Wake Forest University - Waved Albatross Tracking (2000, 2001)
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Summary
Abstract: All birds studied via satellite tracking were nesting in the same
part of the breeding colony at Punta Cevallos, on the eastern point of Isla
Española (Galápagos archipelago). In 2000 and 2001, a tape attachment method
was used to attach Platform Transmitter Terminals (PTTs; Microwave Telemetry
Inc., Columbia MD USA) to the dorsal feathers of birds at the nest. The birds
were tracked using the satellites of the Argos System (Service Argos, Largo MD
USA). In 2000, five PTTs used this duty cycle, while two others transmitted
continuously, and in 2001 all six transmitters transmitted continuously.

Purpose: The 21 birds tracked during incubation in 2000 and 2001 were part of a
study of sensory ecology and navigation; 10 and 9 of them had, respectively,
small (3.5 g) magnets or brass sham magnets affixed to their heads during their
trips. All 19 of the magnet and sham birds showed the same "commuter"
foraging behavior seen during previous satellite tracking in 1995 and 1996
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Caption:  Seabird Satellite Tracking
 
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -0.38   S: -11.91   E: -77.46   W: -95.1

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Wake Forest University
Dataset Title: Wake Forest University - Waved Albatross Tracking (2000, 2001)
Dataset Series Name: OBIS-SEAMAP
Dataset Release Date: 2006-03-30 14:51:21.941605-05
Dataset Release Place: http://seamap.env.duke.edu/
Dataset Publisher: OBIS-SEAMAP
Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Online Resource: http://www.wfu.edu/~djanders/anderson.htm
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-05-11
Stop Date: 2001-07-21
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.000167 Decimal degrees
Longitude Resolution: 0.000167 Decimal degrees
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 meter - < 30 meters
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Data Center Personnel
Name: PATRICK N. HALPIN
Phone: 919-613-8062
Email: phalpin at duke.edu
Contact Address:
Duke University
Box 90328
City: Durham
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 27708
Country: USA
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Phone: 919-613-8021
Fax: 919-684-8741
Email: efujioka at duke.edu
Contact Address:
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Box 90328
City: Durham
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 27708
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Anderson, D.J., Huyvaert, K.P., Wood, D.R., Gillikin, C.L., Frost, B.J.,
Mouritsen, H. At-sea distribution of waved albatrosses and the Galapagos Marine Reserve. 2003. Biological Conservation. 110 (3): 367-373.

Mouritsen, H., Huyvaert, K.P., Frost, B.J., Anderson, D.J. Waved albatrosses
can navigate with strong magnets attached to their head. 2003. Journal of
Experimental Biology. 206 (22): 4155-4166.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-04-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-18
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