The 2013 GPS data has been mapped. Here are a few examples of some of those GPS tracks collected from breeding penguins on different dates.
|The birds shown in this GoogleEarth map swam 37 km, 14 km, 11 km, and 16 km maximum offshore distance from Robben Island for the green, orange, blue, and pink tracks respectively.|
There was a new record set, one penguin swam a distance of 56 km off-shore of west of Robben Island before returning to its nest, covering a total distance of 136 km over a trip duration of 38 hours.
A big thank you to Dr. Katta Ludynia and all the assistants that helped collect the Robben Island penguin foraging data in 2013.
Time to interpolate the dives using the GPS data so we can map where the foraging dives took place...
Then on to statistical analyses in GIS and R...
Until the next update, just keep swimming.