Foraging ecology of the African Penguin Spheniscus demersus in relation to ocean physical processes.

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Pichegru, Lorien en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Ryan, Peter G en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Van Eeden, Rowen Brandon en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-31T07:57:34Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-31T07:57:34Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Van Eeden, R. 2012. Foraging ecology of the African Penguin Spheniscus demersus in relation to ocean physical processes. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/4764
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description.abstract This research demonstrated the dual utility of bio-loggers as a method for generating accurate, high-resolution oceanographic data. These data can be used in future studies, generating a cross disciplinary platform for research. The thesis augments our knowledge base of the African Penguins foraging ecology. African Penguins show flexibility in their foraging behaviour by adjusting their dive behaviour to subsurface thermal structures. Penguins also demonstrated foraging optimization by using temperature cues and behavioral switching to maximize the probability of locating prey patches on a fine temporal and spatial scale. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Ornithology en_ZA
dc.title Foraging ecology of the African Penguin Spheniscus demersus in relation to ocean physical processes. en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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