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51. Skua chick survival rates under two experimental conditions, experimentally fed and siblings contained in separate enclosures [K017_1993_1994_NZ_1]
Skuas at high latitiudes have high chick mortality shortly after the chicks hatch due to the older chick chasing the younger and smaller chick from the nest area where it starves or becomes predated. ...


52. Skua studies (population numbers, territorial behaviour, the breeding cycle, mortality and the effect of the penguin colonies on normal activity of skuas) at Cape Royds and Cape Hallett colonies [K017_1959_1960_NZ_1]
The penguin and skua colonies at Cape Royds were used to study skua-penguin association. A population count of skuas (Catharaeta maccormicki) at Cape Royds was conducted from late October to late ...


53. South Polar Skua Population Census [K121_2011_2012_NZ_1]
Our primary hypothesis is that South Polar skua (Stercorarius maccormicki) population abundance broadly tracks summer food availability in the southern McMurdo Sound region. Skuas and Adélie penguins ...


54. Survey of McCormick skua (Catharacta mccormicki) colonies in Southern McMurdo Sound [K301_1987_1988_NZ]
A survey of McCormick skua (Catharacta mccormicki) to determine the number of breeding pairs was undertaken during the 1987-1988 season as a follow up to a previous survey in the same region during ...


55. Survey of the mammals and birds occurring at Cape Bird, 1977-1980 [K014_1977_1978_NZ_2]
A general survey of the mammals and birds occurring was carried out at Cape Bird 1977-1981 and at Cape Hallett 1982-1983. No previous work has been carried out on mammals in these areas. Short, frequent ...


56. Temperature selection, locomotion and feeding behaviour of Antarctic fish [K012_1983_1984_NZ_3]
To test the ability of Antarctic fishes to perceive and react to temperature differences, a temperature gradient from -1.8°C to +5.4°C was set up in a trough and fish were monitored to see which part ...


57. The Southwestern Pacific Regional OBIS Node [SW_PACIFIC_OBIS]   CHILD DIFs
NIWA's (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research - New Zealand) MBIS (Marine Biodata Information System) database is a data warehouse of marine data that is used, among other things, to ...


58. The breeding behaviour (territorial behaviour, male quality, movement and mating success) of male and female Weddell seals in relation to reproductive success during the breeding season [K027_1997_2001_NZ_1]
The breeding behaviour of the Weddell seal, Leptonychotes weddelli at the Turtle Rock colony in McMurdo Sound was studied over four breeding seasons. The aim was to quantify the male and female behaviour ...


59. The breeding success (timing of laying, hatching, creche formation, causes of failure and posture thermoregulation) of adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) at Cape Bird, Ross Island [K121_1977_1978_NZ_1]
A section of the Northern Rookery at Cape Bird, Ross Island, adelie penguin rookery was chosen as a study area. Birds were caught, banded and given an alpha numeric number for identification purposes. ...


60. The characteristics of an isolated in situ Pagothenia borchgrevinki heart: heart rate and pressure, the effects of drugs, innervation of the heart and biochemical work of the blood and muscle tissue [K057_1996_1997_NZ_3]
The characteristics of an isolated in situ fish heart was investigated. A Pagothenia borchgrevinki fish was killed and its heart was exposed and isolated from its blood supply, but left in place ...


61. The control of blood flow and the effects of drugs on the contractile forces exerted by blood vessels in the gills of Pagothenia borchgrevinki [K057_1995_1996_NZ_1]
The control of blood flow through the gill of a notothenioid fish, Pagothenia borchgrevinki, was examined by isolating a gill arch and perfusing it with saline. The effects of drugs on the afferent ...


62. The control of blood flow through the gills and the effects of a number of vasoactive drugs on blood flow and oxygen uptake in two Antarctic fish, Pagothenia borchgrevinki and Trematomus bernacchii [K057_1996_1997_NZ_1]
The extracorporeal loop technique was used to measure oxygen levels of the blood, pre and post-branchial blood pressure, heart rate, blood flow and from these measurements stroke volume of the heart ...


