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Blood and faecal samples from Adelie and emperor penguins at Cape Washington and Mandible Cirque, Ross Sea Region, Antarctica
Entry ID: K034_2001_2005_NZ_14

Abstract: Blood and faecal samples were collected from 96 emperor penguins at Cape
Washington and from 29 Adelie penguins at Mandible Cirque. Plasma
concentrations of corticosterone will be measured and the presence or absence
of antibodies against various diseases determined in plasma. Faecal samples
will be cultured to determine whether various bacteria are present.
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Description: Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Massey University
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -73.11   S: -74.63   E: 169.41   W: 165.38
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2004-11-18
Stop Date: 2004-12-05
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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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Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Phone: +64 6 350 4483
Fax: +64 6 350 5636
Email: J.F.Cockrem at massey.ac.nz
Contact Address:
Institute of Veterinary,
Animal and Biomedical Sciences
College of Sciences
Massey University
Private Bag 11-222
City: Palmerston North
Country: New Zealand
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Cockrem, J.F. 2005. Conservation and behavioural neuroendocrinology. Hormones and behaviour 48: 492-501.

Cockrem, J.F. Stress endochrinology and conservation. In: Hormone Biotechnology. Maitra S.K.(ed) Delhi: Daya Publishing House. 2007. pp.346-353
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DIF Creation Date: 2005-05-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05

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