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Adelie Penguin Telemetry Data

Metadata Updated: March 1, 2024

The dataset contains geographic location estimates of Adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) tracked via Argos satellite telemetry in the Southern Ocean for the U.S. Antarctic Marine Living Resources project from 1996-10-29 to 2013-02-19. Birds were instrumented with back-mounted Argos satellite transmitters at the Copacabana Colony (62.21S, 58.42W) on King George Island during the austral summer breeding seasons (October - February) from 1996 to 2013. Typical deployments during the breeding season lasted 5 to 8 days, while some winter deployments lasted several months. The data set identifies the sex of the bird tracked (male, female, or unknown) and the age of the bird (adult). The data also identify the breeding stage of the bird during the summer tracking period (incubation, brood/guard, or creche) or is noted as 'winter' if tracked outside the summer breeding season. The data include the date (DD/MM/YYYY) and time (GMT) of the location estimate. Finally, a categorical estimate of uncertainty in the location estimate is provided by Argos quality codes (3,2,1,0,A,B).

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Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date February 14, 2022
Metadata Updated Date March 1, 2024
Reference Date(s) 2022 (creation), (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Metadata Source

Harvested from NMFS SWFSC

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date February 14, 2022
Metadata Updated Date March 1, 2024
Reference Date(s) 2022 (creation), (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:66613
Access Constraints Cite As: Southwest Fisheries Science Center, [Date of Access]: Adelie Penguin Telemetry Data [Data Date Range],, Access Constraints: None, Use Constraints: None, Distribution Liability: Any conclusions drawn from the analysis of this information are not the responsibility of NOAA, the National Marine Fisheries Service, US AMLR or its partners.
Bbox East Long -43
Bbox North Lat -58
Bbox South Lat -65
Bbox West Long -64
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Harvest Object Id f688d7c4-cf34-4dfc-9097-4b1b81bb8790
Harvest Source Id bc62ff6c-c119-4409-94c7-7dd202b24462
Harvest Source Title NMFS SWFSC
Licence NOAA provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete, incorrect, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading use of the data. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose.
Lineage Raw data are collected by researchers at land based stations, , reviewed for QA/QC and later on shore-based servers.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-64.0, -65.0], [-43.0, -65.0], [-43.0, -58.0], [-64.0, -58.0], [-64.0, -65.0]]]}
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1996
Temporal Extent End 2013

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