AERD researchers use still image cameras to capture seabird activity at remote field station. Doing so not only allows the AMLR Program to collect data at remote sites during all times of the year, but it also proves to be cost effective.

An international collaboration that deployed automated cameras across the Antarctic Peninsula is extending the reach of research teams who track penguin colonies as ecological bellwethers of the Antarctic ecosystem.

Scientists from NOAA Fisheries' Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla, Calif., and other countries including Argentina, Poland, Australia, England, and Ukraine developed the network of 53 remote cameras focused on colonies of Adelie, chinstrap and gentoo penguins. The network enhances and effectively extends the long-running penguin studies to periods when scientists cannot visit and observe the colonies themselves.

Read more here about this project.
NOAA Fisheries

Last modified: 11/29/2017