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Adelie Penguin Distributions in the Mawson Area Antarctica
Entry ID: ASAC_1219_AAT_APen_M

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Abstract: This dataset contains data on the habitats, distribution and numbers of Adelie Penguins (Pygoscellis adeliae) in the Mawson area, Antarctica during 1981 and 1988. The data are obtained from aerial photographs obtained at various times, during the 1981-82 and 1988-89 seasons. The results are listed in the documentation. Comparisons are made with census data collected in the 1971-72 summer.

Data from this record has been incorporated into a larger Adelie penguin dataset described by the metadata record - Annual population counts at selected Adelie Penguin colonies within the AAT (SOE_seabird_candidate_sp_AP). It also falls under ASAC project 1219 (ASAC_1219).
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -67.0   S: -68.0   E: 63.0   W: 62.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Woehler, E.
Dataset Title: Adelie Penguin Distributions in the Mawson Area Antarctica
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2013-06-18
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1982-01-14
Stop Date: 1988-12-20
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Quality The data provides a complete survey over the Mawson and Rookery Island areas. The aerial surveys have provided a precise estimate of population sizes. It is intended that the survey be repeated every 3 to 5 years. Aerial photography was taken during the 1981-82 and 1988-89 seasons. During the 1981-82 season, photographs were taken on 14 January 1982, using a Kodak Tri-X 400 ASA black and white ... View entire text
Access Constraints These data have been incorporated into a larger Adelie Penguin dataset which is publicly available for download from the provided URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
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Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
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Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 1 kb
Distribution Format: csv
Fees: Free
Email: eric.woehler at
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Birds Tasmania
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
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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