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Feeding Ecology of Penguins at Heard Island with Special Emphasis on King Penguins
Entry ID: ASAC_465

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The diet composition of King penguins Aptenodytes patagonicus at Heard Island (53deg 05S; 73 deg 30E) was determined from stomach contents of 98 adults captured as they returned to the island throughout 1992. During the two growth ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -51.0   S: -55.0   E: 75.0   W: 71.0
  N: -53.0   S: -55.0   E: 160.0   W: 157.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Robertson, G.
Dataset Title: Feeding Ecology of Penguins at Heard Island with Special Emphasis on King Penguins
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1991-09-01
Stop Date: 1992-03-31
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Moore G.J, Robertson G., Wienecke B. (1998), Food requirements of breeding king penguins at Heard Island and potential overlap with commercial fisheries, Polar Biology, 20, 293-302
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-07-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23