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The length of a female adelie penguin foraging trip after being prevented from going to sea
Entry ID: K063_1987_1988_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: One potential proximate cause of the timing of the nest relief cycle of adelie penguins was investigated by testing the hypothesis that the females count the days that they are gone from the nest so they can return to relieve the fasting male before he abandons the nest. Females were prevented from going to sea, after they finished laying their eggs and had left their nest, for 4 days (the average delay caused by laying a third egg in the first experiment) and the duration of the foraging trip was determined.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.17   S: -77.17   E: 166.68   W: 166.68

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1987-11-01
Stop Date: 1988-01-02

Start Date: 1988-11-09
Stop Date: 1989-02-06
ISO Topic Category
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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: gary.miller at mawson.aad.gov.au
Country: AUSTRALIA
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Publications/References
Davis, L.S. and G.D. Miller. 1990. Foraging patterns of Adélie Penguins during the incubation period. In Knowles & Kerry (Eds.). Antarctic ecosystems: change and conservation. Springer Verlag, Berlin. pp203-207.

Miller, G.D. And Davis, L.S. 1993. Foraging flexibility of Adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae): Consequences for an indicator species. Biological Conservation 63: 223-230.

Davis, L.S. Ward, G.D. Sadlier, R.M.F.S. Foraging for Adélie penguins during the incubation period. Notornis 35(1): 15-23, 1988.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-03-27

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