Dataset: bird_observ
Deployment: NBP0202

Seabird Survey Observations
Principal Investigator: 
Erik Chapman (Old Dominion University, ODU)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Ms Dicky Allison (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
Deployment Synonyms:
Coordinated Deployments:

Seabird Survey Observations from RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer during cruises NBP0103, NBP0104, NBP0202, and NBP0204 in the Southern Ocean from 2001-2002.

PI Notes:
Time and Yearday can be used in conjunction with alongtrack data [] to find latitude, longitude and ship's heading information.

Species Codes
Common Name Code Scientific Name
Adelie Penguin adpe Pygoscelis adeliae
Antarctic Petrel anpe Thalassoica antarctica
Broadbilled (Antarctic) Prion anpe Pachyptila vittata (des.)
Antarctic Tern ante Sterna vittata
Black-browed Albatross bbal Diomedea melanophris
Black-bellied Storm-petrel bbsp Fregetta tropica
Imperial Shag (Blue-eyed Shag) besh Phalacrocorax atriceps
Blue Petrel blpe Halobaena caerulea
Antarctic (Brown) Skua brsk Catharacta (skua) lonnbergi
Cape Petrel ('Pintado Petrel') cape Daption capense
Chinstrap Penguin chpe Pygoscelis antarctica
Crabeater Seal crse Lobodon carcinophagus
Elephant Seal else Mirounga leonina
Emperor Penguin empe Aptenodytes forsteri
Antarctic Fur Seal fuse Arctocephalus gazella
Grey-headed Albatross ghal Diomedea chrysostoma
Humpback Whale huwh Megaptera novaeangliae
Dominican Gull (Kelp Gull) kegu Larus dominicanus
Leopard Seal lese Hydrurga leptonyx
Minke Whale miwh Balaenoptera acutorostrata
Ross Seal rose Ommatophoca rossi
Southern Giant Petrel sgpe Macronectes giganteus
Snow Petrel snpe Pagodroma nivea
Southern Fulmar sofu Fulmarus glacialoides
Sooty Shearwater sosh Puffinus griseus
South Polar Skua spsk Catharacta maccormicki
Unknown Albatross unal nd
Unidentified Petrel unpe nd
Unidentified Prion unpr nd
Unidentified Seal unse nd
unidentified large Skua unsk nd
Unidentified storm-petrel unsp nd
Unidentified Whale unwh nd
Weddell Seal wese Leptonychotes weddellii
Wilsons Storm-petrel wisp Oceanites oceanicus


Behavior Codes
Code Description Explanation
1 Feeding Birds or seals observed handling foods or birds attempting to catch food
2 Milling Birds observed foraging or circling
3 In transit Birds or seals moving in a direct line in a definite direction
4 Resting on Ice Applies to both birds and seals
5 Resting on Water Applies to both birds and seals
6 Following Ship Birds only
7 dipping, possible feeding  
8 Attracted to ship  


Transect Codes
Code Description
3 300 m transect on the port side
6 600 m transect on the port side
0 >600 m on port side
1 Starboard side (No distance limit)

Last updated November 23, 2005; gfh

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