This dataset contains the results from surveys on the feeding habits of Adelie Penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) on Bechervaise Island, Mawson, Antarctica. Surveys have been conducted since 1991, and are ongoing to determine the diet composition and prey species of penguins.
Data for this project were compiled by Megan Tierney, as part of her PhD Thesis, and are presented in two excel spreadsheets.
Also provided in the Related URL section, is a link to a trophic database of "A compilation of dietary and related data from the Southern Ocean". This database contains a large amount of other publicly available diet related data collected as part of the Australian Antarctic program.
At this juncture, this dataset is complete. Stomach samples analysed in laboratory and results entered in workbook, then transcribed onto computer in Excel. As no evidence to the contrary has been established, it is considered that this dataset is logically consistent.
The data are in two excel spreadsheets, and are publicly available from the URL below.
It is strongly recommended that anyone wanting to use these data contact the investigators and/or technical contacts before use.
Although these data are not included, a large amount of other dietary data are available in the Southern Ocean Dietary Database (the link to which can be found at the provided URL).