Morphometrics, sex and deployment details of penguins (gentoo, magellanic and rockhopper) tracked in the Falklands Islands from 2014 to 2016 for the SAERI GAP project.

The data series describes data such as sex, weight and morphometric measurements of 30 gentoo, 117 magellanic and 185 rockhopper penguins tracked for the SAERI GAP project. Data cover a period of two years (2014-2016) and have been collected at eight locations around the Falkland Islands.

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Last Updated December 14, 2020, 09:52 (PST)
Created January 30, 2020, 05:20 (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 During deployment and retrieval of tracking devices (PTT, GLS and GPS) penguins were sexed (where possible using bill measurements or through DNA analysis of blood samples), weighed, and bill depth and length measured. Blood samples (taken from meta-tarsal vein in foot for sexing individuals) and feather samples (up to six breast feathers for dietary stable isotope analysis) were collected (from some individuals), and number of eggs of chicks was recorded. Geographic coordinates of the location where deployments were made were recorded and through the Unique ID number assigned to each individual it is possible to correlate these data with the tracking data in IMS-GIS records FK-SAERI-257, FK-SAERI-258, FK-SAERI-259. Data cover a period of two years (2014-2016) and have been collected at eight locations around the Falkland Islands (Bertha's Beach, Bleaker Island, Cape Bougainville, Cape Dolphin, Cow Bay, Diamond Cove, Pebble Island, Rugged Hill). There are two work sheets in the data file: 1) 'Key': contains an explanation of each column heading in the main work sheet; 2) 'GAPDeployments_Penguins_Master': main worksheet which contains the data.
West Longitude -59.5765
South Latitude -52.22
East Longitude -57.8738
North Latitude -51.24
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 until publication
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 excel
Update Frequency not planned
Accuracy All field equipment was set up to be the most accurate as possible however consider the possibility of human measurament error
Resource Type Dataseries
Original Title Hidden (internal use only)
Metadata Date 2017-03-27
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact Consent Contact details hidden
Unique Resource ID FK-SAERI-205

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