Antarctic Ecosystem Research Division News

Press releases and news articles from the Southwest Fisheries Science Center’s Antarctic Ecosystem Research Division.

Antarctic Fishing for Krill, Even at “Precautionary” Levels, Still Affects Penguins
February 19, 2020
Fishing for krill in the Southern Ocean, even at low levels, can affect the reproduction and growth of penguins that also depend on krill.

 

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Remote Camera Network Tracks Antarctic Species at Low Cost
May 16, 2018
The team of scientists from NOAA Fisheries and several other nations published in the journal Methods in Ecology and Evolution, descriptions of the camera system, and a new method for turning static images into useful data on the timing and success of penguin reproduction. 

 

Scientists Track Antarctic Penguins Using Chemical Signatures
August 09, 2017
A new method of tracking the general migrations of large populations of wildlife without the time and expense involved in tagging animals is particularly suited to large remote areas such as Antarctica, said Jefferson Hinke, a research fisheries biologist in NOAA Fisheries’ Antarctic Ecosystem Research Division at the Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla. 

 

Last updated by on August 26, 2020