Short Citation:
Southwest Fisheries Science Center, 2021: Nest-level Phenology and Reproductive Success of Colonial Penguins 2015-17 v1.0,

Item Identification

Title: Nest-level Phenology and Reproductive Success of Colonial Penguins 2015-17 v1.0
Status: Completed
Creation Date: 2015
Publication Date: 2018

Data were collected from several penguin monitoring sites in the Antarctic peninsula region, the South Orkney Islands, and East Antarctica between 1977 and 2017 using traditional and autonomous methods.Traditional methods consisted of researchers conducting direct observations of penguins throughout the season to record information on egg laying, incubation, and brood/guard periods. Simultaneously, autonomous methods consisted of time-lapse cameras deployed at the penguin colonies to photographically record the same daily nesting activities throughout the season. Seabirds observed in this study are Adélie (Pygoscelis adeliae), chinstrap (P. antarctica), and gentoo (P. papua) penguins.


Collecting spatially extensive data on phenology and reproductive success is important for seabird conservation and management, but can be logistically challenging in remote regions. Data collected for this study show how autonomous time-lapse camera systems offer an opportunity to provide such coverage.


This international collaborative study includes data provided by researchers from the the following groups:

1 Antarctic Ecosystem Research Division, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S.A.

2 Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Natural History Museum, CSIC, Spain

3 Australian Antarctic Division, Department of the Environment and Energy, Australia

4 Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PS, UK

5 Departamento Biología de Predadores Tope, Instituto Antártico Argentino, Argentina

6 National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), C1425FQB, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

7 Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

8 Space Physics Laboratory, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine

9 British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0ET UK

Other Citation Details:

NCEI archive identifier: 6RE0FH

Supplemental Information:

Hinke, et al. (2018) "Estimating nest-level phenology and reproductive success of colonial seabirds using time-lapse cameras." Methods in Ecology and Evolution

Authorship: Jefferson T. Hinke, Andres Barbosa, Louise M. Emmerson, Tom Hart, Mariana A Juáres, Malgorzata Korczak-Abshire, Gennadi Milinevsky, Mercedes Santos, Philip N. Trathan, George M. Watters & Colin Southwell.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
DOI Registration Authority: DOI Registration Authority


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None adelie
None autonomous camera
None brood
None chinstrap
None ecosystem
None egg-laying
None environmental
None gentoo
None incubation
None monitoring
None nest
None penguins
None phenology
None Pygoscelis
None reproductive success
None time-lapse

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Admiralty Bay
None Antarctic
None Antarctica
None Antarctica
None Bransfield Strait
None Cape Shirreff
None Copacabana
None East Antarctica
None King George Island
None Livingston Island
None South Orkneys
None South Shetlands

Physical Location

Organization: Southwest Fisheries Science Center
City: La Jolla
State/Province: CA
Country: USA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: flat files
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)
Distribution Liability:

Any conclusions drawn from the analysis of this information are not the responsibility of NOAA, the National Marine Fisheries Service, US AMLR or its partners.

Data Set Credit: US Antarctic Marine Living Resources Program and collaborators

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 864236
Date Effective From: 2019
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Woodman, Sam
Address: 8901 La Jolla Shores Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037
Email Address:
Phone: 858-546-7138


CC ID: 864237
Date Effective From: 2019
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC)
Address: 8901 La Jolla Shores Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: (858)546-7000
Business Hours: 8:00-16:30

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 864238
Date Effective From: 2019
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Hinke, Jefferson
Email Address:
Phone: 858-334-2825

Point of Contact

CC ID: 864239
Date Effective From: 2019
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Hinke, Jefferson
Email Address:
Phone: 858-334-2825


Extent Group 1

Extent Description:

Southern Ocean, Antarctica

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 747348

Southern Ocean (south of -60.0 degrees), Antarctica

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 747349
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1977
End: 2017

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Policy:

Available online at

Data Access Procedure:

Data Access Constraints:


Data Use Constraints:


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Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 863422
Download URL:
Distributor: Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) (2019 - Present)
File Name: 171619.1.1.tar.gz
File Type: Zip



CC ID: 747340
Name: U.S. Antarctic Marine Living Resources (US-AMLR) Program
URL Type:
Online Resource

NOAA, NMFS, SWFSC, Antarctic Ecosystem Research Division

Data Quality

Conceptual Consistency:

Data were collected using agreed, standard field protocols.

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: No
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: Unknown
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: Yes
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: No
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: Two years
Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: NCEI-CO
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: Two years
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

Data are stored on a server at the Southwest Fisheries Science Center which has all appropriate access controls, and archived at the NCEI with assigned DOI (see title section for DOI information).


Lineage Statement:

Raw data are collected by researchers at land based stations, entered into data files, reviewed for QA/QC and later on shore-based servers.

Acquisition Information


Instrument 1

CC ID: 863555
Identifier: Reconyx Hyperfire Cameras
Instrument / Gear: Instrument
Instrument Type: Trail Camera

Self-contained time-lapse trail camera of models HC500 and PC800.


Platform Unavailable Reason: Not Applicable

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Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 52182
Metadata Record Created By: Stephanie Sexton
Metadata Record Created: 2018-03-20 17:29+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Sam Woodman
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2020-11-30 17:19+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-03-28
Owner Org: SWFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-03-29