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Effects of human activity on Royal penguins on Macquarie Island
Entry ID: pedestrian_royal

Abstract: This project empirically measures the effects of human activity on the behaviour, heart rate and egg-shell surface temperature of Royal penguins on Macquarie Island, as part of ASAC project 1148. This was achieved by collecting behavioural and physiological responses of individual penguins exposed to pedestrian approaches across the breeding stages of incubation, guard, creche and moult. Both ... View entire text
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Description: Public information for ASAC project 1148
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -54.48   S: -54.78   E: 158.96   W: 158.77

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Giese, M. and Holmes, N.
Dataset Title: Effects of human activity on Royal penguins on Macquarie Island
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2003-05-22
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Version: 1
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-10-20
Stop Date: 2003-03-20
Access Constraints These data are publicly available for download from the provided URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License (

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Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 7 kb
Distribution Format: excel
Fees: free
Phone: +61 2 62741549
Fax: +61 2 6274 1006
Email: melissa.giese at
Contact Address:
C/ Marine Species Section
GPO Box 787
Environment Australia
City: Canberra
Province or State: Australian Capital Territory
Postal Code: 2601
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-05-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-02