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Heard Island Penguin Colonies, 1948-1980
Entry ID: ASAC_1219_HIMI_Pen

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Abstract: This dataset contains information on the distribution of Penguins and their breeding colonies on Heard Island, as of 1983. It forms Australia's contribution to the International Survey of Antarctic Seabirds (ISAS). The results are listed in the documentation. These include counts of chicks, adults and nests, as well as colony distribution maps. The Heard Island survey includes King Penguins, ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -53.0   S: -53.0   E: 74.0   W: 73.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Woehler, E.J.
Dataset Title: Heard Island Penguin Colonies, 1948-1980
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 1999-10-07
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Online Resource:
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1948-01-01
Stop Date: 1980-03-31
ISO Topic Category
Quality Complete, includes all known Heard Island data, up to 1983. This dataset is a collation of all published and unpublished data concerning the distribution and abundance of all penguin species breeding at Heard Island. It forms part of a complete dataset survey the Australian Antarctic Territory, Heard Island, McDonald Islands and Macquarie Island.
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Images of the maps are available as a download from the provided URL. Observation and count data have been incorporated into the Australian Antarctic Data Centre's Biodiversity Database.
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Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

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: 166 KB
Distribution Format: jpg
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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Budd, G.M. (1961), The biotopes of Emperor Penguin Rookeries., Emu, 61, 171-189
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-10-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23