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IMOS - AATAMS Facility - Tracking of Short-tailed shearwaters, Southern Ocean, Australia (2010 - 2012)

Latest version published by CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere on Jul 3, 2018 CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

AATAMS represents the higher biological monitoring of the marine environment for the IMOS program. This record presents data collected from tagged and recaptured Short-tailed shearwaters (Puffinus tenuirostris), with data presented throughout the Southern Ocean. The study was initially conducted on Wedge Island (43 km2), southern Tasmania (43o 07' S, 147o 40' E). Fifty geolocation archival (GLS) tag deployments were made on 34 adult birds in the pre-laying exodus (n = 18), incubation (n = 12) and early chick-rearing (ECR) phases (n = 20). In 2012, 12 birds were tracked during the pre-laying exodus. GLS tags were deployed between the 10th and the 18th of October. Ten birds were tracked from Wedge Island (as in 2010) and 2 were tracked from Whalebone Point, Bruny Island (43.44 South, 147.23 East; birds 22 and 80)

Data Records

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  • Occurrence (core)
  • ExtendedMeasurementOrFact 

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 56572b2e-64b3-489b-b4b8-e07f810e9491.  CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Atlas of Living Australia.


Occurrence; Observation


Who created the resource:

Ross Dwyer
Data Access contact
The University of Queensland Queensland AU

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Ross Dwyer
Data Access contact
The University of Queensland Queensland AU

Who filled in the metadata:

Ross Dwyer
Data Access contact
The University of Queensland Queensland AU

Who else was associated with the resource:

Dave Watts
OBIS Australia Node manager
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere PO Box 1538 7001 Hobart Tasmania AU +61 (3) 6232 5062

Geographic Coverage

Southern Ocean, Tasmanian waters

Bounding Coordinates South West [-62.776, 108.3], North East [-24.4, 152.2]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Species  Puffinus tenuirostris (Short-tailed shearwater)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2010-10-24 / 2012-11-30

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Cleeland, J.B., Lea, M.-A., & Hindell, M.A. (2014). Use of the Southern Ocean by breeding Short-tailed shearwaters (Puffinus tenuirostris). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 450: 109-117

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers