Oceanography > Issues > Archive > Volume 26, Number 3

2013, Oceanography 26(3):204–206, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.63

Penguin Biogeography Along the West Antarctic Peninsula:
Testing the Canyon Hypothesis with Palmer LTER Observations

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Authors

Oscar Schofield | Coastal Ocean Observation Laboratory, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA

Hugh Ducklow | Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, NY, USA

Kim Bernard | College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA

Scott Doney | Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, USA

Donna Patterson-Fraser | Polar Oceans Research Group, Sheridan, MT, USA

Kristen Gorman | Polar Oceans Research Group, Sheridan, MT, USA, and Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada

Doug Martinson | Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, NY, USA

Michael Meredith | British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK, and Scottish Association for Marine Science, Oban, UK

Grace Saba | Coastal Ocean Observation Laboratory, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA

Sharon Stammerjohn | Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA

Deborah Steinberg | Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William & Mary, Gloucester Pt., VA, USA

William Fraser | Polar Oceans Research Group, Sheridan, MT, USA

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First Paragraph

The West Antarctic Peninsula (WAP) is home to large breeding colonies of the ice-dependent Antarctic Adélie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae). Although the entire inner continental shelf is highly productive, with abundant phytoplankton and krill populations, penguin colonies are distributed heterogeneously along the WAP (Ducklow et al., 2013, in this issue). This ecological conundrum targets a long-standing question of interest: what environmental factors structure the locations of Adélie penguin "hot spots" throughout the WAP?

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Full Article

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Citation

Schofield, O., H. Ducklow, K. Bernard, S. Doney, D. Patterson-Fraser, K. Gorman, D. Martinson, M. Meredith, G. Saba, S. Stammerjohn, and others. 2013. Penguin biogeography along the West Antarctic Peninsula: Testing the Canyon Hypothesis with Palmer LTER observations. Oceanography 26(3):204–206, http://dx.doi.org/​10.5670/oceanog.2013.63.

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