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Satellite transmitter tracking of adelie penguins during their winter migration route from Cape Bird and Cape Hallett
Entry ID: K063_1997_1998_NZ_1

Abstract: Winter migration routes of adelie penguins were investigated by attaching transmitters to penguins from the Cape Bird colony and Cape Hallett colony and tracking the birds throughout the winter. Dummy transmitters were successfully attached to 10 penguins at the Cape Bird Northern colony and to 8 at the Cape Hallett colony. Three different combinations of securing the transmitters were used: Tesa tape and Loctite 401, Tesa Tape and Loctite 3801, Tesa tape and both Loctitie 3801 and 401. Searches were made for the birds after they return from their winter migration at the start of the next season. One PTT was attached to a large male penguin at Cape Hallett and tracked using satellite telemetry.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.17   S: -77.17   E: 166.68   W: 166.68
  N: -72.32   S: -72.32   E: 170.27   W: 170.27

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1998-02-12
Stop Date: 1998-02-17
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Data Set Progress
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Davis, L.S. Boersma, P.D. Court, G.S. Satellite telemetry of the winter migration of Adélie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae). Polar biology 16(3): 221-225, 1996.

Davis, L.S. Harcourt, R.G. Bradshaw, C.J. The winter migration of Adélie penguins breeding in the Ross Sea sector of Antarctica: preliminary results and predictions. New Zealand natural sciences 23: 248, 1998.
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DIF Creation Date: 2008-10-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24