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Presence of Disease in the Penguins and Skuas of Macquarie Island
Entry ID: ASAC_2555

Abstract: Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 2555
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This study investigated the role of Antarctic skuas in the transmission of diseases to royal and king penguins on Macquarie Island. Using blood samples and cloacal swabs we assessed the parasites and viral diseases of the Antarctic skua and the two penguin species. Up to 150 subjects of each ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -54.0   S: -55.0   E: 159.0   W: -158.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Shellam, G.
Dataset Title: Presence of Disease in the Penguins and Skuas of Macquarie Island
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2011-12-08
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2006-02-18
Stop Date: 2006-03-18
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Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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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
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: 2.2 MB
Distribution Format: Excel, Word, PDF
Fees: Free
Contact Address:
Department of Microbiology
The Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre
University of Western Australia
City: Nedlands
Province or State: Western Australia
Postal Code: 6009
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-07-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05