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Analysis of blood samples for hormones circulating in the blood stream of adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) in relation to breeding behaviour
Entry ID: K017_1966_1967_NZ_2

Abstract: A method for recurrent blood sampling of individual birds was perfected before a close study of the behaviour of a number of banded breeding pairs of adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) was conducted to determine a clear understanding of the hormones circulating in the blood stream in relation to breeding behaviour throughout the entire reproductive cycle. Blood samples were taken from a series of pairs during incubation and chick rearing during nest relief when the two birds of the pair could be sampled. Samples were processed via chromatographic methods for Prolactin.
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  N: -77.17   S: -77.17   E: 166.68   W: 166.68

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Start Date: 1966-11-01
Stop Date: 1967-02-15
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Peterson, A.J. 1967. Chromatographic determination of steroid hormones from the plasma and gonad extracts of the Adelie penguin [Pygoscelis adeliae]. BSc Hons Pt.III (Physiology ) Project, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
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