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Cetacean distribution in the South Atlantic and South Pacific Ocean (AR-OBIS)
Contact: Reyes, Laura

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Literature-based data containing published information from scientific papers and reports of cetaceans in the Atlantic Ocean, Magellanic region and South Pacific Ocean. more

Database containing published information from scientific papers and reports of cetaceans in the Atlantic Ocean, Magellanic region and South Pacific Ocean. Different records encompassing counting, sighting and stranding programs, personal communications with trained individuals, photographs, unpublished abstracts from meetings, books newspaper articles, and specimen collections from academic institutions and museums. The oldest records were accepted by the authors when the documentation and synonymy were reviewed. Distribution at near shore waters of open coast sheltered fjords, bays and river mouths. Peripheral records from farther offshore include reported sightings in Malvinas/Falkland Islands, Drake Passage and the South Shetland islands. Original data obtained from and registered into iOBIS on 2008-09-30. This dataset on OBIS-SEAMAP is a subset of marine mammal, seabird and/or sea turtle records from the dataset on iOBIS (Total number of records: 1801) harvested into OBIS-SEAMAP on 2011-10-11. Dataset credit = Argentinean RON.

Biology > Mammals
Marine/Coastal, AS, South Atlantic, IS, South Pacific, PS, Southern Ocean, Balaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804, Balaenoptera borealis Lesson, 1828, Balaenoptera musculus (Linnaeus, 1758), Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758), Cephalorhynchus commersonii (Lacépède, 1804), Eubalaena australis (Desmoulins, 1822), Globicephala melas (Traill, 1809), Grampus griseus (G. Cuvier, 1812), Kogia breviceps (de Blainville, 1838), Lagenorhynchus australis (Peale, 1849), Lagenorhynchus obscurus (Gray, 1828), Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781), Mesoplodon grayi von Haast, 1876, Orcinus orca (Linnaeus, 1758), Physeter macrocephalus Linnaeus, 1758, Stenella coeruleoalba (Meyen, 1833), Steno bredanensis (G. Cuvier in Lesson, 1828), Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821)

Geographical coverage
AS, South Atlantic [Marine Regions]
IS, South Pacific [Marine Regions]
PS, Southern Ocean [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
31 December 1873 - 6 February 2005

Taxonomic coverage
Balaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804 [WoRMS]
Balaenoptera borealis Lesson, 1828 [WoRMS]
Balaenoptera musculus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Cephalorhynchus commersonii (Lacépède, 1804) [WoRMS]
Eubalaena australis (Desmoulins, 1822) [WoRMS]
Globicephala melas (Traill, 1809) [WoRMS]
Grampus griseus (G. Cuvier, 1812) [WoRMS]
Kogia breviceps (de Blainville, 1838) [WoRMS]
Lagenorhynchus australis (Peale, 1849) [WoRMS]
Lagenorhynchus obscurus (Gray, 1828) [WoRMS]
Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) [WoRMS]
Mesoplodon grayi von Haast, 1876 [WoRMS]
Orcinus orca (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Physeter macrocephalus Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Stenella coeruleoalba (Meyen, 1833) [WoRMS]
Steno bredanensis (G. Cuvier in Lesson, 1828) [WoRMS]
Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821) [WoRMS]


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ArOBIS: Argentinean Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more
OBIS-SEAMAP: Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, more


Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Data collection
Metadatarecord created: 2012-11-20
Information last updated: 2012-11-20
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