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Nest success (eggs laid, hatched and chick survival) of south Polar Skuas at Cape Bird
Entry ID: K121_1986_1987_NZ_3

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Summary
Abstract: Siblicide in nestling South Polar Skuas was investigated at Cape Bird. Skua nests were located and monitored (112 in the 86-87 season, 165 in the 87-88 season and 173 in the 88-89 season). Their locations were mapped and each nest was visited every other day to determine its status. The number of eggs laid, egg loss, number of hatched eggs and chick survival rate was measured. Continuous observations of any skua nest was not attempted but most of those nests that lost a chick probably did so because of interactions between the chicks. Samples of infertile eggs and naturally killed adults were collected to begin preliminary work on the prevalience of pesticide residues in skuas.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.17   S: -77.17   E: 166.68   W: 166.68

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1986-11-08
Stop Date: 1987-01-22
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ISO Topic Category
Quality The data can be found in the publications. Field notebooks still exist. Please contact the investigators for any raw data.
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
Miller, G.D. Reproductive success of south polar skuas at Cape Bird, Ross Island. Antarctic journal of the United States 27(5): 150-151, 1992.

Focardi, S. Fossi, M.C. Leonzio, C. Court, G.S. Davis, L.S. Mixed function oxidase activity and chlorinated hydrocarbon residues in Antarctic sea birds: south polar skua (Catharacta maccormicki) and Adélie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae). Marine environmental research 34: 210-205, 1992.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-03-27

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