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Adelie penguin population counts for Bechervaise, Verner and Petersen Islands, Mawson
Entry ID: population_counts_BI

Abstract: Intermittent Adelie penguin population counts for Bechervaise, Verner and Petersen Islands, Mawson since 1971. Data include counts of occupied nests for the post 1990/91 data conducted on or about 2nd December. Data collected prior to this were obtained from ANARE Research Notes or field note books. These counts may not have been performed at the 'optimal' time for occupied nests counts, and when this is the case have been adjusted according to a 'correction' factor.

The post 1990/91 data were completed as part of ASAC Project 2205, Adelie penguin research and monitoring in support of the CCAMLR Ecosystem Monitoring Project.

The fields in this dataset are:

Bechervaise Island Counts
Verner Island Counts
Petersen Island Counts
occ nests (occupied nests)
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -67.58   S: -67.59   E: 62.82   W: 62.8

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Kerry, K., Woehler, E. and Emmerson, L.
Dataset Title: Adelie penguin population counts for Bechervaise, Verner and Petersen Islands, Mawson
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2005-08-03
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Version: 1
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1971-10-01
Stop Date: 2005-02-01
Quality Data entered into Excel spreadsheets from field workbooks and then imported into customised database. Values based on counts of occupied nests for post 1990/91 data during the incubation period. Data prior to this obtained from ANARE Research notes or field books. Some data have been 'corrected' for time of year the count was performed.
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Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 4 kb
Distribution Format: excel
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-08-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-02