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Blood parameters of Emperor Penguin Aptenodytes forsteri chicks at their northernmost Antarctic colony


1Centro Nacional Patagónico-CONICET, Bv. Almirante Brown 2915, Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina. (
2Instituto Antártico Argentino, Balcarce 290 – 2° piso, C.A.B.A. C1064ABR, Buenos Aires, Argentina


D'AMICO, V.L., LIBERTELLI, M., CORIA, N., & BERTELLOTTI, M. 2016. Blood parameters of Emperor Penguin Aptenodytes forsteri chicks at their northernmost Antarctic colony. Marine Ornithology 44: 203 - 205

Received 22 March 2016, accepted 13 May 2016

Date Published: 2016/10/15
Date Online: 2017/02/28


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