RAATD Database

Retrospective Analysis of Antarctic Tracking Data

Yan Ropert-Coudert

RAATD Database
Tracking data for multiple species of Antarctic meso- and top-predators to identify Areas of Ecological Significance. This dataset is a compilation of data from 12 national Antarctic programs, and including data from 17 predator species, 4,060 individual animals, and over 2.9 million locations.

This work is part of the CESAB working group RAATD.

R code to analyze RAATD database available on  


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