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Distribution ashore and breeding places of southern elephant seals

Latest version published by ArOBIS Centro Nacional Patagónico on Apr 5, 2017 ArOBIS Centro Nacional Patagónico

Database with number of individuals and distribution of the southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina) of Península Valdés, Argentina,breeding colony. Censuses on foot of the entire colony were carried out during the peak of the breeding season (October 3-7) when most of the population is ashore. All the breeding groups were counted and located. Demographic data also encompass reports of solitary individuals along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of South America and offshore islands. Dispersion from 1990 to 2006 was obtained from surveying scientists and opportunistic sightings of naturalists, rangers and fishermen. Previous information was assessed with published records. -- ESPAÑOL -- Distribución en la costa y lugares de reproducción del elefante marino del sur en Sudamérica. Base de datos con número de individuos y distribución del elefante marino del sur (Mirounga leonina) en la colonia reproductiva de Península Valdés, Argentina. Los registros corresponden a relevamientos terrestres de toda la colonia llevados a cabo durante el pico de la temporada reproductiva (3-7 de Octubre), cuando la mayoría de los animales se encuentran en la costa. Todos los grupos de reproducción fueron contados y georeferenciados. Los datos demográficos se complementan con registros de animales solitarios observados en la costa e islas del Atlántico y Pacífico en Sudamérica. Los registros de dispersión se obtuvieron entre 1990 a 2006 a partir de observaciones oportunistas de científicos, naturalistas, guarda-faunas y pescadores. La información previa fue integrada a partir de registros publicados.

Data Records

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Lewis M N, Campagna C, Marin M R (2015): Distribution ashore and breeding places of southern elephant seals. v1.4. ArOBIS Centro Nacional Patagónico. Dataset/Occurrence. http://arobis.cenpat-conicet.gob.ar:8081/resource?r=arobis-sealsii&v=1.4

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is ArOBIS Centro Nacional Patagónico. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 83fb5688-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a.  ArOBIS Centro Nacional Patagónico publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Ocean Biogeographic Information System.

Keywords

Occurrence; Southern elephant seal; Península Valdés; dispersion; breeding colony; demography; population size

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Mirtha Noemí Lewis
Researcher
Centro Nacional Patagónico - CONICET Bv. Almirante Brown 2915 U9120ACD Puerto Madryn Chubut AR +54 280 4883184 (int. 1242)
Claudio Campagna
Researcher
AR
María Rosa Marin
Professional support to research
Centro Nacional Patagónico - CONICET Bv. Almirante Brown 2915 U9120ACD Puerto Madryn Chubut AR +54 280 4883184 (int. 1202)

Who can answer questions about the resource:

María Rosa Marin
Professional support to research
Centro Nacional Patagónico - CONICET Bv. Almirante Brown 2915 U9120ACD Puerto Madryn Chubut AR +54 280 4883184 (int. 1202)

Who filled in the metadata:

María Rosa Marin
Professional support to research
Centro Nacional Patagónico - CONICET Bv. Almirante Brown 2915 U9120ACD Puerto Madryn Chubut AR +54 280 4883184 (int. 1202)

Who else was associated with the resource:

Programmer
Renato Mazzanti
Coordinator of the Information Management Unit
Centro Nacional Patagónico - CONICET Bv. Almirante Brown 2915 U9120ACD Puerto Madryn Chubut AR +54 280 4883184 (int. 1260)

Geographic Coverage

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Bounding Coordinates South West [-56.5, -109.3], North East [-0.3, -32.4]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1927-01-01 / 2005-01-26

Sampling Methods

Censuses on foot of the entire colony of Península Valdés during the peak of the breeding season (October 3-7). Reports of solitary individuals along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of South America and offshore islands. Platform: COASTAL STATIONS; FIELD SURVEYS; GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS. Instrument: Cameras; GPS; BINOCULAR.

Study Extent --
Quality Control Historic references of individuals located along South America coast and offshore islands are opportunistic sightings. When the position ashore was not reported it was estimated from digitalized maps. Positioned groups during the breeding season are highly accurate, and belong to long term research on southern elephant seals in Patagonia.

Method step description:

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Bibliographic Citations

  1. LEWIS M., C. CAMPAGNA, M.R. MARIN & T. FERNANDEZ (2006). Southern elephant seals north of the antarctic polar front. Antarctic Science 18(2):213-221. DOI: 10.1017/S0954102006000253
  2. LEWIS, M. and C. CAMPAGNA. 2002. Los elefantes marinos de Península Valdés. Ciencia Hoy, Vol 12 (69):12-22.

Additional Metadata

Maintenance Description marine, harvested by iOBIS
Alternative Identifiers 83fb5688-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a
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