Report on Sea Ice and Penguin Study (SIPENS) by JARE-37-41

Yasuhiko Naito, Yutaka Watanuki, Yoshinori Miyamoto, Akiko Kato, Hideo Ichikawa, Nobuaki Arai, Jun Nishikawa, Katsufumi Sato, Maki Kuroki, Akinori Takahashi, Yoshinari Endo, Tetsuo Iwami, Hideki Numanami

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As part of Southern Ocean GLOBEC (Global Ocean Ecosystem and Dynamics) sponsored by the Scientific Committee on Ocean Research and co-sponsored by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, the research program of Sea Ice and Penguin Study (SEPENS) had been conducted at Syowa Station area. The program was promoted from 1995/6 to 1999/2000 season as one of the 5 years-core projects of Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition(JARE)aiming to understand how Adélie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) respond to change of ice condition through their foraging and breeding behavior as indicator species of marine ecosystem changes. During 5 years season we surveyed the sea ice condition, diving and trip pattern and nest attendance pattern of penguins.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)399-413
Number of pages15
JournalAntarctic Record
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jul 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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