[Location: Location_Category='CONTINENT', Location_Type='ANTARCTICA', Detailed_Location='CAPE ROYDS']
Corticosterone and behavioural responses to people of arriving and departing penguins temporarily confined, Ross IslandEntry ID: K034_2001_2005_NZ_5
Abstract: The corticosterone and behavioural responses of incubating penguins was measured on incubating adelie penguins in the 2001-2002 season. In the 2002-2003 seasons that study was extended to include non-incubating birds. Single penguins walking along the beach were herded into a corral and confined for 15 minutes. Behavioural observations of birds walking along the beach, confined in a corral or confined and exposed to a person standing 1 meter away were made for 10 minutes and then single blood samples were take from each bird 5 minutes later. Blood samples were analysed for corticosterone concentrations.
Start Date: 2001-11-26Stop Date: 2003-12-12
Quality The raw data is hormone concentrations and behaviour measurements. These data form the basis of ongoing publications, and are not available in any form.
The plasma samples are in the private laboratory freezers at the Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. It is possible to provide plasma samples once the investigators measurements are made.
Access Constraints The data is only available through contact with the investigator.
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Cockrem, J.F. 2005. Conservation and behavioural neuroendocrinology. Hormones and behaviour 48: 492-501.
Cockrem, J.F., Potter, M.A. and Candy, E.J. 2006. Corticosterone in relation to body mass in Adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) affected by unusual sea ice conditions at Ross Island, Antarctica. General and comparative endocrinology 149: 244-253.
Cockrem, J.F. Stress endochrinology and conservation. In: Hormone Biotechnology. Maitra S.K.(ed) Delhi: Daya Publishing House. 2007. pp.346-353
Cockrem, J.F. Potter, M.A. Barrett, D.P. Candy, E.J. 2008 Corticosterone responses to capture and restraint in Emperor and Adelie penguins in Antarctica. Zoological science 25: 291-298 doi:10.2108/zsj.25.291
Cockrem, J.F. 2007 Stress, corticosterone responses and avian personalities. Journal of ornithology supplement 2 148: 169-178 DOI 10.1007/s10336-007-0175-8
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DIF Creation Date: 2005-05-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23