Penguin Watch Talk

2018 World Penguin day

  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Hello to all of our splendid volunteers on World Penguin Day! Thank you for all of your help!

    First of all I would like to post a fascinating video featuring interesting penguin questions being answered by Tom Hart and Fiona Jones sat in the University Park behind the Zooniverse offices in Oxford. Connect here to find out more 😄

    Another year seems to have come around all too quickly. But during that time you have produced a great deal of work. We had a rest for our tired fingers as we waited for new pictures to come through. And how exciting it was to then find ourselves marking amongst sheep, cows, Upland Geese. We've been enjoying the warmth of the Falkland Islands and other sites with grass-nesting Gentoos. Oh - and the tourists travel by 4 wheels rather than by zodiac rubber boats - that was an odd sight at first 😄 .

    It's black and white, does not fly, but it's a (distant) cow (Falkland Islands):

    Recently the science team returned from Antarctica with more work for us. So we look forward to seeing perhaps old haunts, and new places. 😃

    Since last year Antarctica has featured a lot in the news, with the great splitting of the Larsen C ice chelf, 70-Mile-Long Crack Opens Up in Antarctica, Marine reservation areas on the increase and still being discussed, and the great find of a new super-colony of over 1.5 million Adelie penguins on the Danger Islands... Multi-modal survey of Adélie penguin mega-colonies reveals the Danger Islands as a seabird hotspot

    I hope that you will continue to support PenguinWatch, bringing your Citizen Science to bear on our complex world for the good of our environment, and especially this important species.

    See you soon!

    Your moderators, @gardenmaeve, @yshish, @AvastMH , for the whole team

    What it's all about: A beautiful day on 'The King's Highway' (real name 'Salisbury Plain')

    Another place to keep up with us: