penguinsR Documentation

Size measurements for adult foraging penguins near Palmer Station, Antarctica

Description

Includes measurements for penguin species, island in Palmer Archipelago, size (flipper length, body mass, bill dimensions), and sex. This is a subset of penguins_raw.

Usage

penguins

Format

A tibble with 344 rows and 8 variables:

species

a factor denoting penguin species (Adélie, Chinstrap and Gentoo)

island

a factor denoting island in Palmer Archipelago, Antarctica (Biscoe, Dream or Torgersen)

bill_length_mm

a number denoting bill length (millimeters)

bill_depth_mm

a number denoting bill depth (millimeters)

flipper_length_mm

an integer denoting flipper length (millimeters)

body_mass_g

an integer denoting body mass (grams)

sex

a factor denoting penguin sex (female, male)

year

an integer denoting the study year (2007, 2008, or 2009)

Source

Adélie penguins: Palmer Station Antarctica LTER and K. Gorman. 2020. Structural size measurements and isotopic signatures of foraging among adult male and female Adélie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) nesting along the Palmer Archipelago near Palmer Station, 2007-2009 ver 5. Environmental Data Initiative https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/98b16d7d563f265cb52372c8ca99e60f

Gentoo penguins: Palmer Station Antarctica LTER and K. Gorman. 2020. Structural size measurements and isotopic signatures of foraging among adult male and female Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) nesting along the Palmer Archipelago near Palmer Station, 2007-2009 ver 5. Environmental Data Initiative https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/7fca67fb28d56ee2ffa3d9370ebda689

Chinstrap penguins: Palmer Station Antarctica LTER and K. Gorman. 2020. Structural size measurements and isotopic signatures of foraging among adult male and female Chinstrap penguin (Pygoscelis antarcticus) nesting along the Palmer Archipelago near Palmer Station, 2007-2009 ver 6. Environmental Data Initiative https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/c14dfcfada8ea13a17536e73eb6fbe9e

Originally published in: Gorman KB, Williams TD, Fraser WR (2014) Ecological Sexual Dimorphism and Environmental Variability within a Community of Antarctic Penguins (Genus Pygoscelis). PLoS ONE 9(3): e90081. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0090081