Search Help
Radio tracking of adelie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) foraging movements while at sea during the early breeding season
Entry ID: K121_1986_1988_NZ_1

Abstract: Adelie penguin foraging movements at sea were located and described during the early breeding season at the Cape Bird colony. Radio transmitters were attached to individual birds and 18 penguins were radio tracked over periods from 6 to 19 days while at sea. Tracking was carried out from directional antennae stations at Inclusion Hill (on Ross island above the Cape Bird penguin colony). The tracking was done while most males were incubating eggs on the colony and most females were at sea.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.17   S: -77.17   E: 166.68   W: 166.68

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1986-11-04
Stop Date: 1987-01-23

Start Date: 1987-11-25
Stop Date: 1988-12-13
ISO Topic Category
Ancillary Keywords
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Phone: +64 3 479 7654
Fax: +64 3 479 7584
Email: adelie at
Contact Address:
Zoology Department
Center for Science Communication
University of Otago
City: Dunedin
Country: New Zealand
View entire list
Ward, G.D. Davis, L.S. Sadleir, R.M.F.S. Foraging movements of Adélie penguins at Cape Bird. New Zealand Antarctic record 7(2): 14-18, 1986.
View entire list
Extended Metadata Properties
(Click to view more)

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-10-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05