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Northern Rockhopper penguin Eudyptes moseleyi GPS data from Nightingale and Inaccessible islands, Tristan da Cunha, 2016
GB/NERC/BAS/PDC/01114

Summary

Abstract:
Global Positioning System (GPS Pathrack) data loggers were attached to breeding northern rockhopper penguins during incubation, guard and creche stages between September to December 2016 on Nightingale (37 deg 25'S, 12 deg 28'W; 4 km2) and Inaccessible (37 deg 17'S, 12 deg 40'W; 14 km2) islands.
Tracking data successfully augmented and complement existing data sets for the species breeding in the South Atlantic, which enable us to systematically identify areas of particular relevance for this species and thus to help determining whether there is a need to improve marine spatial planning in form of e.g. Marine Protected Areas in the island's EEZ.

There are two data types for each penguin a) the unprocessed raw and b) the processed GPS data (details below). All files are in the CSV format.

Data were collected as part of the Darwin Plus funded Project Pinnamin, 2016 - 2018.

Keywords:
Endangered, Eudyptes moseleyi, Foraging , Northern Rockhopper penguin, Tristan da Cunha

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