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    United States seabird research undertaken as part of the CCAMLR Ecosystem Monitoring Program, 1987–1988

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    As part of the NMFS/AMLR program to provide information for the effective management of Antarctica’s marine living resources, three permanent monitoring sites were established on the western side of the Antarctic Peninsula. Listed from north to south, these were Seal Island (Elephant Island), Admiralty Bay (King George Island) and Palmer Station (Anvers Island). During 1987 - 1988, preliminary data on the breeding success, fledging weights, growth rates and diets of Chinstrap and Adelie Penguins were obtained. Although it is too early to draw conclusions on any aspects of the data, this report provides a current summary of the results of AMLR directed seabird research at the three monitoring sites.