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Relict Adelie Penguin colonies in the Australian Antarctic Territory (AAT).
Entry ID: ASAC_1219_AAT_APen_Relict

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Abstract: Distribution, abundance and dates of relict Adelie Penguin colonies in the Australian Antarctic Territory (AAT).

Current mapping efforts have focused on the Windmill Islands in preparation for a PhD study to commence in 2004/05 with the two investigators.

The planned PhD study will work at either the Windmill Islands or the Vestfold Hills.

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -60.0   S: -70.0   E: 165.0   W: 45.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Woehler, E., Emslie, S., Lee, D. and Olivier, F.
Dataset Title: Relict Adelie Penguin colonies in the Australian Antarctic Territory (AAT).
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2013-12-13
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-10-10
Stop Date: 2001-12-28

Start Date: 2002-12-01
Stop Date: 2003-02-28
ISO Topic Category
Quality Current dataset comprises maps and GPS data. Some maps date from the early 1960s. GPS data were collected in 2001/02 and 2002/03 summer seasons in the Windmill Islands.
Access Constraints Maps were published by Richard Penny in 1966 with supplementary maps published in Woehler et al in 1991. GPS data have been deposited with the AADC.

An excel spreadsheet of radiocarbon analysis and isotopes is also included in the download file. Also included in the download file is a pdf copy of the Emslie and Woehler paper.

Data are publicly available for download at the provided URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference at the provided when using these data.
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Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 8374 kb
Distribution Format: shapefiles, excel, pdf
Fees: free
Email: eric.woehler at
Contact Address:
Birds Tasmania
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
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Woehler, E.J., Slip, D.J., Robertson, L.M., Fullagar, P.J., Burton, H.R. (1991), The distribution, abundance and status of Adelie penguins Pygoscelis adeliae at the Windmill Islands, Wilkes Land, Antarctica, Marine Ornithology, 19, 1, 1-18
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-07-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24