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North Marine Region sea turtle captures by prawn trawls (DEW collation), Australia (1991-1998)

Latest version published by CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere on Jan 7, 2020 CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

The dataset is a compilation of records of sea turtles caught in prawn trawls in the Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF). There are 316 records of five species. The records are from research voyages, scientific observers on commercial prawn trawlers and crew member observers on commercial prawn trawlers. More specifically, the data sources were as follows: (a) CSIRO and collaborative research voyages on RV Southern Surveyor; (b) crew member observers on NPF commercial vessels, 2003-2005 (FRDC project 2002/035, collaboration between CSIRO and AFMA, funding by FRDC); (c) scientific observers on NPF commercial vessels (FRDC project 2000/173, collaboration between CSIRO and the Australian Maritime College (AMC), funding by FRDC); (d) crew members and scientific observers on NPF commercial vessels (FRDC project 1998/202, collaboration between BRS, CSIRO, AFMA, funding by FRDC and NORMAC); (e) crew member observers and scientific observers on NPF commercial vessels and RV Southern Surveyor (FRDC project 1996/257, collaboration between CSIRO, DPIQ and AMC, funding by FRDC).

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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 315 records.

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.


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Data as a DwC-A file download 315 records in English (11 KB) - Update frequency: not planned
Metadata as an EML file download in English (6 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (7 KB)


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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Rochester, W. A., Moeseneder, C. H., Miller, M. J., Milton, D. A., Fry, G. C., Griffiths, S. P., Pillans, R. D., Rothlisberg, P. C., Bustamante, R. H., Butler, A. J. (2007) The North Marine Region marine bioregional plan: Information and analysis for the regional profile. Final report to the Department of the Environment and Water Resources. CSIRO, Cleveland.


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


Occurrence; Specimen


Who created the resource:

Chris Moeseneder
CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere - St. Lucia AU

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Chris Moeseneder
CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere - St. Lucia AU

Who filled in the metadata:

Chris Moeseneder
CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere - St. Lucia AU

Who else was associated with the resource:

Dave Watts
OBIS Australia Node Manager
CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere PO Box 1538 7001 Hobart Tasmania +61 3 6232 5062

Geographic Coverage

Gulf of Carpenteria, Queensland

Bounding Coordinates South West [-16.917, 127.19], North East [-10.257, 143.05]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Family  Cheloniidae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1991-11-18 / 1998-09-22

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers