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This season, follow the tracks of foraging penguins and a remote-controlled robot assessing the amount and distribution of their prey.

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Penguin Science | Exploring Species Climate Change Options

Like animals everywhere, Antarctic penguins are adjusting, or not, to changes in their habitat brought by warming temperatures. With extensive field research on their existing colonies, and a 45,000 year-old record contained in deposits of their bones and egg shells, we know more about how Antarctic penguins will adjust to rapid climate change than almost any other creature on Earth.
Animation illustrating penguin response to advance and retreat of ice sheets in the Ross Sea: click here to begin

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Penguins and Whales in the Ross Sea, click play button to preview

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PenguinCam time-lapse animations from Cape Royds, Shackletons Hut and and the Cape Royds adelie penguin colony: click here to begin or on image below


Penguin Science | Losing the Last Pristine Marine Ecosystem on Earth

To learn about effects of industrial fishing on the penguins' food web and its impact on the Ross Sea ecosystem click here


Penguin Science | Penguins Marching Into the Classroom

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Penguin Science the DVD

Sponsored by the National Science Foundation this 40-minute educational film takes viewers on a journey to Antarctica and inside raucous “penguin cities” where millions of penguins converge once a year to rear their young. 

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National Science Foundation

H.T.Harvey & Associates

Oregon State University

Oikonos - Ecosystem Knowledge

Landcare Research - New Zealand

National Aeronautics & Space Administration


 

Penguin Cam | Cape Royds


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In 2006, we erected an automated camera at Cape Royds to record the comings and goings of penguins. We are especially interested in the number of birds that return to molt after we depart each year in February.



Cape Royds | Current Weather

Wind speed and direction at Cape Royds
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Air temperature at Cape Royds

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Atmospheric pressure at Cape Royds
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