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Adelie penguin and skua census and analysis of stomach contents of adelie penguins from Cape Hallett
Entry ID: K014_1982_1983_NZ_1


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Summary
Abstract: In January-February 1983, a four person party spent five weeks at Cape Hallett, Northern Victoria Land, under the auspices of the New Zealand Committee for the International Survey of Antarctic Seabirds (ISAS). The major objectives of this expedition were a census of the Adelie penguin and skua populations and a study of the foods of Adelie penguins. The last penguin census at Cape Hallett prior to this was in 1968. The old Cape Hallett station was abandoned in 1973 and the recovery of the penguin population was checked. All chicks were counted in each colony and their number was compared with counts made in 1961 and aerial photographs from 1982. A skua census was also completed in two separate counts. The feeding ecology of adelie penguins was examined to take the opportunity for making comparisons with results from earlier studies at Cape Hallett. Stomach samples were collected at the creche stage from 76 adult penguins. The penguins were captured as they returned from feeding at sea and stomach contents were sampled using the wet offloading techniqe. The type, abundance and characteristics of the prey species was determine and compared.
Geographic Coverage
 N: -72.3167 S: -72.3167  E: 170.2667  W: 170.2667

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1983-01-17
Stop Date: 1983-01-22


Location Keywords
OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >BIRDS >PENGUINS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >BIRDS >WADERS/GULLS/AUKS AND ALLIES
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >USE/FEEDING HABITATS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA


Platform
GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS    [Information]


Instrument
VISUAL OBSERVATIONS    [Information]


Quality
A very early expedition with limited information available. Any existing data and results are in the publication or contact the investigator.


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center


Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand    [Information]
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
KERRY-JAYNE WILSON
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +64 3 325 2811 Extn 8379
Email: Kerry-Jayne.Wilson at lincoln.ac.nz
Contact Address:
Bioprotection and Ecology Division
Lincoln University
PO BOX 84
City: Lincoln
Postal Code: 7647
Country: New Zealand


CEISHA POIROT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: c.poirot at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand


SHULAMIT GORDON
Role: DIF AUTHOR
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


Publications/References
Pascoe, J.G. 1984 A census of the south polar skua at Cape Hallett, Antarctica. Notornis 31(4): 312-319

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-03-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-03-17


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