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Validating a new method for measuring stress levels of Adelie penguins
Entry ID: K122_2001_2002_NZ_1

Abstract: A non-invasive method of measuring stress levels was tested on Adelie (Pygoscelis adeliae) penguins at Cape Bird. The previous accepted normal measurements of stress levels of animals involved blood samples being taken to test for corticosterone levels after the animals were exposed to human and/or ecological disturbance. This new method tested involved enzymes immunoassayed using faecal samples ... View entire text
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  N: -77.14   S: -77.14   E: 166.41   W: 166.41

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Start Date: 2002-01-15
Stop Date: 2002-02-02
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Nakagawa, S. Möstl, E. Waas, J.R. Validation of an enzyme immunoassay to measure faecal glucocorticoid metabolites from Adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae): a non-invasive tool for estimating stress? Polar biology 26: 491-493, 2003.
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