Location data for Magellanic penguins tracked from the Falkland Islands, 2014/15 - 2015/16 for the SAERI GAP project.

The data series comprises the location data derived from the Argos satellite system for 47 adult and 6 fledgling Magellanic penguins (Spheniscus magellanicus) tracked from four different locations around the Falkland Islands (Bleaker Island, Cape Dolphin, Cow Bay, Pebble Island) in the austral summers of 2014/15 and 2015/16 using Platform Terminal Transmitters (PTTs).

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Last Updated December 14, 2020, 09:53 (PST)
Created January 30, 2020, 05:21 (PST)
Region Falkland Islands
Language eng
Topic Category Biota; flora and/or fauna in natural environment
Temporal Extent Start 2014-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2016-12-31
Dataset Reference Date 2016
Lineage The data series has been compiled from all Argos location fixes (quality B,A,0,1,2,3) from Platform Terminal Transmitters (PTTs) deployed on 47 adult and 6 fledgling Magellanic penguins (Spheniscus magellanicus). PTTs were attached using standard techniques (tesa tape, Loctite glue and cable ties). PTT models used were Wildlife Computers SPOT-275Bs and SPOT-275Cs. Trackers were deployed for periods between 7 days to 4 months, for single or multiple trips. Details of each deployment made (e.g. colony location, bird sex and weight, deployment dates etc.) can be found by cross-referencing the Unique ID number assigned to each bird with that in the data sheet catalogued as FK-SAERI-205 in the IMS-GIS metadata catalogue.
West Longitude -118.183
South Latitude -53.4508
East Longitude -52.6222
North Latitude -33.81
Spatial Reference System WGS84
Responsible Organisation Name Hidden (personal data protection)
Contact Mail Address Hidden (personal data protection)
Responsible Party Role Hidden (personal data protection)
Access Limitations Restricted, send data request to data owner
Use Constraints Open, but copyright and/or Intellectual Property Rights apply
Resource Reference Please acknowledge data source as: SAERI-Gap project, an initiative of the Falkland Islands Offshore Hydrocarbons Environmental Forum and funded by the Falkland Islands Government and Falkland Islands Petroleum Licensees Association.
Data Format csv
Update Frequency not planned
Accuracy The different Argos quality location classes are: Z=invalid locations; B=no estimate of location quality; A=no estimate of location quality; 0=over 1,500m radius; 1=better than 1,500m radius; 2=better than 500m radius; 3=better than 250m radius.
Resource Type Dataseries
Original Title Hidden (internal use only)
Metadata Date 2017-03-27
Metadata Point of Contact datamanager@saeri.ac.fk
Contact Consent Contact details hidden
Unique Resource ID FK-SAERI-259

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