Collections

List of biodiversity data collections.

Restricted to Taxa group Penguins

Included are those collections that are published via the DiGIR protocol to SCAR-MarBIN - SCAR Marine Biodiversity Information Network, OBIS - Ocean Biogeographic Information System and GBIF - Global Biodiversity Information Facility.

The reference to SCAR-MarBIN is the count of records that fall within the spatial coverage of the SCAR-MarBIN portal. This was defined as the CCAMLR statistical reporting subareas (view map from SCAR Map Catalogue) but has now been extended to further north to include significant breeding sites such as Macquarie Island. See current region of interest map.

Collection NameCustodianView Map and DataStatistics
Adelie penguin census from records from 1931 to 2007 AAT region

A catalogue of penguin colony census records from 1931 to the present day and limited geographically to the Australian Antarctic Territory. The present set is from 40E to Gaussberg.

Taxa - Penguins,

Habitat Domain - Marine,

Colin Southwell

Data Search page

Statistics
Taxa: 1
Records: 486
SCAR-MarBIN: 294
Extents
Latitude: - 69.6 to - 65.8
Longitude: 38.3 to 78.4
Years: 1931 to 2006
ARGOS Tracking

ARGOS Tracking devices called PTTs are attached to several species of birds, seals and whales. Locations include Heard and Macquarie islands, Auster and Taylor rookery, Berchervaise island and islands in the Antarctic peninsula.

Taxa - Birds, Penguins, Seals, Whales,

Habitat Domain - Marine,


DiGIR Resource name [argos_tracking] Date activated - November 2005
AADC

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Statistics
Taxa: 19
Records:366,689
SCAR-MarBIN:360,669
Extents
Latitude: - 77.4 to - 22.5
Longitude: -180.0 to 191.0
Years: 1990 to 2011
Inventory of Antarctic seabird breeding sites

This dataset is a census of penguin and other bird species colony counts from 1900 in the Antarctic region.

Taxa - Birds, Penguins,

Habitat Domain - Marine,


DiGIR Resource name [iasb] Date activated - October 2006
Dr Eric Woehler

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Statistics
Taxa: 13
Records: 2,883
SCAR-MarBIN: 2,818
Extents
Latitude: - 80.7 to 76.5
Longitude: -165.4 to 179.9
Years: 1900 to 2000
Royal penguin Eudyptes schlegeli census, Macquarie Island, 1984

The total number of Royal Penguins breeding on sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island is estimated at 848,719 pairs based on two methods of estimation. The sizes and locations of all 57 colonies are given as a baseline for future changes in the species abundance. Current estimates of the sizes of two colonies are compared with historical estimates made by the Australian Antarctic Expedition in 1912-13. Note that the total estimate is included in the Inventory of Antarctic Seabirds dataset as a single record.

Taxa - Penguins,

Habitat Domain - Marine,


DiGIR Resource name [royals_census_1984] Date activated - August 2009
GR Copson and DE Rounsvell

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Statistics
Taxa: 1
Records: 57
SCAR-MarBIN: 56
Extents
Latitude: - 54.8 to - 54.5
Longitude: 158.8 to 158.9
Years: 1984 to 1984
Royal penguin Eudyptes schlegeli observations at North Head, Macquarie Island 1952/53

Observations of Royal Penguins at North Head, Macquarie Island were made to 2 purposes. First, general observations of the whole rookery, with counting birds, noting times of laying, hatching, changing of guard over the nests and habits of the penguins. Second, the detailed observation of marked nests for the determination of hatching periods, size of clutches and variations in the dimensions of the eggs.

Taxa - Penguins,

Habitat Domain - Marine,


DiGIR Resource name [royals_macca_1952] Date activated - April 2009
Dr. Zdenek (Frank) Soucek

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Statistics
Taxa: 1
Records: 156
SCAR-MarBIN: 156
Extents
Latitude: - 54.5 to - 54.5
Longitude: 158.9 to 158.9
Years: 1952 to 1953
Total records:    370,271
Records to SCAR-MarBIN:    363,993