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    Progress report of the CEMP Special Fund camera network in Subarea 48.1

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    WG-EMM-17/16 Rev. 1
    J. Hinke, G. Watters, M. Santos, M. Korczak-Abshire, G. Milinevsky, V. Lytvynov, A. Barbosa, C. Southwell and L. Emmerson
    Submitted By:
    Dr Jefferson Hinke (United States of America)
    Approved By:
    Dr George Watters (United States of America)

    We provide a brief update on the progress of our project “Establishing a CEMP Camera Network in Subarea 48.1”. The project was initiated with support from the CEMP Special Fund in 2014/15. The project is now fully operational.  In 2016/17 data were recovered from 50 cameras covering 3 species (Adélie, gentoo, and chinstrap) of penguins throughout the range of the camera network. Data summaries indicate variation in phenological timing within species across sites with relatively high reproductive success for all species across sites.  Progress on validation work continues and a manuscript for publication is currently in preparation. The cameras in the network remain in deployment and will contribute reproductive success and phenology data to the CEMP data base annually. We also note the Chile intends to extend the camera network with 3 new installations.