The distribution of seabirds and marine mammals in Falkland Island Waters

Data were collected on the distribution of seabirds and marine mammals in the waters around the Falkland Islands between February 1998 and January 2001. 57 species of seabirds and 17 species of marine mammals have been recorded.

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Last Updated December 21, 2020, 10:00 (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 1998-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2000-12-31
Dataset Reference Date 2002
Lineage In the Falkland Islands, hydrocarbon exploration licences were awarded in 1996 and activity culminated in 1998 with the drilling of six wells by the drilling rig Borgny Dolphin. The perceived threat to seabirds of potential surface pollution demanded that the location of important concentrations of seabirds in these waters be determined. In February 1998, JNCC, under contract to Falklands Conservation (FC), with funds from the exploration licence holders (Falklands Operators Sharing Agreement), commenced at-sea surveys of seabirds and marine mammals in Falkland Islands waters. The results of the first year of surveys were published as Seabird and marine mammal dispersion in the waters around the Falkland Islands 1998-1999 (White et al. 1999). An atlas depicting vulnerability of seabird concentrations to surface pollution entitled Vulnerable concentrations ofseabirds in Falkland Islands waters (White et al.2001) was also derived from the survey results. The atlas highlighted the locations of seabird concentrations that were most highly vulnerable to the effects of surface pollution. This report summarises three years of survey work and updates and expands the distribution atlas.
West Longitude -61.4548
South Latitude -52.9257
East Longitude -57.6865
North Latitude -50.9992
Spatial Reference System WGS84
Responsible Organisation Name Hidden (personal data protection)
Contact Mail Address Hidden (personal data protection)
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Access Limitations Open access
Use Constraints Open, but copyright and/or Intellectual Property Rights apply
Resource Reference Cite data source as: R W White, K W Gillon, A D Black and J B Reid, 2002, The distribution of seabirds and marine mammals in Falkland Island Waters, ISBN 1 86107 534 0, JNCC.
Data Format pdf
Update Frequency not planned
Accuracy Unknown
Resource Type Report
Original Title Hidden (internal use only)
Metadata Date 2015-03-19
Metadata Point of Contact
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Unique Resource ID FK-JNCC-185

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