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Research article2007Peer reviewed

Number and distribution of adelie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) breeding sites in the Robinson group of islands, Mac.Robertson land coast, east Antarctica

Low M, Meyer L, Southwell C


In November 2005, the first comprehensive survey for Adelie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) breeding sites in the Robinson Group of islands, situated 25 to 55 km east of Australia's Mawson station (67.602 degrees S, 62.879 degrees E) was conducted. Breeding Adelie penguins were found on 30 of the 149 islands, with the number of nests on each island ranging from fewer than 10 to several thousand. With the exception of those islands in the southeast, nesting Adelie penguins were found throughout the Robinson Group. In this paper, the spatial coordinates and presence/absence of breeding penguins for all 149 islands are reported so that researchers may interpret the results in relation to possible future survey work. All locations reported in this paper are in decimal degrees

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Polar Record
2007, Volume: 43, number: 226, pages: 225-229

      SLU Authors

    • Low, Matthew

      • Department of Conservation Biology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

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    Environmental Sciences related to Agriculture and Land-use

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