Elephant Seals of Campbell Island, New Zealand, 1944-1947

Latest version published by Southwestern Pacific Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node on Mar 26, 2020 Southwestern Pacific Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node

This dataset is based on the collection of data made at Campbell Island in the years 1944-47.

From early 1941 to 1945, coast-watching stations were established at port Ross, Carnley Harbour (Auckland Islands), and Perseverance Harbour (Campbell Island) and the personnel of from three to five men each were relieved only once a year. These coast-watching stations to the New Zealand subantarctic islands was named the Cape Expedition. The objective was to warn of the possible use of Campbell and the Auckland Islands by German or Japanese warships. Standing instructions issued by Navy Office included a recommendation that the men should, in addition to service routine, record general observations on natural phenomena.

Elephant seals were found breeding on Campbell Island in 1941 when the island was first occupied by members of the Cape Expedition as a war-time security measure. The author studied the species in 1942, 1943, 1945, part of 1946, and in 1947.

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 141 records.

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Sorensen J H (2020): Elephant Seals of Campbell Island, New Zealand, 1944-1947. v1.0. Southwestern Pacific Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node. Dataset/Occurrence. https://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource?r=obisschemacampellelephantseals&v=1.0

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: c030569f-86ee-4b01-8c39-8f3c2b4e36c0.  Southwestern Pacific Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Ocean Biogeographic Information System.

Keywords

Occurrence; Observation

Contacts

Who created the resource:

J. H. Sorensen
Researcher
Department of Scientific and Industrial Research Wellington NZ

Who can answer questions about the resource:

J. H. Sorensen
Researcher
Department of Scientific and Industrial Research Wellington NZ

Who filled in the metadata:

J. H. Sorensen
Researcher
Department of Scientific and Industrial Research Wellington NZ

Geographic Coverage

Campbell Island

Bounding Coordinates South West [-52.62, 169.01], North East [-52.46, 169.27]

Taxonomic Coverage

Southern Elephant seal

Series  Mirounga leonina

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1944-09-10 / 1947-11-02

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Sorensen, J.H. (1950) Elephant Seals of Campbell Island, Cape Expedition Series, Bulletin No. 6, 31pp.

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers https://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource?r=obisschemacampellelephantseals