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Citation
Puddicombe, R. (2016, updated 2017) Vertebrate ecologists report from Davis Station, 1983 - Rhys Puddicombe Australian Antarctic Data Centre - doi:10.4225/15/5769DB0135B9E
Title
Vertebrate ecologists report from Davis Station, 1983 - Rhys Puddicombe
Data Centre
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia
DOI
doi:10.4225/15/5769DB0135B9E
Created Date
2016-06-20
Revision Date
2017-04-26
Parent record
None

Description

This is a scanned copy of the vertebrate ecologists report from Davis Station in 1983, written by Rhys Puddicombe.

Taken from the report:

This annual report covers the period 9/11/82 to 10/12/83. As such it is an incomplete record, as some projects are ongoing until mid-January 1984, whilst others will be begun and completed between early December and mid-January. Where this is the case only a brief outline will be presented to illustrate the aims of these projects.

This report will generally deal only with practical work and raw results as the majority of analyses will not be completed until early 1984.

The two major projects for the year have been seal tagging/resighting, and penguin vomit analysis. Several additional projects are complementary to this work, but for clarity's sake will be covered separately. Finally, several minor projects have involved either observations or data and material collections for analysis by people in Australia.

Topics covered by this report:

Lakes
Fishing
Fat collection
Briefing/equipping members of Dick Smith Explorer

Elephant Seals
- Davis Beach census
- Day trips
- Branding
- Collection of teeth and toenails
- Seal census on voyage through pack ice

Weddell Seals
- Faeces collection for Ken Green
- Seal recording
- Seal tagging/resighting
- Aerial weddell surveys/census

Seabird census from Australia to Mawson Ice Edge
Giant Petrel banding
Vomiting of Southern Fulmars and Cape Petrels and bolus collection of Skuas and Giant Petrels
Emperor Penguin vomiting
Adelie penguins
- Blood collections
- Dead adelie collection
- Egg collection
- Penguin banding
- Counts of breeding reference groups
- Adelie vomiting

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Quality

The quality of the scanned pages may vary. An OCR process has been run over the document.

Access

The pdf copy of the scanned document is available for download from the provided URL. The physical copy of the record has been archived in the Australian Antarctic Division records store.

Temporal Coverages

Spatial Coverages

Science Keywords

Additional Keywords

    None

Locations

  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
  • CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
  • OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN

Platforms

  • FIELD SURVEYS
  • FIELD INVESTIGATION
  • SHIPS

Instruments

    None

Researchers

  • puddicombe, rhys (INVESTIGATOR,TECHNICAL CONTACT)
  • connell, dave (DIF AUTHOR)

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