Whale Catches in the Southern Ocean


Season whale catches in the Southern Ocean compiled by the Austrailian Antarctic Data Center are available at OBIS. The OBIS compiled data includes species name, individual count, lat/lon, and some environmental correlates like depth and salinity. 

Dataset Location: OBIS Southern Ocean Whale Catches

Direct Download: OBIS Southern Ocean Whale Catches

Site Location: Southern Ocean, Antarctic Coast

Site(s) Georeferenced: Yes

Timespan: 1932 - 1980

Sampling Frequency: annual

Data Collection Summary / Methods: Include details on sampling protocol, spatial scales, technologies used, etc.

Data collected: Data has been aggregated from the International Whaling Commission records into one degree cells centered on the reported position.

Six whale species are reported - Blue, Fin, Sei, Sperm, Minke and Humpback.

OBIS data schema: species name, individual count, date, location, temperature, depth, salinity, nitrogen, oxygen, silicate.

Known Issues: weaknesses, limitations, errors, caveats, etc.

Best Practices: tips for separating the wheat from the chaff
Conditions for use: 'freely available' and 'open-access' as per OBIS: http://iobis.org/about/vision

From the Austrailian Antarctic Data Center - "The scientific data on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License."

Citation/ Distributing Author: Watts, Dave John (2006, updated 2014) Whale catches in the Southern Ocean Australian Antarctic Data Centre - CAASM Metadata (https://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/metadata_redirect.cfm?md=/AMD/AU/IWC_Whale_catch)

Supplemental resources: Austrailian Antarctic Data Center - https://www1.data.antarctica.gov.au/

AADC Collection Details - https://www1.data.antarctica.gov.au/aadc/biodiversity/display_collection...

Available via the EcoData Retriever: No


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