Event NameUniversity of Canterbury| Cape Bird Station| 1973-1974AbstractEcology of Paramoera walker – P Sagar
This study was developed out of a preliminary investigation completed in the summer of 1971-1972 and was divided into two parts: (1) samples were taken at two weekly intervals from 5/12 to 30/1 by handhauling an epibenthic sledge across a bay formed in the push ice. Specimens were hand sorted and preserved in formalin and brough back to NZ for detailed study. (2) Live animals were studied in the wet laboratory. Measurements were taken as well as respiration experiments and light responses. Notes on swimming and feeding behaviour were also made.
Marine Plankton at Cape Bird - J Early
This study investigated both the phyto and zooplankton in the shallow water of Ross Island.
Freshwater Studies – Joy Woods
Three lakes were selected for study at Cape Bird. Penguin pond| Green Lake and Harrison Lake. Water samples from each were frozen and sent back to Christchurch for further analysis. IN the laboratory plankton and algal samples were examined live| diagrams drawn ns material identified as far as possible. Samples were then preserved and sent back to New Zealand.
Feeding in Adelie Penguins – C Paulin
Weights and bill measurements of 300 penguins leaving the colony and returning from fishing were taken (10 every 2 days). This indicates the Adelies are taking an average of 100-800gm of food per feeding trip.
Hourly counts of birds were made leaving and returning to the rookery between 15/12 and 5/1| and 12/1 and 14/1. A distinct cycle was recorded with peaks of activity at 0299hrs. Only birds leaving the rookery showed this rhythm.PersonnelP SagarJ EarlyC PaulinJ WoodsLocationsCape RoydsCape BirdGeolocation Position PositionSeason1973-1974