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Status of Disease in the Emperor Penguins of Auster Rookery
Entry ID: ASAC_2954

Abstract: Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 2954.
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The primary goal of this project is to determine the status and origin of diseases in Emperor Penguins at Auster Rookery near Mawson Station, Antarctica. We will investigate the origins of such disease and the role humans may have played. We will sample adults and chicks in order to ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -67.6   S: -67.61   E: 62.88   W: 62.87

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Shellam, G.
Dataset Title: Status of Disease in the Emperor Penguins of Auster Rookery
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2011-12-15
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2007-09-30
Stop Date: 2008-03-31
Quality Values provided in temporal and spatial coverage are approximate only.

Taken from the 2008-2009 Progress Report:
Field work:
Field work was completed in the 2008 winter at Mawson Station. All the sample collections took place at Auster Emperor Penguin Colony 60 kms ENE of Mawson Station. The 3 formal sampling periods were: 1) 16-31 May 2008, 100 adults; 2) 1-16 August 2008 ... View entire text
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Data Set Progress
Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

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: 8 MB
Distribution Format: Excel, Word, Powerpoint
Fees: Free

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Distribution Size: 13 MB
Distribution Format: pdf
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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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Woods R., Jones H.I., Watts J., Miller G.D., Shellam G.R. (2009), Diseases of Antarctic seabirds, In: Kerry K.R., Riddle M.J. Health of Antarctic Wildlife: A Challenge for Science and Policy, 35-56
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-02-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24