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Satellite Tracking of Adelie Penguins Around Davis Station, Antarctica
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Abstract: This dataset contains the results from satellite tracking the movements of Adelie Penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) from Magnetic Island near Davis Station, Antarctica. By the use of satellite fixes the foraging locations of the penguins were determined. Monitoring occurred during the 1993-94 and 1994-95 summer seasons.

This work was completed as part of ASAC project 2205 (ASAC_2205), 'Adelie penguin research and monitoring in support of the CCAMLR Ecosystem Monitoring Project'.

Further work in the Davis area was completed under other projects.
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Description: ARGOS tracking database at the Australian Antarctic Data Centre - Magnetic Island 1993-94
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -63.0   S: -70.0   E: 80.0   W: 60.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Emmerson, L., Southwell, C. and Kerry, K.
Dataset Title: Satellite Tracking of Adelie Penguins Around Davis Station, Antarctica
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 1999-10-07
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1993-11-01
Stop Date: 1995-07-31
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SATELLITES Ancillary Description
Quality See the quality flags associated with each PTT device. Quality flags can be interpreted as follows:

0 - greater than 1000 metres
1 - less than 1000 metres
2 - less than 350 metres
3 - less than 150 metres
A - 3 message location
B - 2 message location
Z - unvalidated location

See the ARGOS website for further information.
Access Constraints These data are publicly available via a database maintained by the Australian Antarctic Data Centre (AADC) at the URL given below.

For assistance extracting data from the database, please contact the AADC.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
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Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Phone: +61 3 6232 3375
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: louise.emmerson at
Contact Address:
203 Channel Highway
Australian Antarctic Division
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-10-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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