In time for World Penguin Day, we’re getting all of this year’s imagery ready to relaunch Penguin Watch (www.penguinwatch.org) on the Zooniverse crowdsourcing site.
We have even more collaborators than before and imagery from all around the Southern Ocean. Colin Southwell from the Australian Antarctic Division is our stalwart from East Antarctica, who first started using cameras to monitor penguins. We’ve also got the first data from Jefferson Hinke at NOAA, the US programme on King George Island. They have been monitoring penguins at two sites for several decades, but we’re now all working together to integrate cameras into this.
More to come and the best is we should have a fantastic prize draw for those who help – we’ll announce that on Saturday!