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    Preliminary results from CEMP monitoring of Antarctic fur seals, chinstrap penguins and macaroni penguins at Bouvetøya 1996/97

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    Hofmeyr, G.J.G., Dyer, B.M., Næstvold, A., Mehlum, F., Gjertz, I., Bakken, V., Isaksen, K., Huyser, O.
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    A CCAMLR Ecosystem Monitoring Program (CEMP) was initiated at Bouvet0ya, South Atlantic Ocean, during an expedition to the island from 9 December 1996 to 22 February 1997. A research station was established at the CEMP site, Nyrøysa, on the western coast of the island. Species included in the monitoring program are the Chinstrap Penguin, Macaroni Penguin and Antarctic Fur Seal.
    Preliminary results from the first season of CEMP monitoring (parameters A3, A4, A5, A6, A8, A9, C1 and C2) are reported together with results from other CEMP-re1ated work (entanglement of fur seals, and diving behaviour and population changes of penguins and fur seals). The population of Chinstrap Penguins at Nyrøysa has declined sharply since the last count in 1989/90. The population of Macaroni Penguins has shown a more moderate decline, whereas the population of Antarctic Fur Seals has grown dramatically since the last visit.