We are addressing how environmental variation from natural and human sources impacts penguins. We’ve been using satellite tags for years and now we’re moving to a newer GPS technology that gives us better information.
Data of how penguins use the ocean can inform where marine protected areas are located, where shipping lanes should be located, and where there are likely to be conflicts with fishing, oil pollution, and development. Managing for these threats will help protect penguins and other marine species.
Penguins are amazing but to find out the secrets of their life we need to know where they go and what they are doing. By funding satellite tags and GPS tags, we can learn a lot, like where penguins forage and whether where they go changes over the years by their age or by the number of chicks they rear.
Penguins are amazing, but to find out the secrets of their life, we need to know where they go and what they are doing. By funding satellite tags and GPS tags, we can learn a lot. We can see where penguins go to forage and whether this changes based on age or the number of chicks they rear.