• Sea World Research & Rescue Foundation - Ice Dependant Penguins

Bird

Australia is home to more than 200 nationally protected seabird species. The Foundation has funded 15 bird projects including little penguin, Australasian gannet and mutton birds.

  • Artificial Penguin Burrows

    Artificial Penguin Burrows

    Researchers explore how artificial burrows impact the health, breeding and conservation of little penguins.

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  • Back to the Future

    Back to the Future

    In order to predict how present day populations may respond to current warming, researchers are exploring how populations have responded to past periods of climate change, and their current capacity to migrate and adapt.

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  • Impacts of Plastic Pollutants

    Impacts of Plastic Pollutants

    On Lord Howe Island the world’s largest population of flesh-footed shearwaters has been declining for more than two decades.

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  • Tracking Mutton Birds

    Tracking Mutton Birds

    Researcher use long term banding studies to follow the mass migration of mutton birds

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Year Funded

Researchers

Organisation

Project

2015

DANN, Peter, WOEHLER, Eric , DEWAR, Meagan

Phillip Island Nature Parks

Microbial ecology of natural and artificial penguin burrows: implications for reproductive success, penguin health and conservation management

2015

OSBORN, Mark, LAVERS, Jennifer & STOJKOVIC, Slobodanka

RMIT University

Impacts of plastic pollutants on seabirds: the flesh-footed shearwater as a case study

2014

SINCLAIR, J

UNSW

Parasitism and the immune system in Little penguins (Eudyptula minor)

2013

MILLER, Karen

UTAS

Conservation genetics of Antarctic ice-dependent penguins and seals – population connectivity and past interglacial refugia

2011

BURRIDGE, Chris, AUSTIN, J & PRIDDEL, D

UTAS/UA/NSW ECCW

Genetic distinctiveness of Providence Petrel colonies: past, present, and future

2009

BOYLE, David, GOYEN, K & CAMERON, R

CSIRO/VORG

Local and long distance migration studies of Mutton Birds (short tailed shearwaters ardenna tenuirostris) at Xape Woolamai, Phillip Island, Victoria using light level geolocators.

2008

LEA, Mary-Anne

UTAS

Winter foraging locations of Southern Ocean predators in relation to stochastic variation in sea-ice extent

2007

FRAPPELL, Peter & GREEN, Jonathan

LATROBE

Influences of geography & environment on the energetics and behaviour of little penguins

2006

BUNCE, Ashley

DEAKIN

The effect of individual quality on the foraging behaviour and energetics of Australasian gannets

2006

FRAPPELL, Peter

LATROBE

Response strategies of little penguins to environmental change

2003

BUNCE, Ashley

DEAKIN

The prey consumption & foraging behaviour of Australasian gannets; the key to effective management of recovering pilchard stocks

2002

ORBELL, John, BIGGER, Stephen & NGEH, Lawrence

VICUNI

The development of a quantitative indicator of feather damage utilising digital imaging technology.

1996

FRANKEL, Theresa

LATROBE

Nutritional requirements and digestive physiology of the little penguin (Eudyptula minor)

1994

HULL, Cindy & HINDELL, Mark

UTAS

The foraging ecology of crested penguins at Macquarie Island