63. The distribution and abundance patterns of meroplankton in the Ross Sea region [K018_2002_2008_NZ_1]   CHILD DIFs
The pelagic community of the Ross Sea consists of a permanent component (=holoplankton) and a temporary component which is primarily made up from the larval stages of benthic marine invertebrates ...


64. The distribution, embryological development and effects of temperature on the eggs and larvae of Pleuragramma antarcticum from Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica [K012_2005_2006_NZ_1]
Little is known of the early development of Pleuragramma antarcticum prior to hatching. Abundant eggs and larvae were collected under the sea ice from Terra Nova Bay in October and November. The distribution, ...


65. The dynamics of red blood cell release and uptake by the spleen and the control of red blood cell swelling from the effects of stress in two species of Antarctic fish, Pagothenia borchgrevinki and Trematomus bernacchii [K057_1996_1997_NZ_2]
In vitro experimentation determined that red cell swelling is a consequence of activation of a Na+/H+ antiporter located on the red cell membrane. The antiporter is controlled by a β-adrenoceptor ...


66. The effects of increased temperature on the physiological variable (heart rate, respiratory frequency, oxygen consumption, blood pressure, etc) of 2 Antarctic fish: Pagothenia borchgrevinki, Trematomus bernacchii [K057_2002_2003_NZ_2]
The effects of increased temperature on physiological variables in two Antarctic fish Pagothenia borchgrevinki (pelagic) and Trematomus bernacchii (sedentary) was investigated using a new technique ...


67. The effects of melatonin implants on Weddell seals pelage (Leptonychotes weddelli) [K071_1985_1986_NZ_1]
In many animals, seasonal events such as reproduction and changes in pelage are regulated by the alteration in length of daylight throughout the year. These changes in lighting become manifested as ...


68. The effects of pH and drugs on miniature end plate current decay in extraocular muscles of the Antarctic fish Pagothenia borchgrevinki [K012_1982_1983_NZ_2]
Previous experiments indicated that miniature end plate currents (MEPCs) from extraocular muscles of Antarctic fish decay significantly faster than MEPCs from New Zealand temperate fish. As the Antarctic ...


69. The effects of temperature and pH on collegen denaturation at fish skin contractions in Antarctic fish [K012_1988_1989_NZ_4]
Measurements of fish skin contraction as a function of temperature and pH and the effects of temperature on denaturation of collagen was investigated by incubating strips of skin from several notothenioid ...


70. The effects of temperature on conduction of the nervous impulse and transmission of the impulse from nerve to muscle in two Antarctic fish and an isopod [K012_1977_1978_NZ_1]
The pattern of cold adaptation in the nervous system of Antarctic fish, with particular attention to the effects of temperature changes on conduction of the nervous impulse and on transmission of ...


71. The energy expenditure by mother Weddell seals during the suckling period [K071_1996_1997_NZ_1]
Weddell seals are well adapted polar animals. They give birth to pups in the Antarctic summer when they haul out onto the ice. While feeding their pups, they have a massive fasting weight loss (and ...


72. The evolution of microsatellite and mitochondrial genes of Adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) from DNA samples taken from stratified subfossil penguin bones at penguin colonies [K030_1996_1999_NZ_1]
Evolutionary changes in microsatellite and mitochondrial genes of Adelie penguins was investigated to provide knowledge about the genetic processes and mechanisms that give rise to variation and change ...


73. The functioning of the spleen in the Antarctic fish Pagothenia borchgrevinki [K057_1994_1995_NZ_2]
The spleen of notothenioids releases red blood cells during times of stress to increase oxygen uptake. The more red blood cells in the blood, the more viscous it is and the harder it is to pump around ...


74. The histological development of blood cells and identification of erythropoietin in the red blooded Antarctic notothenioid species [K012_1994_1995_NZ_1]
A joint program with the Italian program investigated erythropoesis (formation of red blood cells) and red cell turn over in the red blooded Antarctic fishes. A range of fish tissues was collected ...


75. The identification, function and cold adaptation of the proteins/enzymes in Antarctic fish from amount and distribution of lactate dehydrogenase from seven different tissues [K066_2000_2003_NZ_2]
The cold adaptation in the proteins/enzymes of Antarctic fish was investigated in collaboration with the American Antarctic program. The likely function of lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), the only isozyme ...


