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Analysis of blood samples for hormones circulating in the blood stream of adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) in relation to breeding behaviour
Entry ID: K017_1966_1967_NZ_2

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Summary
Abstract: A method for recurrent blood sampling of individual birds was perfected before a close study of the behaviour of a number of banded breeding pairs of adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) was conducted to determine a clear understanding of the hormones circulating in the blood stream in relation to breeding behaviour throughout the entire reproductive cycle. Blood samples were taken from a series of pairs during incubation and chick rearing during nest relief when the two birds of the pair could be sampled. Samples were processed via chromatographic methods for Prolactin.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.17   S: -77.17   E: 166.68   W: 166.68

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1966-11-01
Stop Date: 1967-02-15
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Ancillary Keywords
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/

Data Center Personnel
Name: SHULAMIT GORDON
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: euany at xtra.co.nz
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Publications/References
Peterson, A.J. 1967. Chromatographic determination of steroid hormones from the plasma and gonad extracts of the Adelie penguin [Pygoscelis adeliae]. BSc Hons Pt.III (Physiology ) Project, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-10-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-05-11

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