IMOS - AATAMS Facility - Tracking of Short-tailed shearwaters

AATAMS represents the higher biological monitoring of the marine environment for the IMOS program. This record presents data collected from tagged and recaptured Short-tailed shearwaters (Puffinus tenuirostris), with data presented throughout the Southern Ocean. The study was initially conducted on Wedge Island (43 km2), southern Tasmania (43o 07' S, 147o 40' E). Fifty geolocation archival (GLS) tag deployments were made on 34 adult birds in the pre-laying exodus (n = 18), incubation (n = 12) and early chick-rearing (ECR) phases (n = 20). In 2012, 12 birds were tracked during the pre-laying exodus. GLS tags were deployed between the 10th and the 18th of October. Ten birds were tracked from Wedge Island (as in 2010) and 2 were tracked from Whalebone Point, Bruny Island (43.44 South, 147.23 East; birds 22 and 80). Full metadata records found at:‚Äč Data layer in the AODN portal at:

19 animals from 2010-10-24 to 2012-11-29
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Project Summary


Puffinus tenuirostris
Short-tailed shearwater


Southern Tasmanian Colony

Date Range

2010-10-24 to 2012-11-29


19 animals

Spatial Reference System


Open Access

The data in this project is publicly available under a Creative Commons Attribution License. If you use these data in any type of publication then you must cite the project DOI (if available) or any published peer-reviewed papers associated with the study. We strongly encourage you to contact the data custodians to discuss data usage and appropriate accreditation.

Rights Statement
Copyright: Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), University of Tasmania (UTAS)



Related Publications
  1. Cleeland, J.B., Lea, M.-A., & Hindell, M.A. (2014). Use of the Southern Ocean by breeding Short-tailed shearwaters (Puffinus tenuirostris). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 450: 109-117. [Link]