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Diesease in Adelie and Emperor Penguins
Entry ID: K034_2001_2005_NZ_11

Abstract: Cloacal swabs were taken from Adelie penguins at Cape Crozier and Cape Bird (2003-2004 season) and at Mandible Cirque (2004-2005 season) and from emperor penguins in McMurdo Sound (2003-2004 season) and Cape Washington (2004-2005 season). Cultures were made to determine whether various human and avian bacteria are present. Plasma collected from some of the birds was also tested for the presence of antibodies against viral disease. 270 birds were sampled: 2003-2004 Emperors = 7, Adelie = 138, 2004-2005 Empereors = 96, Adelie = 29
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Description: Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Massey University
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  N: -74.7   S: -77.56   E: 169.27   W: 164.1

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-11-17
Stop Date: 2004-12-07
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Quality The raw data is hormone concentrations and behaviour measurements. These data form the basis of ongoing publications, and are not available in any form.

The plasma samples are in the private laboratory freezers at the Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. It is possible to provide plasma samples once the investigators measurements are made.
Access Constraints The data is only available through contact with the investigator.
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DIF Creation Date: 2005-05-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23

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