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Datasets supporting: Acute bottlenecks to the survival of juvenile Pygoscelis penguins occur immediately after fledging

Citation

Hinke, Jefferson et al. (2021), Datasets supporting: Acute bottlenecks to the survival of juvenile Pygoscelis penguins occur immediately after fledging, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.2v6wwpzkh

Abstract

This data set contains a zipped file with 8 individual .csv files used to support the analysis of survival bottlenecks presented by Hinke et al.(2020), "Acute bottlenecks to the survival of juvenile Pygoscelis penguins occur immediately after fledging". Data include geographical position estimates from satellite telemetry studies on Adélie (Pygoscelis adeliae), chinstrap (P. antarctica), and gentoo (P. papua) penguins tracked from the Antarctic peninsula region, carcass counts from ship and beach surveys in the study region, fledgling weights, and battery voltage data from telemetry tags.

Methods

Multiple datasets are provided. Telemetry data is raw ARGOS data collected from Sirtrak Kiwisat K2G-72A transmitters on Adelie, gentoo, and chinstrap fledgling penguins. Summarized data on cumulative losses of tags from adult birds derive from Wildlife Computers Spot-275 transmitters. Historical raw data collected by field researchers include fledgling weights and counts of penguin carcasses observed at sea and on beaches. Fledgling weights were collected with spring scales immediatley prior to first departure of fledgling penguins from their natal colony (Adelie and chinstrap) or at a standard age of 85-days after hatch (gentoo). At-sea carcass observations were collected during standard seabird surveys while underway during daylight hours. Beach-cast carcasses of fledgling chinstraps were counted one week after the fledging period at Cape Shirreff, Livingston Island. Recruitment data are based from mark-recapture data and represent proportional returns of individuals from marked cohorts, as updated from a prior report (doi: 10.1007/s00442-007-0781-4).

Usage Notes

A read me file is included with the data to identify fields, units, and study locations.

Funding

Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, Award: CEMP Fund