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Behavioral observations, blood and fecal samples taken from Adelie penguins at Shell Glacier and Cape Crozier to detect the impact of human disturbance
Entry ID: K027_2003_2006_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: Long term studies of the impacts of human disturbance on adelie penguins using a range of key behavioural, ecological and physiological measures are required to establish logical management regimes as ecotourism in Antarctica increases. This study examined changes in a wide range of behavioural (e.g. alarm, aggressive and sexual behaviour), ecological (e.g. the timing and synchrony of key events ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
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1.   N: -77.17   S: -77.17   E: 166.68   W: 166.68  
Min Altitude: 39 Max Altitude: 63
2.   N: -77.52   S: -77.52   E: 169.4   W: 169.4  
Min Altitude: 15 Max Altitude: 40


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-10-27
Stop Date: 2004-01-17
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ISO Topic Category
Quality Adelie penguin blood samples are currently held at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna where the analysis has been conducted. Please contact the investigator for more information.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
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
Phone: +64 7 838 4148
Fax: +64 7 838 4324
Email: J.Waas at waikato.ac.nz
Contact Address:
Department of Biological Sciences
21 RUAKURA ROAD
C/- MAIL CENTRE
THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
City: HAMILTON
Country: NEW ZEALAND
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Publications/References
Ninnes, C.E., Waas, J.R., Ling, N., Nakagawa, S., Banks, J.C., Bell, D.G., Bright, A., Carey, P.W., Chandler, J., Hudson, Q.J., Ingram, J.R., Lyall, K., Morgan, D.K.J., Stevens, M.I., Wallace, J., Möstl, E. 2009. Comparing plasma and faecal measures of steroid hormones in Adelie penguins Pygoscelis adeliae. Journal of comparative physiology B 2009. doi: 10.1007/s00360-009-0390-0

Nakagawa, S. Möstl, E. Waas, J.R. Validation of an enzyme immunoassay to measure faecal glucocorticoid metabolites from Adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae): a non-invasive tool for estimating stress? Polar biology 26: 491-493, 2003.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-03-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-02-23

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