THE DISTRIBUTION AND ESTIMATED ABUNDANCE OF ADELIE PENGUINS BREEDING IN PRYDZ BAY, ANTARCTICA (Eleventh Symposium on Polar Biology)
This paper reports the results of the first aerial photographic survey of Adelie penguin colonies in the Prydz Bay region. The area surveyed extended from the northern Vestfold Hills to the Publications Ice Shelf. More than 325000 pairs of Adelie penguins were estimated to be breeding in this region in 1981/82. The great majority of breeding Adelie penguins occurred in the northern half of the region surveyed, in the Vestfold Hills and Rauer Islands, where most colonies were located. This is probably due to the typical pattern of summer sea-ice dispersal, which usually results in sea-ice leaving the northern areas of coast first.
- Proceedings of the NIPR Symposium on Polar Biology
Proceedings of the NIPR Symposium on Polar Biology 3, 91-98, 1990-03