Dataset Information
Demographic data for Weddell Seal colonies in Erebus Bay through the 2017 Antarctic field season
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Rotella, J. (2018) "Demographic data for Weddell Seal colonies in Erebus Bay through the 2017 Antarctic field season" U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) Data Center. doi:
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The Access database contains information for 3 types of data on Weddell seals for the period 1969-2017. (1) Mark-recapture Data with 278,723 resighting records for 25,589 different individuals tagged in and around the McMurdo Sound area, as well as 740 records from 162 seals tagged at White Island; (2) Mass Dynamics Data contains 5,737 physical masses and 1,271 photographic records and measurements that include the date, ID number, sex, age class, weight (if successfully collected), and perspectives from which photographs were collected for each sampling occurrence; and (3) Research Procedures Data contains 1,005 records of handling and research procedures conducted on Erebus Bay Weddell seals by various research teams in recent years.
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Spatial Extent(s)
West: 162, East: 170, South: -78.8, North: -75
Temporal Extent(s)
Start: 1969-10-16 - End: 2017-12-15
  1. Paterson, J. T., Rotella, J. J., Link, W. A., & Garrott, R. (2018). Variation in the vital rates of an Antarctic marine predator: the role of individual heterogeneity. Ecology, 99(10), 2385–2396. (doi:10.1002/ecy.2481)
  2. Brusa, J. L., Rotella, J. J., Garrott, R. A., Paterson, J. T., & Link, W. A. (2019). Variation of annual apparent survival and detection rates with age, year and individual identity in male Weddell seals ( <scp> Leptonychotes weddellii </scp> ) from long‐term mark‐recapture data. Population Ecology, 62(1), 134–150. Portico.
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