Friday, April 24, 2015

2015 Field Season Starting

African Penguin brooding a small downy chick.

The EarthWatch African Penguin Project is already up and running, penguins are breeding on Robben Island and the foraging research for this year is about to begin. This year, MSc student Jenny Grigg is being trained by Dr. Antje Steinfurth to conduct this field work with GPS-TDlog logger devices at Robben Island.
The Robben Island lighthouse visible over the tops of the trees.

The analysis and write up of the foraging research conducted in 2011 to 2013 continues, in the middle of writing the last chapter draft at the moment. Looking forward to sharing our findings with you soon.

Note the 2nd World Seabird Conference will be taking place this upcoming 26-30 October in Cape Town! 
African Penguin brooding chicks.
Spot the two African Penguins in this photo of the north end of the colony.

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