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Royal penguin Eudyptes schlegeli census and observations at North Head, Macquarie Island 1952/53

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Census and observational data of Royal Penguins at North Head, Macquarie Island.
Census data from field report by Z Soucek (now deceased), lodged in the AAD archives. more

Observations of Royal Penguins at North Head, Macquarie Island were made to 2 purposes. First, general observations of the whole rookery, with counting birds, noting times of laying, hatching, changing of guard over the nests and habits of the penguins. Second, the detailed observation of marked nests for the determination of hatching periods, size of clutches and variations in the dimensions of the eggs. Original data obtained from and registered into iOBIS on 2009-05-12. 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: 156) harvested into OBIS-SEAMAP on 2011-10-11.

Biology > Birds
Marine, PS, Southern Ocean, Spheniscidae

Geographical coverage
PS, Southern Ocean [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1 October 1952 - 13 March 1953

Taxonomic coverage
Spheniscidae [WoRMS]

Occurrence of biota

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

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OBIS-SEAMAP: Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2012-11-19
Information last updated: 2015-08-27
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