Dataset

Adelie Penguin Distributions in the Davis Area, Antarctica

Australian Antarctic Data Centre
WOEHLER, ERIC
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This data set conforms to the CCBY Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=ASAC_1219_AAT_APen_D_73 when using these data.

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NONDIGITAL - Hardcopy maps and count results. NONDIGITAL Data are published in Woehler E.J. (1989), reference provided in the reference section. These data have been incorporated into a larger Adelie Penguin dataset which is publicly available for download from the provided URL.

Brief description

This dataset contains data on the habitats, distribution and numbers of Adelie Penguins (Pygoscellis adeliae) along the Vestfold Hills coast (including colonies on the mainland and offshore islands) during November 1973. The data are obtained from counts at the colonies and black and white photographs. Some aerial photographs were taken at Davis in 1981-82 and 1987-88, and will be compared to the results of this survey. The results are listed in the documentation. A total of 174178 26127 breeding pairs were counted. An increase in Adelie penguin population was found at most locations in East Antarctica.

Data from this record has been incorporated into a larger Adelie penguin dataset described by the metadata record - Annual population counts at selected Adelie Penguin colonies within the AAT (SOE_seabird_candidate_sp_AP). It also falls under ASAC project 1219 (ASAC_1219).

Issued: 1999-10-07

Data time period: 1973-11-08 to 1973-11-14

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