8.3 MB
Distribution Format: Access, gif
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: 2012-06-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-08