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Platform transmitting terminal (PTT) tracking of Gentoo penguins at South Georgia, winter 2018


Platform Transmitting Terminal (PTT) tags were used to track Gentoo penguins from Maiviken and Ocean Harbour, South Georgia, from June to September 2018. PTT tags were attached to the lower back feathers with tape and glue. PTT tags use the ARGOS satellite system to collect geospatial data. Tags were deployed to provide information on the protection afforded to Gentoo penguins by the 12NM no take zone (part of the South Georgia and South Sandwich Island MPA that is closed to fishing), and the krill fishing grounds.

Fishery overlap, Gentoo penguin, Marine Protected Area, PTT tag, Satellite tracking, South Georgia, Winter movements

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