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At-Sea Observations of Seabirds 1969 to 1990, Tasman Sea, New Zealand and Australian waters

Latest version published by CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere on Sep 11, 2019 CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

This is a dataset of at-sea observations of seabirds dating from 1969 to 1990.

The data was recorded using guidelines for the Australasian Seabird Mapping Scheme and counts seabirds seen from a ship during a 10 minute period. The data includes geolocations of the sightings, bird species, numbers and behaviour, observer and ship name, and observation date and time.

It has been built from data elements extracted by Te Papa staff from the at-sea bird observations recorded in the logbooks of Captain John Arthur Francis Jenkins (1928-1989) and count cards held by the convenor of the Australasian Seabird Mapping Scheme. Metadata record is https://catalogue.data.govt.nz/dataset/at-sea-observations-of-seabirds-1969-to-1990

The logbooks of Captain Jenkins are held by the Archives of the Auckland War Memorial Museum.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 24,323 records. 1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Occurrence (core)
    24323
  • ExtendedMeasurementOrFact 
    63886

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

Downloads

Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 24,323 records in English (1 MB) - Update frequency: not planned
Metadata as an EML file download in English (7 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (7 KB)

Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

If you publish, distribute or otherwise disseminate this work to the public without adapting it, the following attribution to Te Papa should be used: Source: Te Papa and licensed by Te Papa for re-use under the Creative Commons BY 4.0 International licence If you adapt this work in any way or include it in a collection, and publish, distribute or otherwise disseminate that adaptation or collection to the public, the following attribution to Te Papa should be used: ‘This [work/product/application/etc] uses data sourced from Te Papa.’

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has not been registered with GBIF

Keywords

Occurrence; Observation

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Victoria Leachman
Maintainer
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable Street Wellington NZ 04 381 7000
https://www.tepapa.govt.nz

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Victoria Leachman
Maintainer
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable Street Wellington NZ 04 381 7000
https://www.tepapa.govt.nz

Who filled in the metadata:

Victoria Leachman
Maintainer
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable Street Wellington NZ 04 381 7000
https://www.tepapa.govt.nz

Who else was associated with the resource:

Publisher
Dave Watts
OBIS Australia Node Manager
CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere PO Box 1538 7001 Hobart Tasmania AU +61 3 6232 5062
http://www.obis.org.au

Geographic Coverage

Tasman Sea, Southern Ocean

Bounding Coordinates South West [-68.5, 50.5], North East [-19.5, 179.98]

Taxonomic Coverage

109 seabird taxa

Class  Aves (Birds)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1969-07-31 / 1990-12-22

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers http://ogc-act.csiro.au/ipt/resource?r=asms_nz