The diets of Macaroni Penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus) and Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) have been monitored on Bird Island since 1989. This dataset comprises data on composition of diet samples (Crustaceans, Cephalopod and fish) and measurements of krill carapaces, fish otoliths and squid beaks found in the samples. These measurements are used to estimate the length and weight of krill, fish and squid that have been consumed.
Eudyptes chrysolophus, Gentoo Penguin, Macaroni Penguin, Pygoscelis papua, diet
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|Reference:||Waluda CM, Collins MA, Black AD, Staniland IJ, Trathan PN (2010) Linking predator and prey behaviour: contrasts between Antarctic fur seals and macaroni penguins at South Georgia. Marine Biology 157: 99-112
Waluda CM, Hill SL, Peat HJ, Trathan PN. (2012) Diet variability and reproductive perfomance of macaroni penguins Eudyptes chrysolophys at Bird Island, South Georgia. Marine Ecology Progress Series 466: 261-274
Waluda CM, Hill SL, Peat HJ, Trathan PN. (2017) Long term variability in the diet and reproductive performance of penguins at Bird Island, South Georgia. Marine Biology 164
Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (2014) CCAMLR Ecosystem Monitoring Program Standard Methods. CCAMLR, PO Box 213, North Hobart, Tasmania 7002, Australia
|Lineage:||Data are collected in accordance with CEMP Standard Methods (CCAMLR 2014). Information regarding sampling numbers can be found in Waluda et al. (2012) and Waluda et al (2017). All diet sampling procedures used were regulated by the British Antarctic Survey Ethical Review Committee in collaboration with Cambridge University and the UK Home Office.
All data were collected under permit from the Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
|Location||South Georgia Island|
|Detailed Location||Bird Island|
|Data Storage:||The data are stored in an Oracle database managed by the Scientific Data Manager (Biological Focus), UK PDC|
|Use Constraints:||This data is governed by the NERC data policy http://www.nerc.ac.uk/research/sites/data/policy/ and supplied under Open Government Licence v.3 http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/|