76. The length of a female adelie penguin foraging trip after being prevented from going to sea [K063_1987_1988_NZ_1]
One potential proximate cause of the timing of the nest relief cycle of adelie penguins was investigated by testing the hypothesis that the females count the days that they are gone from the nest ...


77. The muscle histochemistry and characterization of different metabolic types in fin and trunk muscles investigated on Antarctic fish [K057_1983_1984_NZ_1]
The muscle histochemistry and characterization of different metabolic types in fin and trunk muscles was investigated on Antarctic fish. Frozen sections were cut and examined and interactions and ...


78. The neural biology of Antarctic fish: Measurements of the neural activity from fish semicircular canals in response to head movement [K012_1983_1984_NZ_1]
The input and outputs of a well defined reflex pathway (the vestibulo-ocular reflex - VOR) was described in Antarctic fish to assess the mechanisms of neural cold adaptation at low temperatures. The ...


79. The population dynamics and energetics of a species of pelagic Antarctic fish, Pagothenia borchgrevinki - length, weight, stomach content, parasites, fecundity, pattern of feeding, respiration experiments [K014_1979_1980_NZ_3]
The population dynamics and energetics of a species of pelagic Antarctic fish, Pagothenia borchgrevinki was studied. Fish were captured using silver lures with treble hooks and fish traps baited with ...


80. The rates of blood flow and oxygen uptake in the gills of the Antarctic fish Pagothenia borchgrevinki [K057_1994_1995_NZ_1]
Blood flow and oxygen uptake at the gills of Antarctic fish was examined using an extracorporeal loop that links the blood supply of the fish between the ventral and dorsal aorta so that continuous ...


81. The relationship between skuas and adelie penguins at the Cape Bird colonies: penguin egg and chick mortality from skua predation and territorial, feeding and breeding behaviour of skuas about the penguin colony [K017_1965_1970_NZ_1]
A five year study on the relationship between skuas (Catharaeta maccormicki) and adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) was investigated at Cape Bird with two studies: a) A study of penguin egg ...


82. The respiratory and metabolic activity of a nematode worm found in the body cavity of Antarctic fish and Weddell seals [K057_1999_2000_NZ_1]
The respiratory ability of a nematode worm at different temperatures up to 38°C that live in the body cavity of Antarctic fish and ultimately with the final host being a Weddell seal was examined. ...


83. The respiratory physiology of Antarctic fish: resting metabolism, dermal respiration and haemoglobin denaturation investigations [K012_1984_1985_NZ_3]
Metabolic studies were made on 4 common species of notothenioids; Pagothenia borchgrevinki, Trematomus bernacchii, T. centronotus, T. hansoni and on one zoarcid species Rhigophila dearborni. Fish ...


84. The role of the spleen in producing red blood cells during stress (measurements of haematocrit, haemoglobin, chloride, adrenaline conc., spleen mass) in Antarctic fish (Pagothenia borchgrevinki, Trematomus bernacchii) [K057_1991_1992_NZ_1]
The effects of stress (both hypoxia and exercise) on haematocrit in Antarctic fish was investigated with the aim to examine red cell release from the spleen under conditions of stress. The spleen ...


85. The spatial and temporal distribution of the larval fish Pleuragramma antarcticum in the platelet ice and in the water column, Gerlache Inlet. [K018_2006_2008_NZ_4]   PARENT DIF
Plankton sampling in Gerlache Inlet in the 06-07 season collected large numbers of larvae of the Antarctic ice fish Pleuragramma antarcticum. Samples of Pleuragramma eggs and recently hatched larvae ...


86. The structure and function of fish and crustacean photoreceptors [K022_1978_1979_NZ_1]
Electroretinograms and intracellular recordings were conducted on the giant Antarctic isopod Glyptonotus as well as the common amphipod Orchomene plebs. Eye material from starfish, marine mites, isopods ...


87. The swimming ability (mechanics, oxygen consumption, level of hormones, the effects of temperature, lactic acid production) of the Antarctic fish Pagothenia borchgrevinki [K057_1998_2002_NZ_1]
Antarctic fish kept in the aquarium system in the wet lab were videotaped while swimming and the data was analysed frame by frame to determine swimming mechanics in these animals. Fish were also introduced ...


