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Visual sightings from Song of the Whale 1993-2013
Boisseau, Oliver. 2014. Visual sightings from Song of the Whale 1993-2013. Provided by International Fund for Animal Welfare, Song of the Whale Team and downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP on (access date).
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Databases of visual sightings from the IFAW Song of the Whale vessel from 1993 to 2013 were merged into one dataset. Attributes recorded in these databases may differ. Since GPS data would become too huge to effectively visualize online, every 10th record was extracted. All GPS data can be requested. Environmental attributes were recorded less frequently than the GPS data and not all GPS records get environmental attributes attached.

Marine/Coastal, GPS, research vessel, Song of the Whale, A, Atlantic, ISW, Australia, South Australia, MED, Mediterranean, Animalia

Geographical coverage
A, Atlantic [Marine Regions]
ISW, Australia, South Australia [Marine Regions]
MED, Mediterranean [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
12 June 1993 - 26 September 2013

Taxonomic coverage
Animalia [WoRMS]

Animal sightings
Occurrence of biota

International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), moredata creator
Boisseau, Oliver
Duke University; Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences; Marine Laboratory

Related datasets
Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more
OBIS-SEAMAP: Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2015-03-25
Information last updated: 2022-08-16
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