Validating a new method for measuring stress levels of Adelie penguins

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Title: Validating a new method for measuring stress levels of Adelie penguins
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A non-invasive method of measuring stress levels was tested on Adelie (Pygoscelis adeliae) penguins at Cape Bird. The previous accepted normal measurements of stress levels of animals involved blood samples being taken to test for corticosterone levels after the animals were exposed to human and/or ecological disturbance. This new method tested involved enzymes immunoassayed using faecal samples to minimise disturbance and increase the accuracy of stress measurements. Two non-breeding Adelie penguins were captured, injected with adrenocorticotropic hormone and placed in individual pens for 3 days. Their faeces were collected every 3 hours (33 samples from each penguin obtained). 20 faecal samples from birds outside the breeding colonies were collected to obtain control values. The samples were analysed (enzyme immunoassay) for glucocorticoid hormone metabolites to validate the method. The two penguins were weighed before and after the experiment and marked and monitored for a week after the experiment. Two feathers from each penguin for later DNA analyses to determine the gender of the birds was collected.
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REFERENCE: 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.
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North_Bounding_Coordinate: -77.142
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -77.142
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > BIRDS > PENGUINS
Theme_Keyword: FIELD INVESTIGATION
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > CAPE BIRD
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
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Contact_Person: SHINICHI NAKAGAWA
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
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Address: Department of Zoology
Address: University of Otago
Address: P.O.Box 56
City: Dunedin
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 479 5046
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 479 7584
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: shinichi.nakagawa@otago.ac.nz
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Contact_Organization: NZ/NZAI/ANZ > Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand
Contact_Person: SHULAMIT GORDON
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
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Address: Antarctica New Zealand
Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 358 0200
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Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: s.gordon@antarcticanz.govt.nz
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20051101
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090126
Metadata_Contact:
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Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CEISHA POIROT
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SHULAMIT GORDON
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Antarctica New Zealand
Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Antarctica New Zealand
Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 358 0200
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 358 0200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 358 0211
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 358 0211
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: c.poirot@antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: s.gordon@antarcticanz.govt.nz
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