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Number and distribution of Adélie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) breeding sites in the Robinson Group of islands, Mac.Robertson Land coast, east Antarctica

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 July 2007

Matthew Low
Affiliation:
Australian Antarctic Division, Department of the Environment and Water Resources, 203 Channel Highway, Kingston, Tasmania 7050, Australia
Lisa Meyer
Affiliation:
Australian Antarctic Division, Department of the Environment and Water Resources, 203 Channel Highway, Kingston, Tasmania 7050, Australia
Colin Southwell
Affiliation:
Australian Antarctic Division, Department of the Environment and Water Resources, 203 Channel Highway, Kingston, Tasmania 7050, Australia

Abstract

In November 2005, the first comprehensive survey for Adélie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) breeding sites in the Robinson Group of islands, situated 25 to 55 km east of Australia's Mawson station (67.602°S, 62.879°E) was conducted. Breeding Adélie 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 Adélie 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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