Data was collected during the Austral summer LTER time-series R/V Polar Duke cruise.
The cruise was carried out in three phases with repeated sampling of inshore stations. Phase I covers standard transect lines 600 and 500. Phase II is composed of sampling the bird foraging area using three methods: picket-fence sampling, high density grid, and zodiac observations. Phase III covered the standard transect lines 200, 300 and 400. Inshore stations B to E were occupied three times throughout the cruise while B and E were occupied an additional three times to provide a time-series of the inshore grid.
COMPLETENESS REPORT: Completeness information not available.
LINEAGE/PROCESS STEP: PROCESS DESCRIPTION: This data set is derived from the Climatic Data National Summary (CDNS) (C00098) for 1950-9, and from the Storm Data publication (C00139) since 1959. PROCESS DATE: Not complete
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