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Population counts and monitoring of the breeding cycle of Adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) throughout an entire breeding season at Cape Royds
Entry ID: K122_1959_1960_NZ_1

Abstract: The breeding colony at Cape Royds was kept under daily observations during an entire breeding season before birds started arriving (only 17 present when observations started) until all birds had departed for sea. Two main studies were conducted; population counts and the breeding cycle. Total population counts were made of the entire rookery at least every two days (daily during the occupation ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.55   S: -77.55   E: 166.15   W: 166.15

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1959-10-24
Stop Date: 1960-02-26

Start Date: 1960-10-30
Stop Date: 1961-03-11
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Quality The original investigator is retired and retains field notebooks. The technical contact carries on the projects that he initiated and is worth contacting for more information. The data is contained in the published papers.
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Taylor, R.H. Some adaptations to cold in penguins. Antarctic 2(11): 458-459, 1961.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-01-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05