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Seabirds at sea missing data

Kerry-Jayne Wilson, September 2, 2014

In the 1980's, as part of the International Survey of Antarctic Seabirds, New Zealand observers made several thousand 10 minute counts of seabirds at sea between New Zealand and the Ross Sea. These cards were collated by Peter Harper and may have been forwarded to BAS for analysis along with observations from other Antarctic sectors. We have been unable to locate either the original cards or any electronic data entry from them. Observations were made on a variety of vessels the main ships being 'Benjamin Bowring', and the USA coastguard ships 'Glacier', 'Polar Star' and 'Polar Sea'. If anyone out there knows of the whereabouts of the raw data or can suggest where this data may now reside please email

Thanks Kerry-Jayne Wilson