Kōrero: Penguins



Tape bands are placed on the flippers of these rockhopper penguins, to identify the same individuals at a later date. The researchers are trying to understand why the Campbell Island rockhopper population has been in dramatic decline. Between 1942 and 1985 numbers fell from 1.6 million breeding pairs to 103,000 pairs – a 94% drop.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10047287

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Lloyd Spencer Davis, 'Penguins - Conservation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/6393/research (accessed 29 November 2023)

He kōrero nā Lloyd Spencer Davis, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 11 Jul 2016