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Adelie Penguin Distributions in the Davis Area, Antarctica
Entry ID: ASAC_1219_AAT_APen_D_73

Abstract: This dataset contains data on the habitats, distribution and numbers of Adelie Penguins (Pygoscellis adeliae) along the Vestfold Hills coast (including colonies on the mainland and offshore islands) during November 1973. The data are obtained from counts at the colonies and black and white photographs. Some aerial photographs were taken at Davis in 1981-82 and 1987-88, and will be compared to the ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -68.0   S: -69.0   E: 79.0   W: 77.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Woehler, E.
Dataset Title: Adelie Penguin Distributions in the Davis Area, Antarctica
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2013-06-18
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1973-11-08
Stop Date: 1973-11-14
Quality All colonies in the region, including mainland and island colonies, were mapped. Where an island has no colony mapped, this indicates that no colony was present during the survey.

The Vestfold Hills were surveyed from south to north, from the Sorsdal Glacier to the Wyatt Earp Islands, including all mainland and island colonies. Counts of breeding pairs were made at the colonies, and ... View entire text
Access Constraints NONDIGITAL - Hardcopy maps and count results. NONDIGITAL Data are published in Woehler E.J. (1989), reference provided in the reference section.

These data have been incorporated into a larger Adelie Penguin dataset which is publicly available for download from the provided URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at 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
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Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 1 kb
Distribution Format: csv
Fees: Free
Email: eric.woehler at
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City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-10-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-01-22