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Chronology of Gentoo penguins at Bird Island
GB/NERC/BAS/AEDC/00332

Summary

Abstract:
The chronology of Gentoo penguins on Bird Island, South Georgia has been monitored since 1988 (no data for 1989-90 or 1990-91). 30 nests are marked in the colony at Square Pond, and 40 in the Johnson Beach colony. Regular checks are made to record when eggs are laid and the peak laying date (when 75% of nests have eggs) is calculated.

Keywords:
Bird Island, Gentoo penguin, chronology

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