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Variation in corticosterone responses to handling within and between Adelie penguins, Ross Island
Entry ID: K034_2001_2005_NZ_4

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Summary
Abstract: Corticosterone responses to handling and behavioural responses to the approach of a person are two responses of adelie penguins to potential stressors. We measured these responses in different birds in 2001-2002 season, and in the following season (2002-2003) examined whether there is a relationship between the endocrine and behavioural responses of individual birds. Behavioural responses were measured in 24 incubating birds with blood sample collected the following day for corticosterone measurements. The behavioural response was repeated on 4 other occasions to determine the amount of variation in response of individual birds.
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Description: Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Massey University
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.23   S: -77.56   E: 169.27   W: 166.17

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-11-26
Stop Date: 2003-12-12
ISO Topic Category
Quality The raw data is hormone concentrations and behaviour measurements. These data form the basis of ongoing publications, and are not available in any form.

The plasma samples are in the private laboratory freezers at the Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. It is possible to provide plasma samples once the investigators measurements are made.
Access Constraints The data is only available through contact with the investigator.
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 6 350 4483
Fax: +64 6 350 5636
Email: J.F.Cockrem at massey.ac.nz
Contact Address:
Institute of Veterinary,
Animal and Biomedical Sciences
College of Sciences
Massey University
Private Bag 11-222
City: Palmerston North
Country: New Zealand
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Publications/References
Publications link
http://ivabs.massey.ac.nz/publicsearch.asp?querytype=3&area=COCKREM...
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-05-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-09-21

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