This page describes the current data holdings by data type that the Data Trawler can deliver.
Species sightings - [view map]
Wildlife observations of seabirds, seals and cetaceans from RV Investigator typically using the dedicated observation room above the bridge.
Wildlife observations from voyages have been collected over many earlier voyages as mentioned in the Biological survey overview metadata records . Most of those records have not been digitised or lodged with the Data Centre. More recently there have been surveys from the RV Investigator where the observations have been logged in on-line database. Observations cover birds, seals, cetaceans and ad-hoc observations of turtles and sea snakes. The main contemporary project looking at seabirds is Spatial and temporal variability in the distribution and abundance of seabirds by Principal Investigator Dr. Eric Woehler. Data from this project is progressively being published on a voyage by voyage basis to the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) and the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). Details of the publishing mechanism, standards used and publishing site are on the OBIS Australia website http://www.obis.org.au
see MarLIN record: - CSIRO O&A Wildlife Observations Overview [link]