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Time-depth records of diving behaviour profiles of adelie penguins at various nest stages
Entry ID: K065_1988_1989_NZ_1

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Abstract: Using a newly developed small electronic package, time depth recorders, several penguins were fitted to determine the profile of their diving behaviour while they are foraging. The time depth recorders log the real time and depth of the penguin every 10 seconds. Three females that were incubating and going on their first foraging trip, 2 adults that were feeding small chicks and 1 adult feeding large chicks all had diving profiles recorded.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.17   S: -77.17   E: 166.68   W: 166.68

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1988-11-09
Stop Date: 1989-02-06
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Quality The data can be found in the publications. Field notebooks still exist. Please contact the investigators for any raw data.
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Miller, G.D. 1992. Diving patterns of foraging Adelie Penguins Pygoscelis adeliae near Ross Island, Antarctica. Corella 16(5):137-154.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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