Australian fur seal (Brown fur seal) colonies in Victorian marine waters and adjacent Tasmanian waters

This layer identifies the location of Australian fur seal haul-out sites and breeding colonies in Victoria's marine waters and adjacent Tasmanian waters. The Australian fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus) is also known as the Brown fur seal, Cape fur seal and South African fur seal. The layer is a points coverage with the point location representing approximately the centre of the colony. Sites were identified from published field surveys of seals colonies in the Bass Strait region and from personal communications made by experts in the field.

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Australian fur seal (Brown fur seal) colonies in Victorian marine waters and adjacent Tasmanian waters

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Date Published 2016-01-15
Date Updated 2019-04-18
Agency Department of Transport
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
[Open Data]
Citation Copyright © The State of Victoria, Department of Transport 2019
Attribution Copyright © The State of Victoria, Department of Transport 2019
Data Temporal Coverage: 1999-06-01 to 2015-12-02
Geospatial Coverage 141,-39,150,-34
Geospatial Scale 1:25000
Geospatial Accuracy Attribution of all features has been validated by the Fisheries Research Branch of Fisheries Victoria. The locations of the colonies were identified utilising a 1:25,000 coastline as a base layer, but the horizontal and vertical accuracy of the site locations have not been verified in the field. The point symbol represents the approximate centre of the colony and sources of variations in precision will primarily relate to where larger colonies are spread over a wide area extending around the point location and where the actual locations of the seals on the shore vary due to daily weather conditions, swell strength and direction etc.
Full Metadata URL http://services.land.vic.gov.au/catalogue/metadata?anzlicId=ANZVI0803002149&publicId=guest&extractionProviderId=1
Recent Downloads Count 3 (January 2016)