Where are marine mammals known to exist in Australia's N and NW Key Ecological Features?

Researchers from Project D1 of the Marine Biodiversity Hub of the National Environmental Science Programme present this interactive map-based summary of where marine mammals are known to exist in the Key Ecological Features of the N and NW regions.

Data were obtained from the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA), the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) and the University of Western Australia (UWA). We took reasonable steps to identify and remove duplicate records when combining these datasets. As our aim in collating this data was to identify locations where marine mammals (Cetaceans, sea lions, seals and dugongs) had ever been observed, we retained all data regardless of age. The data contains records of where marine mammals are known to exist, but none where they are known to be absent.

How to use the map

Full extent icon Click on this icon at the top left of the map to see a full screen version, then click on each red square to see how many marine mammals were recorded there.
Zoom Icon Click on this icon also at the top left of the map to zoom in closer to (+) or further from (-) the map.