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Royal penguin Eudyptes schlegeli census, Macquarie Island, 1984
Citation
Copson, G.R., Rounsevell, D.E. (1986) The abundance of royal penguins ( Eudyptes schlegeli , Finsch) breeding at Macquarie Island. ANARE Research Notes 41. 11 pp

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Description
Census of Royal Penguins breeding on sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island.
This dataset contains the results from surveys of Royal Penguins (Eudyptes schegeli) on Macquarie Island. The surveys were conducted between May 1984 and January 1985. The total number of Royal penguins breeding on Macquarie Island is estimated at 848,719 pairs (+/-10.5%). The sizes and locations of all 57 colonies are given. The results are listed in the documentation. more

The total number of Royal Penguins breeding on sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island is estimated at 848,719 pairs based on two methods of estimation. The sizes and locations of all 57 colonies are given as a baseline for future changes in the species abundance. Current estimates of the sizes of two colonies are compared with historical estimates made by the Australian Antarctic Expedition in 1912-13. Note that the total estimate is included in the Inventory of Antarctic Seabirds dataset as a single record. Original data obtained from http://data.aad.gov.au/digir/DiGIR.php and registered into iOBIS on 2009-08-31. This dataset on OBIS-SEAMAP is a subset of marine mammal, seabird and/or sea turtle records from the dataset on iOBIS (Total number of records: 56) harvested into OBIS-SEAMAP on 2011-10-11.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Birds
Keywords:
Marine, IS, South Pacific, Spheniscidae

Geographical coverage
IS, South Pacific [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1 May 1984 - 31 January 1985

Taxonomic coverage
Spheniscidae [WoRMS]

Parameter
Occurrence of biota

Contributors
Australian Antarctic Division (AAD), more Australian Antarctic Division; Australian Antarctic Data Centre, moredata owner

Related datasets
Published in:
OBIS-SEAMAP: Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, more

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Copson, G.R.; Rounsevell, D.E. (1987). The abundance of Royal penguins (Eudyptes schlegeli, Finsch) breeding at Macquarie Island. ANARE Research Notes, 41. Antarctic Division: Tasmania. ISBN 0 642 11127 8. iv, 11 pp., more


Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2012-11-19
Information last updated: 2015-08-28
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