Approximately 20,000 pairs of Adelie penguins nest at Mandible Cirque on the northern Victoria Land Coast. This rookery had not previously been visited by people, providing the chance to compare responses to people between penguins at Mandible Cirque and those at Cape Bird that regularly see people during each breeding season.
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.
The data is only available through contact with the investigator.