Adelie Penguin Dietary Data From Bechervaise Island AntarcticaEntry ID: Adelie_diet_BI
Abstract: This dataset contains the results from surveys on the feeding habits of Adelie Penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) on Bechervaise Island, Mawson, Antarctica. Surveys have been conducted since 1991, and are ongoing to determine the diet composition and prey species of penguins.
Data for this project were compiled by Megan Tierney, as part of her PhD Thesis, and are presented in two excel spreadsheets.
Also provided in the Related URL section, is a link to a trophic database of "A compilation of dietary and related data from the Southern Ocean". This database contains a large amount of other publicly available diet related data collected as part of the Australian Antarctic program.
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Start Date: 1991-01-01
ISO Topic Category
Quality At this juncture, this dataset is complete. Stomach samples analysed in laboratory and results entered in workbook, then transcribed onto computer in Excel. As no evidence to the contrary has been established, it is considered that this dataset is logically consistent.
Access Constraints The data are in two excel spreadsheets, and are publicly available from the URL below.
It is strongly recommended that anyone wanting to use these data contact the investigators and/or technical contacts before use.
Although these data are not included, a large amount of other dietary data are available in the Southern Ocean Dietary Database (the link to which can be found at the provided URL).
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=Adelie_d... when using these data.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 223 kb
Distribution Format: Excel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +61 3 6260 4216
Email: liz.kerry at keypoint.com.au
PO Box 89
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7025
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-10-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-06-20