88. The thermal acclimation ability of notothenioid fish species [K058_2007_2008_NZ_2]
Several individuals of Trematomus bernacchii and Pagothenia borchgrevinki were captured and used in an experiment to understand the ability of these fish to acclimate to increased temperatures. Individuals ...


89. The vasoconstrictor response of blood vessels from two Antarctic fish Trematomus bernacchii and Dissostichus mawsoni and a temperate species Paranotothenia angustata [K057_1998_1999_NZ_4]
Available evidence suggests that animals living in extreme cold are unusual in having a non-catecholamine based stress response, relying more on neural than hormonal control of the cardiovascular ...


90. The viscosity of the endolymph in Pagothenia borchgrevinki and Dissostichus mawsoni to assess the relative degrees of cold compensation at different stages in the vestibulo-ocular reflex arc [K012_1988_1989_NZ_3]
Endolymph (inner ear fluid) from the semicircular canals was collected from Pagothenia borchgrevinki and Dissostichus mawsoni by dissecting the mid brain to expose the intact vestibular apparatus. ...


91. Time-depth records of diving behaviour profiles of adelie penguins at various nest stages [K065_1988_1989_NZ_1]
Using a newly developed small electronic package, time depth recorders, several penguins were fitted to determine the profile of their diving behaviour while they are foraging. The time depth recorders ...


92. Tissue collection for molecular and morphological phylogenetics of Antarctic fishes [K012_1989_1992_NZ_2]
Tissue was collected for molecular analysis of evolutionary relationships in the notothenioids. Material from 10 notothenioids and 2 zoarcids was collected and analysed.


93. Underwater recordings of Weddell seal calls recorded as a indication of male attributes, both inter and intra-sexual interactions during the breeding season in Weddell seals [K027_1997_2001_NZ_2]
To determine if male weddell seal calls reveal information on male attributes, recordings of major Weddell call types from all of the sampled males at the Turtlerock colony was correlated with measurements ...


94. Using labelled antifreeze proteins placed in the gut of notothenioid fish to determine the path they take from the gut to the blood [K066_2000_2003_NZ_1]
The many fish that live in the waters around Antarctica have a unique set of adaptations to cope with the extremely cold conditions in which they live. They have developed antifreeze proteins (AFP) ...


95. Validating a new method for measuring stress levels of Adelie penguins [K122_2001_2002_NZ_1]
A non-invasive method of measuring stress levels was tested on Adelie (Pygoscelis adeliae) penguins at Cape Bird. The previous accepted normal measurements of stress levels of animals involved blood ...


96. Variation in corticosterone responses to handling within and between Adelie penguins, Ross Island [K034_2001_2005_NZ_4]
Corticosterone responses to handling and behavioural responses to the approach of a person are two responses of adelie penguins to potential stressors. We measured these responses in different birds ...


97. Variation in corticosterone responses within and between individuals of Adelie penguins, Ross Island 2002-2003 [K034_2001_2005_NZ_6]
Corticosterone responses to handling were measured three times at four day intervals in 24 Adelie penguins to quantify variation within and between birds in these responses. Blood samples were collected ...


98. Video recordings of Antarctic fish behaviour to determine if they have a circadian activity rhythms [K012_2001_2002_NZ_1]
An underwater video camera was set up at a 6m depth at Cape Evans to record the behaviour of Antarctic fish. Fish movements were monitored and regular video recordings were made 24 hours a day for ...


99. Video recordings of underwater tracks of fish approaching an olfactory stimulus released into the water column to determine the search strategy used by Antarctic fish [K012_1995_1996_NZ_2]
Two branches exist in the mechanosensory lateral line in Antarctic fish: the canal system and superfiscial neuromasts. Behavioural evidence shows that the canal system is used for prey detection but ...


100. Voluntary approach distance of Adelie penguins to people at Cape Bird, Ross Island 2002-2003 [K034_2001_2005_NZ_8]
The distance that walking Adelie penguins chose to approach people was measured for penguins on the beach at Cape Bird. A person stood in the path of an approaching penguin and then after the bird ...


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