Morphometrics, sex and deployment details of seals (South American Fur Seals and Southern Sea Lions) tracked in the Falklands Islands in 2015 for the SAERI GAP project.

The data series describes data such as sex and morphometric measurements of 15 South American Fur Seal and 4 Southern Sea Lion tracked for the SAERI GAP project. Data have been collected in 2015 at three locations around the Falkland Islands.

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Last Updated December 14, 2020, 09:52 (PST)
Created January 30, 2020, 05:20 (PST)
Region Falkland Islands
Language eng
Topic Category Biota; flora and/or fauna in natural environment
Temporal Extent Start 2015-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2015-12-31
Dataset Reference Date 2015
Lineage During deployment of tracking devices (PTT and GPS), seals were sexed, aged and length and girth measured (where possible). From some individuals, whiskers (e.g. for dietary stable isotope analysis), fur (e.g. for pollutant studies) or skin (e.g. for genetics) were collected and whether females were nursing pups was recorded. Data collection occurred at three locations around the Falkland Islands (Fur Seals: North Fur Island and Volunteer Rocks; Sea Lions: Cape Dolphin) whose geographic coordinates were recorded. Through the Unique ID number assigned to each individual it is possible to correlate these data with the tracking data in IMS-GIS records FK-SAERI-260 and FK-SAERI-261. There are two work sheets in the data file: 1) 'Key': contains an explanation of each column heading in the main work sheet; 2) 'GAPDeployments_Pinnipeds_Master': main worksheet which contains the data
West Longitude -60.7462
South Latitude -51.5143
East Longitude -57.7329
North Latitude -51.1298
Spatial Reference System WGS84
Responsible Organisation Name Hidden (personal data protection)
Contact Mail Address Hidden (personal data protection)
Responsible Party Role Hidden (personal data protection)
Access Limitations Restricted until publication
Use Constraints Open, but copyright and/or Intellectual Property Rights apply
Resource Reference Please acknowledge data source as: SAERI-Gap project, an initiative of the Falkland Islands Offshore Hydrocarbons Environmental Forum and funded by the Falkland Islands Government and Falkland Islands Petroleum Licensees Association.
Data Format excel
Update Frequency not planned
Accuracy Standard scientific field measurements and equipment was used and set up to be as accurate as possible, however consider the possibility of human measurement error.
Resource Type Dataset
Original Title Hidden (internal use only)
Metadata Date 2017-03-27
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact Consent Contact details hidden
Unique Resource ID FK-SAERI-207

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